Three psoriatic disease experts join National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board
PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 30, 2011)—The National Psoriasis Foundation named three top psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis experts—Drs. Elaine Husni, Abrar Qureshi and Abby Van Voorhees—to its medical board to provide leadership and guidance to the Psoriasis Foundation on medical issues related to psoriatic disease.
Dr. Elaine Husni is the director of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Treatment Center at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and an assistant professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. As a rheumatologist, Dr. Husni has extensive experience with psoriatic arthritis and is a 2010 National Psoriasis Foundation Translational Research Grant recipient for her work in studying the disease. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychobiology from Boston College, her master's in public health from Boston University School of Public Health and her medical degree from Boston University's School of Medicine.
Dr. Abrar Qureshi is an assistant professor and vice chair of the department of dermatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard University Medical School in Boston. Qureshi is also the director of research and faculty member at the Veteran Affairs Boston Healthcare System. He has a master's in public health from Harvard University's School of Public Health and earned his doctorate of medicine from Aga Khan University Medical Center in Karachi, Pakistan.
Dr. Abby Van Voorhees is the associate professor of dermatology at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where she also serves as director of the university's Psoriasis Phototherapy Treatment Center. Van Voorhees was re-elected to the medical board after a one year hiatus. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Brown University in Providence, R.I. and earned her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.
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Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the country, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Appearing on the skin most often as red scaly patches that itch and bleed, psoriasis is chronic, painful, disfiguring and disabling. Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, a related joint disease. There is no cure for psoriasis.
About the National Psoriasis Foundation
The National Psoriasis Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit organization serving people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Our mission is to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education. For more information, call the Psoriasis Foundation, headquartered in Portland, Ore., at 800.723.9166, or visit www.psoriasis.org. Follow the Psoriasis Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.