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Our Doctors
A/Prof. Pascale Guitera 

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

Associate 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

Dermatology research fellow.

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 20 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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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.  

Staff

 

 

 

 

 
 
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 8 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.

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-5pm

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

  • Wednesday 8.30am-5pm

  • Thursday 8.30am-5pm

 

Amanda Regio:

  • Monday 8.30am-5pm

  • Tuesday 8.30am-1pm

  • Wednesday 8.30am-5pm

  • Thursday 8.30am-1pm and 2-4.30pm (Procedure clinic)

Dr. Amanda Regio Pereira

Dermatologist

Dermatology research fellow.

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

 

Amanda Regio is an overseas trained Dermatologist who has successfully passed the Australasian College of Dermatologists recognition to cover an Area of Need position at the SMDC. Amanda obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree with High Distinction from the State University of Campinas (Brazil) in 2010; and in 2014 completed her Dermatology specialist training at Hospital Sao Paulo, a 700-bed teaching hospital affiliated with the Federal University of Sao Paulo that serves a population of 5 million inhabitants. Afterwards, she undertook further training in inpatient Dermatology, dermatoscopy and confocal microscopy.

In the past five years before coming to Australia, Amanda has been working as a Dermatologist in a variety of settings, including a public hospital, where she was in charge of inpatient Dermatology consultations to 200 adult and paediatric beds; Dermatologic Surgery and the Oncodermatology clinic. She has also consulted as a senior Dermatologist at a private diagnostic centre where she performed digital dermatoscopy monitoring and total body photography for early diagnosis of melanoma. 

Amanda has been involved with research and also has a background in teaching medical undergraduates and dermatology registrars. She obtained her Master’s degree in 2017 from the Federal University of Sao Paulo and is currently conducting research projects in the field of melanoma as a PhD candidate. She has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed publications and has presented her research work in over 30 national and international scientific meetings, some of which as an invited lecturer. 

Amanda has a special interest in pigmented lesions, skin cancer, dermatoscopy, confocal microscopy and dermatologic surgery. ​