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Professor Johannes S Kern MD, PhD, GAICD, ICDP-UEMS (Dermpath), FEBDV, FACD - is the Professor and Director of Dermatology, Monash University, The School of Translational Medicine and Alfred Health. He is a clinician, educator, and researcher passionate about implementing the current treatment revolution in skin disease for best care outcomes for our patients.

Research interests

Clinical, clinical trials and translational research in autoimmune and inflammatory skin disease and non melanoma skin cancer.

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

Award Date: 1 Dec 2016

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

Award Date: 1 Aug 2012

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

Award Date: 1 Feb 2010

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

Award Date: 1 Oct 2006

External positions

Director of Dermatology, Alfred Health

5 Feb 2024 → …

Acting Director Dermatology, Alfred Health

6 Oct 20234 Feb 2024

Chair Guideline Committee, Australasian College of Dermatologists

Apr 2023 → …

Deputy Director Dermatology, Alfred Health

7 Nov 20225 Oct 2023

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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