Erica   Rushing MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Pathology


Dr. Erica Rushing is a highly accomplished American board certified dermatopathologist with extensive experience in both research and education. She received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, completed her anatomic pathology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and her dermatopathology fellowship training at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences. Dr. Rushing also received a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she conducted melanoma biomarker research at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

Dr. Rushing is widely published, including articles in The Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, Human Pathology, Modern Pathology and Pediatric Dermatology. She has also balanced clinical practice with educating residents and physician assistant students from both the University of North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Before joining AUC as a full-time faculty member in May 2019, Dr. Rushing taught as visiting pathology faculty for several years.

Dr. Rushing also has a strong interest in social activism. She served on the Medical Ethics Advisory Board while at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences, acted as Vice-Chairman of the Central Pennsylvania Disaster Response Commission, was Vice-President of the Mothers Offering Mothers Support organization, and is active within Habitat for Humanity and her local Episcopal Diocese homeless shelter. Dr. Rushing has even served as an elected local committeewoman for her township.