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Feb 2002Present


Dermatology Specialists of St. Louis (f/k/a Aesthetic Dermatologic Surgery)


Jul 2000Jun 2001

Fellowship training

Methodist Hospital - DermSurgery Associates, Dr. Leonard Goldberg

Mohs surgery is considered THE state-of-the-art treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers, with a 99% cure rate. It is named after Dr. Frederic Mohs, who developed the procedure in the 1930s. I trained with Dr. Leonard Goldberg, a notable and distinguished Mohs surgeon, who learned his craft from Frederic Mohs, himself.

Jul 1997Jun 2000

Duke University School of Medicine

Chief Resident, Duke Department of Dermatology 1999-2000

Jul 1996Jun 1997

Washington University School of Medicine - Barnes Hospital
Aug 1992Jun 1996

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Vanderbilt School of Medicine

1st Place - Student / Resident Research Award in the field of Plastic Surgery & Dermatology for investigations with the free electron laser on collagen superstructure

Aug 1988May 1992

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

University of Missouri

Achieved Summa Cum Laude; Member of Phi Beta Kappa.


Reading, running, teaching my daughters to love mathematics, mountain climbing with my wife and good friends

Charitable Activities

Central Presbyterian Church, Chairman of Diaconate 2011 Central Christian School, Chairman of CCS Golf Tournament 2011 Missouri Prairie Foundation Missouri Conservation Federation Missouri Botanical Gardens Heritage Foundation



Since 2001, Dr. Erin Gardner has provided patients residing in the St. Louis, Missouri, area with his expert services in diagnosing and treating skin cancer. Having trained under the guidance of Dr. Leonard Goldberg, Dr. Erin Gardner is especially adept at performing Mohs surgery on patients with non-melanoma skin cancers. Dr. Erin Gardner presides as sole physician and principal of Dermatology Specialists of St. Louis, offering excision, dermatopathology, and reconstructive surgery services. Active in professional organizations, Dr. Erin Gardner is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Missouri Dermatological Society. He serves on the Board of Directors for the latter organization as its Treasurer. He is also a fellow in the American College of Mohs Surgery, the premier Mohs surgery professional society in the United States. Prior to launching his career, he completed his medical training at several renowned institutions across the United States. Dr. Erin Gardner earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Missouri, from which he graduated summa cum laude. Attending the institution as a Curator’s Scholar, he acted as President of his residence hall and acquired a Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship. During his undergraduate career he also performed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute teaching internship and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research internship. Upon completing his undergraduate education, the Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar continued on to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as a Fulbright and Swyers Foundation Scholar. Dr. Erin Gardner spent his first year functioning as secretary of the American Medical Association’s Vanderbilt Medical Chapter. In his final year, he attended the 16th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, where he won Best Paper Submitted by a Resident/Student in the Dermatology/Plastic Surgery section. Dr. Erin Gardner conducted his internship in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital and completed his residency in dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine. He maintains connection with his alma maters through participation in their alumni associations. When he is not busy conducting or publishing research on dermatological matters, running his practice, or participating in professional organizations, Dr. Erin Gardner enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, running, and mountain climbing. His favorite authors include Fyodor Dostoevsky, Thomas Sowell, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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