Top psoriasis experts join National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board
PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 12, 2011)—To recognize their dedication in caring for people with psoriasis—a chronic, genetic disease of the immune system that appears on the skin, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans—the National Psoriasis Foundation named Drs. Erin Boh, Jeffrey Weinberg and Paul Yamauchi to its medical board. These three dermatologists join the board's 20 other experts who provide leadership and guidance to the Psoriasis Foundation on medical issues related to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Learn about the medical board »
Dr. Erin Boh is a professor and chair of the department of dermatology and holds the Joseph Chastain Professorship of Clinical Dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., and her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. Boh also received a doctorate in biochemistry from Tulane.
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg is director of the clinical research center in the department of dermatology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and vice-chair of the dermatology department at Beth Israel Medical Center, both in New York City. He's also an associate clinical professor of dermatology at New York's Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Weinberg graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Columbia College at Columbia University and earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
Dr. Paul Yamauchi is a dermatologist with a private practice, Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center, in Santa Monica, Calif., and a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He earned his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from UCLA and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Yamauchi also has a doctorate in biological chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
"These physicians have long and distinguished careers of providing high-quality patient care to people with psoriasis," said Dr. Mark Lebwohl, National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board chair. "Their knowledge and experience will be instrumental in furthering our capacity to serve the millions of Americans with psoriatic disease."
About the National Psoriasis Foundation
National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world's largest organization serving people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Our priority is to provide the information and services people need to take control of their condition, while increasing research to find a cure. In addition to serving more than 2.1 million people annually through our health education and advocacy initiatives, NPF has funded more than $13 million in research grants and fellowships. Visit us online at www.psoriasis.org or call 800-723-9166. Follow NPF on Facebook and Twitter.