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Christof Erickson, MD

Born in France but raised primarily in Michigan and Arizona, Dr. Erickson has a BA in the History & Philosophy of Science from Washington University in St. Louis and attended medical school at the University of Arizona.

His residency was in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he served as Chief Fellow during his Dermatopathology fellowship with Dr. Clay Cockerell.

He has spent the last seven years at DermpathDiagnostics in Tucson, AZ and was the Medical Director there for the past five years.

Dr. Erickson has reviewed hundreds of thousands of dermatopathological cases and has special interests in lymphoproliferative disorders, alopecia, and soft tissue neoplasms.

Dr. Erickson and his wife Alicia have four children and enjoy camping and traveling.



2015 – Medical Director, Compass Dermatopathology, San Diego, CA, USA

2009 – Medical Director, DermpathDiagnostics, Tucson, AZ, USA

2008 – Dermatopathologist, DermpathDiagnostics, Tucson, AZ, USA


2007-2008: Chief Fellow, UT-Southwestern/Cockerell and Associates, Dallas, TX, USA

2006-2007: Chief Resident, UT-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

2003-2006: Resident, UT-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

2000-2001: Post-Sophomore Fellow, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Anatomic Pathology

1998-2003: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA
Doctor of Medicine

1993-1997: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Bachelor of Arts, History and Philosophy of Science


Arizona Medical License 40775
California Medical License A 109927
Colorado Medical License 49133
Nevada Medical License 13831
New Mexico Medical License TM2009-0709
Texas Medical License M6122
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology – Board Certified
Dermatopathology – Board Certified

Select Publications

A novel therapeutic combination approach for treating multiple vemurafenib-induced keratoacanthomas: systemic acitretin and intralesional fluorouracil.
LaPresto L, Cranmer L, Morrison L, Erickson CP, Curiel-Lewandrowski C.
JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Mar;149(3):279-8

Erythematous annular plaques on the trunk.
LaPresto L, Cranmer L, Erickson CP, Morrison L, Curiel-Lewandrowski C.
Arch Dermatol. 2012 Apr;148(4):531-6. doi: 10.1001/archderm.148.4.531-b

Necrolytic acral erythema: a case not associated with hepatitis C infection.
Liu A, Erickson CP, Cockerell CJ, Hsu S.
Dermatol Online J. 2008 Jun 15;14(6):10

Prognostic Factors in Cutaneous Melanoma: Current Practice and Future Trends
Erickson, Christof Phillipe MD

Pathology Case Reviews:
November/December 2007 – Volume 12 – Issue 6 – pp 225-229

Kapur P, Erickson C, Rakheja D, Carder K, Hoang M.


Congenital self-healing reticulohistiocytosis (Hashimoto-Pritzker disease): 10-year experience at Dallas Children’s Medical Center. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2007;56:290-294. 

Cheverud JM, Vaughn TT, Pletscher LS, Peripato AC, Adams ES, Erickson CP, King-Ellison KJ.


Genetic Architecture of Adiposity in the Cross of LG/J and SM/J Inbred Mice. Mammalian Genome 2001; 12:3-12.

Cheverud JM, Vaughn TT, Pletcher S, King-Ellison K, Bailiff J, Adams E, Erickson C, Bonislawski A.


Epistasis and the Evolution of Additive Genetic Variance in Populations That Pass Through a Bottleneck. Evolution 1999; 53:1009-1018.

Boyer AS, Erickson CP, Runyan RB. Epithelial-Mesenchymal


Transformation in the Embryonic Heart is Mediated Through Distinct Pertussis Toxin-Sensitive and TGF Beta Signal Transduction Mechanisms. Developmental Dynamics 1999; 214:81-91. 

Vaughn TT, Pletscher LS, Peripato A, King-Ellison K, Adams E, Erickson C, Cheverud JM.


Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci for Murine Growth: A Closer Look at Genetic Architecture. Genetical Research 1999; 74(3):313-22.

Kramer MG, Vaughn TT, Pletscher S, King-Ellison K, Adams E, Erickson C, Cheverud JM. 


Genetic Variation in Body Weight Gain and Composition in the Intercross of Large (LG/J) and Small (SM/J) Inbred Strains of Mice. Genetics and Molecular Biology 1998; 21:211-218.

Board Certifications:

University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX

University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Medical School
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

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