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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

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

5/2020
Moran MC, Beck LA, Richardson CT. "A Spectrum of Skin Disease: How Staphylococcus aureus Colonization, Barrier Dysfunction, and Cytokines Shape the Skin." The Journal of investigative dermatology.. 2020 May 0; 140(5):941-944.

11/2019
Mitchell DC, Agnihothri R, Scott GA, Korman B, Richardson CT. "A case of concurrent systemic sclerosis and scleredema." JAAD case reports.. 2019 Nov 0; 5(11):940-942. Epub 2019 Oct 24.

11/2019
Lerman I, Agnihothri R, Scott GA, Richardson CT. "An atypical clinical presentation of alopecia in 2 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus." JAAD case reports.. 2019 Nov 0; 5(11):953-956. Epub 2019 Oct 24.

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