Associate Professor John Kelly
Associate Prof John Kelly founded Victoria's largest multidisciplinary treatment service for
melanoma, the Victorian Melanoma Service, at the Alfred hospital in 1994 and continues to
head this service. He trained as a dermatologist in Melbourne and undertook his Doctorate
at the Melanoma Clinic, University of California, San Francisco, on the subject of melanoma
diagnosis and management.
With a longstanding interest in melanoma research, Assoc Prof Kelly has published many papers on the subject, particularly with respect to clinical features and diagnosis. If you would like a listing of recent publications, please ask our reception staff.
Associate Professor Kelly lectures widely on melanoma both internationally and in Australia. He is also on the board of the Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group and headed the diagnosis section of the NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma in Australia and New Zealand. He is a member of the Melanoma Expert Group, National Round Table for Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer.
Associate Professor Kelly holds an appointment at Monash University in Melbourne and also headed the Dermatology Unit at The Alfred from 1987-2005
Dr Edward Upjohn MBBS (Hons), MMed, FACD
Dr Edward Upjohn is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He trained at
The Royal Children's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and
also at the prestigious St. John's Institute of Dermatology in London. After finishing his training
in dermatology he then travelled to Dallas, Texas where he completed a year long fellowship
in dermatologic reconstructive and Mohs surgery at the University of Texas – Southwestern
Medical Center. Mohs surgery is specialized surgery to remove skin cancers with the best
tissue conservation and highest cure rate.
Dr Upjohn is an expert in managing skin cancer and brings the latest ideas and techniques to this challenging problem. He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, covering all areas of dermatology and has also authored a number of book chapters. He maintains an active interest in the treatment of general dermatological conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. In addition to his private practice he has appointments at The Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria and The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Dr Victoria Mar
Dr Victoria Mar is a Fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists. She trained in
Melbourne at the Alfred, Austin and Royal Melbourne Hospitals and at St George's Hospital,
London. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the Alfred Hospital and Peter McCallum
Cancer Institute, investigating the clinical and molecular characteristics of nodular melanoma.
Dr Mar has published on melanoma risk and has a keen interest in early detection and prevention. She has also published in peer reviewed journals and presented papers locally and internationally in areas of dermatology including cutaneous lupus, leprosy and lymphedema. She maintains an active interest in the treatment of general dermatological conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. In addition to her private practice she has an appointment at the Victorian Melanoma Service, Alfred Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital and is secretary of the Victorian Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.