Jaime L. W. Davis, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Board Certified Dermatologist
- B.A. in Sports Medicine, San Diego State University, California
- M.A. in Biomechanics, San Diego State University, California
- M.D., Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN
- Dermatology Residency, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
- Board Certified, American Board of Dermatology
- Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Minnesota
To look at the petite, affable Jaime Davis, you might never guess that once upon a time she was an internationally competitive bodybuilder. But she was, while growing up in the Bahamas. Her wide range of talents and interests didn’t end there. Jaime fondly reminisces about being a disco champion in high school, kissing the Blarney Stone, and attests to her love of tap dancing and scuba diving. Today, Jaime’s focus is more directed. She is committed to working as a team with her patients; consistently offering them the finest, state-of-the-art dermatologic care she possibly can.
“I pride myself on living up to the trust my patients place in me,” says Dr. Davis, “I strive to always be totally approachable and completely versed in the most current aspects of dermatology. My patients deserve the best. And I’ve dedicated my professional life to assuring that they receive no less from me than my very best.”
Born in Newport Beach, California, Jaime spent her childhood years growing up in Freeport in the Bahamas. For college, she criss-crossed the country to attend San Diego State University in California, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in sports medicine with a minor in chemistry, and also earned her Master’s degree in biomechanics. After a fleeting fascination with the study of law, her interest in the human body and aptitude for science led her to enter medical school at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Davis entered the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine to pursue her residency training in Dermatology, after first completing a one-year internship in Internal Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
“I thought about going into Orthopedics, but became so enamored with Dermatology that the choice became an easy one. To me, it represents the best of medical practice. I get to see patients of all ages and both gender. It calls on both my medical and surgical skills, and I get to care for such a wide range of conditions – from the very simple to the challenging, complex conditions. So many skin conditions, such as acne, can be socially disabling. It is so rewarding to be able to help patients regain their confidence and self-esteem.
After completing her Dermatology residency, Jaime joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, working most recently in Mayo’s Albert Lea Medical Center. The long, six-year commute to Albert Lea, however, became more than Jaime had bargained for, especially after giving birth to her daughter, Cecilia Alexis (Cece), at age forty. Practicing in Albert Lea meant too many days and nights away from her family. So, Jaime decided it was time to open a dermatology practice in the Minneapolis area.
Her past patients followed her to the new Uptown Dermatology and SkinSpa. In fact, her assistant, Joan, in Albert Lea is now on her current nursing/laser staff. Joan wanted so much to continue working with Jaime that she now commutes to Uptown to work in the practice. “We are so fortunate at Uptown Dermatology & SkinSpa to have such a great staff. I love the people I work with. We have fun and, more importantly, we do great work,” says Jaime. Albert Lea’s loss has most certainly been the Twin Cities’ gain.
When not in clinic, Jaime spends as much free time as possible with Cece. She also enjoys traveling, snow-skiing, scuba diving and just reveling in quality family time together.
Dr. Davis is proud to be one of The Business Journal’s 2009 Top Women In Business Nominees!
Dr. Davis also won the Karis Humanitarian Award as a medical student at the Mayo Clinic. She was the first medical student recipient of the award. Here is what she has to say about this award:
As a student doctor I'd go out of my way do everything I could to help patients and their families because I really cared about them. I expected no reward other than the personal satisfaction of making their day and hearing them say "Thanks." That is still the most meaningful acknowledgement if you ask me. It proved to be true that "They don't care how much you know, they know how much you care"! At a time in your career when you are struggling with confidence in your knowledge, and you are finding your identity as a physician it is nice to be recognized for good work. And to be recognized by The World Famous Mayo Clinic because you care about people is the career achievement of a lifetime. Turns out that I had found my identity as a physician way back then and caring about people continues to be the foundation of my practice and life today.