Professor Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier was Swiss board certified for Dermatology in 1995 and Allergology in 1997 and became Professor for Allergy and Dermatology in 2003 at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. Since 2003, he has also been the head of the Allergy Unit of the Department of Dermatology of the University Hospital of Zürich.
His research focus is namely atopic dermatitis, urticaria and inhalant allergies; focusing on molecular allergy diagnosis and therapy. In addition he has a strong interest in tropical allergic skin diseases, having worked for several years in Peru and Tanzania. Professor Schmid-Grendelmeier has published more than 150 original articles and is a member of the editorial or review board of several well-established journals.
He serves on the board of various national and international societies. Currently he is President of the Swiss Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (SSAI) and EAACI Vice President for Education and Specialty. He is also Director of Education at the Christine Kühne Center for Allergy Research and Education (www.ck-care.ch). Professor Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier also co-chairs the Swiss Expert group for Urticaria and is a member of the EAACI/WAO/AAAAI Urticaria Guideline Board.