Gil Yosipovitch, MD
Member of the Editorial Board
Gil Yosipovitch, MD obtained his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology from the Rabin Medical Center affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine. He is Professor of Dermatology at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami and Director of the Miami Itch Center, which serves as an institutional hub for patient-focused care, research collaborations, and interactions among investigative dermatologists, neuro-medical, and other bio-medical scientists. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Miami, Dr. Yosipovitch was Founding Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia and directed the first translational, clinical and research center dedicated to the study of chronic itch in the USA.
He has received numerous grants from government, industry, and private foundations to pursue his investigations into the causes and cures of diseases of the skin and has contributed more than 400 papers to books and peer reviewed journals and has edited three books. Doctor Yosipovitch is the Founder and Past-President of the International Forum for the Study of Itch and has served on the editorial boards of six key dermatology in addition to Clinics in Dermatology, including The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Experimental Dermatology, and Acta Dermato-Venereologica.
Doctor Yosipovitch presented the Marion B. Sulzberger Lectureship at the 2016 American Academy of Dermatology Meeting for his work on itch. Other accolades include the Heinz Maurer Prize by the German Dermatology Society in 1998, the inaugural Jeffrey Bernhard Award at the World Conference of Itch in Boston in 2013, and the Medal of Wroclaw Medical University, Poland in 2017. During his 11 years of tenure at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, he received both the Clinical Investigator Award and the Friends of Students’ Award for Teacher of the Year. He has given more than 400 invited lectures to dermatology groups and organizations around the world and has mentored more than 30 fellows, PhD students, and post-doctoral fellows.