Erin M. Warshaw, MD, MS

Professor, Department of Dermatology

Erin M. Warshaw

Contact Info

MD, Emory University School of Medicine

Residency, Emory University School of Medicine

Masters Degree, University of Minnesota (Clinical Research)

Summary

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 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. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Annual Medical Staff Award for Clinical Excellence, 2008
  • Leonard Tow Faculty Humanism in Medicine Award Nominee 2007
  • American Contact Dermatitis Society Presidential Award for Outstanding Service, 2006
  • Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Teacher of the Year, 2000 University of Minnesota
  • Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Teacher of the Year, 1997 University of Minnesota

Professional Associations

  • President, American Contact Dermatitis Society

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Clinical trials; skin cancer; allergic contact dermatitis; teledermatology

Publications

  • Wood MM. Warshaw EM. “Hypersensitivity Reactions to Titanium: Review of Published Cases, Diagnosis, and Management.” Dermatitis 2015:26(1):7-25.
  • Warshaw EM, Belsito DV, Taylor JS, Sasseville D, DeKoven JG, Zirwas MJ, Fransway AF, Mathias CGT, Zug KA, DeLeo VA, Fowler JF, Marks JG, Pratt MD, Storrs FJ, ,Maibach HI. North American Contact Dermatitis Group Patch Test Results: 2011-2012. Dermatitis 2015:26(1):49-59. 
  • Fransway AF, Zug KA, Belsito DV, DeLeo VA, Fowler JF, Maibach HI, Marks JG, Mathias CGT, Pratt MD, Rietschel RL, Sasseville D, Storrs FJ, Taylor JS, Warshaw EM, DeKoven J, Zirwas M. “ North American Contact Dermatitis Group Patch Test Results for 2007-2008.” Dermatitis 2013:24(1):10-21.
  • Warshaw EM, Kwon GP, Mathias CGT, Maibach HI, Fowler JF, Belsito DV, Sasseville D, Zug KA, Taylor JS, Fransway AF, DeLeo VA, Marks JG, Pratt MD, Storrs FJ, Zirwas MJ, DeKoven JG. “Occupationally-Related Contact Dermatitis in North American Food Service Workers Referred for Patch Testing: Cross-Sectional Data, 1994-2010.” Dermatitis 2013:24(1):22-28.
  • Warshaw EM, Wang M, Mathias CGT, Maibach HI, Belsito DV, Zug KA, Taylor JS, Zirwas MJ, Fransway AF, DeLeo VA, Marks JG, Pratt MD, Storrs FJ, Rietschel RL, Fowler JF, Sasseville D. “Occupational Contact Dermatitis in Hairdressers/Cosmetologists: Retrospective Analysis of North American Contact Dermatitis Group Data, 1994-2010.” Dermatitis 2012;23(6):258-268.
  • Prizment AE, Alonso A, Folsom AR, Ahmed RL, Virnig BA, Warshaw EM, Anderson KE. "Association between psoriasis and incident cancer: the Iowa's Women's Health Study (IWHS)" Cancer Causes and Control 2011 Jul;22(7):1003-10. Epub 2011 May 7
  • Warshaw EM, Raju SI, Fowler JF Jr, Maibach HI, Belsito DV, Zug KA, Rietschel RL, Taylor JS, Mathias CG, Fransway AF, Deleo VA, Marks JG Jr, Storrs FJ, Pratt MD, Sasseville D. “Positive patch test reactions in older individuals: Retrospective analysis from the North American Contact Dermatitis Group, 1994-2008.” J Am Acad Dermatol 2012(66):229-240 DOI : 10.1016/j.jaad.2010.12.022
  • Lazovich D, Vogel RI, Berwick M. Weinstock M, Warshaw EM, Anderson KE. “Melanoma risk in relation to use of sunscreen or other sun protection methods.” Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2011;20(12):2583-93. DOI:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0705
  • Suwattee P, Cham PMH, Abdollahi M, Warshaw EM. "Dermatopathology Workforce in the United States: A Survey." J Am Acad Dermatol 2011; 65 (6): 1180-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2010.09.733
  • Bershow A, Warshaw EM. "Cutaneous Reactions to Transdermal Therapeutic Systems.” Dermatitis 2011;22(4):193-203.
  • Aakus A, Warshaw EM "Positive Patch Test Reactions to Methyldibromoglutaronitrile Phenoxyethanol (Euxyl K 400): Review of Regulatory Issues, Epidemiology, Clinical Characteristics, and Management." Dermatitis 2011:22(3):127-40.
  • Warshaw EM, Hillman YJ, Greer NL, Hagel EM, MacDonald R, Rutks IR, Wilt TJ. Teledermatology for Diagnosis and Management of Skin Conditions: A Systematic Review. J Am Acad Dermatol 2011;64:759-72.
  • Warshaw EM, Hillman YJ, Greer NL, Hagel EM, MacDonald R, Rutks IR, Wilt TJ. Teledermatology for Diagnosis and Management of Skin Conditions: A Systematic Review. J Am Acad Dermatol 2011;64:759-72.
  • Engasser H, Warshaw EM. "Dermatoscopy Utilization by U.S. Dermatologists: A Cross-Sectional Survey" J Am Acad Dermatol 2010;63:412-19.
  • Lazovich D, Vogel RI, Berwick M, Weinstock MA, Anderson K, Warshaw EM. Indoor tanning and risk of melanoma: a case-control study in a highly exposed population. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 2010;19(6):1557-68.
  • Warshaw EM, Nelsen DD, Sasseville, D Belsito DV, Maibach HI, Zug KA , Fowler JF, Taylor JS, DeLeo VA, Marks JG, Storrs FJ, Mathias CGT, Pratt MD, Rietschel RL . "The Positivity Ratio and Reaction Index: Patch Test Quality Control Metrics applied to the North American Contact Dermatitis Group Database.” Dermatitis 2010;21:91-97.
  • Warshaw EM, Lederle FA, Grill JP, Gravely AA, Bangerter AK, Fortier LA, Bohjanen KA, Chen K, Lee PK, Rabinovitz HS, Johr RH, Kaye VN, Bowers S, Wenner R, Askari SK, Kedrowski DA, Nelson DB. “Accuracy of Teledermatology for Pigmented Neoplasms.” J Am Acad Dermatology 2009;61(5):753-765.
  • Zug KA , Warshaw EM, Belsito DV, Fowler Jr. JF, Maibach HI, Sasseville D, DeLeo VA, Marks JG, Mathias CGT, Pratt MD, Rietschel RL, Storrs FJ,Taylor JS. “North American Contact Dermatitis Group 2005-2006 Patch Test Results” Dermatitis 2009;20(3):149-160

Clinical

Board Certifications

Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Occupationa; Contact Dermatitis