Theresa Ray - MD

 
Theresa Ray - MD

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My Areas of Practice

As a dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, I am well educated in skin diseases, Mohs surgery and various cosmetic procedures including lasers, Botox and fillers. While I treat many skin diseases, I have a special interest in skin cancers. By using the Mohs technique for treatment of skin cancer, I can provide the highest cure rates, while still conserving the most normal skin. I also have experience in reconstructive surgery, which often allows me to repair the surgical defects that very day in the office. My team and I are dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive and exceptional care. We strive to make the entire office experience as comfortable and seamless as possible. I am also on staff at the University of Minnesota, which allows me to keep up-to-date in medical knowledge and offers me the opportunity to teach dermatologic surgery to medical students and dermatology residents. My special interests include skin surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, skin checks, dysplastic nevi, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and other skin cancers.

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 2010

Accepting New Patients: No

Services

Practices at

Burnsville
14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

St Louis Park
3800, 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

Procedural dermatology and Mohs surgery: University of Minnesota- Accredited by the Mohs college and ACGME
Mohs surgery, lasers and cosmetic procedural dermatology (botox, fillers, etc)
Minneapolis, MN
2011

Residency in Dermatology- accredited by ACGME: University of Minnesota
Dermatology
Minneapolis, MN
2010

Transitional Internship: Hennepin County Medical Center
Rotating Internship
Minneapolis, MN
2007

MD: University of Missouri-Columbia
Medical School
Columbia, MO
2006

BS: Rockhurst University
Clinical laboratory science (medical technology)
Kansas City, MO
2002

BS: Rockhurst University
Biology
Kansas City, MO
2001

Research & Publications

ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS

1.      Ray TL, Tobias JD. “Perioperative care of the patient with nephropathic cystinosis”.  Paediatric Anaesthesia 2004;14:878-85.

2.      Ray TL, Berkenbosch JW, Russo P, Tobias JD. “Tissue plasminogen activator as an adjuvant therapy for pleural empyema in pediatric patients”.  Journal of Intensive Care Medicine 2004;19:44-50

3.     
Meyer D, Marshall J, Medley J, Ray TL, Johnson JO, Stewart A, Johnson G, Tobias JD. “Prevention of pain associated with the administration of etomidate: Thiopental pretreatment, lidocaine pretreatment, or lidocaine pretreatment with the application of a tourniquet”.  American Journal of Pain Management 2005;15:88-92.

4.     
Ray TL, Tobias JD.  “Dexmedetomidine for sedation during electroencephalographic analysis in children with autism, pervasive developmental disorders and seizure disorders”.  Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 2008;20:364-368.

5.     
Ray TL, Chow S, Lee PK.  “Modified myocutaneous island pedicle “sling” flap for correction of central upper cutaneous (philtral) lip defects.”  Dermatologic Surgery 2010;36:671-674.

6.     
Ray TL, Weinberger CH, Lee PK.  “Closure of large surgical defects on the cutaneous upper lip using an island pedicle flap.”  Dermatologic Surgery 2010;36:931-934.

7.  
Eleftheriou LI , Weinberger  CH, Endrizzi BT, Ray TL, Chow S, Tsang MW, Lee PK.  “The Victory Stitch: A Novel Running V-shaped Horizontal Mattress Suturing Technique.”  Dermatologic Surgery - accepted to be published in an upcoming journal.


BOOK CHAPTERS

  Ray TL, Fenyk J. “Treatment of Other Sicca Symptoms”.  Sjogren Syndrome Foundation Handbook.  Editor: Wallace, Daniel.  To be published soon.


ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL MEETINGS

 1.      Ray TL, Berkenbosch JW, Russo P, Tobias JD. “Tissue plasminogen activator as an adjuvant therapy for pleural empyema in pediatric patients”.

                      Health Science Research Day, 2004.

2.      Weinberger CH, Ray T, Endrizzi BE, Tsang M, Chow S, Lee PK. “The Victory stitch: a novel running V-shaped horizontal mattress suturing technique.”

