Ronda S. Farah, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology

Ronda S. Farah

Contact Info

Fax 612-624-6678

Office Address:
Department of Dermatology
516 Delaware St SE, MMC 98
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Brayden Duckson (Non-clinical)

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology

Dermatologist and Division Director of Medical Dermatology, Fairview Maple Grove Specialty Clinics

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

BS, University of Minnesota (Genetics, Cell Biology and Development)

Transitional Year Internship, Hennepin County Medical Center


If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Farah, please call:

(612) 625-5656 (Clinics and Surgery Center)

(763) 898-1440 (M Health Maple Grove Clinic)

Dr. Farah is Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Dermatologist and Division Medical Director of Medical Dermatology, M Health Maple Grove Clinic, Founder and Director of the M Health Cosmetic Center, Dermatology.

Awards & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • North American Hair Research Society
  • American Academy of Dermatology Diversity Mentorship Program Award
  • Summa cum lauda, University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences

Professional Associations

  • North American Hair Research Society
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society Academic Dermatologists Committee
  • AAD Ethics Work Group
  • American Society of Laser Medicine
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons


Research Summary/Interests

Alopecia; Neurodermatology; Phototherapy; Clinical Trials


Acquired partial lipodystrophy treated with poly-L-lactic acid and hyaluronic acid fillers: a case report. Zhang AJ, Moraites E, Goldfarb N, Liszewski W, Farah RS. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2018 Aug 17:1-2. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2018.1511909. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:30118355

Response to: Rethinking biotin therapy for hair, nail, and skin disorders. Walth C, Wessman LL, Wipf A, Bertin AC, Hordinsky MK, Farah RS.J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Aug 7. pii: S0190-9622(18)32362-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.07.055. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID:30096419

Health-related quality of life in patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma? Holahan HM, Farah RS, Fitz S, Mott SL, Ferguson NN, McKillip J, Link B, Liu V.Int J Dermatol. 2018 Aug 3. doi: 10.1111/ijd.14132. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:30074622

The ethics of medical marijuana in dermatology. Liszewski W, Stoff BK, Farah RS.J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Mar;78(3):634-636. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.08.033. No abstract available. PMID:29447683

To test or not to test: A study examining the return rates of rosacea patients treated with a pulsed dye laser.Hirt M, Mello R, Lunos S, Farah RS.J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2018 Feb 1:1-2. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1418508. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:29388860

Asymptomatic pink plaque on the scapula.Nguyen CV, Miller DD, Farah RS.Cutis. 2017 Nov;100(5):E15-E17. No abstract available. PMID:29232430

Photobiomodulation therapy for androgenetic alopecia: A clinician's guide to home-use devices cleared by the Federal Drug Administration. Dodd EM, Winter MA, Hordinsky MK, Sadick NS, Farah RS. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2018 Jun;20(3):159-167. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1383613. Epub 2017 Dec 5. PMID:29020478

Hereditary hypotrichosis simplex of the scalp. Farah RS, Holahan HM, Moye MS, Stone MS, Swick BL.Cutis. 2017 Jul;100(1):E12-E14. No abstract available. PMID:28873114

Response to: "The role of cannabinoids in dermatology". Liszewski W, Farah RS.J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Sep;77(3):e87-e88. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.05.023. No abstract available. PMID:28807130

Perifollicular papules on the trunk. Stanghelle BR, Junqueira ALA, Ferguson NN, Madison KC, Swick BL, Farah RS. Cutis. 2017 May;99(5):E22-E24. No abstract available. PMID:28632805

Importance of Group Therapeutic Support for Family Members of Children with Alopecia Areata: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study. Aschenbeck KA, McFarland SL, Hordinsky MK, Lindgren BR, Farah RS.Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Jul;34(4):427-432. doi: 10.1111/pde.13176. Epub 2017 May 16PMID:28512762

Pyodermatitis-pyostomatitis vegetans associated with asymptomatic inflammatory bowel disease. Dodd EM, Howard JR, Dulaney ED, Rosenthal SI, Wanna MR, Farah RS.Int J Dermatol. 2017 Dec;56(12):1457-1459. doi: 10.1111/ijd.13640. Epub 2017 May 5. No abstract available. PMID:28474357

Follicular Psoriasis: Differentiation from Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris-An Illustrative Case and Review of the Literature. Nguyen CV, Farah RS, Maguiness SM, Miller DD. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Jan;34(1):e65-e68. doi: 10.1111/pde.13030. Epub 2016 Nov 22. Review. PMID:27874201

Increased cutaneous stimulation is required for C-fiber sensory perception in alopecia areata: A double-blind study. Farah RS, Farah RS, Junqueira Bertin AC, Guo H, Ericson ME, Hordinsky MK.J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Dec;75(6):1265-1267. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.08.033. No abstract available. PMID:27846955

Treatment of symptomatic epidermolysis bullosa simplex with botulinum toxin in a pediatric patient. Holahan HM, Farah RS, Ferguson NN, Paller AS, Legler AA.JAAD Case Rep. 2016 Jul 14;2(3):259-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2016.05.003. eCollection 2016 May. No abstract available. PMID:27486588

Methotrexate ultraviolet reactivation reaction in the setting of voriconazole-induced phototoxicity. Holahan HM, Ferguson NN, Farah RS, Liu V.Int J Dermatol. 2015 Nov;54(11):e496-7. doi: 10.1111/ijd.12913. Epub 2015 Aug 12. No abstract available .PMID:26267431

Vidal N, Farah R, Wanat K. Dramatic saxophone penis as a result of topical imiquimod use. JAMA Dermatol 2014

Holahan H, Farah R, Asarch A, Swick B, Liu V. Bullous lesions on the extremities of an incarcerated patient. Clin Exp Dermatol 2014;

Holahan H, Farah R, Swick B. Pretibial myxedema, Cutis 2014

Holahan H, Farah R, Quinby G, Stone M. Periungual swelling and nail dystrophy in a healthy male, Acta Dermato-Venerologic 2014; Epub.

Holahan H, Farah R, Selby J, Fairley J. Erythema annulare-like acantholytic dermatosis: A subset of pemphigus foliaceus. Br J Dermatol 2014: Epub.

Moye M, Farah R, Swick B. Folliculocentric papules and alopecia. Clin Exp Dermatol 2014; 39: 661-63.

Farah R, Holahan H, Swick B. Giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath, Cutis 2013; 93:181-82.

Farah R, Ferguson K, Swick B. Lichen planopilaris, Cutis 2013; 97:11-18.

Farah R, Hochwalt P, Swick B. Congenital facial papule, Clin Exp Dermatol 2013; 38:439-40.

Ferguson N, Wendel A, Farah R, Swick B. Postsurgical Erosive Papulonodular Dermatosis, J Am Acad Dermatol 2013; e188-189.

Farah R, Davis M. Venous ulcerations: a treatment update, Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine 2010;12: 101-116.

Ahronowitz I, Farah R, Cipria S, Aly, R, Berger T. Adult cutaneous fungal infections., American Academy of Dermatology Medical Student Core Curriculum. 2011.


Academic Interests and Focus

Development of cosmetics and laser curriculum Faculty advisor for the Dermatology Interest Group


Board Certifications

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Dermatology

Care Philosophy

"I strive to provide each patient with high quality, evidence based medical care in a caring environment."

Clinical Interests

Medical dermatology; Cosmetic dermatology; Laser surgery; Hair loss; Acne; Skin rashes; Moles

Hospital Privileges

Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center; University of Minnesota Medical Center; University of Minnesota Children's Hospital