Erin FosterM.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Dermatology, School of Medicine


  • Dermatology

Special focus on

  • Autoimmune Blistering Diseases
  • Dermatology (Cosmetic)


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Dr. Erin Foster is a medical dermatologist with a special interest in complex skin disorders such as autoimmune blistering diseases, oral and vulvar dermatology. Dr. Foster also sees patients for cosmetic dermatology and treats general dermatologic conditions such as acne and skin cancer checks.

Dr. Foster believes that her patients know more than she does about their skin, because they see it every day. She approaches clinical care with the goal of developing relationships based on mutual trust and working together toward health. Her research focuses on shared decision making with patients and the immunological basis of skin disease.

When she’s not working, Dr. Foster is hiking, biking, reading fiction, baking, or playing with her kids. A native Texan, she loves Portland summers and Mt. Hood winters. She feels lucky every day to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!


  • Ph.D., 2010, Oregon Health & Science University
  • M.D., 2016, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Residency:

    • Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Dermatology, 2020

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Medical Dermatology Society
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Oregon Dermatology Society
  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease