EXECUTIVE BOARD

The ESPD Executive Board can be contacted through the ESPD Office.

Veronica Kinsler

President

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Dept. of Peadiatric Dermatology
Great Ormond Street
London WC1N3JH
United Kingdom


Veronica Kinsler is professor of Paediatric Dermatology and Dermatogenetics at Great Ormond Street (GOS) Hospital for Children and University College London (UCL), with her research lab based at the Francis Crick Institute in London.  She trained in medicine at Cambridge, paediatrics and paediatric dermatology in London, and molecular genetics at UCL.  Clinical work is focused on rare paediatric skin conditions, in particular mosaic and/or pigmentary disorders.  Laboratory research is focused on identifying the genetic causes, and design or repurposing of targeted therapies.  In parallel, the lab extrapolates findings to gain valuable insights into common conditions such as melanoma, and into normal human embryology. 

Antonio Torrelo

Past President

Hospital Niño Jesús
Dept. of Dermatology
Menendez Pelayo 65
Madrid 28009
Spain


Dr. Antonio Torrelo graduated in Medicine at the Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, in 1987. He completed full training in residency program in Dermatology, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, in 1991. He obtained her PhD degree in 1993. He served as Staff Dermatologist in the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús, Madrid, 1992-2007, and since 2007 he is the Head of the Department of Dermatology at the same hospital.

Dr. Torrelo's career in Pediatric Dermatology spans for 25 years, and throughout this time, he has published 225 articles indexed in PubMed and 125 articles in Spanish language journals. He has contributed with chapters to the most important textbooks in Pediatric Dermatology and has been Associate Editor of the Schachner & Hansen's Textbook Pediatric Dermatology 2010 4th Edition and the Bolognia's Textbook Dermatology, 2017 5th Edition. He is currently acting as Senior Editor for 5th edition of the Textbook Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Torrelo has served as Editor-In-Chief for the journal Actas Dermosifiliográficas 2004-2008 and and is currently Associate Editor of the journal Pediatric Dermatology.

Dr. Torrelo has also served as President of the Grupo Español de Dermatología Pediátrica and of the International Society of Pediatric Dermatology (2003-2017).

Stephanie Christen-Zäch

Secretary

Children’s Hospital - Lausanne University
Departments of Pediatrics and Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology Unit

Montétan 16
1000 Lausanne 7
Switzerland


Stephanie Christen-Zäch is Assistant Professor and head of the pediatric dermatology unit at the departments of dermatology and pediatrics at the University Hospital Lausanne. She received her medical degree from Basel University, followed by a residency in dermatology and venereology at the University of Basel and Lausanne.

She is a board certified dermatologist and performed a fellowship in dermatopathology at the Harvard Medical School with Philippe McKee. For three years she was a fellow in pediatric dermatology at the Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago with Amy Paller and Anthony Mancini and graduated at the Northwestern University in the field of Clinical and Translational Research.

She received diverse awards and numerous research grants. She is currently Secretary of the ESPD, an active member of the European task force on atopic dermatitis, the Swiss Group for Vascular Anomalies in Children, the Northwestern University Clinical and the Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), as well as past President of the Swiss group for pediatric dermatology. Her translational research focus is on atopic dermatitis.

Mary Glover

Treasurer

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Dept. of Dermatology
Great Ormond Street
London WC1N3JH
United Kingdom

Mary Glover is a consultant in Paediatric Dermatology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.  She trained in medicine at Cambridge, and then in paediatrics, dermatology and paediatric dermatology in London. In recent years her clinical work has increasingly been focussed on vascular tumours, malformations and overgrowth.

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