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Ask the Experts


ACDS is excited to offer an “Ask the Experts” Panel Discussion at this year’s Fall Meeting. This Panel Discussion will be hosted by experts in the field of contact dermatitis, and discussions will be directed by questions submitted both in advance of the meeting and onsite from attendees.

If you would like to submit a question or topic for discussion, please send them to

Panel experts include the following:



James S. Taylor, MD

James S. Taylor, MD, is a founding member and past president of ACDS. He is a past Associate Editor of the American Journal of Contact Dermatitis (1990-98) and is Editor Emeritus of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Taylor has been a member of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group since 1976 and was a past vice-president of the AAD and ADA. His entire professional career has been at Cleveland Clinic (PGY 55!) and Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Taylor’s major clinical research, consulting, speaking and committee activities include: contact, occupational and environmental dermatology; device allergy; big data; patient safety and quality; and public policy for industry, non-profits and government (ESCD, AAD/A. AAAAI, ACAAI, ACOEM, PEHRC, NQF, CIR, EU, NIOSH, FDA, CPSC, US Air Force, VA, NRC, National Academy of Medicine, etc.). He is author/coauthor of 353 scientific articles and book chapters and presenter of seven eponymous lectures. In addition to his ACDS honorary membership, Dr. Taylor is also an honorary member of AAD, CDA and the Mexican Academy of Dermatology.

Special Interests

  • Quality and patient safety
  • Device allergy
  • Public policy for industry, non-profits, and government
  • Data registries
  • Contact, occupational, and environmental dermatology



Erin Warshaw, MD, MS

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 dermatology residency.

Dr. Warshaw joined the staff at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Minnesota in 1996 and served VA Dermatology Chief from 1997 to 2013.  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 immediate past director of the Park Nicollet Contact Dermatitis Clinic, a state-of-the art tertiary referral center for occupational and contact dermatitis.  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 100 medical students, residents, clinical research fellows and junior faculty. 

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 active on the boards of Dermatitis and Contact Dermatitis. She has authored over 320 peer-reviewed publications.

Her passions include distance running, triathlons, and everything related to dogs

Special Interests

  • Clinical Trials
  • Mentoring
  • Contact Dermatitis



Nicole Burkemper, MD

Nicole Burkemper, MD  is Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, member of the Dermatology Department since 2006, Dermatology residency program director since 2012 and Dermatopathology fellowship program director since 2022. Dr. Burkemper received her medical degree from University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and completed her training in dermatology and dermatopathology at the Mayo Clinic-Rochester School of Graduate Medical Education. She has served on the Transparency Work Group of the Association of Professors of Dermatology Program Director Task Force, on the board of directors of the American Contact Dermatitis Society and is the director of the American Society of Dermatopathology’s Board Review Course. She is past president of the Missouri Dermatological Society. Her research and clinical interests include contact dermatitis and patch testing, clinicopathologic correlation, resident education, and quality and patient safety. Dr. Burkemper’s avocational interests include music, travel, cooking, exercise, retail therapy and reading.

Special Interests

  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatopathology
  • Hospitalist Dermatology
  • Resident Education
  • Quality and Patient Safety


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