Portrait Antonios Kolios

Antonios Kolios
PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Dermatology

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of Immunodermatology


  • Immunodermatology, Allergology
  • Vitiligo
  • Cutaneous lupus erythematosus


Tel. +41 43 253 40 88

Other competencies

  • Granulomatous diseases, incl. Sarcoidosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa incl. Management HS-Board
  • Head of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Register (HSR)
  • Autoimmune bullous diseases


Since October 2021 Senior Attending Physician, Department of Dermatology, USZ
2020 – 2021 Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
2021 Habilitation at the University of Zurich
2018 Specialist examination in clinical immunology and allergology
2017 – 2021 Attending Physician, Department of Immunology, USZ
Since 2016 Principal Investigator (Group Leader), University of Zurich
2016 Fellow, Department of Immunology, USZ
Specialist in Dermatology and Venerology (FMH)
2015 Resident, Department of Immunology, USZ
2012 – 2015 Resident Department of Dermatology, USZ
Research fellow, Laboratory of Applied Immunobiology, University of Zurich
2011 Resident at the Department of Dermatology, St. Josef Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
2009 Research Fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA
2003 – 2010 Medical studies, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Most important memberships

  • Swiss Society for Dermatology and Venereology (SGDV)
  • International Fellow, American Association of Dermatologists (AAD, USA)
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
  • German Dermatological Society (DDG)
  • Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology (SGAI)
  • Fellow of the American Association of Immunologists (AAI, USA)
  • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
    • Working Group Biologicals with Task Force Management
  • European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR)
  • Working Group for Dermatological Research (ADF)
  • SDNTT (Swiss Dermatology Network of Targeted Therapies)
  • National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF, USA)
  • World Association of Sarcoidosis and other Granulomatous Disorders (WASOG)
  • Reviewer of many scientific journals including Journal of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (JACI), Allergy, Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID), British Journal of Dermatology, Frontiers Immunology, British Medical Journal (BMJ), Journal of Experimental Dermatology, PLOSone, etc.

Research focus

My group focuses on the development and treatment of autoimmune diseases, particularly on the skin. The aim is to restore tolerance within the immune system, particularly in the case of psoriasis, vitiligo and lupus. We use state-of-the-art methods to investigate the causes of diseases in order to develop personalized and innovative therapeutic approaches from basic research.


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