Professor Doctor Peter Valent
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Hematology and Oncology at the Medical University of Vienna
Peter Valent, MD is Professor and Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Hematology and Oncology at the Medical University of Vienna. He coordinates the European Competence Network on Mastocytosis (ECNM) and runs a Center of Excellence in Vienna. Valent organized a number of mastocytosis meetings, including several working conferences on diagnostic criteria and standards in the past 25 years and contributed essentially to the WHO classification of mastocytosis. Special focus in his research is the identification of diagnostic and prognostic markers and therapeutic targets, and the development of targeted drug therapies in mastocytosis and mast cell activation syndromes (MCAS).
Valent is a member in diverse medical societies and serves on various editorial boards and as a reviewer in numerous top journals. Valent published over 700 peer-reviewed articles as well as numerous textbook chapters in his areas of expertise, lectured widely in Europe, North America, and Japan, and received numerous scientific awards.