Dr. Erin Amerson is a dermatologist who focuses on caring for adults with conditions that include moles and skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis, autoimmune skin diseases and skin infections. She is the medical director of dermatology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, where she teaches residents and medical students in both clinic and hospital settings.

Amerson is involved in advancing care for patients with HIV-associated skin diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. She also has ongoing domestic research projects investigating hepatitis C–associated skin disease, teledermatology and equitable access to dermatologic care. She is a founding member of GloDerm International Alliance for Global Health Dermatology, an organization of dermatologists whose focus is improving skin health throughout the world.

A Wisconsin native, Amerson earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Minnesota. She then completed a yearlong fellowship on HIV dermatology, working at both UCSF and Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Amerson lives in Oakland with her husband, two children and dog, Stella.

  • Education

    Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004

  • Residencies

    University of Minnesota, Dermatology, 2008

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, HIV Dermatology, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Clinics I work with

Dermatology Clinic at Mount Zion

1701 Divisadero St., Third and Fourth Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115

Berkeley Outpatient Center

3100 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702

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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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