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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

Georg Stingl, MD
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Georg Stingl received his residency training in dermatovenerology at the Medical School of Vienna’s University. After working as a postdoctoral fellow and, later, as a guest scientist at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, he became staff physician/scientist at the Departments of Dermatology in Innsbruck and, later, in Vienna. In 1992, he was appointed professor and chairman of the Division of Immunology, Allergy & Infectious Diseases and, in 2016, of the entire Department of Dermatology of Vienna’s Medical University. He holds numerous honorary memberships in several national and international dermatological (including the IPC) and immunological societies and is member of the Austrian and German Academy of Sciences as well as the US National Academy of Medicine. He has published more than 400 scientific manuscripts in the fields of clinical and investigative dermatology with a particular focus on immunodermatology and allergology as well as clinical, cellular and molecular immunology.

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2019


April Armstrong, MD, MPH
Keck School of Medicine, USC
Studio City, California, United States

Dr. April Armstrong is Associate Dean at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). She also serves as Director of Clinical Research Support at the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Dr. Armstrong also serves as Vice Chair and Director of Psoriasis Program in the dermatology department at USC. Dr. Armstrong obtained her MD and completed dermatology residency at Harvard. She also obtained a MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Armstrong is highly committed to clinical research and the care of patients with inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Her research in focuses on (1) investigating comorbidities related to psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, (2) identifying treatment patterns, treatment goals, and economic burden of inflammatory skin disease, and (3) increasing patient access using innovative, technology-enabled healthcare delivery methods. She has conducted over 100 clinical trials and published over 210 articles in scientific journals. She holds multiple leadership positions at professional societies, including the National Psoriasis Foundation, Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), the International Psoriasis Council, and the American Academy of Dermatology. She is an associate Editor for JAMA Dermatology and has also served on the editorial boards of JAAD and Telemedicine and eHealth.

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2019

Errol Prens, MD, PhD
Erasmus University Medical Center
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Errol Prens (1956) earned his MD degree in 1981 at the University of Groningen and became a certified Dermatologist in 1985 after receiving his training in the department of Dermatology Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He joined the department of Immunology of the Erasmus MC for research on skin inflammation, resulting in his thesis 'Immunopathophysiology of psoriasis; studies on accessory cells, cytokines and their receptors', Erasmus University Rotterdam (1992). Certification as an Immunologist followed in 1993 (SMWBO). He combined his position as a postdoctoral fellow and leader of the Experimental Immunodermatology group in the department of Immunology of the Erasmus MC, with his clinical tasks as an all-round dermatologist in Ziekenhuis Walcheren in Vlissingen. He is a reviewer for several international dermatological and immunological journals, co-founder and board member of the Dutch Society for Experimental Dermatology, councillor of the International Psoriasis Council, and member of the scientific committee of the international congress “Psoriasis from Gene to Clinic” in London.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2018



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