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Dr. James Ertle

Dr. James Ertle MD


Credentials of Dr. James Ertle MD


  • Medical School - University of Basel
  • Saint Louis University Hospital (Residency)
  • University of Chicago Hospital (Residency)

Languages Spoken

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • DuPage County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Chicago Dermatological Society
  • Great Lakes Dermatological Society
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
  • International Society of Dermatology
  • American Dermatological Association
  • Noah Worcester Dermatological Society
  • Foundation for International Dermatologic Education

Awards and Publications

  • Dr. Ertle was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology, Noah Worcester Dermatological Society, Foundation for International Dermatological Education, Dermatology Foundation and the International Society of Dermatology.
  • Practitioner of the Year, Dermatology Foundation, 2001
  • Elected honorary membership in American Academy of Dermatology in 2014
  • Educator of the Year, Hinsdale Hospital Family Practice, 1982
  • Practitioner of the Year, Chicago Dermatological Society, 1991
  • Special Legislative Award, Chicago Dermatological Society, 1995
  • Co-Teacher of the Year, Rush Dermatology Residents, 1999
  • Galen Society - Hinsdale Hospital Family Practice Program Charter Member, 2001
  • Elected by Family Practice Residents to "Honor Respected Educator Physicians"
  • Practitioner of the Year, Dermatology Foundation, 2001
  • Certificate of Appreciation, International League of Dermatology Societies, Prague, Czech Republic 2003
  • Presidential Citation, American Academy of Dermatology, for Skin Care in Developing Countries, 2004
  • Presidential Citation, American Academy of Dermatology, International Affairs Summit, 2005
  • Founders Award, Chicago Dermatological Society, 2006
  • Presidential Citation, American Academy of Dermatology, Promoting Volunteerism in Developing Countries, 2006
  • Members Making a Difference Award, American Academy of Dermatology, 2007, For Service in Haiti
  • Teacher of the Year, Rush Dermatology Residents, 2007 and 2010

Professional Statement

Dr. James Ertle was Board Certified in Dermatology in 1973 and voluntarily recertified by examination in 1999. Dr. Ertle is a graduate of Dartmouth College and studied medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Following internship at St. Louis University Hospitals, Dr. Ertle did his Dermatology Residency as well as a Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Chicago. After residency Dr. Ertle served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps as a Lieutenant Commander during the Vietnam era. Dr. Ertle has been in private practice in Hinsdale since 1972.

Since 1974, Dr. Ertle has been an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Rush Medical University and a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the Hinsdale Hospital Family Practice Program.
Dr. Ertle practices medical as well as surgical dermatology with a special interest in skin cancer, Pediatric Dermatology and Tropical Diseases.

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