Medical School

Department of Dermatology


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    Welcome to the U of M Department of Dermatology

    We are committed to providing excellent patient care, conducting investigational research and training the next generation of dermatologists.

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    World Congress of Hair Research Meeting 2014

    Dr. Maria Hordinsky (third from left) and other International Board members from around the world met on Jeju Island in South Korea.


    Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program

    The Melanoma and Skin Cancer team provides multidisciplinary, comprehensive care from the initial screening to diagnosis, treatment and ongoing follow-up. For more information call the Cancer Care referral line: 855-486-7226, 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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    Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions

    The UMN Amplatz Children's Hospital Pediatrics Specialty Clinic, in conjuction with Pediatric Dermatology, is pleased to announce the opening of the Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions. Call 612-672-5932 for more information, 612-365-6777 for an appointment.

Welcome to the Department of Dermatology

We are committed to providing excellent patient care, conducting investigational research and training the next generation of dermatologists. Explore our Web site to learn more about our world-renowned clinical programs, nationally recognized educational program, and pioneering clinical trials. We are dedicated to improving dermatological care not only for today, but for the future.

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Department Highlights


General announcements 

Match and resident leadership results are in!

Dr. Ingrid Polcari named Associate Program Director for the Dermatology Residency Program.

Check out this video on sunburn care and prevention featuring Pediatric Dermatologist Ingrid Polcari, MD.

UMN Amplatz Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinic and Pediatric Dermatology announce Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions. 

Recent honors, awards and presentations

Dermatology resident Kevin Gaddis, M.D., has been nominated and selected to serve as a representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Resident Representatives (AAMC ORR). The ORR provides a resident voice on policy matters before the association and offers leadership and professional development opportunities for those interested in academic medicine careers, through venues with peers, specialty society and faculty leaders, and the related members of the medical education community. Dr. Gaddis will serve a two-year term (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016).

Lisa Hurliman MD, PhD and Leah Swanson, BS presented at the annual Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting on May 9, 2014 in Albuquerque.

Medical Student Dan Groth and Department Chair Maria Hordinsky, M.D., presented at the 8th World Congress for Hair Research 2014 on Jeju Island in South Korea.

Research Fellow Nathan Welty received the 2014 J. Jacob Kaplan award from the University of Minnesota Foundation and a travel award to the 13th International Symposium on Dendritic Cells from the Club Francophone des Cellules Dendritiques (CFCD).

Botond Igyarto, PhD, received a New Faculty Grant from the University of Minnesota Medical Foundation, a Research Scholar Award from the American Skin Association and a Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation.


Read more about these honors awards and presentations

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Lecture Schedule & Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

September 26, 2014
A Tribute to Dr. Robert W. Goltz
5:15-8:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center
University Hall
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Speakers: Walter Burgdorf, M.D., Tutzing, Germany
Rudolf Happle, M.D., University of Freiburg, Germany
October 8, 2014
Sheldon L. Mandel, M.D., and Patricia E. Mandel Dermatology Lectureship
Evening Grand Rounds
Speaker: David Polsky, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology
New York University Langone Medical Center

October 17-18, 2014
Practical Dermatology: Basic & Advanced Topics for Primary Care
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)


 For the week of August 25, 2014 – August 29, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Location: Moos Tower, Room 5-125, Fifth Floor

1:00-1:30: Program Director Meeting

1:30-2:00: Intro to Derm Boards - Ronda Farah, MD, Assistant Professor

2:00-3:00: Brazil Grand Rounds

3:30-4:00: Afternoon Grand Rounds: Patient Viewing (Derm Surgery Clinic, 4th Floor PWB)

4:00-5:00: Afternoon Grand Rounds: Case Discussions (Dermatology Department Conference Room, 4th Floor PWB)

Friday, August 29, 2014
Minneapolis VAMC, 3B-108

1:30-2:30: Andrews Review (Ch. 35): Vasculitis - Sara Hylwa, MD, Dermatology Resident; Andrea Bershow, MD, Assistant Professor

2:30-3:30: One-Hour Talk - Melanie Clemenz, MD, Med/Derm Resident

3:30-4:30: Kodachromes - Kevin Gaddis, MD, Dermatology Resident

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