Our Doctors
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Prof. Pascale Guitera 

Director
Dermatologist, Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Professor, Discipline of Dermatology, The University of Sydney.

Pascale Guitera is a Dermatologist, originally from France, specializing in skin tumours. She has completed her PhD in collaboration with the Curie Institute (one of Europe’s leading scientific institutions) on instrumentations for the diagnosis of skin tumours (dermoscopy, digital monitoring, total body photography, in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy, 75MHz high frequency ultrasound, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and multiphoton microscopy).

She has a particular interest in the technique of in vivo confocal microscopy that allows non-invasive “optical” biopsies of the skin and is a world expert in this field. She has more than 45 publications and has been awarded the NSW Premier award for outstanding research for her article on Lentigo Maligna and confocal microscopy.

Prof. Scott W. Menzies

Deputy director

Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Professor in Medicine, Discipline of Dermatology, The University of Sydney.

Scott Menzies has been researching and treating patients with skin cancer since 1988. For the majority of this time his activities have been solely related to skin cancer. In particular, he has a strong clinical interest in methods for the diagnosis of melanoma and moles. His main research interest involves the development of instrumentation for the diagnosis of melanoma on the skin. He also has a strong background in teaching undergraduates, general practitioners and specialists on methods for diagnosing melanoma and is the author of 5 books on this subject. 

Scott Menzies has given over 150 conference or institutional invited presentations on skin cancer, including an invited speaker for over 70 presentations at International venues. He has been, or is currently, a member of 10 skin cancer advisory committees including that which developed the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma in Australia and New Zealand (Australian Cancer Network, NH&MRC) and is the continental representative of both the International Dermoscopy Society and the International Confocal Microscopy Working Group.

He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He has  over 90 publications on the subject of skin cancer.

Dr. Helena Collgros Totosaus

Dermatologist

Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

 

Helena Collgros (MD) obtained a bachelor in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2003-2009). She completed her Dermatology and Venereology specialization in Barcelona in 2014. Afterwards, she worked as a dermatologist in the public university hospital Germans Trias i Pujol in Barcelona (2014-2016). Her fields of expertise and research interests include pigmented lesions, melanoma, skin cancer and imaging techniques. She has authored and co-authored more than 25 publications in National and International Journals. Since 2016, she has been working at the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, covering an Area of Need Position attending patients at high risk for developing melanoma and skin cancer.

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Dr. Amanda Regio Pereira

Dermatologist

Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

 

Dr Amanda Regio Pereira is a specialist in Dermatology and a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Originally from Brazil, she relocated permanently to Australia after being recruited to join the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre team. Amanda has a particular interest in pigmented lesions and melanoma and she is also one of the few experts in the country who mastered the technique of in vivo confocal microscopy which is a cutting-edge technology that allows non-invasive "optical" biopsies of the skin.

Alongside her clinical appointments, Amanda has been committed to research and teaching through her affiliation with the University of Sydney. She completed her PhD on scalp melanomas and she is currently involved in a number of research projects and clinical trials in the field of melanoma and technology-aided diagnosis of skin diseases. She has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed publications and has presented her work nationally and internationally. Click here for more details.

In her free time, Amanda has a family-oriented lifestyle and loves taking her daughter to sun-safe outdoor activities.

 

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Dr. Giuliana Carlos Minano

MBBS, Post Dermatology Training Doctor

Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

 

Giuliana in ​an Australian-trained Dermatology doctor awaiting Fellowship Exams.

She graduated from Universidad San Martin de Porres (Peru) in 2006 and achieved Australian Medical Council recognition in 2010. 

Before Dermatology training, Giuliana spent three years as a Research Fellow at Westmead Dermatology Department, Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre and Melanoma Institute Australia focused in skin toxicities of targeted therapies and immunotherapy for advanced melanoma and early detection of lentigo maligna with reflectance confocal microscopy. She has published multiple papers in International Dermatology Literature.

During her four years of Dermatology training by the Australasian College of Dermatology, she gained experience in adult/paediatric medical and surgical dermatology. She worked in different public hospitals in NSW including Westmead Hospital; Westmead Children’s Hospital; The Skin Hospital Darlinghurst and Westmead; North Shore Hospital; Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Children’s Hospital Randwick; and the Melanoma Institute Australia at North Sydney. She has worked in private dermatology practices in regional NSW in Dubbo, Port Macquarie, Lismore and Griffith.

Giuliana is an attentive and caring professional who is passionate about early detection of skin cancers/melanoma and surgical dermatology. 

In her time off she enjoys cooking and loves to spend time with her family and dogs.

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Prof Fergal Moloney

Dermatologist, Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Professor, Discipline of Dermatology, University College, Dublin.

 

Professor Fergal Moloney has worked for the past ten years as a Consultant Dermatologist in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin Ireland. He studied in NUI Galway and completed his postgraduate training in Galway and Dublin before spending five years from 2006-2011 in Sydney as a Staff Specialist in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre and the University of Sydney. 

