Maria K. Hordinsky, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology

Maria K. Hordinsky

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-8625

Fax 612-624-7484

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 98, 4-240 PWB
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Nancy Miller

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology


MD, University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School


Maria K. Hordinsky, M.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. Dr. Hordinsky is recognized for her expertise and research in hair diseases and the peripheral nervous system as it relates to hair follicle biology. Dr. Hordinsky is the current president of the Association of Professors of Dermatology, Chair of the Clinical Research Advisory Council of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and is Secretary/Treasurer of the North American Hair Research Society. Dr. Hordinsky is also a Representative from the Association of Professors of Dermatology to the Council of Faculty Academic Societies (CFAS) of the American Association of Medical Colleges. She is also Section Editor on Hair Diseases for UpToDate an evidence-based clinical decision support system. Dr. Hordinsky is also actively involved in several other dermatology organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology and Society for Investigative Dermatology. Dr. Hordinsky was a recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and has over 80 publications. She regularly lectures and teaches on hair diseases and divides her time between seeing patients with residents and medical students in her private practice associated with University of Minnesota Physicians, doing clinical research, teaching, and administration.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors, 2012-2015
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2011-2012, 2013
  • Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors for Women, 2011, 2014
  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctor", 2014
  • Dermatology Foundation, National Research Service Award
  • National Institutes of Health NIH Training Grant, University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology

Professional Associations

Scientific Advisory Council of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (chair), Scientific Advisory Board of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation, Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD) (President), representative from the APD to the Council of Academic Societies/AAMC, American Dermatological Association (Board of Directors).

Dr. Hordinsky has been a recipient of the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Medical Foundation’s Humanism in Medicine Award and is a former Department of Dermatology Teacher of the Year. She is an active participant in academic affairs and recently completed a term on the Dermatology Residency Review Committee (RRC) as well as being Vice Pre


Academic Interests and Focus

Director, UMMC Dermatology clinical rotation for 3rd and 4th year medical students; Hair Disease Research; Mentor to the clinical research fellow at the UMMC site and medical students interested in Dermatology.



Dermatology Clinic;Pediatric Specialty Care-Explorer Clinic

Board Certifications

Board Certification



  • Dermatology (Skin Care)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Pediatric Dermatology

Clinical Interests

General dermatology; Hair diseases in children and adults; Genetic dermatology; Cutaneous T cell lymphoma; Neurodermatology; Skin cancer