ABD Profile - Erik J. Stratman - Associate Executive Director for Continuous Program Improvement and Research

Erik J. Stratman, MD, practices dermatology for the Marshfield Clinic Health System in Marshfield, WI. He serves there as system-wide chairman of Dermatology, Dermatology Residency Program Director, and System Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Certification. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Dermatology and former Associate Dean for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Additionally, he is a researcher for the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute.

He is certified in general dermatology and in micrographic dermatologic surgery (MDS) and participates in the ABD’s continuing certification program.

Dr. Stratman has been an ABD volunteer for nearly 20 years. He was an item writer in medical dermatology (2004-2006) and general dermatology (2008-2011). He was a member of the ABD Board of Directors from 2012-2020, serving as Board President in 2019 and Vice President in 2020.

He launched and led the focused Practice Improvement (fPI) workgroup from 2016-2018, and was instrumental in the implementation of the CertLink pilot.

A native of Nevada, MO, Dr. Stratman earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and his medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He completed his residency in dermatology at Marshfield Clinic and at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

He has authored more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, most focused on dermatology education and dermatology practice gaps. He particularly enjoys infectious dermatology and was part of the discovery team for the first reported case of monkeypox in the western hemisphere in 2003.

Fun Facts

Outside of dermatology, Dr Stratman enjoys coaching high school football in central Wisconsin where he serves as defensive coordinator for the Spencer-Columbus Rockets. He is looking forward to the NFL season ahead because, for the first time, a player he coached just made it to the NFL on the Dallas Cowboys.

He has also been a coach for high school girls’ basketball, track and field, and a variety of middle school and youth sports, also. He enjoys cooking, barbeque smoking, singing in a rock-n-roll cover band, oil painting, charcoal sketching, and sculpting. 

He and his wife, Beth, just celebrated 29 years of marriage. They have four kids in college and medical school.  He is excited about becoming a first-time grandpa later this fall.