The Dermatology Team provides a comprehensive service to adults and children with skin problems. We encourage patients and their families to actively take part in the decisions related to their care and treatment. Our team is made up of specialist doctors and nurses with a wide range of clinical skills and speciality interests.
The Dermatology Department runs weekly adult general dermatology and skin cancer clinics at Footscray Hospital. In addition, we run a monthly paediatric dermatology clinic at Sunshine Hospital. We treat patients with dermatological conditions including acne, eczema and psoriasis, and utilise biologic therapies for those with severe disease. Additionally, we provide care for inpatients and emergency department referrals at Western Health.
Links to our GP referral guidelines can be found below.
A/Prof Laura Scardamaglia FACD - Head of Unit, Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Claire Grills FACD - Consultant Dermatologist, Deputy Head of Unit
Dr Bruce Tate FACD, PhD - Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Josephine Yeatman FACD - Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Joshua Elakis FACD - Consultant Dermatologist,
A/Prof John Su FACD - Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Mi Vu - Dermatology Registrar
Mr Timothy Gartland – paediatric dermatology nurse practitioner
Rotating dermatology resident
General Dermatology ClinicReferrals to this clinic must be posted or faxed to the Outpatient Department. Waiting time for new patients is triaged according to the referral. Please see our GP referral guidelines. Medical Student and Dermatology Registrar teaching occurs during this weekly clinic.
1st Floor Outpatients DepartmentFootscray Hospital Fridays 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Skin Cancer ClinicMinor surgical and medical treatments performed in clinic. Advanced surgery arranged as needed.
1st Floor Outpatients DepartmentFootscray HospitalFridays 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Paediatric Dermatology ClinicReferrals to this clinic must be posted or faxed to the Outpatient Department. Waiting time for new patients is triaged according to the referral. Please see our GP referral guidelines. Medical Student and Dermatology Registrar teaching occurs during this monthly clinic.
Ground Floor Paediatric Outpatients DepartmentJoan Kirner Women’s and Childrens Hospital Second Wednesday of each month 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Inpatient Dermatology ReferralsMonday - Friday 8am - 5pmSeen by Dermatology Registrar at Footscray Hospital
Patients are reviewed by consultants as required after clinic on Friday afternoons
The Dermatology Registrar is available for dermatology phone consultations Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm. NB: No after hours dermatology consultation is available overnight or on weekends.
Dermatology Registrar / HMO (8am-5pm weekdays)Phone: 8345 6666
Please note that information is available on HealthPathways Melbourne for assistance in managing your patient’s condition. This includes what investigations you need to perform prior to referring to a specialist and what information you need to include in the referral. If you require login access to HealthPathways, contact [email protected].