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Prof Johannes S Kern MD, PhD, ICDP-UEMS (Dermpath), FEBDV, FACD - Dermatologist, Dermatopathologist

• Professor of Dermatology, Monash University, Central Clinical School and Deputy Director Dermatology Alfred Health

• Graduated from dermatology specialist training at Medical Center – University of Freiburg, Germany in 2012 with Fellowship of European Board of Dermatology and Venereology.

• Became Fellow of Australasian College of Dermatologists after relocating to Melbourne.

• Author of over 80 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and recipient of multiple research awards.


Research interests

general dermatology (children and adults), skin cancer (including skin surgery), dermatopathology, autoimmune and blistering skin disease, pathology of the skin basement membrane, skin cancer-stroma interaction. Treatment, diagnosis, clinical trials and translational research

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Dermatopathology, ICDP-UEMS (Dermpath), International Committee for Dermatopathology – European Union of Medical Specialists (ICDP-UEMS)

Award Date: 1 Dec 2016

Biology, PhD (Dr.rer.nat.), Albert Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg (Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg)

Award Date: 1 Feb 2010

Dermatology, FEBDV, European Union of Medical Specialists – European Board of Dermatology and Venereology(UEMS-EBDV)

Award Date: 1 Aug 2007

Medicine, MD (Dr.med.), Albert Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg (Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg)

Award Date: 1 Oct 2006

External positions

Deputy Director Dermatology, Alfred Health

7 Nov 2022 → …

President, Australasian Society for Dermatologic Research (ASDR)

1 Oct 2022 → …

Honorary Clinical Professor, University of Melbourne

1 Apr 2022 → …

Research area keywords

  • Skin
  • Skin cancers
  • skin inflammation
  • autoimmune disease
  • auto inflammatory disease
  • Dermatology
  • dermatopathology


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