Ralph Trueb

Ralph Michel Trüeb, M.D. is Professor for Dermatology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and former Associate Professor at the Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Zurich (until 2010). Professor Trüeb obtained his MD 1985 from the University of Zurich, his Swiss Board Certifications for Dermatology and Venerology 1994, and for Allergology and Clinical Immunology 2000. From 1994-5 he completed training as Fellow in Immunodermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas & Howard Hughes Medical Institute with Rick Sontheimer and Bruce Beutler. Professor Trüeb’s habilitation thesis was “The Tumor Necrosis Families of Receptors and Ligands: Significance and Perspectives for Immunodermatology” (University of Zurich, 1997), and the title of his inaugural lecture at the University of Zurich “From Hippocratic Baldness to Gene Shampoos: Advances of Trichology at the Turn of the Millenium”. He is founder and former head of the Hair Consultation Unit, and Autoimmune Skin Disease Clinic at the Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Zurich, Founding President of the Swiss Trichology Working Group, and Past President of the European Hair Research Society (EHRS) 2008-2011. He is author/co-author of 7 textbooks on hair, a number of book chapters on hair disorders and hair care, and currently 200 Pubmed listed publications. His books on hair in Springer Scientific Publications include: “Aging Hair” (2010), “Female Alopecia. Guide to Successful Management” (2013), “Male Alopecia. Guide to Successful Management” (2014), and “The Difficult Hair Loss Patient. Guide to Successful Management of Alopecia and Related Conditions” (2015). Since August 2010 he is in private practice at his Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases, where he also offers doctors-in-training and dermatologists international traineeships in Dermato-Trichology.