Rachel Burns - MPAS PA-C

Rachel Burns - MPAS PA-C

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My Areas of Practice

I first became interested in dermatology as I struggled with my own skin during adolescence. These experiences nurtured both a passion for the field and a personal understanding of how a skin condition can affect both physical and emotional health. As a result, I strive to deliver effective and evidence-based care that is equally compassionate. Each patient should leave feeling heard, understood, educated and equipped to manage his or her condition.

My specific areas of interest include new or changing conditions requiring urgent assistance, acne, warts, and rosacea. I love getting to know patients and families, and forming lasting relationships that are more than “skin deep”.  I look forward to meeting you!

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 2012

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

Wayzata Dermatology
250 Central Ave. N.
Suite #103
Wayzata, MN 55391

St Louis Park 3800
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

Certification: National Coalition on the Certification of Physician Assistants

Masters of Physician Assistant Studies: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, Iowa

Bachelor of Arts: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Research & Publications

Dhuria SV, Fine JM, Bingham D, Svitak AL, Burns RB, Baillargeon AM, Panter SS, Kazi AN, Frey WH 2nd, Hanson LR. Food consumption and activity levels increase in rats following intranasal hypocretin-1. Neuroscience Letters. 2016 Aug 3;627:155-9.

Hanson LR, Fine JM, Renner D, Svitak AL, Burns RB, Nguyen TM, Tuttle N, Marti D, Panter S, Frey W. Intranasal delivery of deferoxamine reduces spatial memory loss in APP/PS1 mice. Drug Delivery and Translational Research. Epub ahead of print 11 January 2012.

Hanson LR, Hafez D, Svitak AL, Burns RB, Li X, Frey WH, Marr RA. Intranasal phosphoramidon increases beta-amyloid levels in wild-type and NEP/NEP2 deficient mice. J Mol Neurosci. 2011 Mar; 43(3):424-427.

Hanson LR, Roeytenberg A, Martinez PM, Coppes VG, Sweet DC, Rao RJ, Marti DL, Hoekman JD, Matthews RB, Frey WH II, Panter SS. Intranasal deferoxamine provides increased brain exposure and significant protection in rat ischemic stroke. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Sep;330(3):679-686.

Professional Associations & Awards

DIPLOMATE - Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

MEMBER - American Academy of Physician Assistants


I grew up in Minnetonka and after completing my education, now reside in Hopkins with my husband and two young daughters. My husband and I met during college and a mutual interest in medicine brought us together. We were married in 2010 and supported each other through graduate school. He is now an interventional cardiology nurse practitioner. Aside from dermatology, I enjoy playing with my daughters, trying new restaurants, home improvement projects, crafting, exploring Minnesota parks, and visiting with our extended family and friends.