Jan Kottner

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Jan Kottner, PhD

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Dermatology and Allergy

Gent University, University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery


The key research interests of Jan Kottner are skin and tissue integrity and preventive skin care with a special focus on skin physiology, skin barrier restoration and maintenance as well as efficacy of skin care interventions and pressure ulcer prevention in aged and care dependent subjects. He is involved in university teaching since 2007 and he became the Scientific Director of the Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science at the Department of Dermatology and Allergy at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin in 2011. Since 2017 he is Visiting Professor at the University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Gent University. He published widely in the field of nursing, health and medicine especially focussing on skin and tissue viability. He is an active member of national and international societies and boards.