Dr. Josep Riera is a consultant dermatologist at the Dermatology Department of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona in Spain. He is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona. He developed a special interest in psoriasis while running the Psoriasis Unit. Dr. Riera’s work in psoriasis is focused on new therapeutic approaches and unveiling exposure triggers such as microbiome changes and the characteristics of emotional stressors of flares. His assistance is also focused on genodermatoses, especially epidermolysis bullosa, and disorders of cornification.
Dr. Riera has been a principal and sub-investigator in several clinical trials and research studies. He has participated in educational programs such as GLODERM, and he is the current secretary of the Catalan Society of Dermatology and Venereology and the Catalan territorial section of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
Dr. Josep Riera will study with IPC Councilor Wilson Liao at the University of California in San Francisco, California, United States.