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OUR MISSION

The MDS is a community of dermatologists promoting education, advocacy, and professionalism in order to achieve the highest standard of patient care.


OUR VISION

Excellence and continued improvement in dermatology.



BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers


Elizabeth Blixt, MD

President

CentraCare
St. Cloud, MN


Sarah Asch, MD

President-Elect 

Hometown Pediatric Dermatology
North Oaks


Lynda Kauls, MD

Vice President

Market Street Dermatology
Minneapolis, MN



Directors


Shoshana Blumenthal, MD

University of Minnesota Resident Member

Dermatology Resident University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN



Lauren Cutler, MD

HealthPartners Institute Resident Member

Dermatology Resident HealthPartners
St. Louis Park, MN



Addison Demer, MD

Representative to CAC of HCFA

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN



Mimi Lam, MD

Immediate Past President 

Integra Dermatology
Savage/Edina, MN


Carmen Montagon, MD

Mayo Clinic Resident Member

Dermatology Resident
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Rochester, MN


Catherine Newman, MD

Advocacy Committee Chair

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


Julie Schultz, MD

Education Committee Chair

Allina Health
Savage, MN


Cindy Firkins Smith, MD

AMA Liaison and Historian

Vice President
Rural Health
CentraCare
Willmar, MN



Whitney D. Tope, MPhil, MD

Representative to Advisory Council American Academy of Dermatology

Pinnacle Dermatology
Edina, MN



Julia Lehman, MD

Membership Committee Chair 

Professor and Consultant
Departments of Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


Vacant

MMA Liaison



Vacant

Alt Representative to CAC of HCFA



Committee Descriptions

Chair of Education
This member will also serve as a liaison and point person for the membership meetings. The Chair of Education will coordinate CME hours and documentation.

Chair of Membership
This member of the board monitors membership, recruits new members and is a liaison from general membership for the Society to the Board of Directors. In addition, this board member will endeavor to organize one social gathering per year.


Chair of Advocacy
This member of the board will stay abreast of legal issues and circumstances relevant to membership, including branding of the Society and its members, engaging patient advocates, longitudinal involvement and relationship building with other specialties.


Get Involved

For current members: Get in touch if you'd like to serve on a committee, be a speaker, submit a paper, or be involved in other ways.

CONTACT US



P.O. Box 24475

Minneapolis, MN 55424

(952) 929-9398

rlobeck@mndermsociety.org

The Minnesota Dermatological Society received the American Academy of Dermatology Association Model State with Honors Award.


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