Fair skin does not need sun to raise melanoma risk

Genetic variants for red hair raise melanoma risk even without sun Only recently, a scientific article published in Journal of American Medical Association Dermatology (lead by Prof. Okamoto) showed that genetic variants for red hair can increase risk of skin cancer (in this case melanoma) even without sun exposure. Genetic variants are inborn and common

15.08.2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Univ. Prof. Dr. Okamoto in Vienna informs about clavus or corns on

Prof. Okamoto is an expert on skin diseases at This online information platform publishes articles on health related topics including symptoms, treatments and prevention of various diseases. Univ. Dr. Okamoto informs about clavus or corns on Prof. Okamoto informs about clavus or corns on Following topics are discussed: How do you get corns Which types of clavus

15.07.2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Prof. Okamoto informs about the proper sun protection

Sun exposure as important they are for wellbeing and vitamin D production, careless behavior is harmful to ones health. Prof. Okamoto informs about the proper sun protection Dr. Okamoto describes as an expert of, the online information platform of the Ministry of health about the proper way to protect oneself against harmful sun exposure.

05.07.2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Univ. Prof. Dr. Okamoto in Vienna informs about dry skin

Particularly during winter, our skin is exposed to various stress factors. Cold temperature outdoors and dry air in heated rooms challenge the barrier function of the skin. Additionally, heavier winter clothes are not helpful to prevent dry skin. Dr. Okamoto informs how to keep skin fit for winter Dr. Okamoto, board certified dermatologist in Vienna

06.03.2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

200 Likes at Facebook

Our activities on facebook has reached 200 likes! We thank everyone for liking our site and activities. Visit our facebook page and get informed: Dermatologist Dr. Okamoto on Facebook Contact Prof. Dr. Okamoto For appointments, please contact us by phone +43 1 40114/5701, 5702 or 5703, or via E-Mail at or contact form. Contact inquiry  

15.01.2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

During Christmas season, the office is closed between December 24th 2015 and January 10th 2016. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and  a happy New Year! Appointments Please contact our office per phone under +43 1 40114, EXT 5701, 5702 or 5703, by email to, or by filling out the electronic contact form! Contact inquiry

18.12.2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Prof. Okamoto – certificate for quality assurance

Dr. Okamoto received a certificate for quality assurance issued by ÖQMed (Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Qualitätssicherung und Qualitätsmanagement in der Medizin GmbH), the official board for certifying quality standards of medical offices in Austria. Office of Dr. Okamoto (dermatologist in Vienna) fulfills quality criteria In Austria, standards of quality control are determined by law. Only offices that fulfill the required high standards are issued

Promising news for melanoma

The annual meeting of the American Society für Clinical Oncology (ASCO) took place again in Chicago. New results of clinical studies with advanced stage melanoma was presented. Dr. Okamoto reports from the post ASCO meeting where key results were highlighted. See also: Dr. Okamoto on Facebook Dr. Okamoto informs about improved survival of advanced stage melanoma Until

08.07.2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

New article by Dr. Okamoto about sun protection and skin cancer prevention in JATROS

Dr. Okamoto informs in JATROS, a journal for practicing physicians about sun protection and skin cancer prevention. Melanoma is still increasing and belongs to the most dangerous types of skin cancer. New article about sun protection and skin cancer prevention by Dr. Okamoto In this article (in German), dermatologist Dr. Okamoto explains how melanoma develops and how

Univ. Prof. Dr. Okamoto in Vienna informs about actinic dermatitis on

Univ. Prof. Dr. Okamoto is expert at and informs online about skin diseases. is an online information platform (in German) about health, diseases and their treatments. Univ. Dr. Okamoto informs about actinic dermatitis on Univ. Prof. Dr. Okamoto informs as a medical expert for dermatology at about actinic damageo (polymorphic light eruption) What are the cause

07.05.2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |