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 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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors for Women 2019
  • Mpls/St. Paul Top Doctor, Dermatology, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor, 2014
  • 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

Past President of American Contact Dermatitis Society; Past Associate Editor, JAAD; Assistant Editor, Dermatitis; member of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Clinical trials; skin cancer; allergic contact dermatitis; teledermatology

Publications

179. DeKoven J, Warshaw EM, Belsito DV, Sasseville D, Maibach HI, Taylor JS, Marks JG, Fowler JF, Mathias CGT, DeLeo VA, Pratt MD, Zirwas MJ, Zug KA . "North American Contact Dermatitis Group Patch Test Results: 2013 – 2014." Dermatitis Jan/Feb 2017:28(1):33-46.

Co-Investigator; performed statistical analyses (submitted to VA 7-21-16)

180.Warshaw EM, Hagen SA, Sasseville D, Belsito DV, Storrs F, Maibach HI, Marks JG Taylor JS, , Fowler JF, Zug KA, Mathias CGT Fransway T, Pratt MD, DeLeo VA, DeKoven J, Zirwas MJ. Occupational Contact Dermatitis in North American Mechanics and Repairers Referred for Patch Testing: Retrospective Analysis of Cross-Sectional Data from the North American Contact Dermatitis Group 1998 to 2014. Dermatitis Jan/Feb 2017:28(1):47-57.

Mentor (submitted to VA 8-4-16)

181. Pratt MD, Mufti A, Lipson J, Warshaw EM, Maibach HI, Taylor JS, Sasseville D, DeKoven JG, Zirwas MJ, Fransway AF, Mathias CGT , Zug KA, DeLeo VA, Fowler JF, Marks JG, Storrs FJ, Belsito DV. “Patch test reactions to corticosteroids - A retrospective analysis of cross sectional North American Contact Dermatitis Group Data, 2007-2014" Dermatitis Jan/Feb 2017:28(1):58-63.

Co-Mentor (submitted to VA 10-6-16)

182. Warshaw EM, Aschenbeck KA, Zug KA, Belsito D , Zirwas MJ, Fowler JF, Taylor JS, Sasseville D, Fransway T, DeLeo VA, Marks JG, Pratt MD, Maibach HI, Mathias CGT, DeKoven J. “Wet Wipe Allergens: Retrospective Cross-sectional Analysis of North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) Data from 2011-2014.” Dermatitis Jan/Feb 2017:28(1):64-69.

Mentor (submitted to VA 10-25-16)

183. Schalock PC, Dunnick CA, Nedorost S, Brod B, Warshaw E, Mowad C. “American Contact Dermatitis Society Core Allergen Series: 2017 Update.” Dermatitis 2017; 28(2):141-143.

Co-author (not submitted to VA)

184. Grey KR, Hagen SL, Hylwa SA, Warshaw EM. “Utility of Store and Forward Teledermatology for Skin Patch Test Readings.” Dermatitis 2017; 28(2):152-161.

Mentor (submitted to VA 11-14-16)

185. Warshaw EM, Hagen SA, DeKoven J, Zug KA, Sasseville D, Belsito DV, Zirwas MJ, Fowler JF, Taylor JS, Fransway T, DeLeo VA, Marks JG, Pratt MD, Maibach HI, Mathias CGT. Occupational Contact Dermatitis in North American Production Workers Referred for Patch Testing: Retrospective Analysis of Cross-Sectional Data from the North American Contact Dermatitis Group 1998 to 2014. Dermatitis 2017; 28(3):183-194.

Mentor (submitted to VA 2-7-17)

186. Warshaw EM, Hagen SA, Belsito DV, DeKoven J, Maibach HI, Mathias CGT, Zug KA, Sasseville D, Zirwas MJ, Fowler JF, Fransway T, DeLeo VA, Marks JG, Pratt MD, Taylor JS . Occupational Contact Dermatitis in North American Print Machine Operators Referred for Patch Testing: Retrospective Analysis of Cross-Sectional Data from the North American Contact Dermatitis Group 1998 to 2014. Dermatitis 2017; 28(3):195-203.

