Curriculum Vitae


Medical Degree (MD). Catholic University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1989.

Resident at the Departments of Internal Medicine and General Surgery. Hospital ‘t Langeland, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.1989-1991.

Residency in Internal Medicine (passing the MIR exam). 
University Hospital of Getafe (Madrid). 1992 – 1994.

Residency in Dermatology and Venereology (passing the MIR exam). 
University Hospital La Princesa Madrid and Academic Medical Center Amsterdam 1994 – 1998.

PhD (degree) 1999 Summa cum laude and Extraordinary Faculty Award 2000.
Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Madrid

CV del Dr Ruud Valks

Professional Practice

Dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology University Hospital La Princesa, Madrid, 1998 – 1999 and 2001 – 2002

Dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology University Hospital of Albacete, 1999 – 2000

Dermatologist at the Academic Medical Center and Netherlands Institute for Pigment disorders, University of Amsterdam 2001

Dermatologist at Dermatoclinic Madrid, 2001 – 2004

Dermatologist at the Department of Occupational Dermatology, Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid 2002-2004

Dermatologist on the Costa Blanca in private Clinics since 2003


Premio Actas 1996 of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in the Section Clinical and Laboratory Studies. Published in Actas Dermosifiliogr. 1996; 87: 450-458.

Smithkline Beecham Award 2000 of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Best Academic Thesis about Dermatology.

Extraordinary Faculty Award 2000 for the best Academic Thesis of the year 1999.
Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Madrid.


English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish (fluent) .

Activities of scientific interest

More than 50 presentations and invited lectures at International and national Congresses and meetings.

Reviewer for the Archives of Dermatology (Journal of the american medical association). 1998-2001.


Publications in English Language


Eccrine squamous syringometaplasia in intertriginous areas.
R. Valks, G.F. Buezo, E. Daudén, J. Fraga, A. García-Díez.
Br J Dermatol 1996; 134: 984-986.

Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus of late onset. More frequent than previously suggested ?
R. Valks, P. Abajo, J. Fraga, M. Aragüés, A. García-Diéz.
Dermatology 1996; 193: 138-140.

Scabies and leukocytoclastic vasculitis in an hiv-seropositive man.
R. Valks, G.F. Buezo, E. Daudén.
Int J Dermatol 1996; 35: 605-606.

Localized crusted scabies in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
J.I. Porras Luque, R. Valks, E. Dauden, J. Fernández-Herrera.
Acta Derm Venereol 1997; 77: 326-327.

Chemotherapy-induced eccrine squamous syringometaplasia: a distinctive eruption in patients receiving hematopoietic progenitor cells.
R.Valks, J.Fraga, J.Porras-Luque, A.Figuera, A.García-Díez, J.Fernández-Herrera.
Arch Dermatol 1997; 133: 873-878. editorial

Herpetic syringitis associated with eccrine squamous syringometaplasia in hiv-positive patients.
E. Muñoz, R.Valks, J. Fernández-Herrera, J. Fraga.
J Cutan Pathol 1997; 24: 425-428.

Generalized exanthem with palmo-plantar involvement and genital ulcerations.
J.I. Porras-Luque, R.Valks, E.C. Casals, J. Fernandez-Herrera.
Arch Dermatol 1998; 134: 1279-1284.

Eccrine squamous syringometaplasia in a case of phytophotodermatosis.
E.Vargas-Diez, R.Valks, J.Fraga, J.Fernández-Herrera, A.García-Diez.
Int J Dermatol 1998; 37: 715-717.

Dermal infiltrate of enlarged macrophages in patients receiving chemotherapy.
R. Valks, E. Vargas, E. Muñoz, J. Fernández-Herrera, A. García-Díez, J. Fraga.
J Cutan Pathol 1998; 25: 259-264.

A follicular lichenoid eruption as manifestation of chronic graft-vs-host disease.
R. Valks, E. Vargas, J. Fraga, P.F. Peñas, J. Fernández-Herrera.
Acta Derm Venereol 1998; 78: 386.

A cutaneous eruption with epidermal pustules in patients receiving bone marrow transplantation.
R. Valks, E. Muñoz, J. Fernández-Herrera, M. Elices, J. Fraga.
Am J Dermatopathol 1998; 20: 28.

Cutaneous alternariosis by alternaria chlamydospora in a patient with bone marrow transplantation.
B. Bartolomé, R. Valks, J Fraga, V. Buendia, J Fernández-Herrera, A García-Díez
Acta Derm Venereol 1999; 79: 244.

Induction of hyperacute graft-versus-host disease after donor leukocyte infusions.
J. Fernández-Herrera, R. Valks, C. Feal, J. Fraga, JF. Tomás, A. García-Díez.
Arch Dermatol 1999; 135: 304-308.

Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis in patients receiving chemotherapy.
R. Valks, J. Fraga, E. Muñoz, B. Bartolomé, J. Fernández-Herrera, A. García-Díez.
Arch Dermatol 1999; 135: 1418-1420.

Mucocutaneous reactions to chemotherapy.
R. Valks, A. García-Díez, J. Fernández-Herrera.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2000; 42: 699.

Late appearance of acute graft-versus-host disease after suspending
or tapering immunosuppressive drugs.
R. Valks, J.Fernández-Herrera, B.Bartolomé, J.Fraga, E.Daudén, A.García-Díez.
Arch Dermatol 2001; 137: 61-65. editorial

Latex allergy among construction workers.
L. Conde-Salazar, M. E. Gatica, L. Barco, C. Iglesias, M. Cuevas, R. Valks.
Contact Dermatitis 2002; 47: 154-156.

Dermatitis artefacta?
L.Conde-Salazar, R. Valks, MA. Pastor, ME. Gatica, R.Núñez, B.Perez, C. Iglesias, M.Cuevas.
Am J Contact Dermatitis 2003; 14(2):93-4.

Painful dermatitis of the fingertip.
R.Valks, L.Conde-Salazar Am J Contact Dermat. 2003; 14(4):219-20.

Occupational allergic contact urticaria and asthma from diphenylmethane-4,4′-diisocyanatae.
R. Valks, L.Conde-Salazar, OL. Barrantes Contact Dermatitis. 2003; 49(3):166-7.

Allergic contact urticaria from natural rubber latex in healthcare and non-healthcare workers.
R.Valks, L.Conde-Salazar, M.Cuevas Contact Dermatitis. 2004; 50(4):222-4.

Contact Dermatitis from antioxidant amines in dental technician
L.Conde-Salazar, R.Valks, C. García Acebes, J. Bertó.
Dermatitis. 2004; 15 (4): 197-200.

Contact dermatitis from the staples of neuroreflexotherapy.
L.Conde-Salazar, R.Valks, JE.Malfeito, C.García, S.Ledo Contact Dermatitis. 2004; 51(4): 217-8.

Contact dermatitis in hairdressers, 10 years later. Patch test results in 300 hairdressers (1994 to 2003) and comparison with previous study.
R.Valks, L.Conde-Salazar, JE.Malfeito S.Ledo
Dermatitis 2005; 16 (1): 1-4.

Publications in Spanish Language

10 Publications in Spanish language

3 Bookchapters in Spanish Language

Scientific Memberships

Member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Member of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology (AEDV)

Member of the Dutch Society of Dermatology and Venereology (NVDV)

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