Dr. Emily Porter Gerson is a native of Washington, D.C.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1992 and her medical degree from the George Washington University Medical Center in 1999.  She completed here internal medicine internship at the Washington Hospital Center in 2000.  She completed her dermatology residency at Brown University Medical School in 2003, where she served as Chief Resident from 2002 to 2003.

Dr. Gerson is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Gerson has been a named a "Top Doctor" by Washingtonian Magazine and has been selected as the "Best Dermatologist" by Bethesda Magazine.