Professor H. Peter Soyer

Professor H. Peter Soyer

Clinic Days: Every second Tuesday afternoon

​Professor Soyer is an academic and clinical dermatologist with over 30 years of experience. Born in Austria, he completed a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Graz before continuing in his analytical roots. In 2007 he was appointed as the inaugural Chair in Dermatology by The University of Queensland (UQ) and became the Director of the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Dermatology Department in 2008. He has a strong focus on translational skin cancer research in his dual role as Director of the Dermatology Research Centre (DRC), UQ Diamantina Institute, UQ Faculty of Medicine; and leadership of the Dermatology Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

​Professor Soyer is on the board at the Queensland Institute of Dermatology, and he continues practising fortnightly.

​Internationally recognised in dermatology with particular expertise in the areas of clinical dermatology, dermatooncology, dermatopathology and dermatologic imaging (dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy), he is a pioneer and world leader in the field of dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions, a non-invasive diagnostic method. He has lead the development of the morphologic classification system currently used worldwide.

​Professor Soyer has an extensive publication record with over 600 publications to date, with more than 650 citations per year (in the last five years) and an h-index of 70 (Google Scholar).

Professor Soyer was awarded a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program Practitioner Fellowship (2018-2022) and was previously a recipient of an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (2012-2016).

He was recently awarded the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Australian Centre of Excellence in Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis (ACEMID) through a $9.9M infrastructure grant.


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