Dr. Kate Messana obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota before graduating from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where she finished in the top 5% of her class. Dr. Messana’s path as a physician leader formally began when her peers elected her student government president. She was later elected to serve on the executive board of the national student government organization. Dr. Messana completed her dermatology residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan and her leadership qualities were again recognized when she was selected to serve as chief resident for her senior year. After her residency, she was honored by being chosen from a large pool of extremely accomplished applicants from across the United States to complete an additional year of fellowship training in the subspecialty of dermatopathology at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Messana has published numerous articles in the dermatology literature and has presented at international, national and state dermatology conferences, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the Michigan Dermatological Society.
Dr. Messana’s expertise includes the clinical and microscopic diagnosis and treatment of all diseases involving the skin, hair and nails, as well as surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She is a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Messana’s distinguished training and expertise, combined with her warm and friendly approach to caring for patients make her exceptionally qualified to provide world-class dermatologic care to her patients.
Dr. Messana has a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. She is passionate about providing excellent, compassionate and personalized care for her patients using a team-based approach. Dr. Messana treasures her family, friends, and outdoor activities. She particularly enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, running, and swimming and has completed many triathlons and half-marathons. She is excited to live in the great state of Colorado with all it has to offer.