Dr. Jan Dutz has been appointed Head, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022. Dr. Dutz is a Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science. As a Senior Scientist at BC Children’s, his research focus is the skin immune system and the manipulation of this system to promote immune responses and induce tolerance.
Dr. Dutz is a rheumatologist and dermatologist with special clinical interest in the cutaneous manifestations of autoimmunity and rheumatic disease. He also works as a dermatological oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency, where his practice is restricted to malignant melanoma and skin lymphoma. Dr. Dutz is committed to the development of translational research in skin disease in Canada, as evidenced by his roles as president of the Canadian Society of Investigative Dermatology and the North American Rheumatology-Dermatology Society. He is also past member of the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) Advisory Board.