Juan Jaimes, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor,

Juan Jaimes

Contact Info

Office Address:
Hennepin County Medical Center
Dermatology Consultants

Adjunct Assistant Professor

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency in Dermatology, University of Minnesota Medical School

Masters Degree, Applied Physiology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science


Dr. Jaimes was born and raised in Pamplona, Colombia. After finishing high school at the Colegio Provincial San José, he moved to the United States where he attended Florida State University for undergraduate studies, and the University of Minnesota Medical School where he obtained his medical degree as well as his training in Dermatology including serving one year as chief resident. During his residency training he founded and established the dermatology service at the Phillips Neighborhood clinic, a student run free clinic where he used to volunteer as a medical student.

Dr. Jaimes’ academic interests include general dermatology, dermoscopy, and infectious diseases. He practices medical dermatology with an emphasis in the early diagnosis of skin cancer through the use of a dermatoscope which is an instrument that allows us to detect skin cancers at earlier stages compared to our regular eyes. His philosophy is that patients always come first. He focuses on treating the whole person, rather than the isolated results from a blood test, or a biopsy result.

Dr. Jaimes is an expert dermatoscopist /dermoscopist and winner of the Dermachallenge, a challenge hosted by the Department of Dermatology at the Medical University of Vienna in 2018 from a bank of over 10000 dermatoscopic images testing the accuracy in the diagnosis of multiple entities including melanoma, nevi and basal cell carcinoma with over 1000 participants from over 65 countries including many of the world experts. He was the only participant to achieve a perfect score. Also, he is one of a select group of dermatoscopists who has been able to beat artificial intelligence multiple times in diagnostic accuracy of normal moles and skin cancer such as melanoma and he is the current holder as of January 2021 of the best score in the world against artificial intelligence (AI) with a total of 4 more correct diagnosis over the AI.

Awards & Recognition

-2019. Faculty teacher of the Year Award, University of Minnesota, Department of Dermatology

-2018. Winner of the Dermatoscopy Dermachallengewith a perfect score, hosted by the Department of Dermatology at the Medical University of Vienna

-2014.Faculty teacher of the Year Award, University of Minnesota, Department of Dermatology

-2011 . Robert J Sias MD Senior Resident Award for Excellence in Clinical Dermatology. The Sias Award is offered to a graduating resident every year in remembrance of Dr. Robert Sias, and is chosen by the faculty as the resident they would most want to care for their own family members.


  • English
  • Spanish


Research Summary/Interests

Medical dermatology, Dermatoscopy /Dermoscopy, Infectious diseases


Kabbur G, Jaimes JP. Hyphema-like sign in dermatoscopy of a lymphangioma. JAAD Case Rep. 2020 Oct; 6(10):959-960. doi.org/10.1016/j.jdcr.2020.08.014
Deitermann AM, Fiessinger LA, Miller DD, Jaimes JP. Polarizing-specific white lines in a clear cell acanthoma. JAAD Case Rep. 2020 Sep;6(9):829-831. doi:10.1016/j.jdcr.2020.07.008
Mijares M C, Aldahan A S, Gonzalez H H, Jaimes JP. (April 26, 2019) Sorafenib-induced Facial Acneiform Eruption. Cureus 11(4): e4545. doi:10.7759/cureus.4545
Goldfarb N, Lin SW, Jaimes J, Fenyk J, Schlesinger PA Resident Rounds.Part III. A case of dermatomyositis presenting with eyelid nodules. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Dec;12(12):1486-8
Ward KA, Jaimes JP, Coots NV. Cutaneous manifestations of acute radiation exposure: a review. International Journal of Dermatology. 2012 Nov; 51(11):1282-91
Jacob SE, Jaimes JP. Spongiotic Dermatitis. In:Elston DM, Schwarzenberger K, Werchniak A, and Ko C, eds. General Dermatology: Requisites in Dermatology.London: Elsevier, 2008:165-181