About Westside Dermatology

About Westside Dermatology

Procedural dermatology is where science meets art, namely the science of laser technology to treat conditions such as wrinkles, pigmentation and scars, and art in the form of dermal fillers to enhance beauty and correct minor imperfections.


All our Dermatologists have extensive specialist training including overseas clinical placements and are experienced with the latest in technology to cater for a range of skin conditions from rashes, skin cancer to cosmetic and laser dermatology. We have grown from one of the smallest Dermatology Groups to Queensland’s largest Clinic.


Westside Dermatology is Queensland’s largest group of specialist dermatologists; who have the experience, skills and knowledge to look after all your skin care needs.

Our practice takes great pride in also providing education and training to all levels of Medical Professionals from students to Registered Practitioners. We are a training facility for UQ, Bond and Griffith Universities and also participate in cutting edge research projects as part of the ongoing development of the Dermatology field.

DR SHOBHAN MANOHARAN MBBS, FACDDirector Westside Dermatology, Brisbane Skin, Sweat Free Clinics, The Psoriasis Institute and SkinByDerms Consulting Dermatologist for L’Oréal Paris Senior Clinical Lecturer at The University of Queensland

Dr Manoharan studied medicine at the University of Queensland, worked in the United Kingdom and Australia, has extensive surgical experience and has sub-specialised in laser and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr Manoharan is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology, Foundation Member of the Australasian Society for Cosmetic Dermatology, member of the Australian Medical Association and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and Griffith University.

Dr Manoharan is the Director of Training for the Queensland Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and is actively involved in the training of dermatology registrars, medical students, general practitioners and pharmacists in all aspects of dermatology, Dr Manoharan has published and presented extensively both locally and internationally over the last decade.

He has a special interest in lasers, acne and acne scar treatments, rejuvenation, hyperhidrosis treatments, pigmentation disorders and skin cancer management.

Dr Manoharan has established himself as a national expert in medical and cosmetic dermatology and is a regular expert contributor for Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire. He has appeared in television programs such as Today Tonight, A Current Affair, as well as numerous radio stations including ABC and 4BC.

He is also medical and cosmetic dermatologist to numerous high profile celebrities, appearing in the memoirs of the English Cricket Team ’The Plan‘ and has performed skin checks for politicians including Barnaby Joyce and Peter Dutton.

Dr Manoharan was consulting dermatologist for L’Oréal Paris Skincare 2015-16.

Dr Brad Jones MBBS, FACDGeneral and surgical Dermatology, Vascular Laser Dermatology

Dr Brad Jones completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1994 followed by a masters in skin cancer research at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

Dr Jones undertook specialist training at the Royal Darwin Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane) and Royal Brisbane Hospital and further training in Ireland.

His subspecialty interests include laser therapy of vascular lesions, treatment of photo damage, skin cancer treatments, acne and acne scarring.

Dr Shiva Baghaei MBBS, FACDGeneral dermatology, Skin cancer management, Tropical diseases

Dr Shiva Baghaei is a specialist dermatologist with over 12 years of experience in the field internationally.

She has a special interest in general dermatology, paediatric and women’s dermatology and tropical and infectious diseases of the skin. She also specialises in the surgical and non-surgical management of skin cancers.

Dr Heba JibrealDermatology Registrar

Dr Heba Jibreal is an international specialist dermatologist who is currently completing the last few months of her Australian equivalency qualifications.  She has a special interest in acne, psoriasis, eczema, paediatrics and laser dermatology.

Heba has been an integral part of numerous clinical trials with Dr Manoharan, including acne & acne scarring and vitiligo trials.

DR DAVIN LIM MBBS, FACDCosmetic and Laser Specialist, General Dermatology, Vitiligo and acne subspeciality

Dr Davin Lim is a Cosmetic and Laser Dermatologist.  His undergraduate degree was from the University Of Queensland, post graduate Specialist training was undertaken in Ireland, the United Kingdom and at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane).  Further laser training was undertaken in the United States and South East Asia.

His speciality interest are in the fields of; laser dermatology, acne treatments,  chemical peels, cosmetic injections and skin cancer management.  He is an expert in laser management of acne scars, pigmentation and vascular conditions.

Over the past decade Dr Lim has published in international journals and presented  at international conferences and meetings with over 20 credits to his name.  Dr Lim also oversees the laser and cosmetic division of Westside Dermatology.

Dr Jennifer Wells MBBS, FACDGeneral Dermatologist Women’s Dermatology

Dr Wells has been within the field of dermatology in the Western Suburbs for the past 10 years. After completing her medical degree from the University of Queensland, she undertook further studies in dermatology in Edinburgh, completing her Fellowship in Brisbane.

