Lauren Sundick, Board Certified Dermatology Physician Assistant
Lauren Sundick, PA-C, is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Lauren practiced medical and cosmetic dermatology at elite dermatology clinics in New York City for many years, prior to moving home to Minnesota in 2012. Lauren has expertise in all areas of medical dermatology, including skin cancer screenings, mole removal, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, skin infections, hair loss, and skin lesions. Her passion is treating acne and acne scarring in both teenagers and adults. As an experienced acne specialist, her goal is to help every patient to obtain the clear skin that they desire. Lauren also has extensive experience in cosmetic dermatology; she specializes in cosmetic removal of benign growths, treatment of melasma, injectable wrinkle relaxers and laser treatments.
Throughout her Physician Assistant studies, Lauren was consistently on the Dean’s List and graduated with top academic honors. She completed her dermatological training in private practice after clinical rotations at many top-ranked institutions in New York City. Lauren is a course lecturer for the Augsburg College Physician Assistant program, speaks on medical and cosmetic dermatology to groups around the Twin Cities, and serves as a mentor for other Physician Assistants and PA students.
Lauren is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatological Physician Assistants. Lauren graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison before completing her Physician Assistant education at Touro College in New York. Lauren and her husband, Bradley, have two children. Bradley is an oral surgeon at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Consultants.
A Physician Assistant (PA) is a health professional licensed to practice medicine as delegated by and with the supervision of a physician. PA’s provide a broad range of medical and surgical services that traditionally have been performed by physicians. As part of their responsibilities, PA’s perform physical exams and many procedures, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, and prescribe medications. Physician Assistants are trained in intensive education programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Because of the close working relationship that PA’s have with physicians, PA’s are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. A PA-C is a “physician assistant-certified”. Lauren Sundick, PA-C, holds this title by passing the certification exam developed jointly by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, as well as completing continuing medical education credits each year.