Prof. 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 the 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.
Since 2008 he is Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. In 2009 he was appointed Head of Discipline, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology at the School’s Nepean Campus. He is Editor of ‘Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology’ and Associate Editor of the ‘Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’. He is active in a number of national and international scientific societies such as CFA, RANZCOG, IUGA and ISUOG and has published 260 peer-reviewed papers (H factor 56), and 14 book chapters, the vast majority relating to ultrasound imaging in Urogynaecology. He has been active in urogynaecological imaging research since 1986. Since 2002 he has organised over 50 imaging workshops at urogynaecological and imaging meetings.
His current research interests include imaging in urogynaecology, pregnancy and childbirth- related pelvic floor trauma 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.
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