Kurt Ammer was certified as a general medical practitioner in 1978, a consultant for physical medicine and rehabilitation in 1989, and a consultant for physical medicine and rehabilitation (rheumatology) in 1994. He was senior researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Research Unit for Physical Diagnostics, Austria, between 1988 and 2004. From 1985 till his retirement in early 2013, he was vice director of the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hanusch hospital in Vienna. He got involved in medical thermography in 1988, and was appointed as secretary and treasurer of the European Association of Thermology in 1990, and currently serves as the EAT treasurer. Since 2002, he has been appointed as external professor at the Medical Imaging Research Unit, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, UK. His research interests focus on rehabilitation medicine and the application and standardization of thermal imaging in medicine.