Dr. Curdin Conrad is a Professor of Dermatology and head of policlinic and the center for psoriasis at Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland. He received his MD training at the University of Zurich and participated in the Postgraduate Course of Experimental Medicine and Biology. After training in dermatology, he was a research fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Conrad has a strong interest in inflammatory skin diseases, adaptive and innate immunity, and targeted immunotherapies, from basic science to translational research and the clinic. He has fundamentally contributed to today’s understanding of the pathogenesis of psoriasis and has received several scientific awards for his basic and translational research. Over the years, Dr. Conrad has actively been involved in the teaching of evidence-based clinical and scientific dermatology and immunology.
He serves as an external scientific expert for several international societies and foundations. Dr. Conrad is an elected Councilor of the International Psoriasis Council (IPC) and a Board Member of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR).
Areas of Interest
Basic, translational, and clinical research on psoriasis, its subtypes, and its treatment with focus on biologics and their side effects.
English, French, German
Involvement with Other Organization(s)
Scientific advisor to the Switzerland patient association; advisor to Swiss national regulatory agencies (Federal Office of Public Health and Swissmedic).