PROFILES

Prof. Jana Hercogová, MD, PhD


Prof. Jana Hercogová, MD, PhD is Chairwoman and Scientific Board Member at the Dept. Dermatology and Venereology, 2nd Medical School, Charles University Prague, since 1995 and 1999 respectively. In 2001, she became Professor of Dermatology, Venereology, Cell Biology and Psychocutaneous Medicine International Faculty of the “Centro Interuniversitario di Dermatologia Biologica e Psicosomatica”, Florence, Siena, Milan, Italy. Since 2012, Dr. Jana Hercogová is Chairwoman Dermatology Dept, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Prague.

Dr. Hercogová has extensive clinical trial experience in onychomycosis, acne vulgaris, dermatitis atopica, psoriasis vulgaris, chronic urticarial, herpes labialis, and wound healing. She has a large library of published research and lectures, including seven books, 30 chapters, 178 journal articles, and 235 invited lectures.

Currently, Prof. Hercogová is the President of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (2012-2014); Vice-President of the Czech Laser Society (since 2008), Secretary-General of the Czech Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (since 2012); Vice President of the European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (since 2010); President Elect of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (2010-2012); Executive Committee Member, Communication Committee Chair, of the International Society of Dermatology (since 2009); International Fellowship Mentor International Society of Dermatology (since 2009); International Committee Member Women´s Dermatologic Society (since 2009), and International CommitteeDonne Dermatologhe Italia (since 2005).

Prof. Jana Hercogová’s teaching extends to Visiting Professor, University of Siena, Italy (since 2003) and Professor honoris causa, China University, 1st Medical Hospital, Shenyang, China (since 2011). She currently serves as an editorial board member for Medicína po promoci (Czech), since 2004; Dermatologia kliniczna (Polish), since 2005; Remedia (Czech), since 2006; Acta Dermo-Sifiliográficas, since 2007; Brazilian Annals of Dermatology, since 2009; Journal of Clinical Dermatology, since 2009; Acta Dermatovenerologica Albanica, since 2009; Dermatologie pro praxi (Czech), 2010-2011; Indian Dermatology Online Journal, since 2012; and Dermatologí a Cosmética, Médic a y Quirúrgica” (Mexico), since 2013 to list a few.

Dr. Hercogová graduated from Charles University Prague, 2nd Medical School with a MUDr., Medical School Qualification degree with honours; 2nd Medical School, Charles University Prague (Czech equivalent to M.D.); Specialist on Dermatology and Venereology 1st degree, 2nd degree; and Institute for Postgraduate Education, Prague (Czech equivalent to Certification of the American Board of Dermatology).


Michael L. Krychman, MD


Michael L. Krychman, MDCM, is the Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine located in Newport Beach California. He is the former Co-Director of The Sexual Medicine and Rehabilitation Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer. He also is a clinical sexologist and has completed his Masters in Public Health and Human Sexuality. Dr. Krychman has a degree in Erotology, Sexual Education and Forensic Sexology. Dr. Krychman is also an AASECT certified sexual counselor. His special interests include menopausal health, hormone therapy, sexual pain disorders, and loss of libido, chronic medical illness and its impact on female sexual function as well as breast cancer sexuality. He is a well-known speaker who is featured locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Krychman has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been featured in many scientific journals and lay magazines. Dr. Krychman is an active reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. He was the Scientific Chairman for the 2010 International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health annual educational meeting. He is an active member in good standing in NCBC, NAMS, ISSM, ESSM, ISSWSH and AASECT. He has recently been appointed to the Standard Committee for ISSM and has been a guest professor at the ESSM Sexual Medicine Summer School in Oxford, England. He is a member of the North American Menopause Foundation Board of Directors. He is the creator of the recent WISH Initiative (Women’ Initiative on Sexual Health: www.yourvoiceyourwish.com) and the 2013 recipient of the WISH Outstanding Achievement award given by the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. He is also on the professional advisory board for the Patty Brisben Foundation and BreastCancer.org. He is writing a monthly column for breastcancer.org entitled SEX Matters.

Dr. Krychman’s has published 6 books including, 100 Questions & Answers for Women Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide to Female Cancer Survivorship has been recently published, 100 Questions and Answers about Women’s Sexual Wellness and Vitality and Breast cancer Sexuality, Sensuality and Intimacy. He has been featured on the Today show and in the New York Times and US News and World Report World Report, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Health Magazine and many others. He was recently named one of Orange County Top Doctors for 2014 in Menopause, Sexual Dysfunction and Vulvar Pain.


Prof. Mark G. Lebwohl, MD


Dr. Mark Lebwohl graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College in 1974 and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1978. He completed residencies in internal medicine and dermatology, both at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Lebwohl has been practicing dermatology since 1983. He is professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology of The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Lebwohl is the 2014-15 President-Elect of the American Academy of Dermatology, and will serve as the AAD President in 2015-16.

