is a board-certified dermatologist and venerologist, and associate professor of Dermatology and Venerology with main topics immunodermatology, dermatohistopathology and pediatric dermatology. Beatrix Volc-Platzer graduated in 1978, at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. From 1979 to 1980 she was a resident at the Institute of Pathology, University of Vienna. From 1980 to 1987 Training in Dermatology and Venerology at the Departments of Dermatology at the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria (Head: Professor Klaus Wolff, MD) and member of the immunodermatology team of Professor Georg Stingl, MD. “Habilitation“ 1989, Associate Professor 1995. 1992 – 1994 Researcher at the former Sandoz Reseach Institute in Vienna for the project „Gene therapy for AIDS“. 2001 appointed Head of the Department of Dermatology at the Donauspital SMZ Ost, Vienna, Austria. Retired in 2019.
1994 to 1999 Board Member of the European Society of Dermatological Reseach (ESDR), 2008 to 2010 President of the Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venerology (ÖGDV). Head of the Working Party for Paediatric Dermatology of the ÖGDV and founder of the Karl Landsteiner Institute for Paediatric Dermatology in 2012. Beatrix Volc-Platzer is Vice-President of the Karl Landsteiner Society and has been appointed as first woman president of the “College of Physicians in Vienna” (Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien), on October 28th, 2020.
The research and clinical topics include immunopathology of Graft-versus-host Disease, diagnostic parameters and treatments of autoimmune diseases, i.e. connective tissue diseases and autoimmune bullous diseases, and paediatric dermatology. Publications include „Expression of class II alloantigens by keratinocytes” (J Exp Med 1984) and „On the bone marrow origin of human Langerhans cells“ (N Engl J Med 1984). Recent publications include “European Guidelines of IVIG” (J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol and J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2017), “EDF/EADV Guidelines on the treatment of cutaneous lupus/CLE (J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017), “Dermatomyositis” (Hautarzt 2015) and on rare diseases in children, e.g. (Br J Dermatol 2017, 2019, 2020). Contribution to Harper’s Paediatric Dermatology, 4th Ed., with the chapter on “Skin manifestations of Metabolic Syndrome”. Beatrix Volc-Platzer is “peer reviewer” for several journals, e.g. J Invest Dermatol, Br J Dermatol, Clin Exp Dermatol, Acta Dermatovenereol, J Dtsch Dermatol Ges, and was appointed “associate editor” for the Br J Dermatol in 2016.
1984 Hebra Award of the Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venerology (ÖGDV) for research on “Class II alloantigen expression on keratinocytes” and 1989 AESCA Award of the ÖGDV for “Sequential immunohistological analysis of the skin after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation”. Founder of the annual interdisciplinary symposium of paediatric dermatology („Kinder-Haut-Tag“) in 2010, under the auspices of the ÖGDV, the Karl Landsteiner Society and the Austrian Society for Pediatrics.
Lecturer at the Medical University of Vienna on “Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin” and “Paediatric Dermatology”.
Beatrix Volc-Platzer and her husband live in Vienna. She has two children and two grand-children.