Portrait Laurence Imhof

Laurence Imhof
PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Dermatology


  • Aesthetic dermatology
  • Physical therapies (laser medicine, photodermatology/therapy and X-ray therapy)
  • Skin cancer radiation for lymphoma, basal cell carcinoma, spinalioma and actinic keratosis


Tel. +41 43 253 40 88

Other competencies

  • Assessment and treatment of complications associated with laser treatments and aesthetic procedures
  • Scientific organization of the semester courses of the Department of Dermatology USZ
  • Scientific advisor to the Zurich Dermatology Training Days
  • Recruitment of assistant doctors for specialist training in dermatology and venereology
  • Laser Safety Officer (TÜV SÜD CERT)


2023 Master’s degree ETH in Medical Physics
2021 Laser Safety Officer (TÜV SÜD CERT)
2020 Certificate of competence in dermatological radiotherapy
2018 Fellowship in Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Medicine in Miami FL, Singapore, South Korea, and Washington DC
Since 2016 Head of the Physical Department, Department of Dermatology, USZ
Since 2014 Head of Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Medicine, Department of Dermatology, USZ
2012 Type I to VI certificates of competence and recognition as an advanced trainer for laser treatments of the skin and mucous membranes close to the skin FMCH
2012 Specialist title in dermatology and venereology FMH
Since 2012 Member of the management team, Department of Dermatology, USZ
2008 – 2011 Resident at the Department of Dermatology USZ
2006 – 2007 Resident at the Medical Clinic Spitalzentrum Oberwallis and Waid City Hospital
2006 Doctorate at the Department of Allergology and Immunology at Bern University Hospital
2005 Resident at the Central Pathology Institute of the Hôpitaux Valaisans

Most important memberships

  • Laser Commission FMCH, President
  • Swiss Society for Laser Medicine (SGML), board member and scientific advisor
  • Working Group Radiotherapy SGDV, President
  • American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • European Society for Laser and Energy Based Devices (ESLD)
  • European Society for Dermatolgy and Venereolgy (EADV)
  • Swiss Society for Dermatology and Venereology (SGDV)
  • Société Française des Lasers en Dermatologie (SFLD)

Research focus

  • Various scientific projects on radiotherapy, photodermatology and laser medicine
  • Interdisciplinary projects with Plastic Surgery, Infectiology and Visceral Surgery USZ


Multilingual – German, French, English, Italian

For patients

I would be happy to arrange an appointment with you.

For referrer

I am happy to receive your patient’s referral.

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