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Department of dermatology

Prof. Dr. med. Markus Braun-Falco
dermatology, aesthetic dermatology, oncodermatology

About the department

The department of dermatology at Dermatology Centre Prof. Braun-Falco Munich is a world-class medical institution for diagnosing and treating skin diseases. The founder and head of the department is an internationally recognized scientist with over 100 publications and more than 25 decades of experience. In addition, the professor gives valuable second opinions in the field of all dermatological diseases. The department consists of the reception, waiting zone, consultation rooms, manipulation rooms, diagnostic facilities (laboratories, visualization devices), UVB phototherapy room, and the operation room. The team includes highly qualified nursing and support staff. Medical services are provided following the guidelines of the German Dermatological Society. The facilities are equipped with high-tech devices for the best possible treatment results. A pleasant atmosphere and short waiting times ensure an outstanding experience for patients. The treatment approach is always individual and follows evidence-based medical knowledge.

General skin diseases are treated with skin cancers, rare and genetic conditions, STIs, pediatric (in children), and geriatric (in the elderly) skin diseases. Additionally, there is a range of aesthetic skin services. Modern treatment options are available, such as laser therapy, surgery, phototherapy, and non-surgical methods.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Skin diseases treated:

  • Acne and Rosacea
  • Allergic reactions
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Autoimmune diseases (lupus, scleroderma)
  • Inflammatory skin diseases (seborrheic dermatitis, eczema)
  • Genetic Skin Diseases (albinism, ectodermal dysplasias, tuberous sclerosis)
  • Sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Infectious skin diseases (MRSA infection, scabies, impetigo)
  • Hair diseases
  • Skin cancer (melanoma, squamous-cell carcinoma, etc.)
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Moles (nevi)
  • Psoriasis 
  • Geriatric dermatology
  • Ulcers

Treatment options:

  • Surgery 
  • Conservative treatment (oral drug prescription, topical therapy)
  • Aesthetic dermatology (anti-ageing treatment and more)
  • Cryotherapy (treatment with cold)
  • Laser therapy
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Hyposensitization (allergy desensitization)
  • Hair removal
  • Nail fungus treatment
  • Foot/nail care
  • Mole removal
  • Tumour excisions
  • UV light therapy
  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Iontophoresis
  • UVB-TLO1 whole body
  • PUVA therapy hands/feet
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Doctor profile


  • 1987-1993 Study of Human Medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Intern, Department of plastic surgery at the New York University Hospital
  • Intern, Department of internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Intern, Department of oncology at the University Hospital Utah 
  • Intern, Department of plastic surgery at the University Hospital Zurich 
  • Intern, Department of dermatology at the General Hospital in Vienna
  • 1994 Intern, Department of dermatology,  Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
  • 1994-1998 Research in Molecular Biology, Gene Research Center, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Prof. Winnacker and Prof. Hallek)
  • Doctoral thesis defence. Subject: “Gene transfer to human keratinocytes with the use of recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors”
  • 1999 Fellow at the New York Presbyterian Clinic/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Department of pathology, Division of dermatohistopathology
  • Visiting Fellow, Bernard Ackerman Private Practice on dermatohistopathology
  • 1999-2005 Specialized training in the Department of dermatology at the Technical University of Munich
  • 2005 Board certification in Dermatology and Venereology
  • 2005 Habilitation, Technical University of Munich. Subject: "Recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors in gene therapy for skin diseases"


  • 2005-2008 Acting Head of the Department of dermatology, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
  • 2009-2015 Senior Physician of the Department and Policlinic of dermatology and allergology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • 2015 Foundation of the Dermatology Centre Prof. Braun-Falco Munich

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 100 Publications in national and international journals
  • 250 Scientific reports in Germany and abroad
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