Jürg Hafner is Head Physician at the Dermatology Clinic, University Hospital Zurich (USZ). At the Department of Inpatient Dermatology, Dermatosurgery, Phlebology and Wounds, his team of highly qualified doctors, nurses and practice assistants looks after patients with all kinds of skin diseases, regardless of their origin or age. Languages: German, English, French, Italian, as well as a number of other languages and dialects in the team.
The principal work treating skin cancer with a focus on surgical removal under local anesthesia and successful reconstruction, both in terms of functionality and appearance. In particular, the team has extensive experience with micrographic surgery (Mohs and Tübinger Torte methods) and performs these techniques more than 1000 times each year.
The medical team of the Dermatology Clinic is well connected with related departments of the USZ who specialise in other classic types of skin cancer surgery, such as plasma surgery, ORL and facial surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and oculoplastic surgery (eyelids and orbital cavity). The clinic can draw on this expertise on a case-by-case basis and also has close connections with the team of dermato-oncology experts led by Prof. Dr. R. Dummer.
The second major area of work is inpatient dermatology, where patients with particularly severe skin diseases receive primary medical treatment and additional forms of support as necessary.
Finally, the third major area of expertise is the treatment of chronic wounds. Here again, the team can supplement its three decades of experience by calling upon their hospital colleagues and network of experts who specialise in angiology, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and all types of wound treatments.
Teaching medicine is a passion for Jürg Hafner.
Year after year, Jürg Hafner and his team train a large number of assistant doctors in dermatology and venereology, surgical dermatology, vascular diseases, and wound treatment.
Jürg Hafner has been a board member of the Swiss Institute for Further Education (SIWF) since 2010.
Specific projects to deepen clinical knowledge and skills are also funded by the Johann Heinrich Rahn Foundation. (www.jhrahn-foundation.ch)
Jürg Hafner’s research projects deal with the surgical and non-surgical treatment of skin cancer, serious skin diseases, and the treatment of chronic wounds.
Recent research projects covered:
within the focus of the staff of the departments for inpatient dermatology, surgical dermatology, and phlebology / wounds.