Physicians

Olaf 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 Advanced Dermatology Care (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.

Dr. Rustad has performed well over 7,000 MOHS surgeries, including their necessary reconstructions. He and his staff enjoy providing this service for our patients as well as for the patients of other referring health care providers, and believe this is a great asset to our community from our practice.

Ruth Rustad M.D., Internal Medicine Physician – Specializing in Dermatology

RuthRustadDr. 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. O.J. 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 associate 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.

Brooke Elvehjem, PA-C, received her Bachelor of Arts degree at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She then moved to the Twin Cities to complete her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Bethel University. Brooke is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. One thing Brooke looks forward to most while working at Advanced Dermatology Care is forming long-term trusting relationships with her patients and making their needs feel heard. Brooke will work with patients in every walk of life to provide both medical and cosmetic dermatology care. Brooke enjoys enhancing natural beauty that she believes all people have, and wants her patients to feel confident in their skin.

Outside of work, Brooke spends time exercising, catching up with friends and family, doing various outside activities (hiking, biking, kayaking) year-round, and visiting all the metro off-leash dog parks with her sweet dog, Coco.

Fun fact: Brooke’s last name is pronounced “El-vah-gem”.

 

Erika Grinde, PA-C, received her Bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. At Concordia, she majored in biology, minored in chemistry and psychology, and was a 4-year student athlete and captain of the women’s soccer team. She then attended St. Catherine University where she received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She joins Advanced Dermatology Care with prior experience in primary care/internal medicine. In addition, she is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Erika finds interest in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She looks forward to working with patients of all ages, and creating a safe space where her patients feel welcome. She is passionate about dermatology, because of the impact it can have on patients’ physical and mental well-being.

In her free time, Erika enjoys traveling, exploring new hiking trails, and trying new cuisines at local restaurants. She also enjoys going to Minnesota sporting games with friends and family.

 

HMKillMolly Kozlowski, PA-C, although new to Advanced Dermatology Care, is not new to the field. Molly comes to us with over 10 years of experience as a board-certified Physician Associate in Dermatology. Molly, a native of northeastern Indiana, graduated from DePauw University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and concentration of studies in Chemistry. She later matriculated from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana with a Master’s in Physician Associate Studies in 2009. Molly is an active member of the Society for Dermatology PA’s and State Dermatology Associations.

Molly prides herself on building long-lasting relationships with her patients, founded on trust and communication. She emphasizes the importance of educating patients on disease states and exploring treatment options with each patient to fit their lifestyle. “An understanding of disease leads to an understanding of it’s treatment, and an increase in successful treatment.” Treating both children and adults, Molly provides medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatological care. Molly also enjoys non-surgical facial rejuvenation – she believes that the most ideal outcome in any cosmetic procedure is a ‘natural’ and ‘refreshed’ appearance. “The best compliment someone can give to my work is that no one noticed drastic changes; they just noticed I looked better, and couldn’t put their finger on it.”

Outside of work, Molly enjoys spending time outdoors, and taking advantage of the diverse activities Minnesota has to offer. She’s fond of hiking with her family, and frequents many of the local dog parks with her two dogs (Ajax and Freya). She has a growing family with one young daughter and one on the way.

 

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