KRF was established in 2011 by Dr. Michael H. Tirgan. Dr. Tirgan is board certified internist and medical oncologist (cancer specialist) with special interest in keloid disorder. Over past several years, Dr. Tirgan's medical practice has been focused on treatment of patients with keloid disorder. Dr. Tirgan is on staff at Mount Sinai St. Luke's / Roosevelt Hospital Center as well as the Rockefeller University Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Patricia L. Danielsen is a dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology and Copenhagen Wound Healing Center, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark. She has a PhD in wound healing and scar treatment science and a continuing academic career with a special focus on keloid scar disease. Dr. Danielsen has had clinical training in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany and the UK as well as scar tissue research in Denmark and Australia. She is a board member of the European Tissue Repair Society. Dr. Danielsen is member of Board of Directors of Keloid Research Foundation.
Dr. Reza Ghohestani is an academic dermatologist, and a basic science researcher, based in in San Antonio, Texas. For years, Dr. Ghohestani has lent his support to KRF. He has been the force behind our Spring 2017 Symposium in Marrakesh and also the visionary for establishing the Journal of Keloid Research. KRF is happy to have Dr. Ghohestani as a member of its Board of Directors.