Dr. Erik Hurst is a native of West Virginia and was raised in Hedgesville. He received a bachelor of science degree from West Virginia University in chemical engineering. After working as an engineer for four years in Sistersville, West Virginia he desired to pursue a field of science that benefits others and returned to school to earn a medical degree from Marshall University. While in medical school, he was presented with the MS-I and MS-II Academic Achievement Awards, which are given to the students with the highest academic standing. Chosen for several scholarships, he was named to Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society, and was selected by his colleagues to receive the Peer Choice Award.
Dr. Hurst completed one year of residency in internal medicine at Marshall University and three years of dermatology residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. As a medical resident, he was awarded the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Scholarship and was an active volunteer for cancer and medical related causes. He has written several publications that appear in academic dermatology journals and has been a presenter at various dermatologic conventions. He has also provided instruction and supervision to medical residents since 2007 as an associate clinical professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Dr. Hurst is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and licensed in the states of West Virginia and Maryland. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Mohs Surgery, and the American Medical Association. He lives in Hedgesville, West Virginia with his wife and four children.