The Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types, Inc.® is fortunate to have an elite group of nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of dermatology on its board of medical advisors. This group of dermatologists and researchers meets annually in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting, serves as a referral source for members, edits publications, supplies and edits articles for the newsletter, Ichthyosis Focus, and keeps FIRST and its members abreast of current research and state-of-the-art treatments for ichthyosis.

2024 FIRST Medical & Scientific Advisory Board

Amy Paller, MD, Chair
Northwestern University

Sarah Asch, MD
HealthPartners & Park Nicollet Med Corps

Cheryl Bayart, MD
Cleveland Foundation Clinic

Latanya Benjamin, MD, FAAD, FAAP
Florida Atlantic University

John C. Browning, MD, FAAD, FAAP
Texas Dermatology & Laser Specialists

Anna Bruckner, MD
Children's Hospital Colorado

Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine

Leslie Castelo-Soccio, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Keith Choate, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine

Brittany Craiglow, MD

Jonathan Dyer, MD
University of Missouri - Columbia

Peter Elias, MD

Jennifer L. Hand, MD
Mayo Clinic

Leslie Lawley, MD
Emory University

Moise Levy, MD
Dell Children's Medical Center

Evelyn Lilly, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Anne Lucky, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Erin Mathes, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Jason Meyer, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Leonard Milstone, MD
Yale University School of Medicine

Brandon Newell, MD
Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinic

Amy J. Nopper, MD
Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinic

Gabriele Richard, MD
GeneDx, Inc.

William Rizzo, MD
University of Nebraska

Dennis Roop, PhD
University of Colorado

Matthias Schmuth, MD
Innsbruck Medical University

Dawn Siegel, MD
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Mary K. Spraker, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

Joyce Teng, MD, PhD, FAAD
Stanford University

Mary L. Williams, MD

Albert Yan, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia



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