Prof. - Lars E. French - Skin Cancer -

Prof. Lars E. French

Specialist for Skin Cancer, Sexually transmitted diseases, Dermatology, Dermatological allergology in Munich

Prof. - Lars E. French - Skin Cancer -
Prof. French has gained an impressive reputation as a specialist for skin cancer. He is also the right specialist for skin inflammations and allergies. As a researcher, his expertise is in demand internationally, as evidenced by numerous publications and memberships in professional societies.

Special Clinical Focus

  • “State-of-the-art” treatment of skin conditions
  • “State-of-the-art” treatment for allergies (Allergy Center)
  • Innovative treatment options for skin cancer and inflammatory skin conditions
  • Laser therapy, phototherapy, photodynamic therapy, and radiotherapy
  • Dermatosurgery including micrographic surgery and venous surgery
  • In-patient treatment for complex skin conditions

About us

Prof. Lars E. French is an internationally renowned dermatologist with an outstanding reputation. He has headed the Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology and Allergology at the University of Munich Hospital as its Clinical Director since November 2018. Prof. French is also the Director of Specialist Clinic I for Dermatology and Allergology at the Munich Hospital in the same building complex. Previously, Prof. French was the Director of the Department of Dermatology at the Zurich University Hospital in Switzerland for 12 years.

Prof. French completed his medical studies at the University of Geneva, where he concentrated on internal medicine, foundational biological research and dermatology. Here, with funding support from the Swiss National Science Foundation, he very quickly established his own research group in the field of dermatology. Subsequently, he spent a year in research at the Department of Dermatology of the University of Pennsylvania (USA).

His research emphases are in the field of inflammatory skin conditions, skin cancer and severe allergies. Together with teaching and his clinical practice, research has remained one of Prof. French’s professional mainstays. Prof. French has been awarded multiple prizes for his work. His extensive publication list, with over 300 works, also testifies to Prof. French’s wide-ranging successes in the field of dermatology research and rounds off his academic profile.

Thanks to his membership of multiple renowned national and international specialist associations, Prof. French is particularly well networked across the world. In addition, he has been involved or is still involved in the executive committees of multiple associations, including the European Dermatology Forum (EDF), the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), the Swiss Dermatology and Venerology Association (SGDV) and the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS), and so he is particularly well networked internationally and contributes significantly to further development in the field of dermatology.

Diagnostic Services

  • Diagnosis of skin tumors (melanoma and other types of skin cancer) including leading-edge skin cancer prevention
  • Dermatopathology: State-of-the-art microscopy and laboratory equipment
  • Allergology: Cutting-edge allergy test room and internal allergy laboratory, implant and medication allergy testing
  • Phlebology
  • Autoimmune diagnostics laboratory
  • Dermatological serology laboratory
  • Mycology laboratory

Therapeutic Services

Skin tumors
  • Treatment of all benign and malignant skin tumors. Surgical excision, superficial x-ray therapy, laser therapy, physical therapy including photodynamic therapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, experimental therapeutic techniques (clinical trials), interdisciplinary tumor conference, tumor aftercare, early diagnosis of skin cancer, also computer-assisted, prevention of skin tumors by means of computer-guided direct-light microscopy (total body imaging)
Surgical dermatology
  • Diagnostic tissue biopsy, various excision and reconstructive techniques, MOHS micrographic surgery, plastic surgery techniques, electrosurgery, laser surgery, cryosurgery and phlebosurgery, skin transplantation, excision of sentinel lymph nodes
Chronic wounds
  • Vacuum therapy, mechanical, biochemical, biological wound cleansing
Autoimmune conditions and HIV-associated conditions, venerology
  • Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases in the immunology clinic, comprehensive interdisciplinary care, specific antiretroviral therapy
Inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis / neurodermitis
  • Phototherapy with UVA-1, UVB and narrow-band, UVB (TL01), innovative systemic treatments including biologics
Pediatric dermatology clinic for psoriasis and allergic conditions
  • Contact allergies, work-related skin conditions, insecticide allergies, etc.
  • Sclerotization therapy, laser therapy, surgical treatment, high-resolution anoscopy
Treatment of proctology conditions papulosquamous skin conditions, in particular, psoriasis extracorporeal photopheresis for children and adults, esthetic dermatosurgery and dermatology
  • Permanent hair removal
Esthetic dermatology including laser therapy
  • Hemangiomata, port-wine stains, spider veins, age marks, etc.; wrinkle treatment, scar treatment

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Single and 2-bed rooms
  • Internet – WiFi
  • Rooming-in
  • Accommodation for a companion is possible
  • Two bistros
  • Kiosk
  • Range of daily newspapers
  • Psychooncology clinic
  • Physical therapy
  • Contacts with self-help groups

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae Prof. Lars E. French

Graduated from the University of Geneva and trained in internal medicine, basic research and dermatology (Swiss Board Certification)

SNF Score A awardee and stay as visiting professor, Department of Dermatology of the University of Pennsylvania

Louis-Jeantet Professor of Medecine, Geneva University Hospital

Foundation and Boardmember of two biotech companies: Apotech (now Alexis) and Apoxis (now Topotarget)

Since October 2006
Chairman of the Department of Dermatology ot the Zurich Unversity Hospital, one of the leading academic dermatology departments in Europe with 21 senior medical staff and 30 medical staff.
Own research group with continous SNF-funding alongside Swiss Cancer League and EU funding; particular interest for translational research in autoinflammatory skin disease, cutaneous drug eruptions and skin cancer.



University of Munich Hospital

Frauenlobstrasse 9 – 11
80337 Munich

Phone: +49 89 20190141
Landline at local rates

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