Medical Board & Scientific Advisory Committee

Medical Board

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) Medical Board is made up of experts in the field of psoriatic disease. The Medical Board provides clinical direction, treatment guidance, and provider education oversight to the organization and its Executive leaders.

The Medical Board:

  • Champions medical professional education
  • Advises on and assists in the development of standards of care
  • Supports NPF’s advocacy efforts to increase safe and effective treatment

Andrew Blauvelt, M.D., MBA

CHAIR

Oregon Medical Research Center

Portland, Oregon

Ronald Prussick, M.D., FRCPC

VICE CHAIR

Washington Dermatology Center

Frederick, Maryland

April Armstrong, M.D., MPH

CHAIR EMERITUS

UCLA School of Medicine

Los Angeles, California

Cassandra Calabrese, D.O.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, Ohio

Jeffrey Cohen, M.D.

Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven, Connecticut

Fran E. Cook-Bolden, M.D., FAAD

Weill Cornell

New York, New York

Seemal Desai, M.D.

Innovative Dermatology

Plano, Texas

Steven Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Wake Forest University, Health Sciences

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Dafna Gladman, M.D.

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Brad Glick, D.O., MPH

Glick Skin Institute

Margate, Florida

George Han, M.D., Ph.D.

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Hempstead, New York

Jason Ezra Hawkes, M.D., M.S.

University of California, Davis

Rocklin, California

Sylvia Hsu, M.D.

Temple University School of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Kalb, M.D.

Buffalo Medical Group

Williamsville, New York

Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD

Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia

Kindred Hair & Skin Center

Marriottsville, Maryland

Leon Kircik, M.D.

Physicians Skin Care

Louisville, Kentucky

John Koo, M.D.

CHAIR EMERITUS

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

San Francisco, California

Gerald G. Kreuger, M.D.

CHAIR EMERITUS

University of Utah School of Medicine Salt Lake City, Utah

Mark Lebwohl, M.D.

CHAIR EMERITUS

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, New York

G. Michael Lewitt, M.D.

Illinois Dermatology Institute, LLC

Chicago, Illinois

Wilson Liao, M.D.

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Clive Liu, M.D.

Bellevue Dermatology

Bellevue, Washington

Joseph F. Merola, M.D., MMSc

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

Lauren Miller, MPAS, PA-C

Southern Skies Dermatology & Surgery

Oxford, Alabama

Ana-Maria Orbai, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

Soumya M. Reddy, M.D.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine

New York, New York

Sergio Schwartzman, M.D.

72nd Street Medical Associates

New York, New York

Jennifer Soung, M.D.

Southern California Dermatology

Santa Ana, California

Abby S. Van Voorhees, M.D.

CHAIR EMERITUS

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, Virginia

Elizabeth Wallace, M.D.

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Aurora, Colorado

Jeffrey Weinberg, M.D.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, New York

Lara Wine Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Last updated July 1, 2023

Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee is responsible for identifying and reaching consensus upon the most promising active areas of research in the fields of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and related comorbidities. The Committee will offer predictions for the future path of research in these fields and offer suggestions for how NPF can build programs to align with this path. While recognizing the fluidity of scientific discovery, the committee will advise NPF and its stakeholders on emerging data and key stakeholders in relevant areas of science and clinical research.

Jose Scher, M.D.

CHAIR

Grossman School of Medicine

New York University

New York, New York

Tina Bhutani, M.D.

University of California, San Francisco

School of Medicine

San Francisco, California

Lihi Eder, M.D., Ph.D.

Women’s College Research Institute

University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada

Steve Fakharzadeh, M.D., Ph.D.

Janssen Biotech Inc.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Garshick, M.D., M.S.

Grossman School of Medicine

New York University

New York, New York

Joel Gelfand, M.D., MSCE

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alice Gottlieb, M.D., Ph.D.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, New York

Rebecca Haberman, M.D., MSCI

Grossman School of Medicine

New York University

New York, New York

Jason Hawkes, M.D., M.S.

University of California, Davis

Davis, California

Samuel Hwang, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California, Davis

Davis, California

Wilson Liao, M.D.

University of California, San Francisco

School of Medicine

San Francisco, California

Emanual Maverakis, M.D.

University of California, Davis

Sacramento, California

James McGill, M.D.

Eli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis, Indiana

Nehal Mehta, M.D., MSCE, FAHA

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland

Joe Merola, M.D., MMSc

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

Mio Nakamura, M.D., M.S.

University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, M.D., MSCE

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lourdes Perez-Chada, M.D., MMSc

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

Christopher Ritchlin, M.D., MPH

University of Rochester Medical Center

Rochester, New York

Nicole Ward, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Dan Webster, Ph.D.

AbbVie, Inc.

Libertyville, Illinois

Gil Yosipovitch, M.D.

University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Last updated July 1, 2023

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