Dr. Craig Leonardi

Dr. Craig Leonardi is a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in St. Louis, MO. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at St. Louis University. He received his MD from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed an internship in Pediatrics and residency in Dermatology at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Following training, he was a faculty member at the University of Miami and then at St. Louis University. There he specialized in viral skin disorders and complex manifestations of skin disease. In addition, he was the director of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, a reference laboratory for dermatologists worldwide. He has published more than 80 original papers and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. He received the American Academy of Dermatology Gold Award in 1990 for original research and has been an invited speaker at numerous dermatology societies as well as in the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Leonardi has extensive clinical research experience, having conducted more than 60 trials (phases I-IV) for a wide variety of dermatologic indications. Recently, he has concentrated on new biologic agents for treating psoriasis and his office is currently one of the largest psoriasis research centers in North America.


Dr. Elaine Siegfried

Dr. Siegfried was raised in St. Louis, graduating from Ladue High School in 1973. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College and her Medical Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She completed residencies in Pediatrics and Dermatology at the University of Iowa Hospitals, and briefly served on the faculties of the University of Iowa and Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital. She was an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Dermatology as well as the Clinical Trials Unit in the Department of Dermatology at Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center until November, 2001, when she joined Central Dermatology. Her clinical interest focuses on the care of pediatric skin disease, including development of new treatments.

Dr. Siegfried is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has served on the Executive committee of the section on Dermatology for 5 years. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, serving on the Pediatric Task Force, and sev-

eral Consensus Committees. She is a member of the Society of Pediatric Dermatology, and served as the chairman of the Committee on Certification. She is currently on the editorial board for Pediatric Annals and Journal Watch for Dermatology and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Dermatology. She has authored more than 75 original papers, book chapters and abstracts and in addition to international recognition as expert in the field of Pediatric Dermatology, she was selected as one of Woodward White's Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Siegfried is married to Dr. Dan Hoft, M.D., Ph.D., an Infectious Disease specialist at Saint Louis University. They have 3 children, Isaac, Galen and Stella.