National Psoriasis Foundation

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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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 or call 800-723-9166. Follow NPF on Facebook and Twitter.

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