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Dermatologist, Manchester, United Kingdom
Prof. Christopher Griffiths qualified in Medicine from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London. He trained in Dermatology at St Mary’s Hospital, London, and at the University of Michigan where he was on Faculty for 4 years. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair in Dermatology at the University of Manchester in 1994. At the University of Manchester he has held several senior posts including Faculty Research Dean and Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre. Chris received a lifetime achievement award from the American Skin Association in 2009 and the Sir Archibald Gray Medal for outstanding service to British Dermatology in 2015. He is an NIHR Senior Investigator, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an elected Member of Academia Europaea.
Professor Griffiths is co-founder and current President of the International Psoriasis Council and a past-President of the British Association of Dermatologists, European Dermatology Forum and British Society for Investigative Dermatology. He is an Executive Board member of the European Society for Dermatological Research and International League of Dermatological Societies and is Editor-in-Chief of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology. He has 560 Pubmed cited articles and an H-Index of 88. Chris has long-standing research interests in all aspects of psoriasis, he is Director of the MRC stratified medicine consortium on psoriasis – PSORT and Chief Investigator for the British Association of Dermatologists Biologic Interventions Register (BADBIR).