Fergal is Clinical Professor at the University College, Dublin. His research interests include diagnostic techniques and non-surgical approaches to the treatment and prevention of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. He founded with colleagues from the National Cancer Registry Ireland and Renal, Liver and Lung transplant centres the Irish Transplant Cancer Group, which has published extensively in this field. He has published over fifty peer-reviewed articles and three book chapters in the field of skin cancer.

Fergal sits on the NCCP National Advisory Board for Skin Cancer in Ireland and has acted as Chairman of the Mater Melanoma Group in Dublin for the past ten years while leading a busy clinical service in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin. He is the former President of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Section of Dermatology and has chaired the Scientific Committee of the Irish Association of Dermatologists.

Fergal has worked in Malawi with Standing Voice a charitable organisation raising awareness around prevention of skin cancer among people with albinism. He is a keen runner, swimmer and cyclist and a proud Australian, as are his wife Jane and their two children Grace and Shane.

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Dr Juliana Junger

Dermatologist, Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

 

Juliana was born in Rio de Janeiro and completed her medical and dermatology training in Brazil.

After finishing dermatology training Juliana worked in private practice for two years and was a Visiting Medical Officer to some of the major hospitals in Rio.

Juliana also trained at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz Research Institute for six years where she researched and published papers on Leishmaniasis.

Juliana obtained her Masters Degree in Infectious Diseases in Portugal where she also worked in the field of cosmetic medicine.   After completing her Master’s Degree Juliana worked as a dermatologist in Saudi Arabia.

Juliana commenced working in Australia as a trainee dermatologist in a rural area of need position in 2015. She was successful in passing the Area of Need examination with the Australasian College of Dermatologists and subsequently passed the fellowship examination as well and is now a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. 

She enjoys going to the beach with her family, always with sunscreen on and UV clothing! 

The Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre

 

The Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre (SMDC) was the conception of Professor Scott Menzies and Professor William McCarthy, both of whom had previously been working at the Sydney Melanoma Unit; Professor Menzies since 1991 and Professor McCarthy for over 18 years, 10 years as Director of the Unit. They had a wish to set up a new Unit that would focus on the earlier diagnosis of melanoma using state of the art technology (eg. computer digital monitoring, automated image analysis, total body photography and dermoscopy).  The Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre (SMDC) opened in 2002 with Professor Menzies as its first Director and Professor William McCarthy as Deputy Director.  

Our vision is to use our clinical expertise and research leadership to develop and apply new imaging techniques for the accurate diagnosis and management of skin cancers and melanoma.

This vision has led us to train in physics and optics and has enabled us to understand and influence physicists/ industry in the early phase of developing innovative tools. It has also crystallized the focus of our dermatology practice on the diagnosis of melanoma and skin cancer. Furthermore, it has encouraged us to develop more national and international collaborations in order to enhance the skills and training of dermatologists to develop and use these techniques appropriately.  

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Kerrie Foskey

Executive assistant

Kerrie has a strong background in the health industry with over 30 years experience in a variety of roles including 10 years in aged care and general practice; and most recently over 9 years in ophthalmology. She has been dedicated to skin cancer and melanoma since 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherrie Ng

Senior medical assistant

Cherrie, who began her career in the health industry in 2009, has been a clinical secretary involved with general practitioners, dermatology, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynaecology & obstetrics, paediatrics, skin cancer and urology for the past 13 years. She has been dedicated to skin cancer and melanoma since 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tejal Mistry

Junior medical assistant

Tejal began her career in the hospitality industry in 2009 and worked in the Liverpool Hospital and St John of God Health Care. She transitioned to the health industry in 2018, after completion of Certificate III in Medical Administration, has worked as a medical receptionist at a general practitioners’ clinic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sampi Kulasekara

Clinical Imaging and Research assistant

Sampi has been working with world’s leading melanoma experts (A/Prof Pascale Guitera, Prof Scott Menzies) and trained to perform total body photography, clinical dermoscopy imaging and handle research projects at SMDC. Sampi has special interest in confocal microscopy and mapping.

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Days and times each doctor is consulting

Scott Menzies:

  • Research and teaching

 

Pascale Guitera:

  • Tuesday 8.30am-4.30pm (Procedure clinic alternate Tuesday afternoon)

  • Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm

Helena Collgros:

  • Monday 8.30am-4.30pm

  • Tuesday 9am-1pm (Procedure clinic) and 2pm-4.30pm (Procedure clinic alternate Tuesday afternoon)

  • Wednesday 8.30am-4.30pm

  • Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm

 

Amanda Regio:

  • Monday 8.30am-12.30pm

  • Tuesday 8.30am-3pm

  • Wednesday 8.30am-3pm

  • Thursday 8.30am-12.30pm (Procedure clinic)

Giuliana Carlos Minano:

  • Wednesday 8.30am-4pm

  • Thursday 8.30am-4pm

Fergal Moloney:

  • Tuesday 8.30am-4.30pm

  • Wednesday 9.30am-12:30pm (Procedures)

  • Thursday 8.30am-12:30pm

Julianal Junger:

  • Wednesday 8.30am-1:00pm