|O.J. Rustad M.D., Board Certified Dermatologist
Dr. O.J. Rustad received his college education at St. Olaf College. He attended Medical School at the University of Minnesota, finishing his medical degree in 1985 and his Dermatology training and Board Certification in 1989.
He was selected for an additional year of surgical experience in a Dermatology Surgical Fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 1990.
He founded ADC in 1993. Dr. O.J. Rustad has written several articles published in medical journals, been a guest discussing dermatological conditions on both television and radio, and lectures to practicing physicians.
He also helps educate dermatology, family practice, and internal medicine resident physicians and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. He has frequently been named one of the Mpls. /St. Paul Magazine’s Top Docs in Dermatology.
|Ruth Rustad M.D., Internal Medicine Physician – Specializing in Dermatology
Dr. Ruth Rustad is the Medical Director of Advanced Esthetics (AE), ADC’s Cosmetic Services division, and also practices primary Care Dermatology at ADC.
She completed her undergraduate degrees at the College of St. Catherine. She attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical school, completed her Internal Medicine residency at Abbott northwestern hospital, and was Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1998-2008.
After previously practicing at St. Paul Internists, PA., she completed a three year Dermatology preceptorship, and now practices Primary Care Dermatology at ADC, presenting a general medical approach to dermatology problems. Her approach in medical esthetics incorporates a great understanding of the medical dermatologic factors involved in cosmetic dermatology, and includes thorough, comprehensive training of the entire AE Cosmetic Care Specialists in order to provide trusted, evidence-based, proven and effective cosmetic dermatology services to improve the health and appearance of the skin.
Her medical dermatology special interests are in Acne, Rosacea, and sundamaged skin and skin cancers, especially in treating, prevention and correction of the skin health factors that lead to these problems. Her cosmetic dermatology special interests are Botox, and replacing aging’s lost volume with carefully selected dermal filler placements, regaining one’s natural youthful look.
Outside of work, Dr. Ruth together with her husband, Dr. OJ Rustad, enjoy their three children, as well as gardening and reading.
Physician Assistants – Specializing in Dermatology
Physician Assistants (PAs) are healthcare providers licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. They perform physical examinations and take patient histories, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret laboratory tests, assist and/or perform in surgery, provide patient education and counseling, and write prescriptions. PAs are qualified by graduation from an accredited physician assistant educational program and certified by the National Commission on Certification of PAs. PAs work in all areas of medicine from family medicine to surgical sub-specialties, and are a valued member of the ADC team.
|Julie Carson, PA-C, received her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Colorado State University in 1995. In 2000 she graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at Duke University with a Master of Health Science. Since receiving her PA Certification she has worked exclusively in Dermatology. For the past eleven years Julie has practiced in Raleigh, North Carolina and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Julie and her husband relocated to Minneapolis in November of 2011 prompted by a professional opportunity for her husband. In addition to her experience in general and surgical dermatology, Julie has expertise in skin and hair loss issues specific to the African American population. Julie and her husband enjoy spending time with their dog and traveling the world. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, fine dining, sewing, cycling and cross-fit.
|Heather Kill, PA-C, received her undergraduate degree in Cell Biology and Physiology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She successfully earned a PA certificate at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.
During her PA studies she was awarded Graduate with Distinction – PA Class of 1999. In October 1999 she completed her National PA Certification.
Since certifying as a PA, she has practiced in family medicine, urgent care, and has worked closely for a Mohs Surgeon in Dermatology and overall skin care. Heather joined ADC in November 2008 as a part time physician assistant. Outside of medicine, Heather enjoys the time she spends with her husband and their two children.
|Shelly Larson, PA-C, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. After completing her National Certification in 2003, she worked in Dermatology for two years in the Twin Cities area. In 2005, she moved to Fredericksburg, VA where she practiced Gastroenterology for three years.
In October 2008, she and her husband moved back to the Twin Cities. She is delighted to be practicing Medical Dermatology and to be a part of Advanced Dermatology Care. In addition to her work at ADC, Shelly helps educate Physician Assistants students as a Preceptor in Dermatology for their clinical rotations. Outside of work, Shelly enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends.
|Wendy Timmons, PA-C, received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Western Michigan University. She received her Master’s degree in Medicine and became Nationally Board Certified in 2004, also from Western Michigan University.
During her PA studies she was recognized by the Physician Assistants department for “outstanding achievements in academics”. Wendy has been working in Dermatology since graduating in 2004.
Wendy joined ADC in January 2009 as a part time physician assistant. In addition to medicine she enjoys staying active with outdoor activities such as downhill skiing, boating and scuba diving with her husband.