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Saranya P. Wyles, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Dermatologist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Saranya P. Wyles, M.D., Ph.D., is a dermatologist with specialized training in regenerative medicine and additional focus on skin aging. She also provides care at the Mayo Clinic Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, and offers her patients individualized and comprehensive treatment plans for prevention and correction of the signs of aging. Her research lab studies the role of cellular senescence in age-related skin disease and wound healing.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Specific expertise in regenerative dermatology
  • Application of regenerative acellular therapies in treating signs of skin aging
  • Science of skin appearance
  • Ethics of stem cell technologies/therapies
  • Educating next-generation physicians and scientists in regenerative medicine and surgery
  1. Acne scarring
  2. Age spots
  3. Melasma
  4. Scarring
  5. Skin wound
  6. Skin wrinkles
  7. UV skin damage
  1. Botox injection
  2. Chemical peel
  3. Facial filler injection
  4. Facial scar revision
  5. Laser ablation
  6. Laser hair removal
  7. Laser resurfacing
  8. Platelet rich plasma injection
  9. Radiofrequency microneedling
  10. Soft tissue augmentation
  11. Wound care
  12. Wrinkle treatment
  • Sun-damaged/aging skin
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Aesthetic dermatology
  • Skin of color
  1. 2017
    MD / PhDClinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2011
    Predoctoral Research FellowHarvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University
  3. 2009
    BABarnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY


  1. 2021
    DermatologyAmerican Board of Dermatology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Kogod Scholar Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging
  2. 2021
    Richard K. Winkelmann Research AwardMayo Clinic Department of Dermatology
  3. 2017
    Eugene M. Farber Travel Award for Young InvestigatorsSociety for Investigative Dermatology
  4. 2016
    Alumnae Association of Barnard College Fellowship for Graduate StudyColumbia University
  5. 2007
    Young Women Leadership RecognitionThe White House Project

Professional memberships

  1. 2024 - 2026
    Research and Development CommitteeASLMS
  2. 2023 - present
    Chair, Research CommitteeAssociation of Academic Cosmetic Dermatology (AACD)
  3. 2022 - present
    MemberAACD Advocacy Committee
  4. 2022 - present
    MemberAssociation of Academic Cosmetic Dermatologists
  5. 2022 - 2023
    Co-DirectorWound Symposium Planning Committee
  6. 2021
    MemberPlummer Dialogue with Dr. Gianrico Farrugia
  7. 2021 - present
    MemberDermatology Research Committee, Department of Dermatology
  8. 2021 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  9. 2020 - 2021
    Faculty-At-LargeMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Curriculum Committee
  10. 2020 - present
    MemberJournal Club, Department of Dermatology


Research activities

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