Mentor (submitted to VA 1-19-17)

187. Zirwas MJ, Hamann D, Warshaw EM, Maibach HI, Taylor JS, Sasseville D, DeKoven JG, Fransway AF, Mathias CGT, Zug KA, DeLeo VA, Fowler JF, Marks JG, Pratt MD, Belsito DV. Epidemic of Isothiazolinone Allergy in North America: Prevalence Data From the North American Contact Dermatitis Group, 2013-2014. Dermatitis 2017; 28(3):204-209.

Co-Investigator (submitted to VA 5-18-17)

188. Hagen SL, Warshaw EM. “The Latest Occult ‘Hypoallergenic’ Allergen: Ethylhexylglycerin.” Dermatitis 2017; 28(3):220-222.

Mentor (submitted to VA 10-25-16)

189. Warshaw EM, Zug KA, Belsito DV, Fowler JF , DeKoven J, Sasseville D, Maibach HI, Mathias CGT, DeLeo VA, Taylor JS, Fransway T, Marks JG, Pratt MD, Zirwas MJ, Geier J, Uter W. “Positive Patch Test Reactions to Essential Oils in Consecutive Patients: Results from North American and Central Europe.” Dermatitis 2017; 28(4):246-252.

Primary Investigator (submitted to VA 4-11-17)

190. Goodier M, Ljungberg L, Persson C, Engfeldt M, Bruze M, Warshaw E. “Allergic Contact Dermatitis from Methylisothiazolinone in Residential Wall Paint.” Dermatitis 2017; 28 (4) 284-287.

Mentor (submitted to VA 3-21-17)

191. Aschenbeck, K. Warshaw E. “Periorbital Allergic Contact Dermatitis due to Ketotifen.” Dermatitis. 2017;28(2):164-5.

Mentor (submitted to VA 12-13-16)

192. Ashenbeck KA, Warshaw EM. "Allergenic Ingredients in Personal Hygiene Wet Wipes" Dermatitis 2017;28(5):317-322.

Mentor (submitted to VA 1-31-17)

193. Ashenbeck KA, Warshaw EM. "Allergenic Ingredients in Hand Wet Wipes" Dermatitis 2017;28(5):329-330.

Mentor (submitted to VA 2-11-17)

194. Warshaw EM. Ashenbeck KA. DeKoven J Maibach HI, Taylor JS, Sasseville D, Belsito DV, Fowler JF, Zug KA, Zirwas MJ, Fransway AF, DeLeo VA, Marks JG, Pratt MD, Mathias CGT. “Piercings and Metal Sensitivity: Extended Analysis of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group Data, 2007-2014" Dermatitis 2017;28(6);333-341.

Principal Investigator, Mentor (submitted to VA 8-24-17)

195. Ashenbeck KA, Warshaw EM. "Allergenic Ingredients in Facial Wet Wipes." Dermatitis 2017 28(6):353-359

Mentor (submitted to VA 1-19-17)

196. Zhang AJ, Warshaw EM. “Pet Consort Dermatitis: The Importance of Asking about Pets” Dermatitis 2018 29(1):45-46.

Mentor (submitted to VA 11-1-17)

197. Ashenbeck KA, Warshaw EM "Clinically Relevant Reactions to Thimerosal (the "Non-Allergen") Exist!" Dermatitis 2018 29(1):44-45.

Mentor (submitted to VA 2-14-17)

198. Warshaw EM, Goodier MC, DeKoven JG, Maibach HI, Taylor JS, Sasseville D, Belsito DV, Fowler JF, Fransway AF, DeLeo VA, Marks JG, Pratt MD, , Mathias CGT, Zirwas MJ, Zug KA. “Contact Dermatitis associated with Skin Cleansers: Retrospective Analysis of North American Contact Dermatitis Group Data, 2000-2014." Dermatitis 2018 29(1):32-42.

