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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.

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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Dr. Juliana Junger

Dermatologist

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! 

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Dr. Simone Goldinger

Dermatologist

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

Simone Goldinger is a certified dermatologist and university lecturer with a particular interest in skin cancer. She has medical specialist titles in dermatology and venereology both in Australia and Switzerland, as well as in pharmaceutical medicine. She is thus able to address important patient-based aspects in skin cancer patient care while demonstrating a profound understanding of the underlying scientific questions – a combination that has led to her becoming an expert in the field.

Simone has published several original research papers and made contributions to the journals:- The New England Journal of Medicine, Science; The Lancet Oncology; the Journal of Clinical Oncology; as well as dermatology textbooks.

Devoting much of her work to skin changes in response to new therapeutic approaches, she has also published multiple articles on this topic. She is a member of several national and international societies. Aside from her full work schedule, she is mother of two daughters, enjoys music, and spending time with her family.  She has been described as dedicated, thorough, caring, and very empathic by colleagues and patients.

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

Melanographer

Sampi has been working with world’s leading melanoma experts (Prof Pascale Guitera, Prof Scott Menzies) and performs total body photography, clinical Imaging, dermoscopy imaging , assists with vivo confocal microscopy and mapping too. She involves with research projects at SMDC. Sampi has special interest in confocal microscopy and mapping. She has been dedicated to skin cancer  and melanoma since 2018.

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Days and times each doctor is consulting

Pascale Guitera:

  • Tuesday 8.30am-4.00pm (Procedure clinic alternate Tuesday afternoon)

  • Alternative Wednesday 8.30am-11.30am

  • Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm

Helena Collgros Totosaus:

  • Currently on Sabbatical

 

Amanda Regio Pereira:

  • Monday 8.30am-12.30pm

  • Wednesday 8.30am-3.00pm (Procedure clinic alternate Wednesday afternoon)

Giuliana Carlos Minano:

  • Tuesday 8.30am-12.30pm

  • Wednesday 8.30am-12.30pm

  • Thursday 8.30am-3.30pm

Juliana Junger:

  • Monday 8.30am-12.00pm

 

Simone Goldinger:

  • Tuesday 8.30am-3.30pm

Rhonda Harvey:

  • Twice a month Tuesday 9.30am-12.30pm (Confocal Microscopy Only) 

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