Nov 10

Skin Specialists Hires Dr. Karl Vance, Board Certified Dermatologist with Mohs Specialty Training

Vance specializes in skin cancer diagnosis, treatment, and aging skin 

 MINNETONKA, Minn. (Nov 10, 2015) — Today, Skin Specialists LTD, a nationally recognized dermatology clinic, announced it has added to its group of clinic practitioners. Dr. Karl K. Vance, a board certified dermatologist and specialty trained Mohs surgeon, focuses on the treatment of cutaneous malignancies (skin cancer) and other advanced surgical reconstruction techniques.

“It’s a unique opportunity to add my particular skill set of Mohs surgery and reconstruction to an established dermatology environment,” said Vance. “And, I am thrilled to join a team with a tradition of evidenced-based and patient-centered care.”

Vance completed his advanced training at the University of Minnesota during a fellowship in procedural dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. The fellowship placed particular emphasis on the use of lasers and other energy based modalities for the treatment of skin cancer and aging skin.

“Dr. Vance’s training and experience in Mohs surgery and reconstruction provides us with a new level of skin care treatment,” said Dr. Brian Zelickson, co-owner of Skin Specialists. “It has always been our focus to provide the best dermatological care and research for our patients, and this is yet another way to keep that commitment.”

Vance is a native of the Twin Cities and completed his dermatology residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2013. He also has degrees from Stanford University and the University of Colorado. He is currently accepting new patients for general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer treatment.

Skin Specialists LTD is owned by United Skin Specialists LLC, a dermatologist-directed practice management group.

About Skin Specialists (

Skin Specialists LTD has been providing expert dermatologic care for over 50 years. Their board certified dermatologists specialize in all aspects of skin, hair, and nail care using state-of-the-art technology, grounded in the latest research. Their research and technological focus routinely brings them challenging and complex cases, often from other parts of the country or around the world. The two locations in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community provide both surgical and non-surgical dermatologic treatments.

About United Skin Specialists (

Minnesota-based United Skin Specialists LLC (“USS”) provides shared practice management services to well-established dermatology practices. USS’s goal is to enable successful dermatology practices, to maintain and expand patient-oriented dermatologic services, and to create a great work environment for providers and support staff.