Professor Christopher E.M. Griffiths
Chris 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, USA, where he was on Faculty for 4 years. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair in Dermatology at the University of Manchester in 1994 and is an honorary consultant dermatologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. He founded the world-renowned psoriasis clinic and pioneered the personalized holistic management of the disease. 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 was named as one the top 200 doctors in the UK by the Times newspaper and is acknowledged as one of the leading dermatologists in Europe. He is an NIHR Senior Investigator and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
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. He has published 549 articles in scientific journals and is Editor-in-Chief of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology.