DO, FAOCD, FAAD
- Clinical and microscopic diagnosis, Medical Dermatology, and Cosmetic Dermatology
- University of Minnesota, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Dermatology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Dermatopathology fellowship
- Member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society of Dermatopathology
Board-Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship-Trained Dermatopathologist
Dr. Kate Messana graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in the top 5% of her class after earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed her dermatology residency program at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
When her fellow students chose her to serve as student government president, Dr. Messana’s career as a physician leader officially began. Later, she earned a position on the national organization of student government’s executive board. At St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she completed her dermatology residency training, Dr. Messana once again demonstrated her leadership abilities when she was chosen to serve as chief resident for her senior year.
After completing her residency, she was chosen from a highly competitive pool of exceptionally talented dermatologists from all over the United States to spend an additional year completing a fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, in the subspecialty of dermatopathology.
Publications and Stations
Dr. Messana has presented at international, national, and state dermatology conferences, including those of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and the Michigan Dermatological Society. She has also published numerous articles in the dermatology literature.
In addition to general and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Messana specializes in the clinical and microscopic diagnosis and treatment of all skin, hair, and nail diseases. She belongs to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society of Dermatopathology. Dr. Messana is uniquely suited to offer her patients top-notch dermatologic care because of her exceptional training and experience and her personable and caring patient care style.
Dr. Kate Messana is married to Dr. Christopher Messana and they have two lovely daughters. She is dedicated to implementing a team-based approach to provide her patients with quality, compassionate, and individualized care. Dr. Messana values spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors. She particularly likes running, swimming, biking, skiing, and hiking and has participated in numerous triathlons and half-marathons. She is thrilled to live in Colorado, a wonderful state with a wealth of amenities.