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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

Elise Kleyn, MRCP, MMedSci, PhD
University of Manchester
Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Dr. Kleyn is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Dermatology at The University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester. She received her MBChB degree from The University of Cape Town, South Africa and pursued her postgraduate training in the United Kingdom. She trained in dermatology on the North West Regional Dermatology Training Scheme. In 2008 she received her PhD degree from The University of Manchester and in 2010 she was awarded her MMedSci degree from the University of Liverpool. Dr. Kleyn is one of the five Consultant Dermatologists who lead the Manchester Psoriasis Service - a multidisciplinary clinic for patients with severe psoriasis - which was awarded Hospital Doctor Dermatology Team of the Year Award in 2002. She is also the Pharmacovigilance Lead for the British Association of Dermatologists Biologic Intervention Register (BADBIR). Her research has focused on the 'brain-skin' axis in health and disease (forming the basis of her PhD thesis), psoriasis and drug safety of biological therapies and their use in psoriasis. For her research relating to the brain-skin axis she has received a number of national awards. She is actively involved in medical education both in the clinical setting and as an Academic and Project Options supervisor.

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2018



Georg Stingl, MD
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Since 1992, Georg Stingl has been professor and chairman of the Division of Immunology, Allergy & Infectious Diseases, Department of Dermatology, at the University of Vienna Medical School in Vienna. He is a full member of the Section for Mathematics and the Natural Sciences at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 1980 he was promoted to the position of associate professor of dermatology at the University of Innsbruck Medical School. From 1977 to 1978, as well as from 1985 to 1986, he was a guest researcher at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He holds numerous honorary memberships in several national and international dermatological societies and is currently a member of the International Psoriasis Council. He has published more than 400 scientific publications in the fields of clinical and microscopic dermatology and venereology, immunodermatology, dermatological microbiology, allergology, photobiology, cellular and molecular immunology, cell biology, molecula

Last Updated: May 29, 2013


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