Emma Guttman, MD, PhD
- PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Dermatology
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, Clinical Immunology
Emma Guttman-Yassky, MD, PhD is the Waldman Professor and System Chair of Dermatology and Immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Eczema and the Occupational Dermatitis Clinic and Director of the Laboratory for Inflammatory Skin Diseases. She earned her MD degree from Sackler School of Medicine at the Tel-Aviv University, and a PhD degree from the Bar-Ilan University, Israel. After obtaining her Israeli Board certification in dermatology at Rambam Medical Center/Technion, Israel, Dr. Guttman moved to the U.S. to pursue a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at The Rockefeller University in the Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology. Upon completion of her fellowship, she became board-certified by the American Board of dermatology after a second dermatology residency training at the Weill-Cornell Medical College, in NY. Dr. Guttman’s major clinical and research focus areas are atopic dermatitis (AD)/eczema and alopecia areata. Her research made paradigm-shifting discoveries on the immunologic basis of atopic dermatitis (AD)/eczema in adults and children with atopic dermatitis, enriching the understanding of the pathophysiology of this common disorder, opening the door and accelerating testing of novel immune, pathway-specific drugs in this disease. She is now testing (both clinically and mechanistically) multiple targeted therapeutics for atopic dermatitis that target Th2, Th22, and Th17/IL-23 axis. Recently Dr. Guttman also extended her research interest to hair loss disorders such as alopecia areata and scarring hair loss disorders, chronic hand eczema, keloids, ichtyosis, and other skin diseases, in which her findings are also translated to novel therapeutic targets.
Dr. Guttman is considered one of the world’s leading experts in inflammatory skin diseases. Her achievements have been repeatedly highlighted by the media including the New York Times, ABC News, CBS News, Daily News, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, NY1, and others.
Dr. Guttman divides her time between a busy clinic, where she sees patients from all over the US and the world, that are coming to seek her advise in treating inflammatory skin diseases, and her growing laboratory that focuses on research on the mechanisms underlying inflammatory skin diseases, leading to novel treatments for these patients.
She co-founded the International Eczema Council (IEC), for which she functions as president since early 2018. Dr. Guttman received many national and international awards, including the American Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (AAAAI) Award for Scientific Innovation, American Academy of Dermatology Young Investigator awards, and others. She was elected as a member to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), as well as the American Dermatological Society (ADA). Dr. Guttman is often invited as a keynote speakerto international and national meetings, and authored ~240 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Guttman is also the co-organizer of the Inflammatory Skin Disease Summit, that is considered one of the most successful meetings in dermatology.
American Board of Dermatology
- Allergy Testing
- Alopecia Areata
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Contact Dermatitis
- Fungal Infections
Multi-Disciplinary Training AreaImmunology [IMM]
MD, Sackler School of Medicine
Internship, Rotating, Meir Hospital
Residency, Dermatology, Rambam Health Care Campus
Internship, Internal Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Residency, Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Young Investigator Award (2011)
Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Dr. Guttman’s groundbreaking research focuses on atopic dermatitis/eczema and contact dermatitis. Her research has important implications in advancing the current molecular knowledge on atopic dermatitis/eczema and developing new therapeutics. Dr. Guttman currently develops biomarkers of atopic dermatitis that could be used for future studies with targeted therapeutics. She also concentrates on unraveling the primary pathogenesis of this common disease. She is the recipient of the prestigious Young Investigator Award (2011) from the of Dermatology, the 2011 recipient of the Dermatology Foundation’s Physician-Scientist Career Development Award, and the recipient of the Fisher award of the American Contact Dermatitis Society 2011.
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Guttman during 2022 and/or 2023. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
- AbbVie Inc.; Allergan, Inc. / MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. collaboration; Almirall, S.A.; Amgen Inc.; AnaptysBio; Arcutis Biotherapeutics; Aslan Pharmaceuticals; Bluefin; Boston Pharmaceuticals; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Cara Therapeutics; Eli Lilly and Company; Escient Pharmaceuticals; Evommune Inc; Galderma S.A.; Genzyme Corporation; GlaxoSmithKline; Incyte Corporation; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd.; LEO Pharma A/S; Pfizer Inc.; Q32 Bio; RAPT Therapeutics; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; SATO Pharmaceuticals; Schrodinger Inc; connect Biopharma; ribon therapeutics; sanofi-aventis
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