CCE Dermatology: Mayo Clinic -- Selection criteria

January 23, 2009

Awards and distinctions that make Mayo Clinic's Department of Dermatology a Center of Excellence.

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

National Awards and Recognition:

2007--American Academy of Dermatology Astellas Award for scientific research for significant contributions to improve public health in dermatology.

Mark Denis P. Davis, MD--Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Internal Medicine.

Lisa A. Drage, MD--Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Internal Medicine.

Randall K. Roenigk, MD--2009 President, American Board of Dermatology.

Kathleen J. Hectorne, MD--Diplomate, American Academy of Dermatology.

Vital Statistics

Faculty: 27

Dermatology visits: 57,000

Dermatopathology consults annually:  430,000

Non-biopsy procedures annually: 10,000

Moh’s procedures annually: 3,000

Faculty publications annually: 60

Follow-up care programs

Three-week psoriasis program with stress management, disease education, detailed follow-up plan; inpatient to outpatient transition plan; and collaboration with primary care practices.

Quality improvement initiatives, systems in place to prevent errors

Joint Commission accreditation for ambulatory care/office based surgery.

Evidence of incorporating research and clinical care

Ongoing melanoma and psoriasis clinical trial participation; all research and education faculty on staff full-time.