Portrait Jürg Hafner

Jürg Hafner
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Dermatology

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of Dermatology Ward, Head of Dermatosurgery, Skin Cancer Surgery and Mohs Surgery Department of Dermatology
  • Head of Phlebology and Wound Treatment Department of Dermatology
  • Management Board Hidradenitis suppurativa Department of Dermatology


  • Dermatology/venereology (SIWF/FMH)
  • Dermatosurgery, Mohs Surgery (ESMS)
  • Angiology (SIWF/FMH), Phlebology (USGG/SIWF)


Tel. +41 44 255 25 33


1982-1988 Medical studies in Zurich
1989 Research, Dissertation
1990-1996 Resident in General Surgery, Dermatology and Venereology, Internal Medicine and Angiology in Muri (AG), Zurich (USZ) and Geneva (HUG), as well as Visiting Physician in Munich, Kassel and Tübingen
1994 Specialist in dermatology and venereology
1996 Specialist in angiology
1999 Member of the European Society of Mohs Micrographic Surgery (ESMS)
Since 1994 Establishment and management of the Department of Dermatosurgery, specializing in skin cancer surgery. Micrographic surgery on a frozen section (Mohs Micrographic Surgery) and in formalin kerosene (Tübinger Torte or Slow Mohs)
Since 1994 Establishment and management of the Department of Phlebology and Wound Treatment
Since 1999 Head of department of the dermatology ward, dermatosurgery and phlebology incl. Wound treatment
2001 Private lecturer
2008 Titular professor

Most important memberships

  • Current Vice President of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS)
  • 2019 – today President of the Swiss Society of Phlebology (SGP)
  • 2010 – 2022 Member of the Board of the Swiss Institute for Continuing Education and Training (SIWF)
  • 2009 – 2020 Member of the Board of the Foederatio Medicorum Chirurgicorum Helvetica (FMCH), Head of the Continuing Education and Training Department
  • 2011 – 2015 President of the Swiss Society of Dermatology and Venereology (SGDV)
  • Member and honorary member of several national and international specialist societies for dermatology-venereology and dermatosurgery

Research focus

  • Dermatosurgery: Dermatosurgical skin cancer therapy for the elderly, local anesthesia
  • Phlebology and wound treatment: arterial circulatory disorders, compression treatment, Martorell’s hypertonic ulcer and calciphylaxis
  • Serious skin diseases: Chronic prurigo, hidradenitis suppurativa


President of the Johann Heinrich Rahn Foundation, Zurich (jhrahn-foundation.ch). The JH Rahn Foundation supports clinical research and further training in the fields of dermatosurgery, phlebology and wound therapy.

For patients

Tel. +41 44 255 31 55

For international patients

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54