Professor Peter Soyer

Head, South-West Cluster and Deputy

Faculty/School Division/Unit for Princess Alexandra Hospital Southside Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Professor of Dermatology

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine

Affiliate Professor

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine
p.soyer@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 38017

Overview

Professor Soyer is an academic dermatologist with over 30 years experience in the field. He was appointed as the inaugural Chair in Dermatology by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2007 and as 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 the Director of the Dermatology Research Centre (DRC), part of UQ School of Medicine, and leadership of the Dermatology Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He is also an Adjunct Professor within the UQ Diamantina Institute.

Professor Soyer is internationally recognised in the field of dermatology with particular expertise in the areas of clinical dermatology, dermatooncology, dermatopathology and dermatologic imaging (dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy). Within the dermatology discipline 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.

One of his research focuses is to expand the concept and applications of teledermatology and teledermoscopy, and he is CIE in the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Telehealth. Most recently he was awarded a CRE for the Study of Naevi, to further investigate why some moles turn into deadly cancers and others don't, with the aim of improving our understanding of naevus development and transformation, along with recognition of the associated changes, to better prevent, predict and detect skin cancer and melanoma.

Professor Soyer has an extensive publication record with over 600 publications to date, with more than 550 citations per year (in the last 5 years) and an h-index of 63 (Google Scholar). His text book entitled "Dermoscopy - The Essentials 2nd Edition", co-authored with G Argenziano, R Hofmann-Wellenhof and I Zalaudek, has now been translated into 4 different languages (Russian, Chinese, Polish and Portuguese) and is considered a world-leading text book in the field.

Professor Soyer was the recipient of an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (2012-2016), and since his appointment with UQ, has been awarded 2 NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Grants (CIA, CIE), 3 NHMRC Project Grants (CIA, CIA, CID), 1 NHMRC Partnership Grant (CIB), 2 ARC Discovery Project Grants (CIB, CID), with many additional projects funded through other competitive, industry and philanthropic funding sources. In total, through his involvement as an investigator, he has achieved over $20M in research funding for UQ.

Qualifications

  • Diploma - Licensed Medical Specialist, Australian Medical Council
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Graz
  • Fellow Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • Fellow of the Aus. Academy of Health and Medicine, Australian Academy of Health and Medicine

Publications

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Supervision

  • (2016) Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2015) Master Philosophy

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Publications

Book

  • Soyer, H. Peter, Argenziano, Giuseppe, Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer and Zalaudek, Iris Dermoscopy: The essentials 2 ed. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom: Elsevier/Saunders, 2012.

  • Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. Edited by Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2012. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21997-9

  • Telemedicine in dermatology. Edited by Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Press, 2012.

  • Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin. Edited by H.P. Soyer, G. Argenziano, R. Hofmann-Wellenhof and R.H. Johr Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2007.

  • Johr, Robert H., Soyer, H. Peter, Argenziano, Giuseppe, Hofman-Wellenhof, Rainer and Scalvenzi, Massimiliano Dermoscopy: The Essentials. Edinburgh, NY: Mosby, 2004.

  • Argenziano, Giuseppe, Soyer, H. Peter, De Giorgio, Vincenzo, Piccolo, Domenico, Carli, Paolo, Delfino, Mario, Ferrari, Angela, Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer, Massi, Daniela, Mazzocchetti, Giampero, Scalvenzi, Massimiliano and Wolf, Ingrid H. Interactive atlas of dermoscopy. Milan, Italy: Edra Medical Publishing & New Media, 2000.

Book Chapter

  • Wheller, Laura and Soyer, H. Peter (2015). Clinical features of actinic keratoses and early squamous cell carcinoma. In Actinic keratosis (pp. 58-63) Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger AG. doi:10.1159/000366536

  • Ferguson, Blake, Soyer, H. Peter and Walker, Graeme J. (2015). Clinicopathological characterization of mouse models of melanoma. In Mouse Models of Cancer: Methods and Protocols (pp. 251-261) New York, NY, United States: Springer New York. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2297-0_11

  • Soyer, H. Peter, Rigel, Darrell and Wurm, Elisabeth M. T. (2012). Actinic Keratosis, Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. In Jean L. Bolognia, Joseph L. Jorizzo and Julie V. Schaffer (Ed.), Dermatology 3 ed. (pp. 1773-1794) Edinburgh, Scotland: Elsevier Saunders.

