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Alan Menter, MD
Texas Dermatology Associates
Dallas, Texas, United States
IPC Founding President

Dr. Menter is Chairman of the Division of Dermatology and Director of the Dermatology Residency program for Baylor University Medical Center, and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, both in Dallas. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Professor Menter completed his residency in dermatology at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and fellowships at Guy's Hospital in London and St. John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London, as well as the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Menter is board-certified in dermatology. He is involved in multiple clinical, investigative and drug research studies, particularly those relating to psoriasis. In August 2004, he founded the International Psoriasis Council (IPC).

Last Updated: Jan 02, 2014


Elise Kleyn, MBChB, FRCP (UK), MMedSci, PhD
University of Manchester; Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Dr. Elise Kleyn is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Dermatologist. She pursued her postgraduate training on the North West Regional Dermatology Training Scheme. She was awarded her PhD degree from The University of Manchester and her MMedSci degree from The University of Liverpool.


Dr. Kleyn is the Director of the Brain-Skin Unit, Centre for Dermatology Research and one of five Consultant dermatologists who lead the Greater Manchester Psoriasis Service. Dr. Kleyn’s research has been focused on the 'brain-skin' axis in health and disease, forming the basis of her PhD thesis, and for which she has received a number of national awards. In addition, she has a particular interest in psoriasis, brain imaging as well as the safety of biological therapies and their use in psoriasis. She has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings and is a member of the International Psoriasis Council as well as the BADBIR Data Analysis Working Group. She is actively involved in medical education both in the clinical setting and as a PhD supervisor and runs the successful Manchester Psoriasis Preceptorship programme. She is the Equality and Diversity Lead, Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences and an Athena Swan champion. She is married to a General Practitioner and has two daughters.

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2019


June 2018 through June 2019.

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