University Hospital Tuebingen

location_on Tuebingen, Germany
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Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology (113943)

Martin Röcken

Prof. Dr. med.

Martin Röcken

Specialized in: adult and pediatric dermatology

About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology at University Hospital Tuebingen

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of skin diseases. Medical services are provided for patients of all age groups, ranging from infants, young children to adults, including the very elderly patients. The department treats about 10,000 outpatients and more than 5,000 inpatients every year. The department has four modern operating rooms and three laboratories for all examinations. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Martin Röcken.

The main clinical activities of the department include:

  • Allergology
    • Allergic skin reactions and eczema
    • Allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, bronchial asthma
    • Atopic dermatitis in children and adults
    • Professional dermatosis
    • Mastocytosis
    • Allergies to venom from an animal bite, drugs, food
    • Alopecia areata
  • Andrology
    • Infertility
    • Hypogonadism
    • Gynecomastia
    • Erectile dysfunction
  • Venereology
    • Herpes simplex
    • HIV infection
    • Mycoplasma
    • Chlamydia infection
    • Gonorrhea
    • Syphilis
    • Inguinal granuloma
    • Chancroid
    • Human papillomavirus infection
    • Hepatitis A and B
  • Aesthetic dermatology
    • Consultations on wrinkle treatment, skin care, scar revision
    • Laser therapy (removal of tattoos, spider veins, telangiectasias, hemangiomas, pigment spots, freckles)
    • Laser therapy (removal of tattoos, spider veins, telangiectasias, hemangiomas, pigment spots, freckles)
    • Filler injections for the treatment of wrinkles or volume replenishing of certain skin areas
    • Botulinum toxin A injections for the treatment of mimic wrinkles
    • Chemical peeling/fruit acid peeling in skin lesions, wrinkles, and pigmentation disorders
    • Scar revision on the face (after acne or accidents) and body, correction of stretch marks with the help of Microneedling (Dermaroller) techniques
    • Laser skin resurfacing (removal of upper skin layers) for the treatment of wrinkles
    • Surgical removal of harmless skin changes (senile warts, fibroma)
    • Sclerotherapy for the treatment of spider veins
  • Dermatosurgery
  • Diagnostics and treatment of autoimmune diseases with skin lesions
  • Diagnostics and treatment of vascular diseases
    • Varicose veins
    • Spider veins
    • Trophic ulcers of the leg
    • Thrombophlebitis
    • Blood clots in the superficial venous system (usually in varicose veins)
    • Deep vein thrombosis
    • Peripheral artery disease
    • Functional circulatory disorders of the fingers and toes (Raynaud's disease)
    • Inflammatory vascular disease (vasculitis)
    • Lymphedema, lipedema
  • Diagnostics and treatment of skin cancer
    • Epithelial skin tumors
    • Lymphomas
    • Melanomas
  • Phototherapy and photodiagnostics (for example, PUVA therapy, photodynamic therapy)
    • Inflammatory skin diseases
    • Granulomatous skin diseases
    • Skin lymphoma
    • Chronic pruritus
    • Sclerosing skin disorders
    • Vitiligo
  • Diagnostics and treatment of proctological skin diseases
    • Treatment of genital warts
    • Diagnosis and treatment of other sexually transmitted diseases
    • Treatment / surgical removal of perianal epithelial skin tumors and precancerous conditions with the microscopic control of incision boundaries (the so-called 3D histology)
    • Treatment of anal itching and anal eczema
    • Conservative and surgical treatment of anal fissures
    • Treatment of hemorrhoids with sclerotherapy or ligation with latex rings
    • Removal of residual hemorrhoidal skin folds
    • Surgical treatment of pilonidal sinus
    • Treatment of inverse acne
    • Treatment of perianal venous thrombosis
    • Treatment of dermatological diseases with local manifestations in the anal area (such as lichen planus, psoriasis)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
    • HIV infection, AIDS
    • Syphilis
    • Gonorrhea
    • Chlamydia infection
    • Genital herpes
    • Condylomata acuminata / genital warts (infection by human papillomavirus)
    • Chancroid
    • Lymphogranuloma venereum
  • Diagnostics and treatment of patients with chronic wounds (special focus on chronic leg ulcers)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other dermatological pathologies

Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Martin Röcken

Education and Professional Activities

  • 1976 - 1983 Study of Medicine, Free University of Berlin, Free University of Brussels, University of Lausanne, University of Bern.
  • 1984 - 1988 Assistant Physician, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Munich-Schwabing Municipal Hospital, Academic Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Heads: Prof. Dr. H. J. Bandmann and Prof. Dr. R. Breit).
  • 1988 - 1991 Research Scholarship of the German Research Foundation, University of Geneva.
  • 1991 - 1993 Visiting Fellow, Immunology Laboratory, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  • 1993 - 1998 Full-time Senior Physician.
  • 1998 - 2002 C3 Professor of Dermatology and Venereology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Head: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. G. Plewig), Department of Dermatology and Allergology.
  • 2002 C4 Professor of Dermatology and Venereology, Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, as well as the Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology at the University Hospital Tuebingen.

Main Clinical and Research Focuses

  • Pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases and the development of innovative methods for psoriasis treatment.
  • Allergology.
  • Development of phototherapy techniques.
  • Pathogen-host interactions in infectious skin diseases, particularly in immunosuppression and HIV infection.
  • Clinical oncology, tumors and the development of vaccination schemes against cancer.


  • Co-Editor, JDDG, Acta Dermatovenerologica, German Society of Dermatology (DDG), Commission for Quality Assurance in Dermatology, particularly in Photochemotherapy.
  • 1997 - 2001 Leader and Treasurer of the Working Group on Dermatological Researches.
  • 2000 European Dermatology Foundation.
  • 2001 - 2007 Board Member of the European Society for Dermatological Research.
  • 2003 Board Member, German Society of Dermatology.
  • 2004 - 2012 German Research Foundation, Supervisory Board for the Inflammatory Diseases.
  • 2004 Policy Council, National Academy of Sciences, German Academy of Natural Sciences Leopoldina.
  • 2007 Member of the Board of Trustees, Alfred Marchionini Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine.
  • 2007 Board of Trustees, European Skin Research Foundation.
  • 2009 Board Member, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
  • 2012 Executive Board.
  • 2012 Member of the Expert Medical Commissions at the Institute of Medical and Pharmaceutical Expertise (in Dermatology).

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Tübingen 

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