Specialty Clinics

Autoimmune Blistering Diseases Clinic

Director: Dr. Brittney Schultz, MD

This clinic is designed for patients with autoimmune blistering diseases affecting the skin and mucous membranes including bullous pemphigoid, mucous membrane pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus variants, bullous systemic lupus erythematosus, linear IgA bullous dermatosis, and others. Research opportunities may be available.

 

Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases Clinic

Director: Dr. David Pearson, MD

The Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases Specialty Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and management of autoimmune connective tissue diseases including dermatomyositis, lupus erythematosus, morphea, systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) and vasculitis. This clinic aims to educate patients and provide the highest level of evidence-based treatment for these rare diseases. We approach care holistically, and work in close colaboration with rheumatologists, pulmonologists, nephrologists, physical therapists, and other specialists. Because of many of these diseases have limited or no specific FDA-approved therapies, we also offer investigational treatments through enrollment in clinical trials.

 

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

The Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL) Specialty Clinic specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of CTCL. Other diseases treated in the clinic include: lymphomatoid papulosis, follicular mucinosis and other t-cell lymphoproliferative disorders. Dr. Kimberly Bohjanen is the director of the clinic and Dr. Maria Hordinsky is the co-director.

 

Dermatology Gender Care Clinic

Director: Dr. Matthew Mansh, MD

The Dermatology Gender Care Clinic aims to provide high-quality, culturally sensitive care to transgender and other gender non-binary individuals. The clinic focuses on the management of cutaneous side effects of gender-affirming hormone therapy, such as acne vulgaris or androgenic alopecia, and offers minimally-invasive gender-affirming procedures, such as laser hair removal (pre-operative preparation for vaginoplasty or phalloplasty, facial removal, etc.) including assistance in obtaining insurance coverage for these procedures. The clinic is part of the University of Minnesota Comprehensive Gender Care Program, and our clinic team works collaboratively with other providers in cosmetic dermatology, plastic surgery, urology, obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry, and internal medicine/primary care, among others, to provide comprehensive, gender-affirming care.

 

Hair Disease Clinic

Director: Dr. Maria Hordinsky, MD

The Hair Disease Specialty Clinic specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of hair disorders ranging from the common (female and male pattern baldness) to the complex, such as central centrifugal scarring alopecia, lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, chemotherapy induced hair loss and extensive alopecia areata.

 

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Specialty Clinic

Director: Dr. Noah Goldfarb, MD

The Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) specialty clinic at the University of Minnesota aims to provide the highest level of evidence-based treatment for HS. In collaboration with dermatologists, laser experts, and surgeons, as well as various other specialties including, but not limited to, obstetrics/gynecology, urology, psychiatry and pain management. This clinic provides a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to HS care. In addition, we also offer various investigational new treatments through our clinical trials unit.  We understand that HS effects each person differently and response to treatment also varies dramatically from one person to the next. Therefore, we believe in a patient-centered, team-based approach to HS management, in which our treatment plans are driven largely by our patients’ values and previous experiences. 

 

High-Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clinic

Director: Dr. Matthew Mansh, MD

The High-Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer clinic provides comprehensive and coordinated care aimed at screening, prevention, early detection and management of non-melanoma skin cancers among high-risk patients. These include, but are not limited to, solid organ recipients, stem cell transplant recipients, individuals with history of leukemia/lymphoma, those on long-term iatrogenic immunosuppression, and those with certain genetic syndroms that increase the risk of developing skin cancers. The clinic team collaborates with general dermatologists, surgical dermatologists, transplant physicians, and surgical, radiation, and medical oncologists, among others, to provide high-quality, multidisciplinary care individualized for each patient.

 

Melanoma and Pigmented Lesions Clinic

This clinic is designed for patients with one or more of the following issues:

  • New diagnosis of malignant melanoma
  • Personal history of melanoma
  • High risk for developing melanoma (i.e. family history of melanoma)
  • Multiple or suspicious nevi

Patients may be seen within one week if they have a new diagnosis of skin cancer.

 

Center for Pediatric Vascular Anomalies

Experts in the fields of Pediatric Dermatology, Genetics, Pediatric and Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology (ENT), Ophthalmology, Hematology/Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, and Interventional Radiology have collaborated to provide interdisciplinary care for children in Minnesota and the Midwest. These physicians are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies, including infantile hemangiomas, venous malformations, lymphatic malformations, capillary malformations and other complex vascular malformations and related syndromes. The goal for the Center for Pediatric Vascular Anomalies is to provide a comprehensive "one-stop" evaluation so the treatment plan can be tailored to fit the needs of the individual patient. Families no longer need to make visits to several different specialists and coordinate care for their own child. Treatments may include laser therapy, surgical resection and reconstruction, injections (sclerotherapy), systemic medications, or a combination of these.

If your child or patient is affected by a complex vascular lesion and you would like more information about the center, please call our nurse coordinator at 612-672-5932. We are located at the Discovery clinic on the 3rd floor of the 2512 S 7th St. Building, across from the Masonic Children's Hospital. You may schedule a preliminary visit with any of the specialists listed below to ensure that all of the necessary work-up is in place prior to your visit. Such work-up usually includes imaging studies such as an MRI.

Collaborating Physicians:

Dr. Christina Boull, Dr. Ingrid Polcari and Dr. Sheilagh Maguiness , Director (Pediatric Dermatology)
Dr. Robert Acton and Dr. Bradley Segura (Pediatric Surgery)
Dr. Umar Choudry and Dr. Sun Hsieh  (Plasic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Dr. Luke Jakubowski (Pediatric Otolaryngology)
Dr. Brenda Weigel and NP Erin McGough (Pediatric Hematologist-Oncology)
Dr. Siobhan Flanagan (Pediatric Interventional Radiology)
Dr. Michael Murati (Pediatric Radiology) 
Dr. Ray Areaux (Pediatric Ophthalmology) 
Dr. Carrie Terrell (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Dr. Nishitha Pillai and Dr. Kelsey Lenhart (Genetics and Genetic Counseling)

 

Transplant Skin Care Clinic

This clinic is designed for the following patients who have a high risk for developing skin cancers:

  • History of solid organ transplant
  • Being evaluated for a solid organ transplant
  • History of bone marrow transplant