Daniel C. Dapprich, M.D.
Board Certified, Dermatology
Board Certified, Dermatopathology
In 1910, Dr. William J. Mayo told the graduating class of Rush Medical College, “The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered.” Although I was not aware of this quote when I began medical school at Rush, the importance of these words was impressed upon me on the first day of my three year residency in dermatology at Mayo Clinic. The Mayo philosophy and culture were reinforced throughout my residency. This philosophy also factored significantly into my decision to pursue advanced fellowship training and board certification in dermatopathology (the study and interpretation of skin biopsies). The additional training broadens expertise and translates directly into better patient care.
During my years as a dermatology resident at Mayo Clinic and as a staff dermatologist for Mayo Health System, I cared for patients from all over the world. Their diseases were quite varied – some common, others extremely rare. Their socioeconomic status ranged from the underprivileged to the rich and famous, both young and old. Mayo has one of the largest dermatology departments and residencies in the United States, and it is one of the few that still have a thriving dermatology inpatient hospital service, allowing one to gain experience taking care of patients with serious and life-threatening skin disease. Dermatologic surgery training was comprehensive as well, learning from leaders in the field. During my dermatopathology fellowship, I interpreted innumerable skin biopsies from the Mayo dermatology practice and saw hundreds of complex and challenging biopsies sent for second opinions. These various sources of diversity made my job interesting, and I feel blessed to have had these opportunities.
I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with Dermatology Associates of West Michigan. Important among the factors that influenced my decision to join the practice is its commitment to excellence in patient care. This has made my transition from Mayo a seamless one.
If I am privileged to see you as my patient, I will do my best to evaluate and treat you, educating you along the way so that you can make informed decisions about your health. My goal is to optimize your health and well being.
My wife, Gwen, is my constant supporter and best friend. I enjoy spending time with her and our three children. For many years, a lot of my time has been spent studying medicine. Now that I have completed the formal part of my training, I may have a bit more time for my other interests such as photography, travel, mountain biking, running, golf, and medical missions.
- University of Michigan, BBA
- Grand Valley State University
- Rush Medical College
- Michigan State University, MD
- Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center, Internship
- Mayo Clinic, Dermatology Residency
- Mayo Clinic, Dermatopathology Fellowship
Professional Memberships and Societies:
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Society of Dermatopathology
- O’Leary Society
- Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
- Michigan State Medical Society
- Professional Achievements & Awards:
- Health Careers Scholarship
- Craig Booher Award for Excellence in Research
- Education Committee, Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic
- Assistant Chief Resident, Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic
- Reese D, Dapprich DC, Jones JS, Dettmann SK. Supralingual Versus Tympanic Thermometry in the Detection of Rectal Fever in Children. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2000;35:S47
- Dapprich DC, Sciallis GF. Report of a Familial Case of Temporal Alopecia. Postgraduate Dermatology. 2005;2:3-4
- Dapprich DC, Phillips, PK. Vault Diseases. In: Roenigk RK, Ratz JL, Roenigk HH Jr., eds. Roenigk’s Dermatologic Surgery: Current Techniques in Procedural Dermatology. 3rd ed. New York: Marcel Dekker; 2007
- Dapprich DC, Roenigk RK. Nodule on the Toe. Archives of Dermatology. 2007;143(8):1067-72
- Dapprich DC, Weenig RH, Otley CC, et al. Outcomes of melanoma in recipients of solid organ transplant. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2008;59(3):405-17
- Dapprich DC, Gerondale BJ. Nail Disorders. In: Fitzpatrick JE, Morelli JG, eds. Dermatology Secrets Plus. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2011.
- Brewer JD, Dapprich DC, et al. Malignant melanoma in solid transplant recipients: collection of database cases and comparison with surveillance, epidemiology, and end results data for outcome analysis. Archives of Dermatology. 2011;147(7):790-6.
- Dapprich DC, Sciallis GF. Temporal Alopecia. Presented at Minnesota Dermatologic Society Meeting. Rochester, MN. Sep. 20, 2003
- Dapprich DC, McEvoy MT. Sarcoidosis with Cutaneous and Neuroendocrine Involvement. Presented at Minnesota Dermatologic Society Meeting. Rochester, MN. Sep. 18, 2004.
- Dapprich DC, Christenson LJ, Weenig RH, Quan KL, Keeling J, Walsh J. Outcomes of Melanoma in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Presented at the American College of Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ. Apr. 29, 2006
- Dapprich DC, Bridge AG. Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Presenting as Necrolytic Migratory Erythema. Presented at the American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. Oct. 30, 2006