Philip S. Ellerin, MD, FAAD, a diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology and board-certified since 1972, is an assistant clinical professor at Tufts and Boston University Medical School 1981-2008 and taught at the Boston Medical Center as a clinical instructor.
Dr. Ellerin graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1965 and completed his residency at the Boston City Hospital and New England Medical Center.
In 1968, during the Vietnam War, Dr. Ellerin was honored with the Bronze Star Medal for his sentinel study of fungal disease leading to preventive treatment in combat troops. His publications regarding Prevention of Skin Disease During Riverine Warfare in the Mekong Delta resulted in the development of specialized footwear decreasing the incidence of foot fungus in soldiers. Following his promotion to major, he became Chief of Dermatology at Ft. Carson, Colorado.
After completing his residency in 1971, Dr. Ellerin opened his private practice in Dermatology.