Professor Peter Soyer

MRFF-NG Practitioner Fellow

Frazer 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 was Director of the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Dermatology Department from 2008-2023. His clinical background drives a strong focus on translational skin cancer research.

Professor Soyer is internationally recognised in the field of dermatology with particular expertise in the areas of preventative 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 led the development of the morphologic classification system currently used worldwide.

His main research focus is skin cancer (both melanoma and keratinocyte skin cancer), with a particular interest in technological innovations and their ability to impact early detection strategies and expand the concept and applications of teledermatology and teledermoscopy. A $9.9M infrastructure grant awarded in 2018 by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) has enabled establishment of the collaborative Australian Centre of Excellence in Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis (ACEMID); installing 15 3D total body imaging systems, linked by a research network, across Australia’s east cost to facilitate research in the early detection of melanoma. ACRF ACEMID is currently conducting Australia’s largest melanoma cohort study targeting 15,000 participants, with the multi-modal research data being collected and stored in a national research repository. This unprecedented data resource will allow many unanswered research questions in the field to be addressed and will facilitate advancements in artificial intelligence, resulting in the development of reliable, evidence-based solutions to transform melanoma early detection.

Professor Soyer has an extensive publication record with over 680 publications to date, with more than 700 citations per year (in the last 5 years) and an h-index of 96 (Google Scholar). His textbook entitled "Dermoscopy - The Essentials 3rd Edition", co-authored with G Argenziano, R Hofmann-Wellenhof and I Zalaudek is considered a world-leading textbook in the field.

Professor Soyer has been awarded two competitive fellowships while at UQ: a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program Practitioner Fellowship (2018-2022) and an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (2012-2016). The NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship was acknowledged in the NHMRC ‘10 of the Best NHMRC research projects 2016’ publication. He has also been awarded 1 NHMRC European Union Collaborative Research Grant (CIA), 1 NHMRC Synergy Grant (CIC), 1 NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grant (CIC), 1 MRFF Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant (CIC), 3 NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Grants (CIA, CIB, CIE), 4 NHMRC Project Grants (CIA, CIA, CIB, CID), 2 NHMRC Partnership Grants (CIA, CIB), 2 ARC Discovery Project Grants (CIB, CID), and a Queensland Genomic Health Alliance (QGHA) Demonstration Project Grant (CIA), 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 $43M in research funding for UQ since 2014.

Qualifications

  • Australian Academy of Health and Medicine, Australian Academy of Health and Medicine
  • Australasian College of Dermatologists, Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • Doctor of Philosophy of Medicine, Karl-Franzens- Universität Graz

Publications

  • Garbe, Claus, Forsea, Ana-Maria, Amaral, Teresa, Arenberger, Petr, Autier, Philippe, Berwick, Marianne, Boonen, Brigitta, Bylaite, Matilda, del Marmol, Veronique, Dreno, Brigitte, Fargnoli, Maria Concetta, Geller, Alan C., Green, Adele C., Greinert, Rüdiger, Hauschild, Axel, Harwood, Catherine A., Hoorens, Isabelle, Kandolf, Lidija, Kaufmann, Roland, Kelleners-Smeets, Nicole, Lallas, Aimilios, Lebbé, Celeste, Leiter, Ulrike, Lim, Henry W., Longo, Caterina, Malvehy, Joseph, Moreno, David, Pellacani, Giovanni, Peris, Ketty ... Brochez, Lieve (2024). Skin cancers are the most frequent cancers in fair-skinned populations, but we can prevent them. European Journal of Cancer, 204 114074, 114074. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2024.114074

  • Scope, Alon, Liopyris, Konstantinos, Weber, Jochen, Barnhill, Raymond L., Braun, Ralph P., Curiel‐Lewandrowski, Clara N., Elder, David E., Ferrara, Gerardo, Grant‐Kels, Jane M., Jeunon, Thiago, Lallas, Aimilios, Lin, Jennifer Y., Marchetti, Michael A., Marghoob, Ashfaq A., Navarrete‐Dechent, Cristian, Pellacani, Giovanni, Soyer, Hans Peter, Stratigos, Alexander, Thomas, Luc, Kittler, Harald, Rotemberg, Veronica and Halpern, Allan C. (2024). International Skin Imaging Collaboration‐Designated Diagnoses (ISIC‐DX): Consensus terminology for lesion diagnostic labeling. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. doi: 10.1111/jdv.20055

