Dr. M. Elizabeth BridenDr. Briden is a board-certified dermatologist/dermatologic surgeon and assistant clinical professor at the University of MN Medical School. She has been in private practice in the Twin Cities since 1986.

Dr. Briden specializes in skin rejuvenation, laser therapy, skin cancer and general dermatology. She has authored many articles for scientific journals and has been a consultant to Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines. Named as a “Top Doc” by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine and Minnesota Monthly, she is an international authority on skin rejuvenation and chemical peeling, and has lectured on these subjects throughout the world.

Dr. Briden is a founding Director of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the International Dermatologic Surgery Society, the European Academy of Dermatology, and the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons.


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Melissa Waterman, PA-CMelissa is a Physician Assistant, licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Melissa graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas prior to attending the Physician Assistant Program at Augsberg College. She joined the staff at ADCI in November of 2000. Melissa is a Physician Assistant, licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Melissa sees patients at our Edina location.

Denise Barnhardt, PA-CDenise is a Physician Assistant, licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Denise graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota prior to attending Rosalind Franklin University where she received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Practice in 1998. She has worked in Dermatology since 2000, and joined the staff of ADCI in March of 2008. Denise sees patients at our Edina, Chaska and Shakopee locations.