Dr. Maurizio Podda is Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Klinikum Darmstadt in Germany and teaching professor at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt. Dr. Podda has authored or coauthored more than 90 papers and 19 book chapters on the main topics of dermatologic surgery, photodermatology, skin aging, and aesthetic dermatology. He is editor of 2 books and coauthor of the major german dermatosurgery textbook. He is past-president of the German Society for Dermatologic Surgery (DGDC) and currently past-president of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS).
Dr. Podda divides his time among patient care, education of medical students and medical research with a focus on surgical and aesthetic dermatology. Major fields of interest are the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory skin diseases, like hidradenitis suppurativa, and the role of reactive oxygen species and antioxidants in skin aging, and photodermatology.