  • Maas, Ellie J., DeBortoli, Emily, Nathan, Vaishnavi, Freeman, Ned P., Mothershaw, Adam, Smit, Darren J., Betz-Stablein, Brigid, Aoude, Lauren G., Stark, Mitchell S., Sturm, Richard A., Soyer, H. Peter and McInerney-Leo, Aideen M. (2024). POT1 and multiple primary melanomas: the dermatological phenotype. Journal of Medical Genetics jmg-2023-109637, 1-4. doi: 10.1136/jmg-2023-109637

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Publications

Book

  • Soyer, H. Peter, Argenziano, Giuseppe, Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer and Zalaudek, Iris (2020). Dermoscopy: The Essentials. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier.

  • Soyer, H. P., Prow, T. W. and Jemec, G. B. E. eds. (2014). Actinic Keratosis. Current Problems in Dermatology, Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger. doi: 10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-02763-1

  • Soyer, H. Peter, Argenziano, Giuseppe, Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer and Zalaudek, Iris (2012). Dermoscopy: The essentials. 2 ed. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom: Elsevier/Saunders. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-7020-6882-9.01001-9

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

  • H. Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M.T. Wurm eds. (2012). Telemedicine in dermatology. Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0

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

  • Soyer, H. Peter, Argenziano, Giuseppe, Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer and Johr, Robert H. (2007). Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-35106-1

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

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

  • 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. (2000). Interactive atlas of dermoscopy. Milan, Italy: Edra Medical Publishing & New Media.

Book Chapter

  • Lee, Katie J. , di Meo, Nicola , Yélamos, Oriol , Malvehy, Josep , Zalaudek, Iris and Soyer, H. Peter (2020). Dermoscopy/Confocal Microscopy for Melanoma Diagnosis. Cutaneous Melanoma. (pp. 145-194) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-05070-2_50

  • Lee, Katie J., di Meo, Nicola, Yélamos, Oriol, Malvehy, Josep, Zalaudek, Iris and Soyer, H. Peter (2019). Dermoscopy/confocal microscopy. Cutaneous melanoma. (pp. 1-50) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46029-1_50-2

  • Bauer, Andrea, Adam, Kerry E., Soyer, Peter H. and Adam, Keith William James (2019). Prevention of occupational skin cancer. Kanerva's Occupational Dermatology. (pp. 1685-1697) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-68617-2_115

  • Soyer, H. Peter , Rigel, Darrell S. and McMeniman, Erin (2018). Actinic Keratosis, Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Dermatology. (pp. 1872-1893) Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier.

  • Soyer, H. Peter (2017). Cutaneous melanoma: a pocket guide for diagnosis and management. Cutaneous melanoma: a pocket guide for diagnosis and management. (pp. XI-XII) edited by Giuseppe Argenziano, Aimilios Lallas, Caterina Longo, Elvira Moscarella, Athanassios Kyrgidis and Gerardo Ferrara. London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-804000-3.00011-9

  • Prow, Tarl W., Raphael, Anthony P., Wurm, Elisabeth M., Longo, Caterina and Soyer, H. Peter (2017). Cutaneous photoaging: description and algorithms. Reflectance confocal microscopy of cutaneous tumors. (pp. 141-154) edited by Salvador Gonzalez. Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781315113722-24

  • Soyer, H. Peter, Prow, Tarl W. and Jemec, Gregor B. E. (2015). Actinic Keratosis Preface. Actinic Keratosis. (pp. VII-VIII) edited by H. Peter Soyer, Tarl W. Prow and Gregor B.E. Jemec. New York, United States: Basel.

