Dermatologist are doctors who specialise in the management of skin disorders and skin cancers. Within this field, our Dermatologist at Westside further sub-specialize into further specialities, such as cosmetic and laser dermatology, acne management, vitiligo treatments, and childhood dermatology (paediatric dermatology).
Dermatologist are trained as doctors, undertaking at least 6 years of a basic medical degree, after which they undertake an additional 5 years of training in the field of skin disorders and the treatments. To be accepted onto the training scheme for dermatology, a doctor is carefully selected by The Australasian College of Dermatology. Advanced training in Dermatology involves intensive supervised study, research and clinical practice in approved training centres. At the end of training the candidates have to pass rigorous specialist clinical and written examinations.
Laser trained dermatologist, in addition to the 11 years of training undergo further training overseas and interstate. Dr Davin Lim, and Dr Shobhan Manoharan have undertaken further laser training in Harvard University, USA. Our Consultants have also spent time training overseas in the United Kingdom, Austria, Ireland and the United States. Westside Dermatologists are all members of the Australasian College Of Dermatologist.
For more information on training obtained by Westside Dermatologist, visit the Australasian College of Dermatologist.