Medical Professionals Recognized By National Psoriasis Foundation for Outstanding Work in Treating Psoriatic Disease

Portland, Ore. (March 22, 2019) — The National Psoriasis Foundation, NPF, is proud to announce the winners of its fourth annual Medical Professional Awards. Nominated by patients and colleagues, and selected by a committee of NPF medical board members, these professionals join NPF in its mission to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of all those affected.

The NPF Medical Professional Awards recognize medical professionals who work to better patient outcomes for those living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Award recipients represent the wide range of professionals who contribute to the advancement of the care, treatment, and research needed to effectively manage psoriatic disease. 2019 clinician award category winners include;

Outstanding Educator in Psoriatic Disease, Steven Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, Social Sciences & Health Policy, and Molecular Medicine & Translational Science at the Wake Forest School of Medicine
Dr. Feldman is a Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, Social Sciences & Health Policy, and Molecular Medicine & Translational Science at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Additionally, he leads the Center for Dermatology Research, a health services research center whose mission is to improve the care of patients with skin disease. Dr. Feldman’s chief clinical interest is psoriasis, and his passion is to help guide how patients with psoriasis are treated. 

Outstanding Physician-Clinician, Lawrence Green, M.D. Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at George Washington University School of Medicine
Dr. Green serves as an associate professor of dermatology at George Washington University School of Medicine, is in private practice in dermatology and skin surgery in Rockville, Md. and is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Green is being honored for his outstanding achievements in improving psoriatic disease clinical practice and the lasting impact he has had in improving the quality of life of psoriatic disease patients and their families.

NPF Health Professional Volunteer of the Year, David Kessler M.D. Massapequa Dermatology PLLC
Dr. Kessler is founder of Massapequa Dermatology PLLC and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kessler has a special interest in psoriasis and is known for his caring and dedication to his patients. Honored as the 2018 Medical Chairman for the Team NPF Cycle in the Hamptons, Dr. Kessler is being recognized for exemplifying NPF’s mission of improving the lives of people with psoriatic disease through exceptional contributions to key initiatives of the NPF.

Outstanding Allied Health Professional, Veronica Richardson, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine – Department of Medical Dermatology
Ms. Richardson is being honored as an allied health professional for outstanding achievements in improving psoriatic disease clinical practice and the lasting impact she has had in improving the quality of life of psoriatic disease patients and their families.

Earlier this month, winners were honored at an NPF reception during the winter American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Winners of the Outstanding Scientific Achievement and Outstanding New Investigator awards will be honored during the NPF Cure Symposium, May 30-31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.

To learn more about these awards please visit: https://www.psoriasis.org/medical-programs/awards-program


About the National Psoriasis Foundation

Serving its community through more than 50 years of patient support, advocacy, research funding, and education, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world’s leading nonprofit fighting for individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The NPF mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and dramatically improve the lives of more than 8 million Americans affected by this chronic immune-mediated disease. As part of that effort, NPF created its Patient Navigation Center to offer personalized assistance to everyone with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. To date, NPF has funded more than $21 million in research grants and fellowships that help drive discoveries that may lead to more and better treatments and ultimately a cure. Learn more at www.psoriasis.org.