Physicians

O.J. Rustad M.D., Board Certified Dermatologist

OJRustadDr. 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.

Rustad has performed well over 4,000 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. OJ Rustad, enjoy their three children, as well as gardening and reading.

Physician Associates – Specializing in Dermatology

Physician Associates (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.

Elisabeth Bergstedt, PA-C, received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN and her Master of Physician Associate Studies from Saint Catherine University in Saint Paul, MN. Ellie is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Associates and is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Associates. She takes interest in both medical and surgical dermatology. Her favorite part about working in dermatology at ADC is building trusting relationships with patients and helping her patients feel happy and healthy in their skin.

In her free time Ellie enjoys traveling to new cities and countries, hiking all the beautiful trails in Minnesota, kayaking on the Minneapolis lakes, and frequently visiting the park with her fiancé and their dog, Letty.

HMKillHeather 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 associate. Outside of medicine, Heather enjoys the time she spends with her husband and their two children.

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.

Katelynn Steinbach, PA-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree at the University of Minnesota – Rochester in May of 2017, and her Master of Medical Sciences in Physician Associate Studies degree from Midwestern University – Downers Grove in September of 2020. She is an active member of the Society for Dermatological Physician Associates and takes interest in all divisions of dermatology including medical, cosmetic, and surgical. Her special interests in dermatology include acne, rosacea, complexion, alopecia, hyperhidrosis, and more. Katie herself has been a patient in dermatology and practices this empathetic perspective in her medical care. She is passionate about using a team-based approach to care where the patient is an essential in shared decision-making.

Outside of Advanced Dermatology Care, Katie enjoys the company of her family/friends/pets, being outdoors, enjoying live music, and traveling in her spare time.

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