Dr. Stephen Erickson
Dr. Stephen Erickson
Experience You Can Trust
Dr. Stephen Erickson, MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon. He has extensive training in the treatment of skin cancer and advanced facial reconstructive surgery. Dr. Erickson and the Haiken Dermatology team are dedicated to keeping you comfortable during treatment and providing the very best surgical outcomes.
Dr. Erickson attended the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, which is ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States, where he graduated with honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His dermatology residency and Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology fellowship were also completed at Washington University under the training of world-renowned dermatologists and surgeons.
Dr. Erickson ensures that his patients are treated with evidence-based practices. He has presented research at national conferences and published research manuscripts in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals.
Dr. Erickson grew up in southwest Florida and loves spending time with his wife and children here in Fort Myers. His favorite pastimes are fishing, downhill skiing, gardening, and spending evenings at the beach.
Scheduling a yearly skin examination with
May help you from becoming one of these statistics:
- Women aged 39 and under have a higher probability of developing melanoma than any other cancer except breast cancer.
- The number of women under age 40 diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma has more than doubled in the last 30 years; the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma among women under age 40 has increased almost 700 percent.
- People who use tanning beds are 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma.
- Melanoma is nine times more common between the ages of 10 and 20 than it is between birth and 10 years.
- Diagnosis and treatment is delayed in up to 40 percent of childhood melanoma cases.
- American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2012.
- Christenson LJ, Borrowman TA, Vachon CM, et al. Incidence of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas in a population younger than 40 years. JAMA2005; 294(6):681-690.
- Karagas MR, Stannard VA, Mott LA, Slattery MJ, Spencer SK, and Weinstock MA. Use of tanning devices and risk of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. J Natl Cancer Inst 2002; 94:224; doi:10.1093/jnci/94.3.224.
- Lange J, Palis BE, Chang DEC, Soong S, Balch CM. Melanoma in Children and Teenagers: An Analysis of Patients from the National Cancer Data Base.J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:1363-8.
- Ferrari A, Bono A, Baldi M, et al. Does melanoma behave differently in younger children than in adults? A retrospective study of 33 cases of childhood melanoma from a single institution. Pediatrics 2005; 115:649-57.