Dr Helena Rosengren

MBChB, FRACGP, FACSCM, FSCCA, MMed, MPHTM, DRCOG

Skin Cancer College Accredited Doctor

 

Dr Helena Rosengren is the director of both the Skin Repair Skin Cancer and Skinovation Cosmetic Clinics. With her passionate backing, the clinics are proud to support skin cancer awareness programs as well as mental health and wellbeing initiatives for teenagers in the local community.

Having completed general practice training in the UK Dr Rosengren immigrated to Australia in 1994 and has worked in skin cancer medicine since 2004 establishing the Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic in 2009. She is a fellow of both the Royal Australian College of General Practice and the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. With a keen interest in skin cancer research, she has published a number of skin cancer research papers in medical journals and is the chair of the research committee for the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. Passionate about teaching, Dr Rosengren is a senior lecturer at James Cook University, provides in-house extended skills training in skin cancer medicine for doctors, teaches at skin cancer workshops all over Australia and is invited to deliver lectures at skin cancer conferences overseas. Having been approached by the Cancer Council of Australia, she joined the working party that developed the new skin cancer guidelines for Australia published in 2019.

With encouragement from patients for holistic cosmetic care (given her eye for detail and engaging manner) Dr Rosengren opened the Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic in 2017. This clinic provides niche services with an emphasis on natural-looking cosmetic outcomes.

Dr Alan Poggio

MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, ACSCM(SCCA), ACD(SCCA-distinction)

Skin Cancer College Accredited Doctor

After graduating from the University of Queensland Dr Alan Poggio completed his early training in north Queensland. Having attained fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners he returned to work in rural general practice for 10 years in his hometown of Ingham. While also working as a clinical tutor for the JCU School of Medicine and as a supervisor for the General Practice training he developed a keen interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery. He now holds advanced certificates of both of skin cancer medicine and dermoscopy with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and is a College accredited skin cancer doctor. Dr Poggio has been working at the Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic since 2014 and also owns a hobby cane farm in Ingham.

Dr Robert Teunisse

DMed, FRACGP, AMC, ACSCM(SCCA)

Skin Cancer College Accredited Doctor

Dr Robert Teunisse DMed, FRACGP, AMC, CertSCCA

Dr Teunisse was born in The Netherlands and completed his medical degree and General Practice training in Leuven, Belgium. After arriving in Australia in 2006 he worked in general practice attaining fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Increasingly interested in skin cancer medicine he went on to complete an advanced certificate of skin cancer medicine and became an accredited doctor with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. Dr Teunisse has worked at the Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic since 2014. He enjoys spending a couple of days each month in the Gulf delivering outreach skin cancer services in remote areas. As a result he became interested in flying and now holds a private pilot’s licence.

Dr Phoebe Chisnall

MBBS, FRACGP, CertSCM (SCCA), CertDerm

Working towards Skin Cancer College Accreditation

Having been raised on a dairy farm on the Atherton Tablelands, Dr Phoebe Chisnall went on to study medicine at James Cook University in Townsville. While completing requirements for fellowship exams with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and working in various towns across North Queensland she developed a keen interest in skin cancer medicine. Subsequently Dr Chisnall completed Certificates in both Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine and Dermoscopy with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. She and is now working toward becoming a College accredited skin cancer doctor which involves extensive training over 2 years and a rigorous exam process. She has an interest in teaching, hosting a melanoma awareness initiative for the public during her time in Cairns and leading educational sessions in skin cancer medicine for other medical practitioners.

Dr Escalin Selvaraj

MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, ACDerm (SCCA-distinction)

Skin Cancer College Accredited Doctor

Having graduated overseas, Dr Escalin Selvaraj moved to Australia in 2008. She initially worked in several public hospitals in Sydney before moving to rural general practice in New South Wales. Here she undertook training to attain fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and developed a keen interest in skin cancer management. She went on to complete further training with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and is now an accomplished accredited skin cancer doctor holding both the advanced certificate of dermoscopy and the advanced certificate of medicine and surgery. Continuing to study skin cancer diagnosis and management, Dr Selvaraj is now working towards becoming an accomplished fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.