Erin Warshaw



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 became VA Dermatology Chief in 1997. 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 Contact Dermatitis Clinic at Park Nicollet. 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 50 medical students, residents, and junior faculty as well as 22 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 207 peer-reviewed publications.

Research Summary

Clinical trials; skin cancer; allergic contact dermatitis; teledermatology

Clinical Summary

Occupational; Contact Dermatitis