Whitney D. Tope, MPhil, MD

Whitney D. Tope, MPhil, MDDr. Tope graduated ΦβΚ and summa cum laude from Duke University with a BS degree in Biology in 1984 and Duke University School of Medicine in 1988. During medical school he spent a year performing immunology research at the University of Cambridge (UK) earning a Master of Philosophy degree in Biochemistry.

After medical school, Dr. Tope completed a general internal medicine internship at the University of Washington in Seattle, then returned to Duke University for his dermatology residency training (1992). Dr. Tope’s training continued with fellowships in Advanced Dermatologic Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and in Clinical and Research Laser studies at Harvard Medical School’s Wellman Center for Photomedicine.

Dr. Tope then spent 10 years in academic dermatology, directing patient care, performing research, and teaching laser and dermatologic surgery techniques at the University of Minnesota (1996-2003) and the University of California – San Francisco (2003-2006). He has trained medical students, residents, and fellows all aspects of dermatologic surgery. Many of these physicians are now dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons practicing in the Twin Cities. Dr. Tope returned to the Twin Cities to devote the remainder of his career to providing patient care and performing research in dermatologic, laser, and cosmetic surgery in a private practice setting. After working locally with Metropolitan Dermatology and Advancements in Dermatology, Dr. Tope started Academic Dermatology, his own independent practice, in April, 2009.

A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Tope is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Surgery, and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.