  • Wheller, Laura and Soyer, H. Peter (2015). Clinical features of actinic keratoses and early squamous cell carcinoma. Actinic keratosis. (pp. 58-63) edited by Soyer, HP, Prow, TW and Jemec, GBE. 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. Mouse Models of Cancer: Methods and Protocols. (pp. 251-261) edited by Robert Eferl and Emilio Casanova. New York, NY, United States: Springer New York. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2297-0_11

  • Porceddu, Sandro V., Veness, Michael J. and Soyer, H. Peter (2015). Skin: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and Merkel cell carcinoma. UICC manual of clinical oncology. (pp. 674-688) edited by Brian O'Sullivan, James D. Brierley, Anil K. D'Cruz, Martin F. Fey, Raphael Pollock, Jan B. Vermorken and Shao Hui Huang. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119013143.ch53

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

  • Pupelli, Gaia, Veneziano, Leonardo, Longo, Caterina, Gargantini Rezze, Gisele, Soyer, Hans Peter and Pellacani, Giovanni (2012). Dermoscopic and histopathologic correlations. Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. (pp. 59-70) edited by Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer. Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-21997-9_7

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

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

  • Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer, Pellacani, Giovanni, Malvehy, Joseph and Soyer, Hans Peter (2012). Preface. Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. (pp. v-vi) edited by Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-21997-9

  • Adam, Kerry E., Soyer, Peter H. and Adam, Keith William James (2012). Prevention of occupational skin cancer. Kanerva's occupational dermatology. (pp. 1241-1256) edited by Thomas Rustemeyer, Peter Elsner, Swen Malte John and Howard I. Maibach. 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. Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. (pp. 41-58) edited by Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Ferrari, Barbara, Soyer, Hans Peter, Casari, Alice and Pellacani, Giovanni (2012). Semeiology and pattern analysis in melanocytic lesions. Reflectance Confocal Microscopy for Skin Diseases. (pp. 39-58) Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-21997-9_6

  • Muir, James, Xu, Cathy and Soyer, H. Peter (2012). Skin emergency telemedicine. Telemedicine in dermatology. (pp. 87-94) edited by Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm. 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. Telemedicine in dermatology. (pp. 57-65) edited by Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_7

  • Wurm, Elisabeth M.T. and Soyer, Hans Peter (2012). The confocal story. Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. (pp. 3-5) Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-21997-9_1

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

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

  • Massone, Cesare, Brunasso, Alexandra Maria Giovanna and Soyer, H. Peter (2009). Teledermatopathology: Current status and perspectives. Telepathology. (pp. 163-178) edited by Sajeesh Kumar and Bruce E. Dunn. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer -Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-85786-0_13

  • Muir, J., Campbell, T. M. and Soyer, H.P. (2009). Telemedicine in Skin Emergencies. Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology. (pp. 247-252) edited by Revuz, J., Roujeau, J.-C., Kerdel, F. A. and Valeyrie-Allanore, L.. Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer - Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-79339-7_27

  • Massone, Cesare, Wurm, Elisabeth M.T., Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer, Lozzi, Gian Piero and Soyer, H. Peter (2007). Teledermatology. Color Atlas of Melanocytic Lesions of the Skin. (pp. 57-60) Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-35106-1_8

  • Hofmann-Wellenhof, R. and Soyer, H. P. (2007). Atypical (Dysplastic) Nevus. Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin. (pp. 87-96) edited by Hans Peter Soyer, Guiseppe Argenziano, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof and Robert H. Johr.. Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer-Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-35106-1_13

  • Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer and Soyer, H. Peter (2007). Common Nevus. Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin. (pp. 102-105) edited by H. P. Soyer, G. Argenziano, R. Hofmann-Wellenhof and R. Johr. Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer-Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-35106-1_15

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

  • Soyer, H. Peter and Wurm, Elisabeth M. T. (2007). The morphologic dimension in the diagnosis of melanocytic skin lesions. Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin. (pp. 1-2) edited by H.P. Soyer, Giuseppe Argenziano, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof and Robert H. Jor. Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-35106-1_1

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