Dr. Mark Kirchhof, MD, PhD, FRCPC obtained his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from McMaster University before joining the MD/PhD program at Western University. His PhD research involved studies of the signalling pathways important to immune system regulation. He then went on to complete his dermatology residency at the University of British Columbia. He has been the education director at Queen’s University in Kingston for 3 years, coordinating and leading undergraduate, post-graduate and CME educational activities. He has published 28 peer-reviewed papers and maintains a keen interest in clinical and bench-to-bedside research. He has been invited to speak at local, national and international meetings. He is now division head for the Division of Dermatology in Ottawa, with a vision to continue the history of excellence and expand the academic endeavours over the coming years.