Ian A. Maher, MD

Professor, Department of Dermatology

Ian A. Maher

Contact Info

Office Address:
516 Delaware St. SE, MMC 98
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Brayden Duckson

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Marshall University Medical School, Huntington. WV

Dermatology - Drexel University, Hahnemann University Hospital

Procedural Dermatology - Virginia Commonwealth University

Chemistry - Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH


If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maher, please call (612) 625-5656.

Dr. Maher is a Professor, Director of Dermatology, and Mohs Fellowship Director at University of Minnesota. He is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Mohs surgery and facial reconstruction. His research focuses on outcome measurement and the development of new reconstructive techniques.

Awards & Recognition

Best Doctors in America 2015-2020

Board of Directors, American College of Mohs Surgery 2018-2021

Board of Directors, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 2019-2022

American College of Mohs Surgery Outstanding Service Award  May 2018

Saint Louis University Recognition for Outstanding Clinical Service  January 2018

ACMS Outstanding Service Award  2018

ASDS Iron Surgeon Winner  2017

ASDS Outstanding Service Award  2015

Best Doctors in St. Louis  2015-2018

Jerome Strauss Memorial Lecture, University of Iowa   2014

SLU Dermatology “Teacher of the Year Award”   2013-2014

Professional Associations


National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention  2015 – present

American College of Mohs Surgery  2009 – present

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery  2009 – present

American Academy of Dermatology  2006 – present

Association of Professors of Dermatology  2009 – present


Missouri Dermatological Society  2013 – present

Richmond Dermatologic Society, President 2012-13  2009 – 2013



1. Mattox AR, McGuinness A, Armbrecht E, Maher IA. Comparison of Ipsilateral and Contralateral Paramedian Forehead Flaps to Reconstruct Lateral Nasal Subunits. Dermatol Surg. 2018 Apr 3. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001504. 

2. Beal BT, White EK, Behera AK, Zavell AE, McGuinness AE, Blangger H, Armbrecht ES, Maher IA. Patients' Body Image Improves After Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Nonmelanoma Head and Neck Skin Cancer. Dermatol Surg. 2018 May 24. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001537 

3. Kurta AO, Sarhaddi D, Sheikh UA, Bernstein M, Walen S, Armbrecht ES, Maher IA. Do Patterns of Reconstruction Choices After Mohs Surgery Vary by Specialty? A Pilot Study of Mohs Surgeons and Facial Plastic Surgeons. Dermatol Surg. 2018 Jul 17. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001602. 

4. Patel PM, Greenberg JN, Kreicher KL, Burkemper NM, Bordeaux JS, Maher IA. Combination of Melolabial Interpolation Flap and Nasal Sidewall and Cheek Advancement Flaps Allows for Repair of Complex Compound Defects. Dermatol Surg. 2018 Jun;44(6):785-795. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001471. 

 5. Etzkorn JR, Gharavi NM, Carr DR, Tope WD, Bordeaux JS, Maher IA. Examining the Relevance to Patients of Complications in the American College of Mohs Surgery Registry: Results of a Delphi Consensus Process. Dermatol Surg. 2018 Jun;44(6):763-767. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001456.

 6. Wang CY, Armbrecht ES, Burkemper NM, Glaser DA, Maher IA. Bending the Arc of the Trilobed Flap Through External Interlobe Angle Inequality. Dermatol Surg. 2018 May;44(5):621-629. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001440. 

 7. Piontek JE, Mattox AR, Maher IA. Reconstruction of a Defect of the Infratip and Soft Triangle. Dermatol Surg. 2018 Jan 5. doi:


Academic Interests and Focus

Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program Director, clinical instructor. Development of new reconstructive techniques, flap mechanics, core outcome set development, registry development.



Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Mohs Surgery; Dermatologic Oncology