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Christopher Griffiths

Dermatology

45 years of experience
45 years of experience

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About

Professor Christopher Griffiths is the Director at the Manchester Centre for Dermatology Research and Head of the Dermatology Theme at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Manchester Biomedical Research Centre. His academic journey began with a 1st Class Hons BSc in Anatomy from St Thomas’ Medical School, London in 1976, followed by his medical degree in 1979. After completing junior posts in South London, he pursued specialized training in Dermatology at St Mary’s, London (1983-87), during which he served as a Wellcome Clinical Research Training Fellow (1985-87). He then held a research fellowship in Dermatology at the University of Michigan, USA, from 1987 to 1989, subsequently being appointed as an Assistant Professor until 1993. In 1994, he assumed the Foundation Chair in Dermatology at the University of Manchester.Throughout his career, Prof Griffiths has made significant contributions to dermatology research and education. He founded the Manchester Dermatopharmacology Unit and the Manchester Psoriasis Service in 1994. His leadership extends to national initiatives, including leading for precision medicine in the UK Government’s Greater Manchester Devolution initiative. Prof Griffiths has received numerous awards and honors, including a lifetime achievement award from the American Skin Association in 2009, the Sir Archibald Gray Medal for outstanding service to British Dermatology in 2015, and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours for services to dermatology.Prof Griffiths has held several prestigious leadership positions within dermatological societies, including past-President of the British Association of Dermatologists, European Dermatology Forum, British Society for Investigative Dermatology, and International Psoriasis Council, which he co-founded in 2004. He is widely recognized for his research contributions, with over 600 PubMed-cited articles in scientific journals and an h-index of 90. As Editor-in-Chief of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology, he continues to shape the field's knowledge. Prof Griffiths’ research interests include all aspects of psoriasis and skin ageing. He is credited with pioneering the concept that psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease, leading to the development of targeted biologic drugs for the condition. He has also established a visual literacy course for dermatology trainees in 2016.

All procedures

  • Psoriasis Treatment

All conditions

  • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
  • Psoriasis

Languages

English

Qualifications

MBBS, MD, FRCP, FMedSci

Registered with

General Medical Council: 2493282

Locations

88 Harley Street, London, W1G 7HR

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16 Devonshire St, Marylebone, London, W1G 7AF

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