Portrait Thomas Kündig

Thomas Kündig
Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Dermatology

Other functions at USZ

  • Research manager Department of Dermatology


  • Immunodermatology / autoimmune skin diseases
  • Inflammatory skin diseases / psoriasis and eczema
  • General dermatology and allergology


Tel. +41 44 255 34 71

Other competencies


  • 1999 Georg-Friedrich Götz Prize
  • 2014 Swiss Technology Award winner


2019 Appointment as Full Professor of Dermatology and Allergology and Director of the Department of Dermatology USZ
2017 Associate Professor of Immunodermatology
2016 Head of Outpatient Clinic, Day Clinic, Research and Laboratories, Department of Dermatology USZ
2006 Head of Research and Laboratory Department, Deputy Head of Polyclinic, Department of Dermatology USZ
2004 – 2006 Senior Attending Physician in Experimental Immunotherapy, University Hospital Zurich
2003 Animal experimenter
2003 Specialist examination in allergology and clinical immunology
2002 Specialist in dermatology and venereology
1999 – 2004 Attending Physician Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Prof. G. Burg
1998 Venia legendi in Experimental Immunology
1995 – 1999 Senior Assistant Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Prof. G. Burg
1992 – 1995 Post-doc Deptartment of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Prof. T.W. Mak
1991 Post-Graduate Course in Experimental Medicine and Biology (Prof. Zinkernagel)
1989 – 1992 Post-doc in Immunology, Inst. for Experimental Pathology, Prof. R.M. Zinkernagel
1988 – 1989 Assistant Surgeon, Wetzikon District Hospital
1988 Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
1988 Doctoral thesis in respiratory physiology University of Zurich (Prof. E.A. Koller)
1987 State examination University of Zurich

Most important memberships

  • Board of the Swiss Society for Dermatology & Venereology (SGDV)
  • Board of Directors European Dermatology Forum (EDF)
  • Member of the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology (SGAI)
  • Member of the Dermatology Research Working Group (ADF)
  • Member of the European Association for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

Research focus

Translational research in immunology, allergology & dermatology