Sonja Ständer is professor for Dermatology and Neurodermatology at the Department of Dermatology, and head of the Interdisciplinary Competence Center Chronic Pruritus (KCP) of the University Hospital Münster, Germany.
She is focusing on clinical, experimental and translational pruritus research. She was president of the International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI) from 2007 to 2011 and vice-president 2005 to 2007. Ständer leads since 2007 an international special interest group on measurement tools of chronic pruritus. She was trained in dermatology at the University in Münster, Vienna, and for dermatopathology at the Ackerman Academy in New York. Since 2001, she is board certified in Dermatology, Allergology, Phlebology and Dermatopathology. In 2002, she founded the first dedicated pruritus outpatient clinics in Germany.