President of the World Health Academy, Dermatology;
Dermatology and Venereology Department,
University of Studies Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy
Vitiligo is an acquired depigmentary skin disorder of unknown etiology. Vitiligo is not only a disease of melanocytes of the skin. Human melanocytes are derived from the neural crest and are located on various parts of the body. The involvement of skin melanocytes is the most visible one, but a systemic involvement of melanocytes can be observed. Some types of vitiligo (nonsegmental vitiligo) may also be associated with various diseases, mainly with autoimmune pathogenesis. Vitiligo represents a spectrum of many different disorders with different etiologies and pathogeneses, causing a common phenotype: the loss of melanocytes and/or their products. This phenotype is always consistent with a systemic involvement.
Prof. Lotti is Full Professor of the Dermatology and Venereology at University of Studies Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy. He is President of the World Health Academy, Dermatology since 2013.Director , Centro Studi per la Ricerca Multidisciplinare Rigenerativa (CSRMR), of the University of Rome “G.Marconi”, Rome, Italy, since 2015. He is Honorary Professor of Dermatology – China Medical University Shenyang (2011), Lecturer at the New York Academy of Sciences “Howard Fox Memorial Lecture” (14 March 2012 – New York, NY – USA), and Chair, Executive Scientific Committee Vitiligo Research Foundation, New York , NY USA. He has been Full Professor of the Dermatology and Venereology Division at University of Florence School of Medicine, Florence, Italy, from 2006 to 2010. He is Visiting Professor in six International Universities worldwide, and Key Note Lecturer in several international dermatology Societies. His activities in serving Dermatology have been numerous: President of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (SIDeMaST , 2009-2010) and President of the International Society of Dermatology ( ISD, 2009-2010), President of the European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (2003-2004), Editor in Chief of the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (1992-2002) , Editor “Therapeutic Hotline”- Dermatologic Therapy (2007-)and served as Editor in Chief of the Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia in the period of presidency of the Societa’ Italiana di Dermatologia (2009-2010). He has been President of numerous international congresses and is currently Editor in Chief of the Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia ( 2010-2020 ). He is Ordinary Member of the main Scientitifific Societities worldwide (EADV, SIDEV , ESDR , ISD, AAD, SID) and Honorary Member of several Scientific Societies of the Dermatology field. Moreover, he is a Scientitifific reviewer of ten sectorial journals, among which are the British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of
Dermatology , Dermatologic Therapy. He has authored 1507 scientitifific publicatitions (577 peer reviewed articles, 288 books chapters and 365 abstracts). For more informatition, see www.torellolottitti.it