Eric P. Sorensen MD

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Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology


Dr. Sorensen received his medical degree from the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Washington University in St. Louis and an internship at the University of Hawaii.

Career Influence

"I was initially inspired to become a physician through a fascination with biology and enriching volunteer experiences in medicine. And my parents encouraged me to find a career that coupled individual passion with community service. Today, I find joy and fulfillment in cultivating the patient-physician relationship and improving people’s lives."

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sorensen enjoys treating a broad range of conditions and diagnoses encountered as a general dermatologist, including:

  • Skin cancer detection and surgery
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Skin allergy and patch testing
  • Medication reactions
  • Blistering skin disease
  • Skin disease in transplant and cancer patients

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Sorensen enjoys hiking and backpacking. He says that reconnecting with the natural world is how he stays balanced and grounded. He also enjoys drawing, painting portraits, and visiting art museums. He believes that cultivating an artistic, creative side improves medical practice.

Practice Philosophy

"I believe in the importance of engaging with each patient’s unique perspectives and goals to develop a personalized treatment plan. I strive to create a welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds. I embrace collaboration, continual learning, and the values of honesty, humility, and integrity."


  • Sorensen EP, Thrush J, Bartlett NL, Rosman IS, Anadkat M, Jones HA. “Diffuse Telangiectatic Rash Associated with Novel Antibody Drug Conjugate Therapies.” JAMA Dermatology. 2020; 156(5):601-603
  • Sorensen EP, Council ML. “Update in Soft Tissue Filler Associated Blindness.” Dermatol Surg. 2020; 46(5): 671-677.
  • Sorensen EP, Rosman IS, Sternhell-Blackwell K. “Eruptive tumors of the follicular infundibulum in photo-exposed skin.” JAAD Case Rep. 2018;4(4):330-332.
  • Sorensen EP, Dietert JB, Hurst EA. “Cells to Surgery Quiz: An Unnerving Tumor.” J Invest Dermatol. 2018;138(9):e57.
  • Sorensen EP, Algzlan H, Au S, Garber C, Fanucci K, Nguyen MB, Gottlieb AB. “Lower Socioeconomic Status is Associated with Decreased Therapeutic Response to the Biologic Agents in Psoriasis Patients.” J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Feb;15(2):147-153

Hospital Affiliations

Swedish Medical Center

Professional Involvement

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association


  • Merck Award for Outstanding Academic Accomplishment. University of California San Diego, School of Medicine
  • NIH Short Term Research Training Grant. University of California San Diego, School of Medicine
  • Phi Beta Kappa. Tufts University. Medford, MA