Mindy L. Powell, M.D.
Dr. Mindy Powell grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (a town affectionately referred to as ‘The Little Apple’), the home to Kansas State University. Her father served on the faculty at KSU in Agricultural Engineering until his retirement in June of 2008.
The second of four children, Mindy is only medical professional in her immediate family, though both her father and brother have earned a Ph.D.. Mindy’s older sister was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes Mellitus when Mindy was in elementary school, the beginning of a fascination with medicine. One of her most vivid memories of her childhood is when she and her siblings were gathered around the kitchen table, learning how to administer insulin shots, in case that was ever required. Later, during high school, Mindy lost one of her good friends to leukemia. Watching his experience going in and out of the hospital further piqued her interest in the medical field. Mindy graduated from Manhattan High School in 1991.
Mindy went on to study Molecular Biology at Brigham Young University and she earned her Bachelor’s degree in 1996. During her undergraduate studies from February 1994 through August of 1995, she interrupted her studies to serve an 18 month mission to the Philippines for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In the Philippines, she often served as translator for medical missionary groups who were traveling to remote areas of the Philippines to offer aid to medically underprivileged people. This solidified her intentions to go to medical school.
Mindy received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2000, choosing to focus on dermatology in part because of her own battles with her skin — Dr. Powell could have been a poster child for bad acne during her teens. She completed her residency program at the University of Kansas in 2004. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology as well as a member of the Tucson Dermatology Society. She is also a member of the Pima County Medical Society.
Dr. Powell joined Specialists in Dermatology straight out of her residency program, moving to Tucson in part because her younger sister resides here. Since relocating permanently to Arizona, she has married a native Arizonan. She and her husband have two sons.
Professional Associations & Accomplishments
American Academy of Dermatology
American Medical Women’s Association
National Psoriasis Foundation
American Medical Association