Dermatology (skin care)

UMP - Dermatology


From hives to hair loss, laser procedures to light treatment (phototherapy), University of Minnesota Physicians dermatologists have it covered. Adults and children alike benefit from our thorough approach to diagnosis and our innovative treatments.

You can see our doctors at our Dermatology Clinic on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus or at Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center. Children and teens can have procedures performed at a sedation center designed especially for young people.

As researchers and educators for the University of Minnesota Medical School, our dermatologists bring in-depth knowledge to their clinical practice, providing you and your family with comprehensive, coordinated care for everything from dandruff to skin cancer.

Free Skin Cancer Screenings; May 5, 2014

The University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology will offer free skin cancer screenings on May 5, 2014, at the Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center as part of Melanoma Monday, an event designed to raise awareness of skin cancer and encourage regular skin examinations. Dermatologists at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview will perform full body checks or simply check suspicious lesions, depending on your preference. The screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis with no appointment necessary. For more information, visit or call 612-626-4454. The Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center is located in Clinic 4A on the fourth floor of the Phillips-Wangentseen Building at 516 Delaware St. SE in Minneapolis.



Clinics & Providers

Specialty highlights

A team approach 
For complex conditions, our dermatologists work with physicians from other specialties, such as genetics, blood disorders (hematology), interventional radiology, cardiology, neonatology, cancer, eye care, ear, nose and throat care, plastic surgery and arthritis and autoimmune disorders (rheumatology).

Leading research
Clinical trials
You may benefit from participating in ongoing studies of new drugs, devices and therapies. Our dermatologists have access to clinical trials involving such disorders as psoriasis, acne, eczema, cutaneous T cell lymphoma and alopecia areata.

Skin immunology
A better understanding of basic skin immunology can help in developing treatment for skin infection, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases of the skin, such as psoriasis. Dan Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D. is studying how specific types of skin cells affect immune responses. This research may also lead to more effective delivery of skin vaccinations.

Skin cancer prevention
UMPhysicians dermatologists are participating in a study of the use of 5-Fluorouracil cream to prevent skin cancer in people who’ve had skin cancers and are at high risk for developing new ones.


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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