Special Clinical Focus

  • "State of the Art" treatment of skin diseases
  • "State of the Art" treatment of allergies
  • Innovative treatment options for skin cancer and inflammatory skin diseases
  • Laser, light and radiotherapy
  • Skin surgery, including micrographic surgery
  • In-patient treatment for complex skin diseases

About us

The Division of Dermatology of University Hospital Zurich is the largest facility of its kind in Switzerland. Associated with names such as Prof. Bruno Bloch (1916 - 1933), Prof. Guido Miescher (1933 - 1958), Prof. Hans Storck (1958 - 1978), Prof. Urs Schnyder (1978 - 1991) and Prof. Günter Burg (1991 - 2006) it has a rich tradition. Effective 01 October 2007 Prof. Lars French became Clinic Director.

Since 1924 the clinic and polyclinic - at that time under the leadership of Professor Bruno Bloch - have been located at Gloriastrasse 31 on the Zurich hill in the northeast of the city near the university and the ETH.

The clinic today has 32 inpatient and six partially inpatient beds, a dermatology polyclinic with various specialized consultation hours for skin cancer, neurodermatitis, psoriasis, acne, pediatric dermatology, hair growth problems, aesthetic dermatology and its own operating room.

The available physical therapy options include a very modern radiotherapy facility and a cutting edge laser park - as well as a very good photodermatology department.
Additionally, the allergy ward offers a complete spectrum of allergy diagnostics and therapies. 

The clinic annually provides nearly 90,000 consultations.

Diagnostic Services

  • Diagnosis of skin tumors (melanoma and other skin cancers)
  • Surgical dermatology including vein surgery
  • Dermatopathology: State-of-the-art microscopic and laboratory equipment (very high quality level due to the pending certification of the dermatopathological laborary according to ISO standard in Fall 2012) and ScanScope for obtaining second opinions internationally
  • Three "board certified" dermatopathologists. Recognized as a European training center
  • Allergology: Modern allergy testing room including pulmonary function test, rhinomanometry, in-house allergy laboratory (including ISAC testing)

Therapeutic Services

Skin tumors
Treatment of all benign and malignant skin tumors Surgical excision, superficial x-ray therapy, laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, experimental treatments (clinical studies), interdisciplinary tumor conference, tumor follow-up care, early detection of skin cancer also computer-assisted, prevention of skin tumors by means of computer-supported epiluminescence microscopy (Total Body Imaging)

Surgical dermatology
Diagnostic tissue biopsies, various excisional and reconstructive techniques, MOHS micrographic surgery, plastic surgery procedures, electrosurgery, laser surgery, cryosurgery and phlebosurgery, skin transplantations, sentinel lymph node excisions in collaboration with the Department of Reconstructive Surgery UHZ

Chronic wounds
Vacuum therapy, mechanical, biochemical, biological wound cleaning, development of new treatment procedures

Autoimmune diseases and HIV-associated diseases, venereal diseases
Treatment of sexually transmitted diseases in the specialized outpatient clinic HPSTD, comprehensive interdisciplinary care, specific antiretroviral therapy, clinical testing of innovative therapeutic agents

Inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis/neurodermatitis
Light therapy with UVA-1, UVB and narrow band, UVB (TL01)

Pediatric dermatology
with infrastructures for infusion treatments using biologics

Consultation hour for psoriasis

Allergic diseases
Contact allergies, occupationally based skin diseases, insect poison allergies, etc.

Sclerotherapy, laser therapy, surgery, high resolution anoscopy

Treatment of proctological diseases

Papulosquamous skin diseases, especially psoriasis

Extracorporeal photopheresis in children and adults

Aesthetic dermatosurgery and dermatology
Permanent hair removal

Laser therapy
Hemangiomas, port-wine stains, spider veins, age spots, etc. skin fold therapy, scar therapy

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Single and semiprivate rooms with shower and TV
  • Internet - WiFi
  • Rooming-in
  • Lodging for a companion is possible
  • Two bistros
  • 2 kiosks
  • Postomat
  • Banking
  • Daily newspaper
  • Psycho-oncological consultation hour
  • Contact with self-help groups
  • Hair salon
  • Library
  • Child care
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Dermatology and Venereal Diseases

Other services

  • Skin cancer incl. basal cell carcinoma, spinalioma, melanoma and cutaneous lymphomas
  • Inflammatory diseases incl. psoriasis
  • Neurodermitis
  • Autoimmune skin diseases
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Life threatening skin diseases