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Alison Ehrlich, M.D., M.H.S., Named Chair of the Department of Dermatology

Alison Ehrlich

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to announce that Alison Ehrlich, M.D. ’96, M.H.S., clinical professor of dermatology and director of dermatology clinical research, has been named the new chair of the department of dermatology at GW SMHS and The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA).

Dr. Ehrlich has been listed among America's Top Physicians by the Consumers' Research Council of America and has been named as a Washingtonian magazine 'Top Doc'.

“The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is proud to have Dr. Ehrlich as our new chair of dermatology,” said Jeffrey S. Akman, M.D. ’81, G.M.E. ’85, interim vice president for health affairs and dean of SMHS. “Her years of clinical experience, research, and leadership in the field of dermatology make her the right candidate to lead and expand this department.  We are especially pleased to have one of our very own SMHS alumna in this position.”

After graduating from SMHS, Dr. Ehrlich completed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and received a master’s degree in clinical research through a National Institutes of Health (NIH)/ Duke University program and a clinical research fellowship at the NIH. Dr. Ehrlich is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Contact Dermatitis Society, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the Women's Dermatology Society, as well as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatitis and for Dermatologic Surgery. She also is on the editorial board of the Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigative Dermatology Journal, and is a widely published author. She has lectured both nationally and internationally. Dr. Ehrlich is an expert in the field of allergic contact dermatitis, who specializes in skin care regimes for patients with sensitive skin.  She founded the MFA Psoriasis clinic which offers patients’ a wide variety of therapy options including phototherapy, laser, biologics and clinical trials.