About

Biography

Dr Christos Tziotzios, MA, MPhil, MB BChir (Cantab), PhD, MRCP(UK), FHEA, a University of Cambridge medical graduate, is currently working as Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Dermatology at St John”s Institute of Dermatology in London, UK.

During his medical training at the University of Cambridge, he was awarded a number of awards, scholarships and distinctions before securing a highly competitive postgraduate Academic Foundation post. He completed his Core (Internal) Medicine training at Cambridge University Hospitals before being appointed to his highly competitive academic post in Dermatology.

Dr. Tziotzios undertook extensive basic research prior to studying medicine: He read a rigorous Master of Pharmacy, graduated with First Class Honors and worked as Research Pharmacologist in Drug Discovery at Pfizer Global Research and Development (Sandwich, UK). His work in the Pharmaceutical Industry and his relevant academic background endowed him with a unique skill set and solid understanding of therapeutics and the drug development process.

He has completed a rigorous PhD in Molecular Genetics, which has culminated in multiple high-impact publications, including a first-authored original research article in Nature Communications. He remains active in clinical research with a focus on alopecia and holds his expanding expertise in Medical Dermatology.

Selected publications

Genome-wide association study in frontal fibrosing alopecia identifies four susceptibility loci including HLA-B*07:02 Tziotzios C, et al. Nat Commun 2019. PMID 30850646 Free PMC article.

Safety and early efficacy outcomes for lentiviral fibroblast gene therapy in recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa Lwin SM, et al. JCI Insight 2019. Among authors: Tziotzios C. PMID 31167965 Free PMC article.

Nail lichen planus Tziotzios C, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol 2019. PMID 30682393

Lichen planus and lichenoid dermatoses: Clinical overview and molecular basis Tziotzios C, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 – Review. PMID 30318136

Lichen planus and lichenoid dermatoses: Conventional and emerging therapeutic strategies Tziotzios C, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 – Review. PMID 30318137

Congenital Anonychia and Uncombable Hair Syndrome: Coinheritance of Homozygous Mutations in RSPO4 and PADI3 Hsu CK, et al. J Invest Dermatol 2017. Among authors: Tziotzios C. PMID 28087452 Free article.

Tziotzios C, et al. Exp Dermatol 2016 – Review. PMID 27198858

Finasteride is of uncertain utility in treating frontal fibrosing alopecia Tziotzios C, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol 2016. PMID 26979373

Frontal fibrosing alopecia: there is no statistically significant association with leave-on facial skin care products and sunscreens Seegobin SD, et al. Br J Dermatol 2016. Among authors: Tziotzios C. PMID 27614082

Tissue and Circulating MicroRNA Co-expression Analysis Shows Potential Involvement of miRNAs in the Pathobiology of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Tziotzios C, et al. J Invest Dermatol 2017. PMID 28774594 Free article.

Familial frontal fibrosing alopecia Tziotzios C, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol 2015. PMID 26089074

Clinical features and WNT10A mutations in seven unrelated cases of Schöpf-Schulz-Passarge syndrome Tziotzios C, et al. Br J Dermatol 2014. PMID 24902757

Mosaic overgrowth with fibroadipose hyperplasia is caused by somatic activating mutations in PIK3CA Lindhurst MJ, et al. Nat Genet 2012. PMID 22729222 Free PMC article. Among authors: Tziotzios C.

Cutaneous scarring: Pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, and scar reduction therapeutics Part I. The molecular basis of scar formation Profyris C, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol 2012 – Review. Among authors: Tziotzios C.

Cutaneous scarring: Pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, and scar reduction therapeutics Part II. Strategies to reduce scar formation after dermatologic procedures Tziotzios C, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol 2012 – Review. PMID 22177632

A true positive nasal nodule Tziotzios C, et al. Am J Med 2012. PMID 22482858

More than just a big thumb Tziotzios C, et al. QJM 2011. PMID 21106503

Swelling scars Tziotzios C and Burden D. QJM 2011. PMID 20400442

Leukemia cutis Tziotzios C and Makrygeorgou A. Cleve Clin J Med 2011. PMID 21460127