Prof. Dr. med. Kristian Reich, born in 1965, is Professor of Translational Research in Inflammatory Skin Diseases at the Institute for Health Services Research in Dermatology and Nursing, University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf. He is founder and medical director of Skinflammation® in Hamburg, a centre specialized in clinical research, patient care, and medical education. Since 2013 he has been partner at the Dermatologikum Berlin.
Professor Reich completed his doctoral thesis in mucosal immunology summa cum laude in 1995 in Munich and his Habilitation (PhD equivalent) in skin immunology after taking his final examination as consultant dermatologist in Göttingen, Germany. In 2003 he was appointed University Professor and Vice-Director of the Dermatology Department at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. His main research interests include genetic and immunological mechanisms of cutaneous inflammatory disorders and cancer and the development of new therapies for skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. He has published more than 300 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Immunology, and Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Professor Reich chairs the Scientific Committee of the German Psoriasis Registry, PsoBest, and is a member of the boards of ProDerma and the Alfred Marchionini foundation. He is a Councillor on the International Psoriasis Council and the International Eczema Council.
Professor Reich has received numerous prizes and awards, including the Herbert Herxheimer research prize from the German Society for Immunology and Allergology (DGAKI) (2003), the R.K. Schachter Lectureship (2012), and the Stars of the Academy award from the American Academy of Dermatology (2016).
EM-15825 - Date of preparation: August 2019