Join Mini Med School “deans” Rebecca Minter, MD and Beth Drolet, MD, in welcoming our featured speakers. This session's topic is "Partner with your doctor to protect your skin and beat cancer."

As our body’s largest organ, skin plays a vital role in protecting us. From regulating body temperature to protecting internal organs from outside disease and more. Attend the first Mini Med School of 2020 on March 12 — and invite a friend — to learn how to maintain your skin health and fight skin cancer.

Important update: Thank you for your interest in Mini Med School's "Save Your Skin" event. Out of an abundance of caution and in consideration of CDC guidelines related to the Coronavirus outbreak, we feel it is best to postpone this event. The "Save Your Skin" session will be rescheduled to Sept. 10, 2020. We look forward to seeing you at the next Mini Med School event on June 11, 2020 which will be focused on transplantation.

Featured speakers

Molly Hinshaw

Molly Hinshaw, MD

Molly Hinshaw, MD, is Associate Professor of Dermatology and Section Chief of Dermatopathology. She graduated from UWSMPH in 2000 where she was elected to AOA and in 2004 completed dermatology residency at UWHealth. She is President-Elect and Board of Directors member for the Women’s Dermatologic Society and a member of the UW Hospital Medical Board. She has published over 50 manuscripts/book chapters and given over 110 invited lectures. Her research involves diagnosis of skin disease including where it utilizes her dermatopathology expertise. Her clinical expertise includes skin cancer and disorders of the nail.

Mark Albertini

Mark Albertini, MD

Mark Albertini, MD, is a professor (with tenure) of medicine at the University of Wisconsin (UW). Dr. Albertini is a nationally known melanoma researcher who has led treatment efforts for patients with metastatic melanoma at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center since he joined the faculty in 1993. Dr. Albertini established the UW Carbone Cancer Center Comprehensive Melanoma Clinic in September 1994 and is the leader of the UW Carbone Cancer Center Melanoma Disease-Oriented working group. Dr. Albertini has been awarded the Professionalism Award by the UW Department of Medicine Housestaff and has been selected for listing by the Best Doctors in America organization. Dr. Albertini has also served as Chief of Oncology at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital since January 2003.

Juliet Aylward

Juliet Aylward, MD

Juliet Aylward, MD, is Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Section Chief of Dermatologic Surgery and Director of Micrographic Surgery and Dermatological Oncology Fellowship at the UW-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health. Her clinical expertise focuses on Mohs Surgery along with other surgical procedures of the skin for cancerous and non-cancerous lesions. She is committed to preserving and advancing the rich tradition of Mohs surgery, focused on excellence in patient care, quality improvement and philanthropy. She is a Wisconsin native and has completed medical school, graduate school and her undergraduate degree at UW-Madison.

Ahmed Afifi

Ahmed Afifi, MD

Ahmed Afifi, MD, is an associate professor of Plastic Surgery at UW-Madison with a practice focused on cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction. He is also the director of clinical research in the Plastic Surgery division and his research program is funded by the Plastic Surgery foundation and the Department of Surgery. He is the vice chair of the Midwestern Association of plastic surgeons and the treasurer of the Wisconsin Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is particularly interested in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation options and advanced breast reconstruction techniques, and also leads the headache/migraine surgery program. He lectures on these topics nationally and internationally.