Emma Guttman-Yassky, M.D. & Ph.D. is the Sol and Clara Kest Professor of Dermatology and Immunology, Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Eczema and Laboratory of Inflammatory Skin Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

Dr. Guttman’s major research focus is atopic dermatitis (AD), a disease in which she has made paradigm-shifting discoveries on pathogenesis, opening the door to new therapeutics. Her past work in AD includes comprehensive molecular mapping, defining skin differentiation and immune-circuits, establishing differences between disease endotype, molecular reversal of disease, and identification of biomarkers. She is now focusing on testing therapeutics for AD that target Th2, Th22, and Th17/IL-23 axis, and identifying possible novel therapeutic targets in alopecia areata.

Dr. Guttman co-founded the International Eczema Council, the largest organization for key opinion leaders in eczema/atopic dermatitis, and was elected its President in June 2018. Her other society work includes the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Dermatological Society, and was recently elected to the American Skin Association board.