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Christopher Tracy Richardson, M.D., Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-7546

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Dermatology

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Christopher Richardson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology (AIR) in the Department of Medicine. He completed his medical school and dermatology training at the University of Rochester. He practices general dermatology with an emphasis on autoimmune and rheumatologic skin diseases, in particular lupus, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma.

Research

Dr. Richardson is an immunologist who studies autoimmune diseases of the skin. He is particularly interested in the role of B cells and antibodies in autoimmune skin disease. His current research focuses on the pathogenesis of cutaneous lupus. He has prior research experience in antibiotic resistance, T-regulatory cells, B cell tolerance, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), HIV, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), and alopecia areata.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Dermatology - American Board of Dermatology

Education

2013
MD, PhD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
Residency in Dermatology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2017
Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Award
Sponsor: Medical Dermatology Society

2016
Strong Star Certificate of Appreciation
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2004
Victor Meyer Emmel Prize in Histology
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2003
Magna Cum Laude
Sponsor: Brigham Young University

2002 - 2003
Reed H. and Wanda B. Chase Scholarship
Sponsor: Brigham Young University

2001 - 2002
Brigham Young Bicentennial Scholarship
Sponsor: Brigham Young University

1998 - 2003
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

1998 - 1999
Trustees' Scholarship
Sponsor: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Publications

Journal Articles

1/2021
Dean O, Cusick EH, Grover R, Mercurio MG, Richardson CT. "Congenital absence of the skin secondary to the self-improving subtype of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa with recurrent lesions throughout early childhood." JAAD case reports.. 2021 Jan 0; 7:137-140. Epub 2020 Dec 01.

11/24/2020
Bawany F, Tbakhi B, Mendler JH, Richardson CT, Bennett JM, Aljitawi OS. "Remission of anti-TIF1? dermatomyositis after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant for myelodysplastic syndrome." Blood advances.. 2020 Nov 24; 4(22):5698-5701.

10/2020
Whitt W, Stiegler JD, Richardson CT. "Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis mimicking facial erythromelalgia successfully treated with hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy." JAAD case reports.. 2020 Oct 0; 6(10):1104-1106. Epub 2020 Aug 28.

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