Dr David Gratton is Associate Professor of Dermatology at McGill University School of Medicine. He graduated with a degree in Medicine from the University of Ottawa in 1971. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology having completed his training both at Ottawa and McGill Universities. Dr Gratton joined the staff of the Montreal General Hospital in 1975 and he served on the Board of Directors of the hospital, the McGill University Admissions Committee, was Program Director for Dermatology and was an examiner for the Royal College and the Quebec College. Dr Gratton served as President of the Montreal Dermatology Society, Vice-President of the Québec Dermatology Association, and Secretary and President of the Canadian Dermatology Association. During this time, he organized both the Atlantic Dermatology Meeting and the Canadian Dermatology Association annual meeting in Montreal. He has also been Editor Emeritus of the Dermatology Times of Canada and section Editor of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. He is a member of the Canadian Dermatology Association, the American Academy of Dermatology and the European Academy of Dermatology. Dr Gratton, founder and President of International Dermatology Research Inc., has carried out over150 clinical trials as Principal Investigator, many in the field of biologic drugs for the treatment of psoriasis. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and lectures extensively nationally and internationally. His interests are diverse, including psoriasis, the use of biologics in disease and medical education. In September 2011, he was awarded the R.K. Schachter Lectureship by the Toronto Psoriasis Seminar in recognition of his important contribution in improving the lives of patients with Psoriasis.