News & Events

General Announcements

Portrait of Dr. Kevin Gaddis

The Department of Dermatology is pleased to announce that Dr. Kevin Gaddis will be joining us in July, 2018!

Dr. Gaddis is a clinician and dermatopathologist with a strong track record in leadership having been chief resident in dermatology and an elected board member to the Organization of Resident Representatives of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Kevin's clinical interests include psoriasis, blistering disorders, and cutaneous lymphoma; his pathology interests are melanocytic lesions, blistering disorders, and cutaneous lymphoma.
Dr. Gaddis graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine with special distinction, and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and then moved what he considers very far North. He completed his dermatology training at the University of Minnesota, serving as chief resident in his final year. He joined the academic faculty at the U of M and VA Medical Center for an initial year, and was honored to be recognized as a Top Doctors Rising Star in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. He is currently a fellow in dermatopathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gaddis will be involved in patient care and resident education at the University and the VA Medical Center. He will practice in medical dermatology and dermatopathology and will direct the teledermatology program at the University site. Welcome back, Dr. Gaddis!

 Aesthetic dermatology patient and physician

Registration for the Hot Topics in Aesthetic Dermatology and Surgery meeting is open! Join us on Friday, April 20th to learn about leading-edge advances in clinical care and research and hear keynote speaker Dr. Neil Sadick's talk on Managing the Cosmetic Patient with Injectables and Cosmeceuticals in 2018.

Dr. Adam Mattox

The department welcomes a new member to our team: Dr. Adam Mattox, Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon! Dr. Mattox grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and fishing. He earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Chemistry from The University of Iowa. He then attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. He completed three years of internal medicine residency at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. With a fresh Internal Medicine board certification, he made the jump to dermatology. He completed a dermatology research fellowship, residency, and Mohs fellowship at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis. Dr. Mattox is thrilled to be a part of the UMN Department of Dermatology. His hopes are to carry on the department's reputation for excellence in dermatologic surgery. Since moving to the Twin Cities, he started an attempt at hiking in every public park in Hennepin County.

Honors, awards and presentations

Dermatology Faculty in the News

More than 200 University of Minnesota Health physicians were named "Top Doctors" in 2017 by Minnesota Monthly magazine, including six from Dermatology! Congratulations Drs. Hordinsky, Bohjanen, Hook, Polcari, Maguiness and Farah!!

Dr. Sheilagh Maguiness was featured on the MHealth blog for her successful treatment of eczema in children. Check it out!

Dr. Ingrid Polcari was featured in an interview regarding sun exposure at the state fair in conjunction with the cancer screening organized by the student-run Dermatology Interest Group, Dr. Noah Goldfarb and Dr. Ronda Farah. Free sunscreen is available at the fair again this year thanks to sponsorship from Official Vanicream​ and the efforts of Dr. Polcari.

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dermatology Ingrid Polcari, MD, has recently been featured by numerous news outlets, including a front page article in the Star Tribune. Her study regarding sun safety behavior at the Minnesota State Fair was recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Assistant Professor Dr. Sheilagh Maguiness recently shared her wisdom about acne in Minnesota Parent Magazine.

Dr. Tschetter/”Mayo Clinic Study Shows Dramatic Increase In Skin Cancer Cases”


Upcoming events

Clinical Research Division Recruiting Study Subjects

The Clinical Research Division in the Department of Dermatology conducts ongoing studies of novel therapeutic agents. The Division is currently enrolling subjects for studies in:

  • alopecia areata
  • psoriasis
  • cutaneous T cell lymphoma
  • atopic dermatitis
  • discoid lupus erythematosus

We are also recruiting for normal control subjects. Please contact the clinical research office at 612-624-5721 for more information or to see if you qualify.

Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions

The University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital Pediatrics Specialty Clinic, in conjunction with the Division of Pediatric Dermatology, is pleased to announce the opening of the Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions. Experts in the fields of Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Survery, Otolaryngology (ENT), Ophthalmology, Hematology/Oncology and Interventional Radiology have collaborated to provide multi-disciplinary care for children in Minnesota and the Midwest. Call 612-672-5932 for more information, 612-365-6777 for an appointment.