Otto Braun-Falco 1922-2018

We are deeply saddened that Professor Otto Braun-Falco passed away on 9 April 2018.
Prof Braun-Falco is considered one of the most influential dermatologists of the twentieth century.
He was chair of dermatology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich from 1967 until his retirement in 1990. Prof Braun-Falco held four honorary doctorates, was honoured with numerous medals and prizes, and many honorary memberships of national dermatological societies around the world. Among his more than 700 scientific publications, his textbook "Dermatology and Venereology" became the standard work worldwide.
Prof Braun-Falco was a founding Board member of the ESDR and became its second President in 1972. He was one of the most charismatic and forward-thinking academics in world dermatology and had a strong influence on our Society as only few have done since.
Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends.
Prof Michel Gilliet
ESDR President