Maria De Santis is a medical oncologist and has been Associate Professor of Medicine at Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität in Salzburg, Austria, since 2008. She has been working as a senior consultant at the 3rd Medical Department Center of Oncology and Hematology at Kaiser Franz Josef-Spital in Vienna for 18 years, where she also has been chair of the Genito-Urinary Oncology Service since 2004.
In May 2015 she was appointed Associate Clinical Professor for Oncology at the University of Warwick, Coventry, and working clinically in genitourinary oncology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Cancer Center, in Birmingham, UK.
Dr De Santis is a member of several international scientific committees, including the European Society of Medical Oncology, the European Association of Urology, the European Cancer Organization, and the German Society for Hematology and Oncology. She also served as a scientific committee member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology for a 3 year term. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles in genito-urinary cancer medicine. In addition, Dr De Santis is a panel member of the European Association of Urology Scientific Office and Guidelines Board and the International Consultation on Urologic Diseases guideline groups on bladder, testicular and prostate cancer. Her research interests include prostate, bladder, renal and testicular cancer.