Each month, the LFA invites you to submit questions to one of our lupus experts on selected topics. We are pleased to feature in July Victoria Werth, MD, chief of the Division of Dermatology at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital and Professor of Dermatology and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, to answer questions related to “The Mysterious Aspects of Skin Lupus”
Dr. Werth is a member of several prestigious professional and scientific societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology and the Dermatology Foundation. She is a Feature Editor for the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. In addition, Dr. Werth is a reviewer for several esteemed publications, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Arthritis & Rheumatism, the Journal of Rheumatology, and the British Journal of Dermatology. She has worked to validate an outcome measure for cutaneous lupus, which will allow evaluation of therapies in terms of their effectiveness on skin disease in lupus.
Among her many awards and honors, Dr. Werth is listed in Who’s Who in America and Best Doctors in America. She is an Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Immunology Panel of the VA Merit Review and she was a Panel Chair and member of the Medical & Scientific Committee Clinical Panel of the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Werth currently serves on the Lupus Foundation of America’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Council.