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Jonathan I. Silverberg


Professor of Dermatology at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington; Director of Clinical Research and Contact Dermatitis, DC, US

Jonathan I.  Silverberg


Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, is a Professor of Dermatology at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. He is the Director of Clinical Research and Contact Dermatitis.  

Dr. Silverberg’s area of clinical subspecialty is inflammatory skin disease, particularly atopic and contact dermatitis. He has extensive experience in the advanced management of atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, hand eczema, chronic itch, psoriasis, hidradenitis and many other chronic inflammatory skin disorders. He is also a national expert in allergy patch testing, phototesting and photopatch testing.  

Dr. Silverberg’s research interests include the epidemiology of chronic and infectious diseases. He has published extensively on the epidemiology of chronic inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and autoimmune blistering disorders, as well infections such as COVID-19, measles, shingles, cellulitis and other skin and serious infections. Dr. Silverberg has also made major contributions to health services research, patient-reported outcome development, understanding comorbidities and burden of itch and inflammatory skin disease, advancing evidence-based dermatology, drug development, and clinical trial design. His publications include more than 1,500 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters. He is also the author of the Clinical Management of Atopic Dermatitis handbook (second edition published 2022).  

Dr. Silverberg has also been a local, national and/or international principal investigator for numerous clinical trials for novel treatments in atopic dermatitis and other inflammatory disorders. He was recognized with several honors, including Top Doctor in Washington in 2020 and 2021, Young Leadership Award from the American Dermatological Association in 2017, Teacher of the Year Award in the department of dermatology in 2015, Outstanding Teacher’s Award from the Feinberg School of Medicine in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the inaugural Rajka Award from the International Society for Atopic Dermatitis in 2014. He is an associate editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Dermatitis, Archives of Dermatological Research and Current Dermatology Reports. Dr. Silverberg is a member of the International Eczema Council, North American Contact Dermatitis Group the American Society of Contact Dermatitis. 

Dr. Silverberg is also the chair of the annual Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis global multidisciplinary conferences, Revolutionizing Vitiligo global conference, and Director of the Foundation for Dermatology Education.