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Ethan A. Lerner, MD, PhD

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Ethan A. Lerner, MD, PhD is the director of the Program in Itch at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Lerner earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania and both his PhD in immunology and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Yale University. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the Society for Investigative Dermatology. He serves on the board of directors for the New England Dermatological Society and the International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI) and is the editor-in-chief of the journal Itch. Dr Lerner has been honored with several awards including being named a Lucille P. Markey Scholar and received the Itch Research Award during the Fifth World Congress on Itch. He is a trustee of the renowned Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and recently completed five years of service on the advisory council of the National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease of the NIH. Dr Lerner has authored more than 130 papers.