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Department of dermatology, venerology and allergology

Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Goebeler
dermatology, venerology

About the department

The department of dermatology, venerology and allergology at the University Hospital Wurzburg is one of the largest and most traditional skin centres in Germany that deals with the entire spectrum of skin diseases. The department offers patients targeted diagnostics and innovative treatment methods with competent consultations in specialized polyclinics, inpatient units, and the day hospital. The high quality of medical services is supported by a modernly equipped operating room, diagnostic laboratories, a certified skin cancer centre and an allergy centre. In addition, more than 3,000 patients with skin cancer are treated annually at the interdisciplinary oncology centre coordinated by the department. The goal of the doctors of the department is to offer our patients care based on the modern level of knowledge, patient-oriented and humane.

The department's primary focus is treating inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis and eczema, allergies, skin infections, mucous membranes, nails and hair disorders, and skin cancer. Dermatologists also have exceptional experience treating childhood dermatological conditions such as birthmarks, skin tumours, age spots and skin pigmentation disorders. Doctors use only the most innovative skin treatment methods in their practice, including laser technology, phototherapy and cryotherapy.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Melanomas
  • White skin cancer
  • Skin lymphoma
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne inverse
  • Bullous autoimmune dermatosis
  • Vasculitis
  • Drug allergy
  • Allergy to bee and wasp stings
  • Neurodermatitis and eczema
  • Food allergies
  • Hemangiomas
  • Moles and melanocytic nevi
  • Hereditary skin diseases
  • Chronic wounds


  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Dermatoscopy 
  • Palpation of the skin
  • Skin scraping (used to identify mites)
  • Wood's lamp examination (uses ultraviolet (UV) light to look at the skin closely)
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Biopsy with histopathology 


  • Outpatient drug therapy
  • Corticosteroid therapy
  • Dermatosurgical interventions (for example, on nails)
  • Infusion therapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Radio wave therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Other treatment procedures
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Doctor profile


  • Study of Medicine at the University of Muenster, University of Westphalia
  • 1993 - 1998 Internship in the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Würzburg
  • 1989 - 1993 Doctor-in-practice and then post-doc at the Institute for Experimental Dermatology, University of Munster
  • 1993 - 1998 Further training in the field of dermatology and Venereology at the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, University Hospital Würzburg
  • 1998 Recognition as a specialist in dermatology and STDs
  • 1999 Appointment as Senior Physician at the Clinic for Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, University Hospital Wuerzburg
  • 1999 Additional qualification in allergology
  • 2001 Habilitation


  • 1998 - 2004 Senior Physician in the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Würzburg
  • Professor of Clinical and Molecular Dermatology at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Heidelberg (Mannheim)
  • Head of the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Giessen
  • Since 2011 Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at the University of Würzburg and Chief Physician of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the University Hospital Würzburg

Awards, memberships, publications

  • German Dermatological Society 
  • Working Group Dermatological Research
  • European Society of Dermatological Research 
  • German Society for Immunology
  • European Dermatology Forum
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