For my training in internal medicine (psycho-neuro-immuno-endocrinology), Dermatopathology, dermatology clinic, clinical immunology, I
made personalized medicine in the last 20 years. The treatments have been compounding requirements, linking aspects of inflammation
and find the source of their causes. My results have been spectacular, obtaining an experience that has allowed me to innovate, and to be
able to coach my pacients. To deepen the management of inflammation has led me to genetics, and skin biopsies, and correlate with the
expression of genes, and to link with the clinical aspects, it makes the skin is the best scenario to advance personalization of medicine, and
have the best results, which has led to the generation of patents.

Portfolio (2)

Dermatological formulation, composed of pharmaceutical compounds, antioxidant molecules and additional active ingredients are developed by Barcelona Skin Genomic to treat inflammatory skin diseases with high efficacy during treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) with high Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (SCO[…]

Barcelona Skin Genomic (BSG) is developing a database that compiles information about the effects of different natural active compounds or plant extracts (more than 2500) on gene expression, on the levels of expression of interleukins and other molecules (more than 3400) and on treatment of differen[…]

Academic Studies

Degree in Medicine and Surgery

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

1973-1980 (7 years) | Barcelona, Spain

Internship at the Faculty of Medicine

University of Florida

1982 (less than a year) | Florida Area, United States

Passed the exam ECFMG (Educational Comity Foreign Medical Graduates)

September 1982 (less than a year)

Passed the exams of Medical Quality Assurance Boards

February 1983 (less than a year) | California, United States

Number one at the exam for the title “Doctor specialised in Medical-Surgical Dermatology and Venereology”

January 1988 (less than a year)

Doctor in Medicine. Cum Laude.

Universitat de Barcelona

June 1990 (less than a year) | Barcelona, Spain

Work Experience


Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School

July-September 1977 (less than a year) | Minnesota Area, United States


Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School

September 1978 (less than a year) | Minnesota Area, United States


Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School

July-August 1979 (less than a year) | Minnesota Area, United States

Visiting Clinician

Mayo Clinic

August 1987-May 1988 (less than a year) | Minnesota Area, United States


Medical Faculty of the University of Florida

1982 (less than a year) | Florida Area, United States

Fellowship in Dermatopathology

New York University

1983-1985 ( 2 years) | New York Area, United States

Fellowship in Dermatoimmunology

University of Edinburgh

1986-1987 (1 year) | Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Instituto de Dermatología Ignacio Umbert

1989 - present (27 years) | Barcelona, Spain

Research Interests

Cancer hair biology




Publications (24)

Co- Author of “Differential diagnosis in Dermatopathology” Vol. IV.

A.B. Ackerman, Main White, Ying Guo, Ignacio Umbert
Lea & FEBIGER 1994

“Inmunología e Inmunoterapia de los Tumores Cutáneos”

Revista JANO, no 50, 1982
Pages 82-83

“Fasceitis Eosinófila a propósito de tres casos y revisión de la literatura”.

Anales de Medicina Interna 1988-5:245-248

“UVB reduces the cutaneous cellular infiltrante of atopic eczema: a prlimary study”.

Photodermatology 1988 5: 232-234

“Manifestaciones clinicas de la infección por Borrelia”

Burgforferi. I. Umbert, R. Torne, F. Fernandez-Dorado. P. Umber
Piel 1989, 4:218-223

“Glomangioma multiple”.

J.L. Alós, I. Umbert, P. Umbert
Med. Cut. 1989 Vol. XVIII/1989:183-185

“Necrotizing fascitis: A clinical, microbiological, and histopathologic study of 14 patients”

I.Umbert, R.K. Winkelmann, G. Fergus Oliver, Margot S. Peters.
Journal of the Academy of Dermatology 1989, 20:774-781

Eruptive histiocytoma

I.Umbert, R.K. Winkelmann
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1989, 20:958-964

Cutaneous mucormycosis

I.Umbert, Daniel Su, WP
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 1989, 21:1232-4

“Histologic findings of Haley-Haley disease in a patient with bullous pemphigoid”-

Mehregan DA, Umbert I, Peters MS
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 1989, 21, 1107-12

“Sebaceoma Associated with centroblastic-centrocitic lymphoma”.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1990, 22:533-534

“Reticulohistiocytoma cutis - review of 15 cases and an association with systemic vasculitis in two cases”

Oliver GF, Umbert I, Winkelmann RK, Muller SA.
Clin and Exp Dermatol 1990, 15:1-6

“Non Tubercolous Mycobacterial Infections of the Skin”

Report of 14 cases and review of the literature.
I. Umbert, Daniel Sy, MD.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 1991, 24, 208-15

“Adult lipophagic Atrophic Panniculitis”

I. Umbert, R.K. Winkelmann
British Journal of Dermatology 1991, 124:291-

“Cutaneous and Subcutaneous leiomysarcoma”

A clinicopathological review of 14 cases with reference to antisdesmin staining and nuclear DNA patterns studied by flow cytometry.
G.F. Oliver, H.M. Reiman, N.J. Gonchoroff, S.A. Muller y I.Umbert.
British Journal of Dermatology 1991, 124: 252-257

“Malignant proliferative angioendotheliomatosis or angiotropic lymphoma associated with a soft-tissue lymphoma”.

Jam Acad Dermatol 1992; 26:101-4

“Comparison of the Pathology of Fascia in Eosinophilic”

Myalgia Syndrome Patients and Idiphatic Eosinophilic Fasciitis.
I. Umbert, R.K. Winkelmann, L. Wegener
Dermatology 1993, 186:18-22

“Plane Normolipemic Xanthoma Developing Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma with Leukopenia, Monoclonal Gammopathy, and low complement”

I. Umbert, R. Winkelmann, P. Cavender.
Mayo Clinic Sccottsdale, Scottsdale, Az. (USA).
Eur.J. Dermatology 1994, no 4, Vol. 5, pág. 556-560

“Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma Myocarditis”

I.Umbert, R. Winkelmann
British Journal of Dermatology
1995 133 438:443

“Gaceta del dolor”

Debate sobre el tratamiento del Dolors
E. Catlà, J. Gago, F. Miralles, I. Umbert, F.Vidal
March, 16 1996

“Giant cell granulomatous pulmonary and mycocardial lesions in necrobiotic xanthogranuloma with paraproteina”

Winkelmann RK, Litzow MR, Lie JT, Umbert IJ
Mayo Clin Proc 1997 ;72(11) : 1028-1033

“Absence of human herpesvirus-8 DNA in angiosarcoma”

British Association of Dermatologists
British Journal of Dermatology 140
1999 168-192

“British Association of Dermatologist”

Dr. I.Umbert Dr. Celada I. Palacios
Bristish Journal of Dermatology pag 170,171 1999

“Macrophage colony-stimulating factor-dependent macrophage proliferation is mediated through a calcineurin-independent but immunophilin-dependent mechanism that mediates the activation of external regulated kinases”

Ignacio Umbert, Monica Comalada, Annabel F. Valledor, Ester Sánche-Tilló Jordi Xaus , Antonio Celada
European Journal Immunology 2003 pages 3091-3100