Emma Guttman, MD, PhD
Emma Guttman, MD, PhD, the Sol and Clara Kest Professor of Dermatology, is Vice Chair for Research at the Department of Dermatology, Director of the Center for Excellence in Eczema, and Director of the Laboratory of Inflammatory Skin Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She earned her medical degree from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, and her PhD from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. After her Israeli board certification in dermatology at the Rambam Medical Center at the Technion, Dr Guttman moved to the United States to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at the Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology at The Rockefeller University and a second dermatology residency at Weill Cornell in New York. Her research on atopic dermatitis/eczema has contributed directly to the recently developed treatments for this disease, earning her a unique place in dermatology and immunology worldwide. She is now testing (both clinically and mechanistically) multiple targeted therapeutics for atopic dermatitis that target Th2, Th22, and Th17/IL-23 axis. She has recently also extended her research interest to alopecia areata in which her findings are also translated to possible novel therapeutic targets. She co-founded the International Eczema Council (IEC), for which she functions as President-Elect.