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Getting to Know IPC’s Board Member Claudia de la Cruz: What Inspired Me to Specialize in Psoriasis

Claudia de la Cruz, MD

Clinica Dermacross

Santiago, Chile


  • Dr. Claudia de la Cruz, based in Santiago, Chile, is the Secretary of the International Psoriasis Council and Founder and Director of Clínica Dermacross.
  • She earned her degree at Universidad de Chile and served as an Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile from 2005 to 2013.
  • Throughout her career, she has focused on advocating for psoriasis in Chile and Latin America, leading initiatives such as the IPC Latin American Working Group and contributing to projects like PsoProtect.
  • She has been a Board Member of the International Psoriasis Council since 2017 and is a regional coordinator for Latin America for the Global Psoriasis Atlas (GPA).

Join us as we sit down with Dr. Claudia de la Cruz for an intimate discussion on her journey in dermatology, why she specialized in psoriasis, her advocacy work in Chile and Latin America, and her invaluable contributions to global psoriasis initiatives.

“I think that the IPC has really been one of the most important aspects in my life as a dermatologist dedicated to psoriasis.”

— Claudia de la Cruz, MD, Secretary

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