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Prof. Lars E. French

Germany

Chairman and Professor of Dermatology
Ludwig-Maximilians University Hospital, Munich

Prof. Dr. med. Lars E French MD is a clinician-scientist and the current Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich). Between October 2006 and 2018 he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Zürich University Hospital in Switzerland.

Professor French graduated from the University of Geneva and trained in internal medicine, basic research, and dermatology at the University of Geneva. He rapidly established his own research group in investigative dermatology alongside clinical activities at the Department of Dermatology of the University of Geneva under the direction of Professor Saurat with the support of a career development award from the Swiss National Science Foundation, before spending a year as visiting professor at the Department of Dermatology of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and then being nominated as Louis-Jeantet Professor of Medicine at the University of Geneva (2002-2006). 

Between October 2006 and 2018, Professor French chaired the Department of Dermatology of the Zurich University Hospital, a leading Dermatology Department in Europe, and the largest in Switzerland with 160 employees, over 70’000 yearly specialized outpatient consultations, 1100 dermatology inpatient hospitalizations (36 Dermatology inpatient service beds) and high-level expertise in the diagnosis and therapy of skin disease. Since November 2019 Professor French chairs the Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, one of the largest in Europe with over 80’000 yearly specialized outpatient consultations, and 3000 dermatology inpatient hospitalizations (110 Dermatology inpatient service beds).  

Professor French and his team are engaged in competitive research and development in the field of inflammatory skin disease and tumor immunology. He is author of over 250 original publications with an h-index of 49, and over 10000 citations. His research is or has been actively funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss Cancer League and the European Union amongst others. In 2012 Professor French was awarded the Otto Naegeli Prize for the promotion of medical research, one of Switzerland's most prestigious scientific awards.

Professor French is recognized at an international level through his activities as board-member, Secretary-Treasurer and past-President of the European Society of Dermatological Research (ESDR), past-Treasurer and President of the European Dermatology Forum, Member of the German Academy of Science Leopoldina, past Vice-President of the Swiss Society for Dermatology and Venereology, and current President of the International league of Dermatological Societies (ILDS). 

Prof. David E. Fisher

USA

David E. Fisher, MD, PhD, is chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Dermatology. He also serves as director of Mass General’s Cutaneous Biology Research Center, director of the Melanoma Center and as Chair of the MGH Executive Committee on Research. A professor of dermatology and of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fisher came to Mass General from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he previously directed the melanoma program. Dr. Fisher’s research has focused on understanding the molecular and genetic events which underlie formation of melanoma as well as skin pigmentation. As a clinician, he has worked to translate these understandings into advances in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human diseases related to the skin and associated disorders.

A graduate of Swarthmore College with a degree in biology and chemistry, Dr. Fisher is also an accomplished concert cellist and graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He received his doctorate under Nobel Laureate Gunter Blobel and Henry Kunkel at Rockefeller University and his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Fisher’s specialty training in Medicine, Pediatrics and Oncology were carried out at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. His research contributions include elucidation of the pathway through which UV radiation induces pigmentation, identification of MITF as master transcriptional regulator in melanocytes and melanoma oncogene, novel approaches to melanoma treatment and prevention, and discovery of the link between ultraviolet radiation and addictive behaviors. Dr. Fisher has trained a large number of researchers, many of whom have gone on to positions of leadership in academic institutions throughout the world.

Prof. Percy Lehmann

Germany

For the last 20 years, Prof. Percy Lehmann was the Chairman of the Dept. of Dermatology, Allergology and Environmental Medicine, Klinikum Wuppertal, (now Helios-Kliniken since 2003), at the University of Witten-Herdecke.

Since 2020,  Prof. Lehmann is Senior Consultant for the HELIOS Clincal group, at the University of Witten-Herdecke.

Born in Rio de Janieiro, Prof. Lehmann moved to Munich in his youth. He graduated the Munich Medical School (Doctor thesis-magna cum laude) in 1980.

His Postdoctoral fellowship was at the University of Pennsylvania – Dept. of Dermatology (Prof.Dr.A.M.Kligman, MD,PhD) and his residency at the Dept. of Dermatology,University of Düsseldorf (Prof.Dr.G.Plewig).

In 1987 he received the Board certification for Dermatology and Allergology, and by 1990 he received his Habilitation (Associate Professor) degree.

