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University Hospital Jena

location_on Jena, Germany
8.9/10 from 69 Votes

Department of Dermatology (252455)

Peter Elsner

Prof. Dr. med.

Peter Elsner

Specialized in: dermatology

About the department

The Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Jena offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment for patients with various skin diseases, including rare and severe types, as well as with allergic reactions and sexually transmitted diseases. The treatment is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. In addition, the department has a specialized Skin Cancer Center (certified by the German Cancer Society) and the Hives Center. The department is proud of its successful clinical practice, which has been conducted for more than 100 years, providing patients with the first-class medical care. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Peter Elsner.

The department’s priority focus is the treatment of skin cancer. Thanks to the intensive cooperation with the specialists from related fields and numerous external partners, the department provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of all types of skin cancer at the highest level of modern medicine. Special attention is paid to the treatment of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, as well as rare tumors, such as cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Merkel cell carcinoma and many others.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of allergic reactions
    • Drug allergy and intolerance
    • Atopic eczema
    • Occupational dermatoses (for example, hand eczema)
    • Insect venom allergy (for example bees/wasps)
    • Allergies to environmental factors (for example, pollen, house dust mites, etc.)
    • Contact allergies (contact allergic reactions to professional substances, cosmetics, drugs, etc.)
    • Mastocytosis
    • Food allergy
    • Photoallergy (sun allergy)
    • Urticaria and angioedema
  • Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of skin cancer (within the specialized center)
    • Diagnostic services
      • Dermatoscopy
      • Microscopic skin examination using computer systems
      • Dermatohistologic and immunohistologic skin examinations
      • Ultrasound diagnostics of the skin and lymph nodes
      • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
      • Imaging techniques (ultrasound examination, X-ray, PET-CT, MRI, CT, scintigraphy, etc.)
    • Therapeutic services
      • Dermatosurgery
      • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
      • Photodynamic therapy
      • Cryosurgery
      • Laser therapy
      • Extracorporeal photopheresis
      • Immunotherapy
      • Antibody therapy
      • Targeted therapy
      • Chemotherapy (mono- and polychemotherapy)
      • Radiation therapy
      • Treatment within clinical trials
      • Pain therapy
      • Palliative care
      • Psycho-oncological support
  • Diagnostics and treatment of andrological diseases
    • Male infertility
    • Hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) in men
    • Male contraception
    • Male sexual disorders
    • Male menopause
    • Male breast diseases
    • Preservation of fertility in the need for chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of autoimmune diseases
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Systemic scleroderma
    • Vasculitis
    • Pemphigus
  • Photodermatology
  • Dermatohistology
  • Aesthetic dermatosurgery
  • Aesthetic dermatology
  • Diagnostics and treatment of severe types of atopic eczema
  • Diagnostics and treatment of rare inflammatory dermatoses
    • Muckle-Wells syndrome
    • Cutaneous amyloidosis
    • Cutaneous pseudolymphoma
    • Necrobiosis lipoidica
    • Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma
    • Porokeratosis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of chronic wounds
  • Diagnostics and treatment of rare skin diseases
    • Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica of Bazex
    • Benign symmetric lipomatosis (Launois-Bensaude syndrome)
    • Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome
    • Wells syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis)
    • Eosinophilic granuloma of the face
    • Contact allergies to rare allergens
    • Cutaneous amyloidosis
    • Other rare skin pathologies
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Elsner studied medicine at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (1974 - 1981). After serving as a Military Physician, he was a resident in Dermatology and Allergology at the Department of Dermatology of the University Hospital Würzburg. In 1987, he received board certification as a Specialist for Dermatology and completed his habilitation thesis as a Lecturer. Between 1988 and 1989 he worked as a Visiting Research Dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology, UCSF, San Francisco (USA). From 1991 to 1996, he worked as a Consultant and Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. In 1997 he accepted the position as a Professor of Dermatology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. Professor Elsner published more than 600 scientific papers and is the author of more than 20 books. His main research fields of interest include contact dermatitis, epidemiology and toxicology of dermatologic disorders, as well as non-invasive measurement methods in dermatology. He is member of numerous scientific associations, Member of the Board of the German Society of Dermatology and Past Chairman of the Working Group for Occupational and Environmental Dermatology of the German Society of Dermatology.

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