International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.





Chief, Division of Dermatology Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas TX

Clinical Professor of Dermatology University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School

Director, Fellowship Program Baylor Psoriasis Center, Dallas TX

Chair, Psoriasis Guidelines Committee, American Academy of Dermatology

Director, Dermatology Residency Program Baylor University Medical Center
Dermatology Associates/Baylor University
United States
Honorary Founder
Dr. Alan Menter was born in England and is a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He completed his dermatology residency at Pretoria General Hospital at the University of Pretoria, also in South Africa, and two fellowships in London at Guy’s Hospital and St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin. In August 2004, Dr. Menter helped found the International Psoriasis Council to raise international awareness of psoriasis as a serious autoimmune disease that can significantly impact the quality of life. Along with Professor Anne Bowcock, they discovered the first gene for Psoriasis, published in the journal Science in 1994. Dr. Menter held the position of clinical director of the National Psoriasis Foundation Gene Bank from 1996 to 2002. He was chairman of the Division of Dermatology at Baylor University Medical Center between 1992 and 2021. He is involved in multiple clinical, investigative, and drug research studies, predominantly those relating to psoriasis. Dr. Menter has published 435+ articles in major dermatology and medical journals, in addition to six books and 21 chapters.
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Areas of Interest

New drug development, cardiovascular issues in the psoriasis population.

IPC Committees / Groups

Honorary Founding

Languages Spoken

Afrikaans, Dutch, English

Involvement with Other Organization(s)

In close contact with the NPF and a former member of the medical board.