Professor John Kelly - MBBS, MD, FACD
Professor John Kelly founded Victoria’s largest multidisciplinary treatment service for melanoma, the Victorian Melanoma Service, at the Alfred hospital in 1994. 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. Professor Kelly holds an appointment at Monash University in Melbourne and also headed the Dermatology Unit at The Alfred from 1987-2005.
With a longstanding interest in melanoma research, Professor Kelly has authored more than 120 papers on the subject, particularly with respect to clinical features, diagnosis and treatment. If you would like a listing of recent publications, please ask our reception staff.
Professor Kelly lectures widely on melanoma, both internationally and in Australia. He has served on the board of the Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma in Australia and New Zealand.
He received the 2018 National Melanoma Award from Melanoma Patients Australia in the category of "Outstanding Medical Professional of the Year".
He was awarded an AM in the Australia Day honours 2018 for "significant service to medicine through the management and treatment of melanoma, as a clinician and administrator and to eduction". In 2018 he received the Belisario Award for Academic Dermatology from the Australasian College of Dermatologists, in recognition of his contribution to dermatology reseach.
Dr Edward Upjohn - MBBS (Hons), MMed, FACD, FACMS
Dr Upjohn is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. 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. . In addition to his private practice he has appointments at The Skin Health Institute and The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Assoc/ Prof Victoria Mar - MBBS, FACD, PhD
A/Prof 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 completed her PhD through Monash University at the Alfred Hospital and Peter McCallum Cancer Institute, investigating the clinical and molecular characteristics of nodular melanoma. She has recently been awared an NHMRC Fellowship.
A/Prof Mar has published on melanoma risk and progression and has been involved in the development of the Cancer Council Melanoma Guidelines. She has a keen interest in early detection and prevention of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. 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, and the Skin and Cancer Foundation. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and is Dermatology Representative on the Executive Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group.
Dr Yan Pan MBBS (Hons), BMedSc (Hons), FACD
Dr Yan Pan is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He trained in Melbourne at St. Vincent’s Hospital, The Alfred Hospital, Austin Hospital, and also at National Skin Centre in Singapore.
Dr Pan has a longstanding interest in melanoma, for which he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers, both locally and internationally. 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 Alfred Hospital (Victorian Melanoma Service), Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (VCCC) and St. Vincent’s Hospital. He also has an appointment at Monash University as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer and is the Supervisor of Training at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Dr Stephanie Tizi - MBBS (Hons), BMedSc (Hons), FACD
Dr Stephanie Tizi is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She completed her undergraduate and speciality training in Melbourne, working at most major public hospitals and at the National Skin Centre in Singapore. Dr Tizi received multiple awards throughout her dermatology training, including for her academic performance, research, integrity and collegiality.
Dr Tizi is a general dermatologist who enjoys all aspects of dermatology including skin cancer detection and management, paediatric dermatology, eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea and women’s health dermatology. In addition to her private practice, Dr Tizi has appointments at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (VCCC), The Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.
Dr Priska McDonald MBBS (Hons), FACD
Dr Priska McDonald is a fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists. She completed her medical degree at Monash University. Dr McDonald undertook her dermatology speciality training in Melbourne at The Alfred Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Royal Children’s Hospital. She also trained in the United Kingdom at St George’s Hospital, London. Prior to dermatology training, she completed Basic Physician Training through The Alfred Hospital.
Dr McDonald is a general dermatologist with a wide area of interest. In addition to her private practice, she has appointments at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Alfred Hospital.
Dr Sarah Smithson
Dr Sarah Smithson is a dermatologist and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Dr Smithson studied medicine in the UK and achieved a distinction award for her medical degree. Dr Smithson completed her dermatology training in Melbourne, working at The Royal Melbourne, The Alfred, The Royal Children’s, Peter MacCallum and the Royal Women’s Hospitals. During her training she was selected to work at The National Skin Centre in Singapore, and was awarded the President’s medal for exam achievement.
Working in medicine in 3 countries has given Dr Smithson a range of experience with an interest in all aspects of dermatology.
Dr Smithson additionally works at The Alfred Hospital and The Skin Health Institute, where she is involved in research and teaching.
Dr Edmund Wee MBBS (Hons), BSc (Hons), MPhil, FACD
Dr Edmund Wee is a consultant dermatologist and Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
He completed his medical degree with honours at Melbourne University and undertook dermatology specialist training in Victoria, working at various hospitals including St Vincent’s Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Western Health and The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Dr Wee has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and completed a Masters of Philosophy researching the anatomic distribution of Melanoma at the Victorian Melanoma Service. He was awarded the F & E Bauer Foundation Prize for best research paper at the Australasian Dermatology Annual Scientific Meeting for this work. He is also a reviewer for several dermatology journals.
In addition to his private practice, he also has appointments at Monash Health and The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Dr Wee is a general dermatologist with a wide range of interests including skin cancer management, acne, rosacea, hair disorders, psoriasis and eczema.