Johannes Ring

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil.

TUM School of Medicine

Former professor of dermatology and allergy-immonology, and director of the Department of Dermatology and Allergy Biederstein

born June 3, 1945

johannes.ring@tum.de
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Scientific work

Johannes Ring was director of TUM’s dermatological and allergy clinic Am Biederstein for nearly 20 years, specializing in allergies and inflammatory skin diseases. During this time, he and Prof. Heidrun Behrendt worked together to establish the Center of Allergy & Environment (ZAUM) at TUM and developed successful patient training courses for atopic dermatitis and anaphylaxis. In total, Johannes Ring published more than 600 original academic works and 400 reviews, as well as 25 books and monographs. During his many years as university dean of studies, he had a significant impact on studies in the School of Medicine. At the same time, Johannes Ring organized numerous international further development conferences and events, such as the World Allergy Congress 2005 in Munich, which attracted 7,000 participants. He was and still is a member of board of management of important professional societies, such as the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) and the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum; and serves as president of the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI) and vice president of World Allergy Organization (WAO) boards of management. Most recently he was appointed editor in chief of the Journal of the EADV.

 

Short biography

1964-1970 Studies in medicine, LMU Munich
1968-1978 Studies in Bavarian history, LMU Munich
1970, 1979 1970, 1979 Doctorate in both subjects, LMU Munich
1976 Post-doctoral professorial qualification in immunology, LMU Munich
1977-1978 Visiting research associate (German Research Foundation Fellowship) at Scripps Clinic, San Diego, California
1978-1990 Employment at the Clinic for Dermatology, LMU Munich
1990-1995 Professor and director of the Department of Dermatology and Allergy, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
1995-2014 Director of the Department of Dermatology and Allergy, TUM
since 2001 since 2001 Supervisor of the German Clinic for Dermatology and Allergy – Alexanderhausklinik Davos: from 2005, the High Mountain Region Clinic for Dermatology an Allergology, Davos
since 2009 since 2009 Director of the Christine Kühne-Center for Allergy Research and Education (CK-Care), Munich-Davos-Zurich. Education representative from 2014

 

Memberships and honors

President of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) (1989-1990)

President of the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI) (1993-2002)

Member of the board of management of the German Society of Dermatology (DDG) (1998-2013)

Cofounder of the Center of Allergy & Environment (ZAUM) at TUM (1999)

President of the German Academy of Allergology and Environmental Medicine (DAAU)
(since 20002)

President of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) (2004-2006)

President of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum (2004-2008)

Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (2009)

Honorary member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) (2014)

Member of numerous publishers’ boards 81

 

Awards

  • Homburg-Prize (1975)
  • Sebastian-Kneipp-Award (1976)
  • Albert-Knoll-Prize (1976)
  • Honorary award from of the German Allergy- and Asthma Assocation (DAAB) (1983)
  • Honorary award from the Croatian Medical Society (2002)
  • Bavarian State Medal for Environment and Health (2005)
  • Clemens von Pirquet Award from the EAACI (2009)
  • Erich Fuchs Prize from the Association of German Allergologists (AeDA) (2010)
  • Honorary professor, Chongqing Medical University, China (2011)
  • Award for Clinical Excellence in Dermatology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) (2012)
  • “Pro Meritis” Award from the European Dermatology Forum (EDF) (2013)
  • Honorary award from the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) (2014)

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