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Gil Yosipovitch

Miami, FL

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Dr. Yosipovitch is an internationally recognized leader in the field of dermatology and itch-related diseases. He currently runs the Itch Center at the University of Miami, which focuses on chronic itch as a disease state. The center serves as an institutional hub for patient-focused care, research collaborations and interactions among investigative dermatologists, neuro- and other bio-medical scientists. These specialists’ efforts will focus on a better understanding of chronic itch that may lead to new therapies for this common affliction. Dr. Yosipovitch investigates the causes and treatments of chronic itch in skin diseases and systemic diseases. Prior to joining the faculty of University of Miami, Dr. Yosipovitch was founding Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Temple University and directed the first translational, clinical and research center dedicated to the study of chronic itch in the US. He has been awarded dozens of grants from the government, industry and private foundations to pursue his investigations into the causes and cures of diseases of the skin. He has published more than 400 articles in books and peer reviewed journals and has edited 4 books. He is the founder and past president of the International Forum for the Study of Itch and is the current Scientific Director of the National Eczema Association. He has been a board member of 7 key dermatology journals. In addition, he received one of the highest awards in dermatology, the Marion B. Sulzberger lectureship award, at the 2016 AAD meeting for his work on itch. Dr. Yosipovitch was awarded several other prestigious awards for his research including the Heinz Maurer prize by the German Dermatology Society in 1998 and the inaugural Jeff Bernhard award in the World Conference of Itch in Boston in 2013. During his 11 years of tenure at Wake Forest School of Medicine, he received the Clinical Investigator Award and the Friends of Students’ Award for Teacher of the Year. Dr. Yosipovitch has given more than 500 invited lectures to dermatology groups and organizations around the world and has mentored more than 30 fellows, PhD students and post-Doc fellows

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Itch
Chronic Pruritus
Dermatology
Atopic Dermatitis
Lupus
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Oct 2016 - Present

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Professor of Dermatology

Oct 2016 - Present

University of Miami Itch Center

Director

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