Information About Prof. Dr med. Michael Ockenfels

Prof. Dr med. Michael Ockenfels
Specialist in dermatology, venereology, allergology, proctology and drug tumour therapy
Specialist in Skin & Venereal Diseases
Frankfurt, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Allergology (neurodermatitis, food intolerances)
  • Laser therapy for chronic inflammatory skin diseases (e.g. neurodermatitis, psoriasis and vitiligo)
  • Tumour therapy (e.g. basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and malignant melanomas)
  • Light therapy for chronic skin diseases
  • Venous diseases (e.g. varicose veins)
  • Aesthetic dermatology (including sun-damaged skin)

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Skin cancer prevention/screening
  • Histological laboratory, immunological laboratory
  • Allergy testing: Prick test, oral, nasal and bronchial provocation tests, detection of specific IgE (Immunoglobulin E)
  • Ultrasonic examination of the skin


Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Outpatient and inpatient operations, microsurgery
  • Light therapy: with chronic inflammatory skin diseases, including psoriasis and neurodermatitis. Balneophototherapy (bath-light therapy)
  • Expert network psorilas® in the laser therapy of psoriasis and vitiligo
  • Tumour radiation/photodynamic tumour therapy (PDT, dermatological oncology)
  • Tumour therapy with UV light or medication (for rare tumour forms such as T-cell lymphoma of the skin/mycosis fungoides)
  • Laser therapy in the adjoining laser centre for dermatology and medical cosmetics (e.g. used for vascular lesions, wart treatment, skin irregularities, pigment/tattoo removal, depilation and wrinkle treatment)
  • Insect venom hypo-sensitisation
  • Proctology, including screening of the rectum and prostate

About Prof. Dr med. Michael Ockenfels

Prof. Dr med. Hans Michael Ockenfels is a specialist in skin and venereal diseases and Head of the Dermatology Clinic in Hanau and Head of Dermatology at the Private Medical Centre in Frankfurt.

As an experienced dermatologist, Prof. Dr Ockenfels is a recognised expert for various dermatological and allergological diseases. He focuses on chronic inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic eczema (neurodermatitis). Other common disease patterns of dermatology are tumour diseases (e.g. basal cells, malignant melanomas or squamous cell carcinomas), autoimmune diseases and allergies.

Skin cancer doesn't stand a chance!

Tumour diseases of the skin (e.g. basal cell carcinoma or malignant melanoma) are very common. In particular, malignant changes (e.g. malignant melanoma) can spread early and extensively with metastases and drastically reduce the lifetime and the quality of life of those affected. Especially tumours of the skin can be detected at an early stage through regular check-ups. As a rule, they can be very well treated. Among other things, Prof. Dr Ockenfels has created a project for the skin cancer care of top athletes. If you notice changes in “moles” or other skin conditions, please contact our specialists soon.

Specialist for chronic-inflammatory skin diseases

Chronic inflammatory diseases of the skin (e.g. psoriasis or neurodermatitis) are complex, affect the whole body, and can be quite serious. Prof. Dr Ockenfels and his colleagues specialise in the long-term care of these patients. In order to prevent long-term consequences (e.g. joint destruction in psoriasis), it is important to consult a specialist. Highly modern and constantly updated medication as well as invasive therapy (e.g. light therapy and laser therapy) can help many patients.

Medical technology and knowledge at the highest level

The Department of Dermatology of the Hanau Clinic has state-of-the-art technical equipment coupled with many years of expertise of the medical team. For the patients, there is a bathing area with various irradiation units, the allergy laboratory, the laser department, as well as the adjoining cosmetics department. Depending on the field of application, Prof. Dr Ockenfels has various medical lasers (e.g. for the treatment of vascular changes, skin irregularities, tattoos, depilation or the treatment of psoriasis). Featuring 15 laser systems, the laser centre led by Prof. Dr Ockenfels is one of the largest and most modern in Germany. Dr Ockenfels thus offers holistic care covering both the medical and cosmetic aspects of dermatology.

Under the direction of Prof. Dr Ockenfels, close and patient-oriented care is possible and guaranteed – both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The direct connection to the Hanau Clinic, which offers numerous other special areas of medicine, ensures a timely interdisciplinary care of the patients if necessary. In addition to his work at the Hanau Clinic, Prof. Dr Ockenfels also cares for his patients at the Private Medical Centre in Frankfurt.

More information can be found on the website of the Dermatological Clinic in Hanau as well as the Private Medical Centre in Frankfurt.

Curriculum Vitae


Started studies in human medicine at the University of Ulm


1987 Transferred to the University of Mainz (Johannes-Gutenberg-University Clinic of Mainz)


Experimental doctoral thesis in the field of dermatology
Lymphocytes in psoriasis vulgaris (graduation in 1991 with magna cum laude)


Assistant Physician at the University Skin Clinic in Essen (in addition to clinical activity, active research in the field of psoriasis)


Habilitation and appointment as a private lecturer at the University Skin Clinic in Essen


Rehabilitation to the Mannheim Medical Faculty at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg


Appointment as an adjunct professor in the field of dermatology, venereology and allergology at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg

Since 1997

Head of the Skin and Allergy Clinic at the Hanau Clinic

Medical Team

  • Dr med. Christoph Sauter
    Chief Senior Physician


  • 2011 Development of a skin cancer prevention programme for athletes (with Dr Ockenfels as curator) in the “Sporthilfe Hessen” Foundation.
  • Since 2016, consulting physician in the IOC of the UIPM


Frankfurt/Main Central Station 28 km
Frankfurt/Main Airport 33 km

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Prof. Dr med. Michael Ockenfels
Specialist in dermatology, venereology, allergology, proctology and drug tumour therapy

Private Medical Centre Frankfurt
Centre for Allergology, Pain Therapy and Dermatology
Kaiserhofstraße 10, D-60313 Frankfurt

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Skin and Allergy Clinic at the Hanau Clinic
Dermatological Clinic
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