Johann E. Gudjonsson, MD, PhD

Johann E. Gudjonsson, MD, PhD

Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology
Professor, Dermatology
Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar

University of Michigan
Department of Dermatology
6427C Medical Science Building I
1301 E. Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5609

Administrative Contact

Academic office:
Kathleen Hayes | (734) 647-8070 | [email protected]


Michigan Medicine | Medical Dermatology clinics: (734) 936-4054


Dr. Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD is the Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Molecular Skin Immunology and the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar of the Taubman Medical Research Institute. A graduate of the University of Iceland Medical School, he completed his internship and dermatology residency training at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gudjonsson has served on the faculty of the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology since 2008. He provides general medical dermatology patient care at the University of Michigan Taubman Center, and maintains clinical and research interests in inflammatory and autoimmune disorders involving the skin.

Dr. Gudjonsson leads an NIH-funded research group examining the immunological and genetic drivers of inflammatory skin disease, with projects directed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of  disorders, such as atopic dermatitis, cutaneous lupus, hidradenitis suppurativa, lichen planus, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Dr. Gudjonsson's research has been supported by research awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Skin Association, Dermatology Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, among others. He is director of the U-M Skin Biology and Disease Resource-based Center which provides resources, training and support to new and early career investigators engaged in skin research and fosters interdisciplinary engagement and collaboration.

Dr. Gudjonsson is a foremost expert in dermatological science, who received the 2007 Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Dermatology, was named the 2018 Rising Star Lecturer for the Society for Investigative Dermatology and was recipient of the American Skin Association Research Achievement Award in Psoriasis in 2021. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), and on the Editorial Board of JCI Insight. Dr. Gudjonsson is a standing member of the NIH Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin Study Section.


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) (Cand. Med Et Chir), University of Iceland, Medical School, Reykjavík, Iceland, 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2003
  • Transitional Year Intern, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 2004
  • Dermatology Resident, Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007


  • American Board of Dermatology Certification

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