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Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis (RAD) mission statement

Our mission is to develop and implement medical education activities devoted to increasing the understanding of atopic dermatitis and promoting its optimal management. RAD is devoted to educating dermatologists, allergists, primary care clinicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, nurses, and other allied health professionals, and patients about atopic dermatitis.

Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Dermatology, Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Contact Dermatitis Clinic
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dr. Silverberg is an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Medical Social Sciences, and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He is also founder and Director of Northwestern Medicine’s Multidisciplinary Eczema Center, and he is Director of the patch testing clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Educated at the State University of New York (SUNY), Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Silverberg received his doctorate in neuroimmunology, his medical degree, and his Master of Public Health degree in biostatistics and epidemiology there. Following completion of his internship in internal medicine at SUNY Downstate, he completed his residency training in dermatology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and at Beth Israel Medical Centers in New York City.

Dr. Silverberg’s area of clinical subspecialty is inflammatory skin disease, particularly atopic and contact dermatitis. In developing a multidisciplinary clinic for atopic dermatitis, he included providers from dermatology, allergy and immunology, neurology, and sleep medicine. His research interests include drug development, biomarkers, dermato-epidemiology, health services research, patient-reported outcomes, comorbidities and burden of inflammatory skin disease, and evidence-based dermatology. As a principal investigator at the local, national, and international level, he has participated in numerous clinical trials evaluating novel treatments for atopic dermatitis and other inflammatory skin disorders. He is the author of more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, books, and book chapters.

Dr. Silverberg’s expertise has been recognized with several honors, most recently the Young Leadership Award from the American Dermatological Association, which he received in 2017. As respected educator, he received the Teacher of the Year Award from the Department of Dermatology in 2015 and the Outstanding Teacher’s Award from the Feinberg School of Medicine in 2016. He was the inaugural recipient of the Georg Rajka Medal from the International Society of Atopic Dermatitis in 2014.
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