ERUM ILYAS, MD, MBE, FAAD
Making Your Health First Priority
Board Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Erum Ilyas focuses on adult and pediatric medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and skin cancer treatment. Dr. Ilyas grew up in Maryland and graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts and Science.
She earned her medical degree from the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, and completed her Dermatology training at the Cooper University Hospital of UMDNJ, where she also served as Chief Resident of Dermatology.
Dr. Ilyas has practiced dermatology in the Philadelphia area and Boston for over 15 years, and has served as Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Drexel University College of Medicine.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, Fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, and Philadelphia Dermatological Society.
Dr. Ilyas has presented nationally and authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters. She is married and has 3 children.
AmberNoon Founder and Clothing Designer
A woman of diverse interests, Dr. Ilyas also founded a clothing line called AmberNoon. She created this contemporary clothing line as a way of providing sun protection for people who are not adequately protecting themselves from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
This clothing line is an extension of her dermatology practice. With the incidence of skin cancer still rising, it is her hope that more people will recognize and understand the need for daily sun protection. Her goal is to impact more lives with this positive message, and to do her part to increase awareness and reduce the incidence of skin cancer.
Dr. Ilyas completed a Masters in Bioethics (MBE) at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and founded the Center for Applied Medical Ethics.
She has a particular interest in the physician-patient relationship and the impact of ever-evolving physician employment structure and insurance company participation on patient care and management. An ongoing research project has been focused on gender bias in pre-authorization requirements for acne therapy by insurance companies.
Dr. Ilyas has been at the forefront of providing access to dermatology services locally, statewide, and internationally. Most people know the wait time to see a dermatologist can be several weeks or months. To increase her patients' direct access to her, she utilizes a teledermatology platform that permits her patients to be evaluated and managed by her directly within 24 hours to avoid delays in care. Through the American Academy of Dermatology she has provided free service via teledermatology using the AccessDerm platform to remote clinics in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For international access to care, Dr. Ilyas currently works with different medical societies to provide complimentary service to underserved areas worldwide. She finds this work extraordinarily rewarding as it allows her the ability to not only directly care for patients, but also to teach and educate physicians on dermatologic conditions.
Dr. Ilyas has served with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons as a State Advocacy Leader. She has visited Capitol Hill with the AAD to advocate for restrictions on tanning bed usage for pediatric patients, increased research funding for rare diseases and increased access to pharmaceuticals at affordable prices for patients. She recently worked with local state leaders to successfully push for legislation permitting students in the state of Pennsylvania to apply sunscreen in school without a doctor's note.
Dr. Ilyas takes pleasure in having had the privilege as a working mom to serve as grade coordinator for each of her children throughout their grade school education. She has served on the annual fundraising committee for 11 straight years at her children's school in addition to serving as co-chair for the Spring Auction. She has always prioritized her children and purposefully based her schedule around theirs to make every effort to enjoy their childhood!