Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Günter Burg

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Günter Burg



Günter Burg received his training in medicine and dermatology in Germany and was appointed professor and chairman of the departments of Dermatology of the University in Würzburg/Germany 1988-1991 and in Zürich 1991-2006. He has been vice-dean and dean respectively of the Faculty of Medicine in Zürich 1998-2004. He has organized the harmonization of the learning objectives for Dermatology in the Swiss Catalogue of Learning Objectives and is the principle editor of DOIT, Dermatology Online with Interactive Technology, a Swiss Virtual Campus project (#991017). He currently is a delegate of the “Foundation for Modern Teaching and Learning in Medicine” at the University medical School in Zürich.



Born 5 February 1941, Mayen / Germany

1960 - 1966
University Schools of Medicine (Bonn, Marburg)

1967 - 1968
Training in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Pathology

1969 - 1988
Department of Dermatology, University of Munich

Postgraduate Fellowship, NYU, New York (1971)

1988 - 1991
Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, University School of Medicine, Würzburg/Germany

1991 - 2006
Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, University School of Medicine Zurich/Switzerland

1998 - 2000
Vice Dean Medical Faculty, University of Zurich

since 1999
Member of the Steering Committee of the University Hospital of Zurich

1999 - 2000
President of the Promotions Committee of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich

2000 - 2004
Dean of the Medical Faculty, University of Zurich

Emeritus Dermatology

Chairman of the E-Learning Task Force of the Dermatologic Societies of Germany, Austria and Switzerland


Main Fields of Interest

• Clinical Dermatology; Dermatopathology

• Investigational Dermatology with special reference to Dermato-oncology (cutaneous lymphomas, malignant melanoma and epithelial tumors)

• First unit for Mohs surgery in 1970 in Europe (Munich)

• E-Learning, E-Consulting, Telemedicine 



Over 740 (456 original articles; 146 review articles; 139 book chapters). Editing or co-editing over 30 books and monographs


Member of the LEOPOLDINA (German Academy of Scientists)
Doctor honoris causa of the Medical University of Sofia (2005)
Visiting Professor, Medical University Kathmandu, Nepal