Specialty Clinics


The Acne Specialty Clinic specializes in the evaluation and management of mild, moderate and severe acne on the face and body. Dr. Ronda Farah is the director of this clinic which offers numerous treatment options including topical creams, oral treatments, hormone related therapies, and Accutane. We regularly perform skin peels and work in conjunction with our colleague, Dr. Umar Choudry in plastic surgery to offer effective treatment options for acne scarring such as dermabrasion.

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.

Hair Disease Clinic

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. Dr. Maria Hordinsky is the director of the Hair Disease Specialty Clinic.

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.

Pediatric Vascular Lesions

Experts in the fields of Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric and Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology (ENT), Ophthalmology, Hematology/Oncology, 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 Lesions 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 612-624-4967. We are located at the Explorer clinic in the 12th floor of the Riverside East Building, adjacent to 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 (Pediatric Dermatology)
Dr. Robert Acton and Dr. Bradley Segura (Pediatric Surgery)
Dr. Umar Choudry (Plasic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Dr. Luke Jakubowski (Pediatric Otolaryngology)
Dr. Brenda Weigel (Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist)
Dr. Siobhan Flanagan (Pediatric Interventional Radiology)
Dr. Mike Murati (Pediatric Radiology) 
Dr. Ray Areaux (Pediatric Ophthalmology) 
Dr. Christian Ogilvie (Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery)

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