Dr. Lebwohl is chairman of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. He is the founding editor of Psoriasis Forum as well as a medical editor of the bulletin of the National Psoriasis Foundation, Psoriasis Advance. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and was editor of the Dermatology Section of Scientific American Medicine, now called ACP Medicine. Dr. Lebwohl has chaired numerous symposia and has written, edited, or co-edited several books including the first atlas devoted entirely to cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, and the leading book on dermatologic therapy, Treatment of Skin Disease. The second edition of The Skin and Systemic Disease has been published in English and in French, and English, Chinese, Portuguese, and Polish versions of Treatment of Skin Disease have been published. The fourth edition of Treatment of Skin Disease is in press. Other books include Difficult Diagnoses in Dermatology, Psoriasis, Mild-to-Moderate Psoriasis, and Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis. He has authored or co-authored over 500 publications including peer-reviewed articles, invited articles and book chapters. Dr. Lebwohl is actively involved in clinical trials of many new dermatologic treatments. He introduced the use of imiquimod for the treatment of actinic keratosis; the use of topical calcineurin inhibitors for facial and intertriginous psoriasis; and many topical, systemic and combination therapies for psoriasis.


Prof. Torello Lotti, MD (HON)


Torello Lotti is Full Professor and Chair of Dermatology and Venereology at the University of Studies Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy. He is Honorary Professor of Dermatology at China Medical University Shenyang (2011), Lecturer at the New York Academy of Sciences "Howard Fox Memorial Lecture" (14 March 2012 - New York, NY – USA), and Chair, Executive Scientific Committee Vitiligo Research Foundation, New York , NY , USA. He has been Full Professor of the Dermatology and Venereology Division at University of Florence School of Medicine, Florence, Italy, from 2006 to 2010. He is Visiting Professor in six International Universities worldwide, and Key Note Lecturer in several international dermatological societies.

His activities in serving Dermatology have been numerous: President of the World Health Academy (2013-present), President of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (SIDeMaST, 2009-2010) and President of the International Society of Dermatology (ISD, 2009-2010), President of the European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (2003-2004), Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (1992-2002), and Editor "Therapeutic Hotline"- Dermatologic Therapy (2007-present).

He has been President of numerous international congresses and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia (2008-2010). He is Ordinary Member of the main Scientific Societies worldwide (EADV, SIDEV, ESDR, ISD, AAD, SID) and Honorary Member of several Scientific Societies of the Dermatology field.

Moreover, he is a Scientific reviewer of ten sectorial journals, among which are the British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatologic Therapy. He has authored 1,054 scientific publications (393 peer reviewed articles, 288 books chapters, and 365 abstracts).


Prof. Jerry Shapiro, MD


Dr. Shapiro is one of the most experienced hair dermatologists in the world and has specialized in hair disorders for the past 25 years. He is the first dermatologist in the world to exclusively restrict his practice to both medical hair and scalp disorders as well as hair transplant surgery. He holds dual academic appointments at the New York University Langone Medical Center and the University of British Columbia. He is also the Director of the Hair Transplant Centre (www.htvancouver.com) in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia.

Professor Shapiro's three main professional goals have always been, since the start of his career, patient care, research and education. Dr. Shapiro is the founder of the first comprehensive integrated medical and surgical hair clinic in the world. His hair clinics are one of the busiest, if not the busiest, in the world. He has trained over thirty international hair fellows from four continents. Prof. Shapiro received his medical degree from McGill University and did his residency training at the University of British Columbia. He established the University of British Columbia Hair Research and Treatment Center in 1986. His major interests include basic science hair biology, alopecia areata, cicatricial alopecia,androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium, and all other forms of hair loss as well as hypertrichosis/hirsutism (too much hair in women) and primary scalp skin disorders. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers including a review in the New England Journal of Medicine, 15 book chapters, and two books. He has lectured internationally on hair-related topics on 173 occasions on 6 continents. Patients come from all continents to consult with him in New York and Vancouver.

Prof. Shapiro has served as reviewer for the Journal of European Academy of Dermato-venereology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, British Journal of Dermatology, and Archives of Dermatology. He has served on the Editorial board for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Dermatological Association, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, North American Hair Research Society, European Hair Research Society, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and Canadian Dermatology Association. In 1998-2004, he served as Secretary-Treasurer of the North American Hair Research Society, and then from 2004-2007, he served as its President. In 2007, he was the President of the largest scientific global hair conference, the International Congress of Hair Research, which took place in Vancouver. He will be the President of the next largest global dermatologic meeting, the World Congress of Dermatology, which will take place in Vancouver in 2015. It is predicted that this will be the largest dermatologic meeting ever to take place.

Prof. Shapiro has spoken at every American Academy of Dermatology meeting for the past twenty years. He has chaired symposia at the American Academy of Dermatology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, World Congresses of Hair, and previous World Congresses of Dermatology. He has also served on the Education Committee of the AAD and Canadian Dermatology Association. He is also president of the Canadian Hair Research Foundation (www.hairinfo.org).

He serves on the Scientific Commitees of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (www.naaf.org) and Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (www.carfintl.org).

He is a sought after speaker and has appeared in national and international radio and television. He has been quoted in the media such as USA Today, ABC News, Men's Health, Oprah Magazine and Scientific American.


Prof. Rodney Sinclair, MD (HON)


Professor Rodney Sinclair is Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Dermatology at the Epworth Hospital. He is Past-President of the Australasian Society for Dermatology Research, the Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society and the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria. Prof Sinclair is the co-author of the section on Dermatology in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and the chapters on Hair Disorders in Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology, and Bologna’s Dermatology. He has written 13 textbooks of dermatology, and has over 400 research publications.

His main research interests are female androgenetic alopecia, which was the subject of his M.D. thesis, the biology of the hair follicles and its related structures, the genetics of skin diseases and skin cancer.