The Department of Dermatology, together with its subdivision Netherlands Institute for Pigment Disorders (SNIP) and affiliated STI outpatient clinic of the Municipal Health Service Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam), is recognized nationally and internationally as a research oriented clinical department. The department has substantial obligations in the interrelated areas of patient care, education and research in experimental immunology, infectious skin diseases, translational dermatology, and clinical dermatology. The ambition is to strengthen the department's leading position in chronic immune-mediated dermatoses, expand studies on infectious skin-diseases and perform clinical immunotherapy trials in the NKI-AVL.

Alliance with VU University medical center (VUmc)
As of January 2012 the Department of Dermatology of the AMC has merged with the Department of Dermatology of the VUmc. Consequently, integration of research interests is now being pursued.