Medical Board & Scientific Advisory Committee

The National Psoriasis Foundation 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

April Armstrong, M.D., MPH
Keck School of Medicine at USC
Los Angeles, California

Cassandra Calabrese, D.O.
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Kelly Cordoro, M.D.
University of California 
San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, California

Seemal Desai, M.D.
Innovative Dermatology
Plano, Texas

Kristina Callis Duffin, M.D., M.S.
Vice Chair
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

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

Lawrence Green, M.D.
Aesthetic & Dermatology Center
Rockville, Maryland

Johann Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Department of Dermatology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

George Han, M.D., Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Jason Ezra Hawkes, M.D., M.S.
University of California Davis
Rocklin, CA

Sylvia Hsu, M.D.
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Kalb, M.D.
Buffalo Medical Group
Williamsville, New York

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. Krueger, M.D.
Chair Emeritus
University of Utah Medical School
Salt Lake City, Utah

Richard Langley, M.D.
Dalhousie University 
Department of Medicine
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mark Lebwohl, M.D.
Chair Emeritus
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Craig Leonardi, M.D.
Central Dermatology
St. Louis, Missouri

G. Michael Lewitt, M.D.
Illinois Dermatology Institute
Chicago, Illinois

Wilson Liao, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Joseph Markenson, M.D.
Hospital for Specialty Surgery
New York, New York

George Martin, M.D.
Dr. George Martin Dermatology Associates
Kihei, Hawaii

Joseph F. Merola, M.D., MMSc
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Ana-Maria Orbai, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University  School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Ronald Prussick, M.D., FRCPC
Washington Dermatology Center
Frederick, Maryland

Soumya M. Reddy, M.D.
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York, New York

Veronica Richardson, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Penn Dermatology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Evan Siegel, M.D.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates, P.C.
Rockville, Maryland

Abby S. Van Voorhees, M.D.
Emeritus Chair
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

Paul Yamauchi, M.D.
Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center
Santa Monica, California

Last updated September 2020.

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 the Foundation can build programs to align with this path. While recognizing the fluidity of scientific discovery, the committee will advise the Foundation and its stakeholders on emerging data and key stakeholders in relevant areas of science and clinical research.

Wilson Liao, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Andrew Blauvelt, M.D., MBA
Oregon Medical Research Center
Portland, Oregon

Joel Gelfand, M.D., MSCE
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alice Gottlieb, M.D., Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Salem, New York

Johann Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Samuel Hwang, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California

Lotus Mallbris, M.D., Ph.D.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Emanual Maverakis, M.D.
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California

Nehal Mehta, M.D.
National Heat, Lung and Blood Institute
Bethesda, Maryland

Joseph F. Merola, M.D., MMSc
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, M.D., MSCE
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lisa Pisenti, Pharm.D.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Christopher Ritchlin, M.D., MPH
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

Jose Scher, M.D.
New York University
New York, New York

John Throup, Ph.D.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Nicole Ward, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Adam Winseck, Ph.D.
Pittstown, New Jersey

Gil Yosipovitch, M.D.
University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Last updated May 2020

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