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Department of dermatology and allergology

Prof. Dr. med. Tilo Biedermann
dermatology, allergology, oncodermatology

About the department

The department of dermatology and allergology at University Hospital rechts der Isar of the Technical University (TUM) Munich in numbers is 4 wards, 2 operating theatres and an operation room, 74 beds serving 4,600 inpatients, around 30,000 outpatients and over 40 assistant physicians and specialists. The department functions as a leading clinical, academic and research centre. The scientific groups of the department include but are not limited to: The allergology and Immunology Research Group, Experimental Dermato-Immunology, Malignant melanoma (black skin cancer) working group. The head of the department is a world-class specialist, a university professor with more than 300 publications and numerous awards. 

A wide range of dermatological (related to skin diseases) and allergological diseases of children and adults of all ages are treated at the department. There are five laboratories in use and a range of modern devices for further examinations. Treatment options include conservative, experimental, surgical and interventional methods.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Treatment in the following sub-specializations:

  • Allergies
  • Dermato-infectiology (skin infections, including sexually transmitted diseases)
  • Dermato-oncology (benign and malignant tumours of the skin and mucous membranes) 
  • Inflammatory skin diseases (psoriasis, atopic eczema (neurodermatitis) 
  • Pediatric dermatology (skin diseases in childhood and hereditary disorders or genodermatoses)
  • Photodermatology (photoallergies)
  • Phlebology (vascular diseases, venous diseases)
  • Chronic Wounds, e.g. venous and arterial leg ulcers, diabetic leg ulcers, necrotizing vascular inflammation and pyoderma gangrenosum

Diagnosis of skin diseases and allergies:

  • Laboratory for allergology, 
  • Laboratory for autoimmune diagnostics, 
  • Laboratory for histology, 
  • Laboratory for mycology, 
  • Laboratory for andrology and venereal diseases
  • Duplex sonography (special ultrasound to examine blood vessels), 
  • Light reflection rheography (LRR, checking vein function using infrared light),
  • Colour duplex and volumetric examinations

Treatment options:

  • Hyposensitization
  • Treatment for all infectious diseases of the skin and all sexually transmitted diseases. 
  • Removal of the “sentinel” lymph node, skin malformations, venous diseases, acne inversa / hidradenitis suppurativa under local and general anaesthesia.
  • Training programs and trainer seminars for neurodermatitis.
  • Phototherapy of numerous skin diseases (UVB-311nm, UVA1 and all types of PUVA therapy).
  • Therapy for venous dysfunction.
  • Treatment of chronic wounds of various origins.
  • Laser therapy systems
  • Soft X-ray therapy devices
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Doctor profile


  • Study of medicine at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich
  • Internship at the Department of dermatology and allergology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
  • Specialist in dermatology and venereology (Bavarian State Medical Association)
  • Research fellowship at the German Research Foundation, Vienna, Austria
  • European Society fellowship for dermatologic research
  • Specialization in allergology (Bavarian Medical Association)
  • 2001 Habilitation at the Department of immune dermatology at the University Clinic for Dermatology in Vienna
  • Training in dermatohistology (South Wurttemberg District Medical Association)
  • Training in Laboratory medicine (South Württemberg District Medical Association)
  • Specialization in drug-based tumour therapy (South Wurttemberg District Medical Association)
  • Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service


  • Dr. med., Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Senior Physician, University Dermatology Clinic, Head of the allergy and immunology research group, Head of the laboratories for allergology and apecial dermatology, Tubingen
  • 2003-2014 C3 professorship for dermatology and venereology, Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen
  • 2013 W3 professorship of the Chair and the Director of the Department of adult and pediatric dermatology, allergology at the Technical University of Munich

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2005 Immunomodulation Research Award
  • 2011-2012 President of the European Society of Dermatological Research
  • 2014 President of the 'International Mast Cell and Basophil Meeting
  • 2016 President Meeting of the European Society for Dermatological Research, Munich
  • 2017 Coordinator Priority Program 1394 of the German Research Foundation: Mast cells-promoters of health and modulators of disease (with Prof. Maurer, Berlin) 
  • 2017 Secretary-General of the German Dermatological Society
  • Research fellow of the German Research Foundation
  • Award for Translational Research in Dermatology
  • Alfred Marchionini Research Award
  • Author of more than 400 publications
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