Professor Hans Peter Dietz
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Western Clinical School Nepean
Level 5 South Block
Hans Peter Dietz was born in Tuebingen, Germany, in 1963. After Primary and Secondary School he studied Medicine at Heidelberg University, Germany. He graduated in 1988 and obtained an MD at Heidelberg University in 1989. [More...]
Hans Peter Dietz was born in Tuebingen, Germany, in 1963. After Primary and Secondary School he studied Medicine at Heidelberg University, Germany. He graduated in 1988 and obtained an MD at Heidelberg University in 1989.
After emigrating to New Zealand in 1990, he arrived in Australia in 1997 and completed his FRANCOG training in 1998 at Royal Women?s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland. Between 1999 and 2002, Dr Dietz undertook urogynaecology subspeciality training in Sydney at Royal Hospital for Women, St Vincent?s Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and obtained a PhD with the University of New South Wales in 2003.
In 2004 he was appointed Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Nepean Campus of the Western Clinical School, University of Sydney. He is Editor of the ?Australian and NZ Continence Journal?, Associate Editor of the ?Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology? and member of the Editorial Board of ?Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology?. He is active in a number of international scientific societies such as ASUM, RANZCOG, IUGA, ISUOG and ICS. As of January 1, 2009, he has been promoted to Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
His current research interests include imaging in urogynaecology, pelvic floor pathoanatomy and the ethics of professional conduct, in particular as regards the industry- research interface. He is married with two sons and lives in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia. [Hide detail]
My main research interest is the effect of childbirth on the pelvic floor, that is, on the continence mechanism and pelvic organ support structures. It is closely linked with the development of diagnostic imaging in urogynaecology, as functional and anatomical alterations may be visualized using magnetic resonance and ultrasound imaging.
For anyone interested in this field I have put together a website:
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