Mentor (submitted to VA 11-1-17)

199. Weinstock, MA. Thwin SS, Siegel JA, Marcolivio K, Means AD, Leader NF, Shaw FM, Hogan D, Eilers D, Swetter SM, Chen SC, Jacob SE, Warshaw EM, Stricklin GP, Dellavalle, RP, Sidhu-Malik N, Konnikov N, Werth VP, Keri JE, Robinson-Bostom L, Ringer RJ, Lew RA, Ferguson R, DiGiovanna JJ, Huang GD. “Chemoprevention of basal and squamous cell carcinoma with a single course of 5-fluorouracil 5% cream: A Veterans Affairs randomized controlled trial” JAMA Dermatology 2018 154(2):167-174.

Planning Committee, Minneapolis VA Site Principal Investigator (submitted to VA 8-2-17)

200. Zhu TH, Suresh R, Warshaw EM, Scheinman P, Mowad C, Botto N, Brod B, Taylor JS, Atwater AR, Watsky K, Schalock PC, Machler BC, Helms S, Jacob SE, Murase JE. The Medical Necessity of Comprehensive Patch Testing. Dermatitis 2018;29(3):107-111.

Contributor

201. Boyd A, Warshaw EM. “Sulfites – No Longer a Zebra?” Dermatitis 2017;28(6):364-366.

Mentor (submitted to VA 7-6-17)

202. Towle KM, Dreschsel DA, Warshaw EM, Fung ES, Novick RM, Paustenbach DJ, Monnot AD. Risk assessment of the skin sensitization induction potential of the Kathon CG in rinse-off and leave-on personal care and cosmetic products" Dermatitis 2018;29(3):132-138.

Contributor

203. Zhu TH, Suresh R, Farahnik B, Jeon C, Warshaw EM, Scheinman P, Mowad C, Botto N, Brod B, Taylor JS, Atwater AR, Watsky K, Schalock PC, Machler BC, Helms S, Jacob SE, Murase JE. Survey of Patch Test Business Models in the US by the ACDS. Dermatitis 2018;29(2):85-88.

Co-Author

204. Zhu TH, Suresh R, Warshaw EM, Scheinman P, Mowad C, Botto N, Brod B, Taylor JS, Atwater AR, Watsky K, Schalock PC, Machler BC, Helms S, Jacob SE, Murase JE. The Medical Necessity of Comprehensive Patch Testing. Dermatitis 2018;29(3):107-111.

Co-Author

205. Goodier MC, Aschenbeck KA, Warshaw EM. “Allergic contact cheilitis: 4 cases.” Minn Med July/Aug 2017; 35-37.

Mentor (submitted to VA 6-8-17)

206. Warshaw EM, Aschenbeck KA, DeKoven JG, Maibach HI, Taylor JS, Sasseville D, Belsito DV, Fowler JF, Zug KA Zirwas MJ, Fransway AF, DeLeo VA, Marks JG, Pratt MD, Mathias CGT. “Epidemiology of Pediatric Nickel Sensitivity: Retrospective Review of North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) Data 1994-2014.” J Am Acad Dermatol 2018;79(4):664-671.

Mentor (submitted to VA 2-20-18)

207. Zhang AJ, Warshaw EM. Single-Item Quality of Life Assessment in Patients Referred for Patch Testing submitted to Int J Dermatol 2018;57:e136-e138.

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Staffs general Dermatology clinics at the VA and patch test clinics at the VA and Park Nicollet; lecturer for medical students and residents, mentor to medical students, research fellows, residents, and junior faculty Clinical trials, outcomes research, epidemiology, teledermatology, contact dermatitis, cutaneous fungal diseases and cutaneous malignancies

Clinical

Board Certifications

Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Occupational; Contact Dermatitis