Professor Falk G. Bechara is the Head of the Department of Dermatologic Surgery, and Senior Physician of the Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. He is the Past-President of the German Society of Dermatologic Surgery (DGDC) and its current PR consultant. Prof. Bechara is coordinating the Skin Cancer Center of the Ruhr-University Bochum with focus on reconstructive dermatologic surgery.

Prof. Bechara studied medicine at the Georg-August University Göttingen, the University Joseph-Fourier, in Grenoble, France, and at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. He has received a Doctorate and Habilitation and was named Professor of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology at the Ruhr-University of Bochum.

Professor Bechara has been the recipient of a Socrates scholarship of the European Union at the University Joseph-Fourier, Grenoble, France and a Scholarship of the Faculty of Medicine for Clinical Science on Focal Hyperhidrosis at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Prof. Bechara is currently a member of the Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification Board at the School of Medicine at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

He has published extensively in scientific journals and dermatology textbooks and is a frequent speaker both at national and international conferences.

In 2008 Prof. Bechara founded the Hidradenitis suppurativa / Acne inversa Center in Bochum, which has become one of the largest in Europe, with a focus on serious cases with demanding surgical challenges.