During 1993, Prof. Lehmann was awarded tenured full time Professorship at the Dept. of Dermatology at the University of Munich (Prof.Dr.Drhc.Plewig).

From 1994 to 2000 he was a full time Professor and Co-Chairman of the Dept. of Dermatology, at University of Düsseldorf (Prof.Dr.Th.Ruzicka).

Prof. Thomas Ruzicka

Germany

 
Born 1952 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
1971 - 1977: Medical School of the University in Düsseldorf
1978 – 1980: Resident at the Department of Dermatology, University of Düsseldorf (Prof. Greither, Prof. Goerz) from
1982 - 1993: Member of the Department of Dermatology at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University in Munich (Prof. Braun-Falco, Prof.Plewig).
1991: Professor in Dermatology, the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University, Munich
1993-2006:Director of the Department of Dermatology and Venerology at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf
1995-2006:Speaker of the Special Research Center 503 of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft „Moleculare and cellular mediators of exogenous noxae“
1999: Honorary doctor of University Szeged
2000-2006: Speaker of the „Biomedical Research Center“ of the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf
2004: Vice-president, International Society of Dermatology
2004: Board of Directors, Dermopharmacology Society
2004: Editor, Der Hautarzt
2005  Editorial board, Acta Dermatovenerologica
2006: Director, Department of Dermatology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
2007: Editorial Board Münchner Medizinische Wochenschrift
2007: Executive Board Member EUSCLE
2009  Board of Directors, German Dermatological Society
2011  Vice-president, Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists EAAD
2012  Honorary Senator of University of Maribor
2012  Honorary doctor of University of Vilnius 
2014  Vicepresident EUSCLE
2014  Executive board member, International Society of Dermatology
2015  Vicepresident, Ärztlicher Verein, München
2015  Honorary Doctor, University of Uzhgorod
2016  President, Ärztlicher Verein München
2016 President. German-Japanese Society of Dermatology  
2017  Board of Directors, ISD
2018  Honorary doctor, Charles University Prague
2019 Honorary doctor, University of Kirov
 

Dr. Katrin Kerl-French

Germany

Katrin Kerl-French is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist, board certified by the European Board of Dermatopathology. After graduation from the Medical School of the University of Graz and a research fellowship in Pathology under the direction of Prof. B. Borisch (Department of Pathology Geneva, Switzerland) focused on the molecular biology of lymphomas, she entered residency training in the Dermatology Department of the Geneva University Hospital under the direction of Prof. J.-H. Saurat. In 2004 she was awarded board certification in Dermatology and Venerology by the Swiss Doctors Federation (FMH). As of 2007, Dr Kerl-French has served as senior physician and dermatopathologist in the Department of Dermatology of Zurich University Hospital. In 2008 she was awarded board certification in Dermatopathology by the European Board of Dermatopathology, and in 2014 she received the Venia Legendi and title of Privat-Docent from the University of Zurich.

As Senior Dermatologist in the department of Dermatology of the University Hospital in Zurich she co-directed the Dermatopathology laboratory and was responsible for quality management and the ISI-Certification procedure of the laboratory. Alongside her main activity as a dermatopathologist, she was clinically involved in directing the lymphoma clinic and the interdisciplinary vulva consultation. Her special fields of interest in dermatopathology include inflammatory skin diseases, in particular adverse cutaneous drug reactions and neutrophilic dermatoses, as well as melanocytic tumors and lymphomas.
Since february 2020 she persues her professional activity at the Department of Dermatology and Allergology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Hospital.
 
Dr Kerl-French has a particular interest in teaching dermatopathology to students, residents and young dermatopathologists, and in this function organized the EADV Winter School for Dermatopathology in Zurich in 2015.
From 2014 to 2016 she served as secretary of the Swiss Society of Dermatology and Venerology (SSDV) Group of Dermatopathology. She is part of the Specialist Committee of the Swiss Board Examination for Dermatology, and since 2013 serves as an executive board member of the International Society of Dermatopathology (ISDP).

Dr Kerl-French has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters in the field of dermatology and dermatopathology. She is internationally recognized as an experience senior academic dermatopathologist and frequently present as an invited speaker in national/international congresses, courses and slide seminars.