Clinical Advisors

Professor Emma Guttman, M.D. & Ph.D. is Professor of Dermatology & Immunology and Director of the Center for Excellence in Eczema and the Occupational/Contact Dermatitis Clinic and the Director of the Laboratory of Inflammatory Skin Diseases in the Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr. Guttman’s major clinical focus is in atopic dermatitis/eczema and contact/occupational dermatitis. She is a preeminent dermatologist studying molecular and cellular pathomechanisms of atopic dermatitis/eczema in humans, and made paradigm-shifting observations on its immunologic mechanisms, with important therapeutic implications, opening the door to new therapeutic discoveries. She was instrumental in identifying the importance of IL-22 cytokine in atopic dermatitis and has recently received a large NIAMS/NIH grant to study the therapeutic effects of blocking IL-22 in patients with eczema. Dr. Guttman earned her M.D. from Sackler School of Medicine at the Tel-Aviv University, and her Ph.D. from the Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Professor Georg Stingl, M.D. is Professor of Dermatology and Chairman of the Division of Immunology, Allergy & Infectious Diseases (DIAID) at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Dr. Stingl earned his M.D. from the University of Vienna Medical School in 1973. After his internship and residency training at the Department of Dermatology I of Vienna's University Medical School, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Dermatology Branch of the National Cancer Institute (1977-1978) and as a guest scientist at the Laboratory of Immunology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (1985-1986) of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. From 1978-1981 he served as Faculty member of the Department of Dermatology of Innsbruck's University Medical School and from 1981-1992 as Staff Member and Full Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology I, University of Vienna Medical School. In 1992 he assumed his current position. During his career he has received honorary doctorates and several prestigious awards such as the William Montagna Award and the Stephen Rothman Award of the Society for Investigative Dermatology and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Skin Association.

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