Dr. K. Vossaert

Katrien Vossaert (°1960) did her residency at the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital of Gent. In 1990, she became a Melanoma Fellow at NYU Medical Center. She was involved in clinical research on skin cancer, mostly atypical nevi and melanoma. At NYU, she was submerged in the – at that time- new world of dermoscopy. Inspired by the enthusiasm of Prof. Dr. Alfred Kopf and the critical mind of Prof. Dr. Bernie Ackerman, dermoscopy became her main field of interest. She was co-author on several papers.

After her return to Belgium in 1992, she started a private practice in general dermatology, and returned also to the Department of Dermatology in Gent as a consultant in the melanoma clinic.

Together with Isabelle Tromme, she organized workshops in dermoscopy in the late 90’s. Since 2007, she restarted the workshops dermoscopy in Flanders together with Prof. Dr. Lieve Brochez.

She is cofounder of the Belgian Dermoscopy Group. This initiative tries to gather all dermatologists with an interest in dermoscopy to exchange information in an easy accessible and interactive way.