Portrait Peter Schmid

Peter Schmid
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Dermatology

Other functions at USZ

  • Allergy station manager Department of Dermatology


  • Allergies of all kinds incl. Neurodermatitis and hives
  • Tropical and travel dermatology
  • Mastocytosis and histamine-mediated diseases


Tel. +41 44 255 30 79

Other competencies

  • GCP level III since 2009, recertification last time in Nov 2019; leading > 10 studies as PI incl. IIT
  • Teledermatology
  • Innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, e.g. for respiratory allergies, neurodermatitis, urticaria and food allergies
  • Hives and food allergies
  • Rapid induction method for insect venom allergy immunotherapy.
  • Provocation tests for food allergies and intolerances
  • Modern educational concepts (flipped classroom, blended and distant learning)


Since 2003 Senior Attending Physician and head of the allergy ward of the Department of Dermatology USZ (Directors Proff. G. Burg, L. French, Th. Kündig)
2000 Beth Isreal Deaconess Hospital Boston USA (Prf. P Weller) April to June 2000
1998 – 2001 Research-Physican Switzerland Institute for Allergy and Asthma Research SIAF Davos (Proff. K.Blaser, HU Simon, R Crameri)
1998 – 2003 Attending Physician Department of Dermatology and Allergy Ward USZ (Prof. G. Burg/Prof. B. Wüthrich)
1997 – 1998 Teaching Dermatologist Regional Dermatology Training Center RDTC in Moshi, Tanzania
1996 Dermatological Outpatient Clinic, Triemli City Hospital Zurich (Prof. A. Eichmann)
1993 – 1995 Dermatology Clinic USZ (Prof. G. Burg)
1991 – 1992 Specialty Residency Allergy Ward USZ (Prof. B. Wüthrich)
1989 Medical Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Peru
1986 – 1990 General residency Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics
1985 State Examination in Human Medicine December 14, 1985 University of Zurich, Switzerland
1981 – 1985 Medical studies at the Universities of Fribourg
1978 Matura Type B Cantonal School Zug

Most important memberships

Board of Directors

  • Director Christine Kühne Centre for Allergy Research and Education CK-CARE (since 2014)
  • Treasurer and Board Member Int Society for Atopic Dermatitis ISAD (since 2015)
  • President Swiss Society for Allergy and Immunology SSAI (2015-2017), Board Member since 2003
  • Vice President European Academy for Allergy and Clinical Immunology EAACI 2015-2019, Member since 1993


  • European Dermatology Forum EDF (since 2018)
  • American Academy for Allergy and Immnulogy (since 2009)
  • Swiss Society for Dermatology and Venereology SGDV
  • European Society for Dermatology and Venerology EADV
  • Society for Dermatology in the Tropics

Research focus

  • PI and co-incident atopic dermatitis: epidemiology, pathomechanisms, comorbidities, novel therapeutic approaches.
  • Allergy diagnosis: molecular allergy diagnostics and cellular tests for inhalation and insect venom allergies
  • Mastocytosis: diagnsotic markers, therapeutic approaches in the presence of additional anaphylaxis.
  • Histamine intolerance: biomarkers, pathomechanisms.
  • Patient education: care research, pharmacoeconomic approaches.
  • Tropical dermatology: comparative pathomechanisms in allergies, interactive digital eduction (Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America).


Language skills

  • German: mother tongue
  • English, French, Spanish: fluent
  • Italian, Kiswahili: colloquial language


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