Maria K. Hordinsky, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology

Maria K. Hordinsky

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
516 Delaware Street SE, MMC 98
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Vicky Xiong (Non-clinical)

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology


MD, University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School


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

Maria K. Hordinsky, M.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota and is also the Director of the Department’s Clinical Research Division. Dr. Hordinsky is recognized for her expertise and research in hair diseases and the peripheral nervous system as it relates to hair follicle biology. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Scarring Alopecia Foundation. She is also an Immediate Past President of the American Hair Research Society (North, South, Central).

Dr. Hordinsky was a recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and has over 200 publications. She regularly lectures and teaches on hair diseases and divides her time between seeing patients with residents and medical students in her clinical practice associated with University of Minnesota Physicians, doing clinical research, teaching, and administration.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors, 2012-2015
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2011-2012, 2013
  • Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors for Women, 2011, 2014
  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctor", 2014
  • Dermatology Foundation, National Research Service Award
  • National Institutes of Health NIH Training Grant, University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology

Professional Associations

Scientific Advisory Council of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (chair), Scientific Advisory Board of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation, Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD) (President), representative from the APD to the Council of Academic Societies/AAMC, American Dermatological Association (Board of Directors).

Dr. Hordinsky has been a recipient of the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Medical Foundation’s Humanism in Medicine Award and is a former Department of Dermatology Teacher of the Year. She is an active participant in academic affairs and recently completed a term on the Dermatology Residency Review Committee (RRC) as well as being Vice Pre


Academic Interests and Focus

Director, UMMC Dermatology clinical rotation for 3rd and 4th year medical students; Hair Disease Research; Mentor to the clinical research fellow at the UMMC site and medical students interested in Dermatology.



Dermatology Clinic;Pediatric Specialty Care-Explorer Clinic

Board Certifications

Board Certification



  • Dermatology (Skin Care)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Pediatric Dermatology

Clinical Interests

General dermatology; Hair diseases in children and adults; Genetic dermatology; Cutaneous T cell lymphoma; Neurodermatology; Skin cancer