Katherine Kenneweg, M.D., M.S.B.S., is a board-certified dermatologist with particular interests in acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, pediatric dermatology and surgical and cosmetic dermatology.
Originally from Powell, Ohio, Dr. Kenneweg completed her undergraduate studies at Miami University with a major in microbiology. This was followed by an intensive, one-year Masters degree in Medical Science at The University of Toledo, where she defended a thesis on surgical pressure ulcer reconstruction. While attending medical school at The University of Toledo, she served in many leadership roles including Honor Code (medical school ethics committee), and was active in community outreach, working at free medical clinics and as a counselor at Camp Discovery, a camp for children with severe dermatologic diseases. She fell in love with dermatology, feeling that it melded the best aspects of all medical fields – caring for patients of all ages, genders and backgrounds, and providing the ability to mix long-term patient relationships with procedures. After receiving her medical degree, she went on to complete her internship in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she practiced inpatient medicine as well as explored interests in infectious disease/HIV care, allergy, rheumatology and pediatrics. She completed her residency in dermatology at The University of Minnesota, where she gained experience in treating inpatient and outpatient complex medical dermatology, including severe cutaneous drug eruptions, autoimmune skin disease, and more. With large pediatric and adult organ and stem cell transplant patient populations, her training was comprehensive in the care and management of skin disease in these patients, particularly skin cancer and infectious disease. Home to specialty clinics for blistering diseases, rheumatologic dermatology, vascular malformations, skin of color and women’s dermatology, in addition to general dermatology, UMN prepared her well to care for dermatology patients with a wide variety of conditions. Her medical dermatology teaching was complimented by robust experience in surgical dermatology, including excisions of benign and cancerous skin lesions, and cosmetic dermatology, including chemical peels, botox, and soft tissue augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers. Her education was supplemented by attending conferences for surgical, cosmetic, and pediatric dermatology. She appreciates the impact skin disease has on a patient’s quality of life and self-image and customizes each patient’s treatment to their particular needs and desires using the latest in evidence-based medicine.
Her research work with the International Skin Imaging Collaboration included the creation of an internationally adopted surface anatomy lexicon which was recently incorporated into ICD-11. She has presented on the local, state, national and international dermatologic stages, including at annual meetings for the American Academy of Dermatology, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and World Congress of Dermatology, among others. In the final year of her residency, she was awarded the prestigious American Academy of Dermatology International Travel Grant to provide dermatologic care in Botswana, though was sadly unable to participate due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Dr. Kenneweg is excited to call Charlotte her new home and explore all it has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, tennis, traveling, and cooking.
- Kenneweg K.A, Halpern AC, Chalmers RJ, Soyer HP, Weichenthal M, Molenda MA. Developing an international standard for the classification of surface anatomic location for use in clinical practice and epidemiologic research. JAAD. 2019;80(6):1564-1584. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2018.08.035.
- Kenneweg K., Welch M.C. & Welch P. (2015). A 9-year Retrospective Evaluation of 102 Pressure Ulcer Reconstructions. Journal of Wound Care, 24, S12-21.
- Kenneweg K.A. (2012). An 8-year Review of Pressure Ulcer Reconstructions by a Single Surgeon. Master’s Thesis, The University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies.
- Kenneweg, K.A., Gardeen, S., Hook, K.P., Tryon, R., Maguiness, S.M., Boull, C.L. Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa-Generalized due to a novel collagen 7A1 p.Gly1869Arg variant: Report of 3 Hmong children presenting with delayed erosions and hyperkeratotic nails. Society for Pediatric Dermatology 32nd Annual Pre-AAD Meeting’s Sam Weinberg’s Cases of the Year (Presented online due to cancellation of meeting for COVID-19).
- Kenneweg, K.A., Molenda, M.A, Navarre-Dechent, C., Soyer, H.P., Chalmers, R.J., Halpern, A.C. Introduction of an international standardized human surface topography terminology for use in clinical practice and epidemiological research with recent incorporation into the ICD 11th revision. Oral Abstract Presentation at ASDS 2019 Annual Meeting; October 24, 2019. Chicago, Illinois.
- Kenneweg, K.A., Miller, D. Erythroderma in a recent stem cell transplant recipient. M&M for the Medical Dermatologist: Case-based lessons. AAD Annual Meeting 2019; March 2, 2019. Washington, D.C.
- Kenneweg, K.A., Grinager, E. Degos disease presenting with facial lesions, alopecia, and positive antiphospholipid syndrome serologies after childbirth. Gross and Microscopic Dermatology Symposium. AAD Annual Meeting 2019; March 1, 2019. Washington D.C.
- Kenneweg, K.A., Miller, D., Maguiness, S., Boull, C. HHV-6 induced Acute TEN-like GvHD. Mandel Lectureship Evening Grand Rounds, University of Minnesota; October 10, 2018. Minneapolis, MN.
- Kenneweg, K.A., Liu, J. Zosteriform cutaneous metastases of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Minnesota Dermatological Society Spring Meeting; April 20, 2018. Minneapolis, MN. (Presentation and published protocol)
- Kenneweg, K.A., Grinager, E. Degos disease. Minnesota Dermatological Society Winter Meeting; November 17, 2017. Minneapolis, MN. (Presentation and published protocol)
- Kenneweg, K.A., Walters, C. Hand rash with fever and disorientation. GRMEP Department of Pediatrics Multidisciplinary Conference Presentation; October 2016. Grand Rapids, MI.
- Kenneweg, K.A., Baatenburg, J. A Febrile infant (A case of chronic granulomatous disease). GRMEP Department of Pediatrics Multidisciplinary Conference Presentation; October 2016. Grand Rapids, MI.
- Kenneweg, K.A., Pearson, D.R. New onset postpartum pemphigus vulgaris: a case report and review of treatment options. Poster Presentation at 2020 WDS Forum; Feb 1, 2020. Scottsdale, AZ.
- Kenneweg, K.A., Liu, J. Zosteriform cutaneous metastases of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Poster presentation to the Skin Disease Education Foundation’s 20th Annual Las Vegas Dermatology Seminar.
- Kenneweg, K.A., Molenda, M., Soyer, H.P., Chalmers, R.J.G. Development of an international standard for recording surface location: the ICD-11 Surface Topography Classification. 24th World Congress of Dermatology; June 2019. Milan, Italy.
- Kenneweg, K.A. Toxic shock syndrome secondary to MRSA superinfection of contact dermatitis of the hand. Grand Rapids Citywide Research Day; April 2017. Grand Rapids, MI.
- Kenneweg, K.A., Bergfeld, W., Zyniewicz, K. Permanent chemotherapy-induced alopecia after chemotherapy and aromatase inhibitor therapy for triple positive breast carcinoma: A case report and review of the literature. Grand Rapids Citywide Research Day; April 2017. Grand Rapids, MI.