International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.




OBE, MD, FMedSci

Emeritus Professor of Dermatology
King’s College London
United Kingdom
Honorary Founder
Professor Chris Griffiths qualified in Medicine from St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London, and trained in Dermatology at St. Mary’s Hospital, London, and the University of Michigan, USA. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair in Dermatology at the University of Manchester in 1994, a position he held until 2022 when he became Emeritus Professor of Dermatology. Chris founded the Manchester Dermatopharmacology Unit and the Manchester Psoriasis Service in 1994. In 2015, he received the Sir Archibald Gray Medal, for outstanding service to British Dermatology, and in 2019, the British Society for Investigative Dermatology Medal for contributions to research. In 2018, Chris was awarded Pro Meritis of the European Dermatology Forum (EDF) and was appointed OBE, for services to dermatology, in the Queen’s New Year Honors. He is an NIHR Emeritus Senior Investigator and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Prof. Griffiths is a previous President of the European Society for Dermatological Research, the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), and the International Psoriasis Council, which he co-founded in 2004. Chris is the Director of the MRC stratified medicine consortium on psoriasis (Psoriasis Stratification to Optimise Relevant Therapy; PSORT), the Director of the Global Psoriasis Atlas, and Chief Investigator of the BAD Biologics and Immunomodulators Register. He has 752 Pubmed cited articles (h-index 137), and is Editor-in-Chief of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology and Rook’s Dermatology Handbook. Chris has a career-long interest in all aspects of psoriasis and is credited with helping to develop the concept that psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease. He runs international courses on art appreciation for clinicians and is active in global health initiatives including co-founding the Burma Skincare Initiative charity and advisor to the ILDS on global health research and policy.
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Areas of Interest

Global Psoriasis Atlas, stratified medicine, advanced therapeutics and global health research and policy.

IPC Committees / Groups

Global Psoriasis Atlas, Honorary Founding, Skin of Color Working Group

Languages Spoken


Involvement with Other Organization(s)

Involved with the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), the Psoriasis Association of the United Kingdom, and the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF).