Dr Birgit Pees
CCT Dermatology, MD, Dip (Allergy)
When I started my medical career I knew right from the start that dermatology was the subject for me because it is a visual specialty. I also trained in general surgery for some time which sparked my interest in dermatological surgery. I have been trained in two 'systems' in Germany and the UK and therefore I have been able to develop a different horizon on healthcare issues.
I would like to develop a better system for screening skin cancer with the engagement of local GPs and improve general teaching and training in dermatology for all healthcare professionals. I am greatly involved in the teaching of students, GPs, junior doctors and nurses at Southampton University Hospitals Trust (SUHT) and in primary care.
British Association of Dermatologists
British Contact Dermatitis Society
Southampton University Hospitals Trust, Royal South Hants Hospital
I am a keen skiier and used to participate in ski racing in Germany until I was 17. I am also very interested in music and in particular fusion jazz and Latin music.
Parts of my family roots go back to a little village in Austria and most of my ancestors on my mothers side were farmers. On my fathers side we had a lot of small trade business people such as upholsterers, furniture makers etc. I have a brother who is an accomplished general and cosmetic surgeon and most of my extended family went into academic professions.
I speak both English and German as my native language and some French and Spanish.