Thomas Herzinger grew up in Munich in southern Bavaria, where he also attended med school. It was then when his enthusiasm awoke for the colorful and essentially clinical field of dermatology. After his internship, he switched to the bench for his postdoc in California. After his return to Germany, Thomas completed his residency training. Recognized university teacher, organizer of CME congresses and lecture series, he was also vice chairman of the guidelines committee of the German Association of Dermatologists. He has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed, PubMed listed journals and more than 40 book chapters and books.