            American Society for Dermatologic Surgery meeting, Orlando, FL.  Nov 2008.

3.      Ray TL, Weinberger CH, Lee PK.  “Closure of large surgical defects on the cutaneous upper lip using an island pedicle flap.”

41st Mohs College Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.  April 2009. 

4.      Endrizzi BE, Ray TL, Lee PK.  “Evaluation of oral capecitabine as an adjuvant therapy in reducing the development of squamous cell carcinomas in patients that are immunosuppressed secondary to solid organ transplantation.”

Presented at the 2009 ASDS/ASCDAS Joint Annual Meeting. October 2009.
Presented at the 2011 American Academy of Dermatology Meeting. March 2011.

5.      Ray TL, Endrizzi BE, Lee PK.  “Island Pedicle Double Rotation Flap: A Novel Method of Closure for Large Nasal Defects.”

Presented at the 2009 ASDS/ASCDAS Joint Annual Meeting. October 2009.
Presented at the 42nd Annual Mohs College Meeting. May 2010.

6.      Ray TL, Ahmed RL, Lee PK.  “Retroauricular Chondrocutaneous Interpolation Flap for Reconstruction of Full Thickness Helical Defects.”

Presented at the 42nd Annual Mohs College Meeting May 2010.

 


Professional Associations & Awards

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Mohs College

HONORS AND AWARDS

Undergraduate:          

Reagent’s Scholarship – four year merit based scholarship

Rockhurst University; 1997-2001

Dean’s List – highest honors

Rockhurst University; 1997-2002

Alpha Sigma Nu – Jesuit Honor Society- merit based membership

Rockhurst University; 2000-2002

Phi Sigma Tau – Philosophy Honor Society- merit based membership 

Rockhurst University; 2000-2002  

 

Medical School:                      

Honors received in all clinical clerkships

University of Missouri – Columbia; 2004-2005

Dr. OK Megee Memorial Scholarship

Merit based scholarship for academic excellence; awarded to one student yearly

University of Missouri – Columbia; 2004

American Medical Association Foundation Scholarship

Merit based scholarship for academic excellence

University of Missouri – Columbia; 2005

Vernon Earl Wilson, M.D. Scholarship

Merit based scholarship for academic excellence

University of Missouri – Columbia; 2006

Dermatology Outstanding Student Award

Awarded to one student yearly

University of Missouri – Columbia; 2006

James M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation

Awarded to one student yearly

University of Missouri – Columbia; 2006

Residency:      

Education Representative; dermatology

Organized and directed journal club reviews of JAAD, Archives of Dermatology, and various basic science journals in dermatology; assisted in administration of grand rounds; interviewed dermatology program applicants

University of Minnesota; 2008-2009

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship winner

Granted a financial scholarship to support a mentor experience with Dr. Sumaira Aasi at Yale University.

Best clinical research in dermatology award

University of Minnesota; May 2009

Chief Resident; dermatology

This position requires enormous responsibility and leadership ability.  The chief resident acts as the primary voice for the residents, composes the educational curriculum, conducts scheduling of rotations, lectures, vacation and clinics, attends all educational and faculty meetings, interviews applicants, is responsible for securing books and funding for the education fund and grant support for the program, and many other duties.

University of Minnesota; 2009-2010

Point person for the Minnesota Dermatology Society state meeting

Chief organizer of the meeting and all patients presented.  This duty requires a significant time commitment and excellent leadership skills.

University of Minnesota; May 15, 2009

Recipient of a Dermatology Foundation Grant

Registration, airfare, hotel and per diem for food covered for attendance to the Resident Program at the Dermatology Foundation Clinical Symposia January, 2010, Naples, FL.

Recipient of Scholarship from American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

$1500 scholarship to attend the 2009 Annual meeting of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, October, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.

Finalist for the position of resident representative to the ASDS

Personal

I enjoy SCUBA diving, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.