Dr Wells has a subspecialty interest in skin cancer diagnosis and management.

Dr Tania Zappala MBBS, FACDGeneral Dermatologist

Dr Tania Zappala studied undergraduate medicine at the University of New South Wales. She completed her postgraduate specialist training in Brisbane and the United Kingdom. She is also published in international dermatology journals.

Dr Zappala’s subspecialty interests include skin cancer screening and management, psoriasis, hair disorders and general dermatology.

Krys LuszcekAesthetic Nurse

Krys has over 25 years nursing experience in facial cosmetic surgery. In the last 12 years Krys has focus on non-surgical procedures using injectable fillers and muscle relaxants.

With all this expertise she has found her niche as a highly trained nurse injector specializing in anti-ageing techniques and treatments.   She believes in taking a holistic approach to anti-ageing by focusing on all areas of the face whether there is a loss of volume, elasticity or permanently creased skin.   When these issues of ageing are addressed as a whole there is more balance and harmony in the face.

Krys enjoys educating clients on the need to maintain a youthful and healthy appearance and receives much satisfaction from seeing her clients leave with a more rejuvenated face after the procedures.

Emily Hyde Nurse Manager & RN

Emily has spent the last few years working closely with Dr Davin Lim and Dr Shobhan Manoharan throughout this time she has gained a special interest in laser dermatology.

Emily has a passionate interest in facial rejuvenation and performs the following; Fraxel, Vascular Laser, Q-Switched ND Yag, GentleLase (hair reduction) and light skin peels.

Emily focuses her treatment plans to suit particular patient needs.

Dr Belle Cominos MBBS (Hon), FACDGeneral and paediatric dermatologist Women’s Dermatology

Dr. Belle Cominos graduated with honours from the University of Queensland in 1985. She then went on to study dermatology both in the United Kingdom and Brisbane before obtaining her fellowship as a member of the Australian College of Dermatologists in 1994.

Dr Cominos is a general dermatologist with a sub-special interest in paediatric dermatology, acne, and rosacea. Dr Cominos is also an experienced laser operator.

Dr Paul Teng BPharm, MBBS, FACDGeneral Dermatologist

Dr Paul Teng has been practicing at Westside Dermatology since 2014. He completed a postgraduate specialist training in Queensland and the United Kingdom.

Paul’s subspecialty interests include acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and skin cancer.

Dr Devita SurjanaBSc MBBS PhD FACD

Dr Devita Surjana is a general dermatologist with a special interest in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, acne, cutaneous malignancies as well as vulvar diseases and paediatric dermatology.

She completed her medical degree at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She then undertook research in the prevention of skin cancer at the University of Sydney, obtaining a PhD in Dermatology. Dr Devita Surjana undertook her dermatology specialist training at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and Queensland Institute of Dermatology at Greenslopes Private Hospital. Dr Devita Surjana is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Dr Devita Surjana has published research in local and international dermatology journals on skin cancer chemo-prevention and general dermatology. She is an Associate Lecturer with the University of Queensland and is regularly involved in lecturing and teaching medical students at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, dermatology registrars and residents. Devita works as a visiting medical officer in dermatology at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Nurse Practitioner

Nigel is a nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in procedural dermatology and care of the body’s largest organ, the skin. Allergies have a significant impact on your skin. Nigel will explore the impact your allergies are having on your skin and work with you to optimise your skin health, function and appearance.

He maintains a public appointment at the RBWH on a part time basis and has a Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies from the University of Queensland. Services provided by Nigel are eligible for Medicare rebates.

Nigel Harris RNNurse Practitioner & Surgical Nurse

Nigel is a nurse practitioner with over 20 years experience in skin surgery and procedural dermatology. He maintains a public appointment at the Royal Brisbane Hospital on a part time basis and has a Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies from the University of Queensland.

Services provided by Nigel are eligible for Medicare rebates.  For those patients who do not have a regular general practitioner or a current referral, Nigel is able to provide a detailed skin assesment and referral to a dermatologist at Westside Dermatology.

Other services provided by Nigel include writing PBS prescritptions and repeats, performing skin procedures and obtaining specimens for pathology, implimenting skin management and wound care plans, educational support pre and post treatment, development of a preventative healthcare plan for your skin and seeing patients in their own home where needed.

Admin & Support CrewAdministration Staff

Our friendly and highly efficient administration staff at Westside Dermatology work hard to ensure our specialist and patients are connected.

Speak to our administration staff in regards to our waiting times, the referral process or any general enquiries.

We realise that you have choices when it comes to your dermatology needs.


Whether general, paediatric, surgical or cosmetic, we value your trust in our ability to provide you with the highest quality care and service.