Dr. Jan Dutz
Dr. Dutz is a Professor at UBC and a scientist with the Child and Family Research Institute and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. He received MD degree from Queen’s University. He continued with postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology (University of Toronto) and Dermatology (UBC).
Dr. Dutz has been the recipient of numerous honors and grants for research and investigation, and has co-authored over 50 scientific journal publications and 50 journal abstracts, as well as several chapters in books.
Dr. Dutz’s practice includes a Connective Tissue Disease clinic, and he is one of a few physicians in North America to be board certified and maintain active clinical interest in both Rheumatology and Dermatology. He has been awarded for his teaching and in the connections he brings to linking basic science discoveries and clinical dermatology. His current interests are skin immunization, melanoma, diabetes, and alopecia areata.
Dr. Dutz is the Coordinator of Resident Research for the UBC Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, and the focus of his laboratory has an independent laboratory is to study the skin immune system and its participation in autoimmune disease.
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.