Professor Dr. med. Peter Hans Itin

Professor Dr. med. Peter Hans Itin


Academic and professional education


Federal diploma (Certification) in medicine at University Basel, Dissertation „The Kugelberg-Welander Syndrom – a family story“; Neurology department Basel (Prof. H. Kaeser)

Board Certified Doctor in Dermatology and Venerology (FMH)

1989 – 1990
Fellowship, dermatology and dermatological research department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Special interest: keratinocyte culture and immuno histo chemical research methods (Prof. M. Pittelkow)

Habilitation, medical faculty university of Basel: “Trichothiodystrophy: the sulfur deficient brittle hair as a model disease in association with ectodermal dysplasias”

Head of Dermatology, State Hospital Aarau

Professor for Dermatology and Venerology at medical university of Basel

President elect of Swiss Association of Dermatology and Venerology

Promotion to Medical Director, Dermatology, State Hospital Aarau

President Swiss Association of Dermatology and Venerology

Professor and Chair of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel


Research Interest

Since the beginning of my medical career I was interested in genodermatosis. A research project with a big Swiss family with “erythrokeratodermia figurate variabilis” targeting the phenotype allowed finding the place of the gen in collaboration with Prof Richard (NIH) and later determines the gen. As a consequence subsequent projects were conducted and helped establishing a network between Europe and the USA. Translational research, from basic research into clinic always fascinated me. A second focus is cell biology and wound healing, skin change in systemic diseases incl. HIV. Pediatric Dermatology is another interest of our.