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Co-Chairs

Mohamed El-Komy, MD
Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Mohamed EL-Komy was born October 1972 in Cairo, Egypt where he obtained his medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. He completed his residency and MD degree at the same place where he now works as a professor of Dermatology and faculty at the Kasr AL-Ainy hospitals of Cairo University. Besides general dermatology, Dr. EL-Komy has worked with special interest in psoriasis and nail disorders for the past 23 years. He is the team director managing the psoriasis clinic at Kasr AL-Ainy hospitals serving more than 2,500 registered psoriasis patients. He is involved in several psoriasis research and educational projects for both doctors and patients. Dr. El-Komy was appointed as an IPC Councilor in 2018.

Last Updated: Oct 09, 2018

Mahira Hamdy El Sayed, MSc, MD
Ain Shams University
Cairo, Egypt
IPC Board Member

Prof. El-Sayed is Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She qualified in medicine in Cairo with honors and subsequently obtained two post-graduate degrees: MSc and MD. Her training has mostly been at her home University but does include a period of research in Glasgow, Scotland for two years. She has served as the administrative director of the department since 2000 and has numerous responsibilities including directorship of the dermatology training program. She has lectured widely at international meetings. She is a member of multiple national and international dermatology societies and has organized many congresses. She is very committed to improving the outcomes for patients with psoriasis in Egypt and has on numerous occasions lobbied the government to improve access to healthcare and medicine.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2018

Faculty

Nejib Doss, MD
Military Hospital of Tunis
Tunis, Tunisia

Dr. Doss works is in the Department of Dermatology in the Military Hospital of Tunis in Tunisia. After completing medical school at the Faculté de Médecine de Tunis, he began his training in dermatology in Paris at the Hôpital Bégin. He returned home in 1985 and started rising through the academic positions and becoming full professor in 2002. He is vice president of the International Society of Dermatology, and one of the founders of the African Association of Dermatology and Venereology. His fields of interest include nails, psoriasis, and scabies. Dr. Doss has served as a member of the Directory Board of The International Society of Dermatology since 2009, a member of the International Board of Psoriasis groups network since 2004 and am ember of the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections Africa Core Team since 2009. He has also served as President of the HIV & STI Tunisian Military Prevention Programme since 2007.

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2019

Christopher EM Griffiths, OBE, MD, FRCP, FMedSci
University of Manchester
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
IPC Board Member

Chris Griffiths qualified in Medicine from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London. He trained in Dermatology at St Mary’s Hospital, London, and at the University of Michigan, USA. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair in Dermatology at the University of Manchester in 1994 and is an honorary consultant dermatologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. He founded the Manchester Dermatopharmacology Unit and Manchester Psoriasis Service in 1994. Chris is an NIHR Senior Investigator and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He has published 650 Pubmed cited articles in scientific journals (h-index 94), and is Editor-in-Chief of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology. Chris is a Past- President of the British Association of Dermatologists, is President-Elect of the European Society for Dermatological Research and a Past- President and co-founder of the International Psoriasis Council. He has long-standing research interests in all aspects of psoriasis and directs the British Association of Dermatologists Biologics and Immunomodulators Register (BADBIR) and the MRC Psoriasis Stratification to Optimise Relevant Therapy (PSORT) consortium. Chris is a recipient of the Sir Archibald Gray Medal for services to British Dermatology and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to dermatology, in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours.

Last Updated: Sep 05, 2019

Peter van de Kerkhof, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer
International Psoriasis Council
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Professor Peter van de Kerkhof served as head of the department Dermatology at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands, since 1992 and is currently a Professor Emeritus there. He graduated in medicine from the Catholic University of Nijmegen in 1978 and trained in Dermatology at the St. Radboud Hospital, Nijmegen. In 1983 and in 1990 he completed his theses in the faculty of medicine and faculty of sciences resp. Between 1980 and 1984 he completed his training as a dermatologist. Research interests of Professor van de Kerkhof are psoriasis, disorders of keratinization, inflammation and clinical pharmacology of the skin. He has been president of major European Dermatological societies such as European Society of Dermatological Research and European Dermatology Forum. He is member of the editorial board of several international dermatological journals. He is an author or coauthor of more than 600 peer reviewed dermatological journals. He joined the IPC Staff as Chief Medical Officer in July 2018.

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2019

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