Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf

Umeå universitet, Sweden

Dr Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf, born 1966 in Wiesbaden, Germany, is an Associate Professor of Dermatovenerology at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden. His medical education took place at universities in Germany (Frankfurt), Austria (Vienna), and Canada (Edmonton). After his medical doctoral thesis on adhesion molecules and T cell receptor usage in psoriasis under the guidance of Prof. Enno Christophers and Wolfram Sterry, University of Kiel, Germany he worked with Prof. Georg Stingl in Vienna, sponsored by the German Research Council. He finalized his dermatology training at the Charité in Berlin. In Trondheim, Norway, he accomplished 2001 his PhD with a thesis on the relevance of the Major Histocompatibility Complex for the genetics of psoriasis. He moved from his position as associate professor in Trondheim in the year 2002 to Umeå, Sweden. Starting with his first publication on psoriasis 1991 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Dr. Schmitt Egenolf has now entered his 3rd decade of psoriasis research. After contributions to the field of immunology and psoriasis genetics published in journals such as the Journal of Immunology and the American Journal of Human Genetics, his psoriasis research is today centered on epidemiology, health-economics and pharmacoepidemiology. Dr Schmitt-Egenolf is the founder of the national Swedish psoriasis registry PsoReg. Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Dermatology and Venerology, Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden E-mail:

Biography Updated on 14 October 2010

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