Professor H. Peter Soyer is an academic dermatologist from Austria with nearly 30 years in the field. He came to Brisbane, Australia, in 2007 to fulfil an appointment with The University of Queensland as the inaugural Chair of Dermatology. He is head of the Dermatology Research Centre at the University of Queensland and was recently awarded a Practitioner Fellowship from the National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in Australia. He was appointed as the Director of the Princess Alexandra Hospital Dermatology Department in Brisbane in 2008.
Within the dermatology field he is considered among the pioneers of dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions, a non-invasive diagnostic method for the early diagnosis of melanoma, and led the development of the morphologic classification system currently used worldwide. His specific research expertise lies in preventive dermatooncology, dermatopathology and clinico-molecular correlation of melanocytic and keratinocytic skin lesions. Recently he developed an interest in open access mobile teledermatology with the vision of “Melanoma Diagnosis by One Click”.
He is well published in these fields with over 450 peer reviewed publications, 5 books and numerous book chapters. He is invited regularly to chair discussions and speak on dermoscopy and teledermatology at the American and European Academy of Dermatology meetings and over the past 10 years have been a speaker at over 100 international conferences. In May 2012 Professor Soyer convened the 3rd World Congress of Dermoscopy in Brisbane and has taken up the role as the program chair in the Global Controversies and Advances in Skin Cancer conference in November 2013. From 2014 to 2016 he will be the ASDR president-elect.