Caroline Gerhardt

Dr. Caroline Gerhardt

First Year Resident

Start Year


What are your career interests?

General dermatology, procedural dermatology, teledermatology, and increasing access to dermatologic care to underserved populations. 

Why did you choose Duke for residency training?

I was initially drawn to Duke's dermatology program for its incredible clinical and academic opportunities. During my interview day, it was clear that the residents and faculty were not only kind and passionate, but also committed to advancing the field of dermatology and increasing access to care to underserved communities. 

Education & Training

Undergraduate: Florida State University, BS, Exercise Physiology, 2018

Medical School: University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, MD, 2022

Internship: Transitional Year, HCA Florida Brandon Hospital, 2022-2023

Residency: Dermatology, Duke University, 2023-2026

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, 2021
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, 2021
  • NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference Student-Athlete Honor Roll, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Golden Torch Recipient, Florida State University, 2017                                             
  • Seminole Torchbearer Recipient, Florida State University, 2017
  • Phi Kappa Phi Inductee, Florida State University, 2017
  • Athletics Director's Cup for Service Recipient, Florida State University, 2017

Publications & Presentations


Gerhardt CA, Moore S, Bartlett KB. Postherpetic Pink, Smooth, Annular Convalescing Plaques. Cutis. 2022 Jun;109(6):E22-E24. doi: 10.12788/cutis.0557. PMID: 35960970.

Gerhardt C, Hennessy K, Morr C, Sarriera CJ, Harkins A, Correa L. Anti-program cell death receptor-1 induced erythema nodosum. Dermatol Ther. 2022 Jun;35(6):e15443. doi: 10.1111/dth.15443. Epub 2022 Apr 11. PMID: 35285117.

Gerhardt CA, Krenitsky A, Ravichandran S, Moore S, Tsai KY, Correa-Selm L. Metastatic prostate cancer masquerading as lymphangioma circumscriptum. JAAD Case Rep. 2022 Feb 13;22:24-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2022.01.028. PMID: 35282158; PMCID: PMC8904409.

Gerhardt CA, Cardon B, Rodriguez-Waitkus P, Seminario-Vidal L, Chen WS. Anosacral amyloidosis in a Chinese-Caribbean male. JAAD Case Rep. 2022 Jan 6;21:46-48. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2021.12.003. PMID: 35146100; PMCID: PMC8818804.

Gerhardt CA, Grewe S, Vera N, Reese A, Baldwin B. Sclerodermiform Dermatitis After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft With an Internal Thoracic Artery Conduit. Cureus. 2021 Nov 18;13(11):e19721. doi: 10.7759/cureus.19721. PMID: 34934584; PMCID: PMC8684359.

Gerhardt C, Haque A, Seminario-Vidal L. Glistening film on the dorsal hands and feet of a newborn. Pediatr Dermatol. 2021 Nov;38(6):1561-1562. doi: 10.1111/pde.14839. PMID: 34931363.

Gerhardt CA, Foels R, Grewe S, Baldwin B. Assessing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Teledermatology Consultations at a Local Veterans Affairs Dermatology Clinic. Cureus. 2021 Jun 02;13(6): e15406. doi:10.7759/cureus.15406 PMID: 34249554; PMCID: PMC8253700.

Gerhardt CA, Belzarena AC, Henderson-Jackson E, Mullinax JE, Joyce DM. Intrapelvic melanocytic schwannoma resection with computer-assisted navigation. Radiology Case Rep. 2020 Sep 22;15(11):2385-2390. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2020.09.021. PMID: 32994847; PMCID: PMC7516168.


Smith LR, Gerhardt C, Mastorides SM, Sanik E, Park H, Baldwin B, Borkowski A. Comparing Melanoma Detection Using Two Popular Machine Learning Frameworks: Fastai and TensorFlow. Research Day, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl, March 3, 2023. 

Smith L, Gerhardt C, Vera N, Turner L, Baldwin B. The Great Imitator: an unusual presentation of secondary syphilis. 2022 AMA Research Challenge Poster Symposium. Virtual Conference, October 20-22, 2022.

West W, Gerhardt C, Collier M, Watson N, Joyce DM. Dual Plating in Metastatic Distal Humerus Benefits May Outweigh the Risks. International Society of Limb Salvage Annual General Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, September 6-9, 2022.

Gerhardt CA, Ekhlasi E, Seminario-Vidal L. Pembrolizumab associated circumorificial plasmacytosis. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, March 26, 2022.  

Ayoubi N, Gerhardt CA, Hennessy K, Ravichandran S, Patel N, Ekhlasi E, Vera N, Glinos G, Rabionet A, Hatch L, Correa-Selm L. Hidradenitis Suppurativa Secondary to Nivolumab. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, March 24, 2022. 

Gerhardt CA, Spelman M, Sullivan G. Presumed Toxicity from Rectal Absorption of Angel’s Trumpet. Florida Medical Association’s David A. Paulus MD Poster Symposium, Orlando, Fl, July 31, 2021.

Gerhardt CA, Watson N, Joyce DM. Failure Rates of Single Plating vs. Dual Plating in Distal Humerus Metastatic Disease. Research Day, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl, February 26, 2021.