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Richard G. Langley MD

Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Richard Langley is Professor and Director of Research in the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Canada, and was President of the Canadian Dermatology Association in 2014.

Dr Langley received his undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University, internship in internal medicine, and fellowship in dermatologic surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada, and completed his fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Following his training, Dr Langley joined the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and was Director of Clinical Investigations Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital until June 2000.

Dr Langley has authored over 175 articles, book chapters, and other publications and he is a regular reviewer for several medical and dermatology journals. He is a principal investigator and has conducted over 150 Phase 1–3 studies involving most of the biologic agents in psoriasis and new immunotherapies in atopic dermatitis. He also has an imaging laboratory that has helped pioneer the application of diagnostic in vivo confocal microscopy in benign and malignant melanocytic lesions.


Principal investigator, advisory board or speaker: AbbVie, Amgen, Celgene, Janssen, LEO Pharma, Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer


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