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Associate Professor Amanda Oakley

Amanda is a dermatologist in Hamilton. She is passionate about dermatoscopy, avoiding unnecessary excisions, and early diagnosis of melanoma. Dr Oakley is well known internationally for the popular online resource, DermNet New Zealand, and for her work in teledermatology. She is very proud to have been awarded honorary membership of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Dermatological Association, the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and Melnet New Zealand.

Associate Professor Cliff Rosendahl

Cliff is a Medical Practitioner of 40 years’ experience, with a background in general practice and forensic medicine. His PhD project was in the field of skin cancer, particularly melanoma. Cliff collaborated with colleagues in Brisbane and Vienna to research the early diagnosis of melanoma and together they have evaluated and promoted the diagnostic method Chaos and Clues. Cliff is an Associate Professor at The University of Queensland where he is director of the Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) degree course and Visiting Professor, Department of Dermatology at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He has published over 50 papers in peer-review scientific journals and is co-author of a textbook on dermatoscopy, published in 8 languages and is a contributing author to several other textbooks in English and two in Spanish. Cliff has a busy schedule as an invited speaker to general practitioner and dermatologist groups both in Australia and internationally.

Dr Chris Boberg

Chris is a GP with a longstanding interest in skin cancer. He has been in full-time practice as a skin cancer doctor since 2011. He has numerous qualifications in skin cancer including Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery, Queensland University (Australia). Advanced Dermatosopy, Graz University (Austria).  As one of New Zealand’s leading skin cancer experts he has been a strong advocate for skin cancer prevention and treatment.  His philosophy is to educate and ensure awareness of the dangers of skin cancers. 

Dr Andrew MacGill

Andrew is a GP who has had a special interest in medical and surgical management of skin cancer since 1998.

As of 2015 after 25 years as a GP in New Zealand he has become a full-time skin cancer doctor. He is completing a Master's in dermatoscopy at the Medical University of Graz, Austria.

Andrew is very experienced in all forms of cutaneous surgery relating to skin cancers.

Mr David Crabb

David obtained his medical degree in the UK and taught anatomy for a year before coming to New Zealand and completing training in General Surgery and then Plastics.

He formed an early association with Northland, rotating there as an advanced General Surgery trainee.

He has completed fellowships in reconstructive microsurgery in Melbourne and a senior clinical fellowship in the London Regional Plastic Surgery Centre. 

Mr John de Waal

John is Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. John gained his Specialist Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1992.

He was trained at and has worked in, Middlemore and Waikato Plastic Surgical units as well as major Plastic Surgery units in Britain. He is currently working full time as a Specialist on Auckland’s North Shore.

He is a past President of The NZ Association of Plastic Surgeons and is an active member and participant in multiple National and International Plastic Surgical societies. 

Ms Katherine Gale

Katherine is one of a few female specialist oncoplastic breast surgeons in New Zealand who practice all aspects of breast oncology and reconstruction. An expert in minimally-invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for all types of breast disease and, following a breast cancer diagnosis, she can offer a full range of partial and whole breast reconstruction. Katherine believes in offering evidence based research to patients when tailoring a surgical solution, and has done extensive research in both breast oncology and reconstruction.

Mr Richard Martin

Richard is a New Zealand trained General Surgeon who spent two and a half years at the Sydney Cancer Centre specialising in Melanoma and Head and Neck surgery. Most of his time was spent at the Sydney Melanoma Unit. During his time in Sydney he completed a Master of Surgery in Surgical Oncology at the University of Sydney. As a Surgical Oncologist Richard assesses and treats all forms of melanoma, skin and head/neck cancer. Richard has published in numerous academic journals, is a regular presenter at international conferences and is actively involved in research and clinical trials. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. 

Mr Graeme Washer

Graeme is a senior General Surgeon, Otago trained, who has been in public and private practice in Auckland for most of his career.

He carries out a range of General Surgical procedures including skin surgery and some of this work is done in a Primary Care setting on referral.

He is used to working closely with GP colleagues within their own practices and level of facilities. 

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