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Erin Warshaw

Erin M Warshaw MD, MS

Professor of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Medical School; Co-Director, Occupational and Contact Dermatitis Clinic, Hennepin County Medical Center; Head, Dermatology Clinical Research Unit, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Erin Warshaw, MD MS was born in Japan and grew up in Southeast Asia in a military family.  She received her undergraduate degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Following graduation, she traveled and studied alternative medicine for a year in India and England on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Her medical school training was supported by a Robert J. Woodruff  Fellowship to Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA where she also completed her internship and dermatology residency.  She served as chief resident during her last year of residency.

Dr. Warshaw joined the staff at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Minnesota in 1996 and served VA Dermatology Chief from 1997 to 2013.  She completed a 3-year VA career development award with a master’s degree in clinical research from the University of Minnesota in 2004.

Dr. Warshaw is co-director of the Occupational and Contact Dermatitis Clinic at Hennepin County Medical Center.  She also runs the dermatology clinical research unit at the Minneapolis VA. She has held a number of VA and investigator-initiated grants in the areas of teledermatology, cutaneous fungal diseases, skin cancer, and allergic contact dermatitis.  Dr. Warshaw has mentored over 45 medical students, residents, and junior faculty as well as 12 dermatology clinical research fellows. 

Dr. Warshaw served as President of the American Contact Dermatitis Society from 2007-2009 and has been a member of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group since 2004.  She is the Associate Editor for Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Dermatitis and past Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. She has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications.

Her passions include distance running, sometimes accompanied by her husband or children, but always by her faithful Mexican street dogs, Tilly and Bug.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Benzophenones as Allergens