Board of Directors

Robert Bissonnette



Robert Bissonnette, MD, FRCPC, MSc
CEO and Medical Director, Innovaderm
Montreal, QC, Canada


Alan Irvine

President Elect

Alan Irvine, MD, DSc
Professor of Dermatology
Trinity College Dublin, Children’s Health 
Dublin, Ireland

Emma Guttman

Immediate Past-President and Co-Founder

Emma Guttman, MD, PhD
Waldman Professor and System Chair, Dermatology and Immunology
Director, Center of Excellence for Eczema and the Occupational Dermatitis Clinic
Director, Laboratory for Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

Kevin Cooper


Kevin Cooper, MD
Professor and Chair, Director, Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis
Director, Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Program, UH Seidman Cancer Center
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Kenji Kabashima,MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Dermatology
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto, Japan

valeria aoki


Valeria Aoki, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of the Cutaneous Immunopathology Laboratory,
Coordinator of the Dermatology Graduate Program, Department of Dermatology, Vice-President of the International Relations Office
University of Sao Paulo Medical School
São Paulo, Brazil

Carsten Flohr


Carsten Flohr, MD, PhD, MSc
Head, Unit for Population-Based Dermatology Research
St. John's Institute of Dermatology
Guy's and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London
London, UK

Kwang Hoon Lee


Kwang Hoon Lee, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Dermatology
Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea

Thomas Luger


Thomas Luger, MD
Professor, Klinik für Dermatologie
University of Munster
Munster, Germany

Amy Paller

Director, Past-President and Co-Founder

Amy Paller, MD, MS
Chair, Department of Dermatology
Director, Northwestern University Skin Disease Research Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

Nick Reynolds


Nick Reynolds, MD, FRCP 
Professor of Dermatology
Director Newcastle MRC/EPSRC Molecular Pathology Node
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Georg Stingl


Georg Stingl, MD
Professor Emeritus
Division of Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dept of Dermatology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Jacob Thyssen


Jacob Thyssen, MD, PhD, DmSci
Bispebjerg Hospital
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Johannes Worsoe


Johannes Worsoe
CFO for the Americas
New York, NY, USA