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A Profile of Dermatologist Dr. Tasso Pappas, MD

March 13, 2018
 
All in all, Dr. Tasso Pappas has performed thousands of MOHS surgeries, in part because they are considered the most effective treatments for many basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), which are the two most common skin cancer types. He also routinely performs reconstructive surgeries for skin cancer. Besides treating those patients who are in need of such surgery as a normal course of treatment, many of these surgeries show that Dr. Tasso Pappas is committed to serving his community.

He does this in other ways, too. For the last nine years, Dr. Tasso Pappas has volunteered to participate in providing annual melanoma screenings in the Twin Cities region, and he has also volunteered to provide tattoo removal services for now-former gang members. Lately, dermatologist Dr. Pappas has been practicing out of Skin Care Doctors, a clinic in Burnsville, Minnesota. He has been there since December of 2015. Altogether, though, he has been practicing for more than two decades. He has been a doctor since obtaining his medical degree from the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota.

Prior to that, Tasso Pappas graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Since then, his education has grown, starting with an internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and including and including comprehensive dermatology training, which he received from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. That was completed back in 1998. Dr. Tasso Pappas is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and he has been a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology for years. That indicates a lot of skills, knowledge and experience.

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It’s certainly clear that Dr. Tasso Pappas loves his profession as a dermatologist. One reason for that is that he sees dermatology as a practice that is not much different from being a detective. He feels that way because he always has to solve difficult mysteries regarding solutions to many medical conditions, including some that are very serious. Dr. Pappas gets a lot of satisfaction from being able to care for patients from all ages and walks of life, as well as from his ability to cure them and make a major difference in their lives. That’s why he became a doctor in the first place.

Dr. Tasso Pappas finds dermatology to be one of the few areas of medicine in which physicians must understand the patient and their medical history at least as much as they understand the actual medical facts and the surrounding science. Dermatology is very individualized medicine. Dr. Pappas currently practices out of Skin Care Doctors in Burnsville, Minnesota, where he has been since December 2015. That said, he has been in practice for about 20 years, since he earned his medical degree from the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. Prior to that, the future doctor graduated with a with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, also from the University of South Dakota.

Dr. Tasso Pappas also likes to give back to the Twin Cities community, which is why he routinely performs reconstructive surgeries for skin cancer. He also volunteered to participate in annual melanoma screenings in the area for the same reason, and he also has been a volunteer for a program that provides ex-gang members with tattoo removal services.