Christopher E. M. Griffiths


Education & Training

1976 - BSc (1st Class Hons) Anatomy, London
1979 - Qualified in Medicine (MB BS) St Thomas’s Hospital, London
1980-83 General Medical training, London
1983 MRCP; 1995 FRCP; 1991 MD
1983-87 Dermatology training & Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, St Mary’s Hospital, London
1987-94 Senior Research Fellow then Assistant Professor, Dermatology, University of Michigan

Current Position (all since 1994)

  • Foundation Professor of Dermatology, University of Manchester, UK
  • Head, Manchester & Salford Dermatology Centre (largest in UK)
  • Consultant Dermatologist, Salford Royal Hospital


  • University of Manchester
    • Chair Final Medical Examinations 2002-5
    • Head of Medicine & Neuroscience 2005-06
    • Head of School of Translational Medicine 2006-8
    • Research Dean, Medical and Human Sciences 2008-10
    • Director, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre 2010-
  • National Health Service
  • Developed Hub and Spoke model of dermatology services for Greater Manchester
  • Founded Psoriasis Clinic 1994 (awarded UK Hospital Doctor Team of the Year 2002) Model for such clinics worldwide
  • Founded the North West England Dermatology Residency Programme – largest in UK


  • President, British Society for Investigative Dermatology 1997-2000
  • President, British Association of Dermatologists 2004-05
  • Chair, Dermatology Committee Royal College of Physicians London 2005-07
  • Senior Investigator, National Institute for Health Research 2011-


  • President, European Dermatology Forum 2010-2011
  • Co-Founder, International Psoriasis Council 2004- ;
  • Co-founder and Co-organiser Psoriasis: From Gene to Clinic the leading congress on psoriasis worlwide
  • UK member UEMS 2002-04
  • Hon. member of American Dermatological Association and German Dermatology Society
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2007 –
  • Editor, Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology (co- 7th, 8th editions; senior 9th edition)
  • Lifetime achievement award American Skin Association


  • Named lectures include Parkes Weber, London; Von Zumbusch, Munich; Hellerstrom, Stockholm
  • >400 Plenary and Invited lectures worldwide
  • Significant contribution to our understanding and management of psoriasis: cited as most published author on psoriasis worldwide; key opinion leader on psoriasis and skin ageing; 407 pubmed articles; H Index 60
  • I have an in depth understanding of international dermatology, this is based on my senior roles in world dermatology, my extensive experience in medical administration and my leadership in education, training and research
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