  • Pupelli, Gaia, Veneziano, Leonardo, Longo, Caterina, Gargantini Rezze, Gisele, Soyer, Hans Peter and Pellacani, Giovanni (2012). Dermoscopic and histopathologic correlations. In Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer (Ed.), Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases (pp. 59-70) Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Wurm, Elisabeth M. T., Soyer, H. Peter and Smith, Anthony C. (2012). Introduction to teledermatology. In Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm (Ed.), Telemedicine in dermatology (pp. 1-6) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_1

  • Wurm, Elisabeth M. T. and Soyer, H. Peter (2012). Mobile teledermatology. In Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm (Ed.), Telemedicine in dermatology (pp. 79-85) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_10

  • Adam, Kerry E., Soyer, Peter H. and Adam, Keith William James (2012). Prevention of occupational skin cancer. In Thomas Rustemeyer, Peter Elsner, Swen Malte John and Howard I. Maibach (Ed.), Kanerva's occupational dermatology 2nd ed. (pp. 1241-1256) Netherlands Elsevier: Springer - Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02035-3_115

  • Ferrari, Barbara, Soyer, Hans Peter, Casari, Alice and Pellacani, Giovanni (2012). Semeiology and pattern analysis in melanocytic lesions. In Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer (Ed.), Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases (pp. 41-58) Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Muir, James, Xu, Cathy and Soyer, H. Peter (2012). Skin emergency telemedicine. In Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm (Ed.), Telemedicine in dermatology (pp. 87-94) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_11

  • Massone, Cesare, Brunasso, Alexandra Maria Giovanna, Biscak, Terri M. and Soyer, H. Peter (2012). Teledermatopathology. In Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm (Ed.), Telemedicine in dermatology (pp. 57-65) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_7

  • Wurm, Elisabeth M. T. and Soyer, Hans Peter (2012). The confocal story. In Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer (Ed.), Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases (pp. 3-5) Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Kaddu, Steven, Kavarik, Crrie, Gabler, Gerald and Soyer, H. Peter (2009). Teledermatology in developing countries. In Richard Wootton, Kendall Ho, Nivritti G. Patil and Richard E. Scott (Ed.), Telehealth in the developing world (pp. 121-134) Ottawa, ON: International Development Research Centre.

  • Massone, Cesare, Brunasso, Alexandra Maria Giovanna and Soyer, H. Peter (2009). Teledermatopathology: Current status and perspectives. In Sajeesh Kumar and Bruce E. Dunn (Ed.), Telepathology (pp. 163-178) Berlin Heidelberg: Springer -Verlag.

  • Muir, J., Campbell, T. M. and Soyer, H.P. (2009). Telemedicine in Skin Emergencies. In Revuz, J., Roujeau, J.-C., Kerdel, F. A. and Valeyrie-Allanore, L. (Ed.), Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology (pp. 247-252) Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer - Verlag.

  • Hofmann-Wellenhof, R. and Soyer, H. P. (2007). Atypical (Dysplastic) Nevus. In Hans Peter Soyer, Guiseppe Argenziano, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof and Robert H. Johr. (Ed.), Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin (pp. 87-96) Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer-Verlag.

  • Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer and Soyer, H. Peter (2007). Common Nevus. In H. P. Soyer, G. Argenziano, R. Hofmann-Wellenhof and R. Johr (Ed.), Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin (pp. 102-105) Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer-Verlag.

  • Massone, Cesar, Wurm, Elizabteh M.T., Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer, Lozzi, Gian P. and Soyer, H.P. (2007). Teledermatology. In H.P. Soyer, G. Argenziano, R. Hofmann-Wellenhof and R. Johr (Ed.), Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin (pp. 56-60) Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Soyer, H. Peter and Wurm, Elisabeth M. T. (2007). The morphologic dimension in the diagnosis of melanocytic skin lesions. In H.P. Soyer, Giuseppe Argenziano, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof and Robert H. Jor (Ed.), Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin (pp. 1-2) Berlin, Germany: Springer.

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