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Erum N. Ilyas

Erum N. Ilyas, MD, MBE

Interim Academic Chair; Associate Professor; Dermatology Pathway Director

Department: Dermatology


  • MD - MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • MBE - University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
  • MS - MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
  • BS/BA - University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Awards & Honors

  • Top Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine (2017-2024)
  • Top Doctor, Main Line Today (2011-2023)
  • Best Dermatologist, Reader’s Choice Awards, Philadelphia Style Magazine (2022)
  • Winner, Be Well Philly 2018 (2018)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Honor Society (2001)
  • Award for Excellence in Dermatology, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (2001)
  • Janet Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation (2001)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Skin Cancer Foundation
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Society
  • Society for Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology
  • Philadelphia Dermatological Society
2024 Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™

Dr. Ilyas has held clinical dermatologist positions at Philadelphia Institute of Dermatology, Mystic Valley Dermatology and Bryn Mawr Dermatology, and she was CEO of Montgomery Dermatology LLC for more than a decade. She currently practices at Schweiger Dermatology and is the founder and CEO of AmberNoon, a sun protective clothing company. She has consistently been named to Top Doctors lists since 2011 and earned the Best Dermatologist Readers’ Choice Award from Philadelphia Style Magazine in 2022.

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2017-2024)


  • Internal Medicine - MCP Hahnemann University Hospital


  • Dermatology - Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center

Erum N. Ilyas, MD ’01, MBE, is an associate professor and the interim academic chair of the provisional Department of Dermatology at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Ilyas has been a College of Medicine faculty member since 2016 and served as the Dermatology Pathway director since 2021. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and a member of the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and the Philadelphia Dermatological Society. She has presented on the topics of sun protective clothing, age-related changes of the skin, skin conditions in women, acne, rosacea and nail disorders. She has published papers regarding sunscreen choice, UV protection in children’s clothing and sunscreen for skin of color.


Selected Publications

“Sunscreen Label Marketing Towards Pediatric Populations: Guidance for Navigating Sunscreen Choice”
Druml L, Ilyas AM, Ilyas EN.
Cureus. 2023 Oct 10;15(10):e46785. doi: 10.7759/cureus.46785. PMID: 37954729; PMCID: PMC10634137

“Assessment of UV Protection for Children's Summer Clothing”
Cole Y, Ilyas AM, Ilyas EN
Cureus. 2023 Aug 25;15(8):e44137. doi: 10.7759/cureus.44137. PMID: 37753032; PMCID: PMC10518426

“Availability of Adequate Photoprotection for Skin of Color”
Cole Y, Ilyas AM, Ilyas EN
Cureus. 2023 Aug 1;15(8):e42794. doi: 10.7759/cureus.42794. PMID: 37664385; PMCID: PMC10470041

“The Impact of Routine Laundering on Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) Values for Commercially Available Sun-Protective Clothing”
Fernau E, Ilyas SM, Ilyas EN
Cureus. 2023 Jul 21;15(7):e42256. doi: 10.7759/cureus.42256. PMID: 37605709; PMCID: PMC10440054

“An Overview of Ultraviolet-Protective Clothing”
Lu JT, Ilyas EN
Cureus. 2022 Jul 27;14(7):e27333


Selected Presentations

Overview of Sun Protective Clothing
American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, 2022

Age related changes of the skin
Shannondell Retirement Community, 2013

Common Dermatology Problems in Women Ages 13-30
Women’s Health Symposium, CME speaker. Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, 2013

Acne and Rosacea
Teaching presentation for Family Medicine Residents. Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, 2013

Dermatology for Nurses
Lecture. Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, 2012

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.