Dr. Zbigniew Ruszczak
Dr. Zbigniew Ruszczak Associate Professor & Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor of Medicine & Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education

Prof. ZbigniewRuszczak, MD, Ph.D., FRCP Edin, FAAD, FEADV is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education at Khalifa’s University College of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is a DOH licensed Consultant in Dermatology & Venereology with a special interest inPediatric Dermatology and genetic skin diseases. He has over 35 years’ experience in academia, clinical education, and the innovative biotechnology industry.

Prof. Ruszczak is German Board certified in Dermatology and Allergy in addition to Board Certification in Pathology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), American Academy of Dermatology, European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology and European Society of Pediatric Dermatology. He is a member of the Education Board of International Society of Pediatric Dermatology, USA. He served as Distinguished Visiting Professor and Consultant in Dermatology at the Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA, for many years being a member of the Newark Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Prior to joining Khalifa University,he served as Division Chief of Dermatology at SEHA’s Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Program Director of the Arab Board Dermatology Residency Program, and Adjunct Full Professor at UAE University. He is currently clinically affiliated with Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City.

He is the Founder and Chairman of the annual International Pediatric Dermatology Conferences (Dubai)and Co-President and Chairman of the Case & Poster Presentation Sessions and Competition at the International Dubai Dermatology Conference (DubaiDerma).

Being a former Medical Director and Head of Research &Development at a leading US biotechnology company, he holds world patents in biotechnology and local drug delivery.

Prof. Ruszczak presented over 500 lectures at national and international conferences, published numerous book chapters and over 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals.

Prof. Ruszczak's main interest is medical undergraduate and postgraduate education, clinical and experimental research, genetic skin diseases, allergy,skin immunology, wound management and galenic formulation of drugs.

He is an advocate of the implementation of LEAN and TMS systems into medical management.

He lives and works in the UAE since 2009,and is married to a distinguished Emirati pediatric dermatologist. His main hobbies are poetry, painting, classical music, and history of art.

  • PhD, 1984, University of Lodz
  • MD, 1978, University of Lodz
  • FRCP (Edinburgh)
Teaching Areas
  • Dermatology and Venereology
  • Skin Immunology
  • Dermatopathology and selected areas of general surgical pathology
  • Dermatology in General Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Evidence-based Medicine
Research Interests
  • Bioengineering of skin and tissue substitutes
  • Bioengineering of drag delivery matrices
  • Clinical and experimental dermatology
  • Skin immunology
  • Genetic skin diseases
  • Endothelial cell biology and immunology
  • Allergy in GCC countries
  • Evidence-based Medicine