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David Woodley, MD
Professor and Emeritus Founding Chair, Dermatology
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Research Presentation: “New Potential Treatment for RDEB Patients”
Monday, March 27, 2017

Clinical Presentation: “Autoimmune Bullous Diseases: Update & Vignettes”
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Speaker Bio

David T. Woodley, M.D. completed his undergraduate degree in English Literature at Washington University in St. Louis and his medical school education at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He completed his dermatology residency training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He then completed a Dermatology Research Fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Michel Prunieras at the Rothschild Foundation and University of Paris in Paris, France. He served as an Expert Investigator at the National Institutes of Health for three years and then returned to Chapel Hill as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology. He left Chapel Hill in 1989 to be Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Stanford University. In 1992, he was appointed the Walter Hamlin Professor and Chair of Dermatology at Northwestern University. In 1999, he joined the medical faculty at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and in 2004, he assumed his current position as the Founding Chair of the USC Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Woodley is the author of over 200 original articles and is a clinician-investigator with continuous NIH funding since 1982. He is the Co-Editor of a book entitled The Biology of Skin with Dr. Ruth Freinkel and serves as an Associate Editor of The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, The Archives of Dermatology, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology and Dermatology. Dr. Woodley’s scientific interests include type VII collagen, keratinocyte motility, wound healing, keratinocyte-derived collagenases, autoimmune bullous diseases and hereditary dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. He has served on numerous American Academy of Dermatology committees, the Board of Directors of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the Board of Directors of the California Dermatology Society, and the Board of Directors of the LA Metropolitan Dermatology Society. He is the current past President of the LA Metropolitan Dermatology Society and the President-Elect of the California Dermatology Society. He has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the American Dermatological Association (ADA) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP). Four NIH RO1 grants, one Challenge Grant and one VA Merit Review Grant support the USC Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology.

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