Emma Guttman-Yassky, MD, PhD is the Waldman Professor and System Chair of Dermatology and Immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She is the Director, Center for Excellence in Eczema, and the Occupational Dermatitis Clinic, Director, Alopecia Center of Excellence, and Director, Laboratory for Inflammatory Skin Diseases. She earned her MD from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, and a PhD from Bar-Ilan University, Israel. After obtaining her Israeli Board certification in dermatology at Rambam Medical Center in Israel, Dr. Guttman moved to the U.S. to pursue a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at The Rockefeller University in the Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology. Upon completion of her fellowship, she became board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology after a second dermatology residency at the Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York.
Dr. Guttman’s major clinical and research focus areas are atopic dermatitis (AD), eczema, and alopecia areata. Her research made paradigm-shifting discoveries on the immunologic basis of AD and eczema in adults and children, enriching the understanding of the pathophysiology of this common disorder, opening the door and accelerating testing of novel immune, pathway-specific drugs in this disease. She is now testing (both clinically and mechanistically) multiple targeted therapeutics for atopic dermatitis that target Th2, Th22, and the Th17/IL-23 axis. Recently, Dr. Guttman also extended her research interest to hair loss disorders such as alopecia areata and scarring hair loss disorders, chronic hand eczema, keloids, ichthyosis, and other skin diseases, in which her findings are also translated to novel therapeutic targets.
Dr. Guttman is considered one of the world’s leading experts in inflammatory skin diseases. Her achievements have been repeatedly highlighted by the media including the New York Times, ABC News, CBS News, Daily News, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, NY1, and others.
Dr. Guttman divides her time between a busy clinic, where she sees patients from all over the world and her growing laboratory which focuses on the mechanisms underlying inflammatory skin diseases, leading to novel treatments for her patients.
She co-founded the International Eczema Council (IEC), for which she has functioned as president since early 2018. Dr. Guttman has received many national and international awards, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) Award for Scientific Innovation, American Academy of Dermatology Young Investigator awards, and others. She was elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), as well as the American Dermatological Association (ADA). Dr. Guttman is often invited as a keynote speaker to international and national meetings, and authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Guttman is also the co-organizer of the Inflammatory Skin Disease Summit, which is considered one of the most prestigious meetings in dermatology.
Dr. Guttman-Yassky is considered one of the world’s leading experts in inflammatory skin diseases. Her achievements have been repeatedly highlighted by the media including the New York Times, ABC News, CBS News, Daily News, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, NY1, and others.
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