Portrait Reinhard Dummer

Reinhard Dummer
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Vice Director of Department, Department of Dermatology


  • Dermatooncology, in particular skin malignancies, metastatic melanoma
  • Dermatopathology
  • Clinical research


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2016 Appointment as full professor
Since 2007 Deputy Clinic Director, Dermatology Clinic, USZ
2006 Clinic Director ad interim, Department of Dermatology, USZ
2004 Specialist in allergology and clinical immunology
2003 Course for clinical studies of the Dermatologic Oncology Working Group
2002 Recognition as a trainer for the FMS skills program, laser treatments of the skin and mucous membranes close to the skin for types I, II, IV, V
2001 Titular professorship, University of Zurich
1996 – 2006 Senior Attending Physician of the Department of Dermatology, USZ
1995 Habilitation at the University of Zurich
1994-1996 Attending Physician Department of Dermatology, USZ
1993 University in Cleveland, Ohio as a scholarship holder of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
1993 Research fellow at the Skin Disease Research Center of the Case Western Reserve
1992 Specialist certification as a dermatologist after oral examination by the Bavarian Medical Association
1987 – 1992 Resident at the Medical Clinic of the University of Heidelberg, Department of Dermatology Würzburg, Department of Dermatology USZ (Prof. G. Burg)
1987 PhD on “Interferon induction in avian B- lymphoblastoid cells” at the Institute of Immunobiology and Virology at the University of Würzburg

Most important memberships

  • President of the Melanoma Project Group of the Swiss Working Group for Cancer Diseases
  • Board member and founder of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology (EADO)
  • Past President of the European Associatioen of Dermato-Oncology Research (ESDR)
  • Member of the EORTC Cutaneous Lymphoma Project Group
  • Member of the EORTC melanoma project group
  • Reviewer of many scientific journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology, Nature Communication, etc.
  • President of the Association for Skin Cancer Research, www.skincancer.ch
  • Cancer Network Zurich
  • SKINTEGRITY, Member of the Steering Committee
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich: Board Member
  • URPP (University Research Priority Projects): Managing Director

Research focus

Numerous scientific projects on skin malignancies and special signaling pathways, especially in melanoma. His research group concentrates its research work on human tissue samples and focuses on the development of new treatment methods in controlled clinical trials.


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