Head of Chair: Prof. Dr. Cosgarea Rodica
Address: Str. Clinicilor, Nr. 3
Phone: 0264 592394


General presentation

Medical Education
The Department of Dermatology has an essential role in the education of medical students, residents and practicing dermatologists.
The Department of Dermatology runs a number of postgraduate courses:
Dermatologic surgery
Neonatal and pediatric dermatology
Cosmetic Dermatology
The Wax Museum – with more than 300 molds of skin diseases

Clinical and Research Activities
The Department of Dermatology offers a full range of dermatologic care both common and rare problems of skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes.
Cutaneous oncology / The Center for Dermato-oncology
The Center for Dermato-oncology was started on 1999 with the initiation of dermatologic surgery of skin tumors in the Department of Dermatology Cluj-Napoca. From 2003 the evaluation of pigmented lesions by dermoscopy allowed the early diagnosis of melanoma. From 2008 the photodynamic therapy is used for basal cell carcinomas. In 2011 the Mohs surgery was introduced to improve the surgical treatment of basal cell carcinomas on the face.
- Dermoscopy
It is a method of evaluation for pigmented skin lesions and some other skin lesions by a hand microscope. It is useful in the detection of early skin tumors, especialy melanoma. By this method, 1500 patients with pigmented nevi are followed up in the Department of Dermatology from 2004.
- Dermatologic surgery – Mohs surgery
This method allows a precise pathological evaluation of skin tumors that are excised with safe margins by a maximum sparing of healthy skin around the tumor. This is the most efficient method in the complete excision of skin cancers, especialy basal cell carcinoma on the face and it evaluates the margins of the excised tumor by a 3D examination.
Photodynamic therapy
Photodynamic therapy is an efficient therapy for basal cell carcinoma and consists in 2 or 3 sessions of exposure to a light source after aplication of ALA cream on the tumor.
Autoimmune Laboratory
Autoimmune Laboratory is the only laboratory in Romania which can perform o complete immunological characterization of patients with autoimmune bullous diseases. Advanced diagnostic techniques include direct and indirect immunofluorescent microscopy of normal and salt split skin substrates, ELISA assays for desmoglein 3, desmoglein1, BP180, BP230, and tissue transglutamninase. Our objectives are to develop a sensitive and specific diagnostic ELISA system for patients with mucous membrane pemphigoid using recombinant domains of laminin 5 and α6β4 integrin.
Center for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of epidermolysis bullosa
Our work is focused on the molecular diagnosis of epidermolysis bullosa and implementation of a national record of genodermatoses. We can perform indirect immunofluorescence for EB type differentiation and the DNA molecular analysis for identification of the genetic mutations.
Phototherapy is useful in the treatment of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, lichen planus, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, intractable itching and other skin diseases. The Department of Dermatology offers two phototherapy boots (Waldmann UV 7001K, Dermalight 3000 – dr Hönle) and one hand and foot unit.
Allergology: prick testing (airborne and food allergens) and patch testing (European Baseline Series, Dental Screening, Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reaction).

Alphabetical list of staff: