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Maria Hordinsky, MD, Head of the Department of Dermatology, leads our team of board certified dermatologists with University of Minnesota Health. Together they provide comprehensive, coordinated care for conditions ranging from dandruff to skin cancer.

Our Team - Full Time Faculty
As researchers and educators for the University of Minnesota Medical School, our dermatologists bring in-depth knowledge to their clinical practice. The physicians listed on this page are full time faculty at the University of Minnesota. Patients 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, eczema, itching, skin cancer, cutaneous T cell lymphoma and alopecia. For complex conditions, our dermatologists work with specialists, such as genetics, blood disorders (hematology), interventional radiology, cardiology, neonatology, cancer, eye, ear, nose and throat, plastic surgery and arthritis and autoimmune disorders (rheumatology).

You can see our doctors at the following clinic locations: 

The Department of Dermatology and the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, have joined together to create an interdisciplinary team dedicated to caring for patients with rheumatologic diseases associated with skin disease. We are proud to provide the highest level of care to patients with complex autoimmune disorders, as well as specially trained physicians who bring in-depth knowledge to their clinical practice.

Conditions we treat include:
  • Acne
  • Actinic keratoses
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Cellulitis
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry skin
  • Eczema
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal infections
  • Hair loss
  • Hives
  • Lupus
  • Melanoma
  • Pemphigus and other blistering skin diseases
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Skin cancer
  • Vitiligo  
Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Acne scarring
  • Botox
  • Photoaging
  • Fillers
  • Laser surgery
  • Peels
  • Cosmetic evaluation

From hives to hair loss, laser procedures to light treatment (phototherapy), dermatologists with University of Minnesota Health have it covered. Adults and children alike benefit from our thorough approach. We offer medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments.
Condition details  
If you have patches of skin that have lost their color, you may have vitiligo. Vitiligo can present in one of several patterns including white patches on the face, trunk, and extremities, around the lips and mouth, or in a segmental pattern on one site or side of the body.

Vitiligo is not life threatening but loss of skin color can be associated with psychological stress and sensitivity to the sun. It is considered an autoimmune disease and can present with other autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune hypothyroidism.

Research into the cause of vitiligo is very active. In the meantime, University of Minnesota Health dermatologists work together to provide you with a comprehensive coordinated approach to the evaluation and treatment of this pigment disorder.

Rosacea typically affects the central face, is more common in fair-skinned individuals, begins after age 30 and persists with intermittent or continuous outbreaks. Patients with rosacea report facial redness, acne on the central face and flushing. Triggers that can make rosacea worse include sunlight, exercise, hot or cold weather, certain foods, alcohol, especially wine, and emotional stress. Rosacea is not life-threatening but can be embarrassing and painful. In severe cases, especially in men, the nose may enlarge as a result of the ongoing inflammation. Medical treatment, sun protection and avoidance of triggers can help reduce symptoms.

This very common skin disease and is also known as atopic dermatitis.
Eczema itches and patients scratch frequently resulting in bacterial colonization of the skin. Eczema presents with red, itchy papules (bumps) and plaques and may look different in babies, young infants and older children and adults. Babies have involvement of their cheeks, trunk and sparing of the diaper area. Young children usually have involvement of the posterior neck, flexor areas of the arms and legs, wrists, hands, ankles and feet. In older children and adults the posterior neck, flexor extremities and hands are commonly involved. Long standing lesions may be thick, raised and itchy.

Eczema is multifactorial meaning that there is a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers and /or exposures that lead to this condition. Management includes hydration of the skin and restoration of the skin’s barrier function, reducing inflammation and itch as well as avoiding triggers.

University of Minnesota Health physicians treat a wide variety of skin conditions, including eczema, and have established an Atopic Dermatitis Specialty Clinic for children affected with this condition.

Acne can be a frustrating condition. It is common among teenagers, but many adults also suffer from acne. Transient acne may also occur in newborns. In addition to causing embarrassment, acne can be painful and leave scars, especially on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders.

Acne can present with four main types of lesions including comedones or blackheads, small red bumps called papules or pustules and nodules that are described as being “cyst like.” The cause of acne is complex. Bacteria, hormones and inflammation can all play a role in this skin disease.

Although several topical and oral medications are available for the treatment of acne, many factors including the type, severity, and extent of lesions, age, gender and risk of pregnancy during treatment, hormonal abnormalities and cost of medications need to be considered. Using over-the-counter acne medications can work in simple cases of acne but when these treatments don’t work, it may be time to visit a dermatologist. At University of Minnesota Health, our team of dermatologists offers innovative treatments and the possibility of participating in clinical trials for patients with acne.

If you have noticed red or salmon-colored plaques with thick silvery scale on your skin, you may have psoriasis. The primary cause of this skin disease is dysregulation of the immune system in the skin. Psoriasis can vary in appearance and distribution and there are several subtypes:
• Plaque-type psoriasis accounts for 90% of all cases and usually affects the knees, elbows, lumbosacral area, gluteal cleft and the umbilicus.
• Inverse psoriasis presents in the underarms, inguinal region and below the breasts.
• Guttate psoriasis occurs in less than 2% of cases and is common in young adults.
• Pustular psoriasis is an acute variant of psoriasis and presents with small sterile pustules, fever, and an elevated white blood count.
• Erythrodermic psoriasis presents with total body redness and desquamation.
More recently, psoriasis has been found to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Psoriasis can also present with nail changes in up to 50% of patients and some patients may develop psoriatic arthritis. There are many treatments available to treat both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

University of Minnesota Health physicians treat all forms of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and are engaged in clinical trials investigating new approaches to the treatment of this common skin disease. 

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