Prof John Kelly is Head of The Victorian Melanoma Service at The Alfred in Melbourne, a multidisciplinary treatment service for melanoma. He founded the service in 1994. He is a dermatologist and holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Monash University Department of Medicine at The Alfred hospital since 1997. From 1987-2005, he also headed the Dermatology Unit at The Alfred. He undertook his Doctorate at the Melanoma Clinic, University of California, San Francisco on the subject of melanoma diagnosis and management. He maintains an active program of research in melanoma diagnosis and is the author of many published papers on the subject. He is on the board of the Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group and headed the diagnosis section of the NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma in Australia and New Zealand.
|Frank Bruscino-Raiola graduated from Monash University in 1991. He completed his fellowship in Plastics and Reconstructive in 2002. He has been a member of The Victoria Melanoma Service since 2003. Mr Frank Bruscino-Raiola brings a great volume of experience in Melanoma Surgery. He is The Director of Plastics, Hand and Faciomaxillary Unit at The Alfred Hospital. Apart from his interest in Melanoma, he is The Head of Plastic Research at The Alfred. He is the prime surgeon of the Osseointegration & TMR programme and is also heavily involved in The Head and Neck, and Trauma related Reconstructive Surgery.|
|Michael Leung is a plastic surgeon and Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit at The Alfred hospital since 2002. He has worked with the Victorian Melanoma Service since 1996. He holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Monash University Department of Surgery at The Alfred. Michael was awarded a Plastic Surgery Fellowship in 1988 to Singapore General Hospital and also to the Kantonossipital Aarua, Switzerland. One of his special areas of interest is melanoma and he presents many tutorials and lecture presentations on skin cancer management. Michael is also a member of the Skin Cancer Committee Victorian Co-operative Oncology Group, Cancer Council of Victoria. Ongoing research activities include the Plastic Surgery Unit, in conjunction with the Victorian Melanoma Service, participating in the MSLT II Trial, a multi-centre trial to study the effect of sentinel node biopsy in the management of malignant melanoma.|
|Dr Alex Chamberlain is a visiting Dermatologist at The Alfred Hospital and Research Co-ordinator with the Victorian Melanoma Service. He graduated from Monash University in 1993 and worked as a Research Fellow at The Alfred/VMS in 1999, conducting several studies into the epidemiology of thick melanoma and the typical presentation of nodular melanoma. This body of research attracted a number of research awards and has helped attract attention to this particularly aggressive melanoma subtype. He completed his dermatology training in 2004, after spending two years as Clinical Research Fellow at the Department of Dermatology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford in 2001 and 2002. He completed a further fellowship in derrmoscopy and multi-disciplinary skin cancer management at Oxford in 2007. Dr Chamberlain is the author of a regular series, 'Perspectives in Dermoscopy' for Medicine Today aimed at general practitioners. He is on the editorial board of the Australasian Journal of Dermatology.|
|Dr Victoria Mar graduated from Monash University in 2003 and became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2010. She completed her PhD at the VMS, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine in 2014. Her PhD thesis investigated the clinical and molecular characteristics of aggressive melanoma. Her primary interest is the early detection, management and follow-up of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. She also has an interest in the use of confocal microscopy. She is on the Scientific Advisory committee of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and is the Dermatology representative on the Executive committee of the Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group through which she is involved in a number of investigator led clinical trials.|
|Dr Yan Pan graduated from Monash University in 2007 and became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2014. He has had a longstanding interest in melanoma and has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and presented papers, both locally and internationally. His primary interests are in the early detection and management of melanoma in high-risk individuals, as well as oncodermatology. He also works in the Melanoma Service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and has an appointment at Monash University as an Adjunct Lecturer.|
|Dr Hugh Roberts is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and is the Principal Dermatologist at Peninsula Dermatology. He completed his medical degree through the University of Melbourne and undertook specialist training at many tertiary referral hospitals including the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. He has a special interest in the early detection and management of skin cancer and has published numerous articles on this topic in peer reviewed journals. He is a consultant dermatologist at the Victorian Melanoma Service, a multidisciplinary melanoma unit at the Alfred Hospital and also attends the melanoma clinic at the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria. He is a board member of The Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria and participates in the mentor scheme for dermatology registrars.|
Kate Martin is a General Surgeon and Trauma Surgeon appointed full-time to the Alfred and commenced with the Victorian Melanoma Service in 2009. She completed her Advanced Surgical Training at the Alfred in 2006, which included 12 months as a Trauma Fellow. Kate has had subsequent Fellowship training at Western Health in General Surgery and Breast Surgery, and at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Her interests are Trauma, Surgery for Melanoma and Breast Disease, Emergency General Surgery, and Registrar Training and Education.
|Catriona McLean is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Anatomical Pathology at The Alfred hospital, as well as pathologist to the Victorian Melanoma Service. She is also Chair of the Pathology Board for Monash University, Director of the Australian Brain Bank Network and State Neuropathologist for the State Neuromuscular service. She works collaboratively with the Cancer Council Victoria and colleagues within The Alfred, the MHRI, Melbourne University, Sydney University and Monash University Department of Biomedical Sciences . As such, she is involved in many on-going research projects into malignancies, disorders of muscle and neurodegeneration.|
|Dr Andrew Haydon graduated from Monash University in 1993 and later trained in Medical Oncology obtaining his FRACP in 2000. Following this, Dr Haydon did a PhD in cancer epidemiology with the Cancer Council Victoria. He now holds a fulltime consultant position with the Medical Oncology Department of The Alfred hospital. Dr Haydon has been a member of the Victorian Melanoma Service since 2003 and has been involved in many clinical trials of systemic therapies in advanced melanoma.|
|Dr Sasha Senthi is a Radiation Oncologist at Alfred Health Radiation Oncology. After completing his training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre he undertook a Clinical Research Fellowship in the VU University, Amsterdam. There he completed subspecialty training Stereotactic Radiotherapy and a PhD which focused on optimising the survivorship of cancer patients. Since returning to Melbourne he has commenced multiple clinical trials, including a phase I study to improve responses to immunotherapy using stereotactic radiotherapy and determining the genetics underlying treatment response. This research is supported by both the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Victorian Cancer Agency. Sasha sits on the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group Scientific Committee and is completing a Masters in Public Health at Harvard University.|
|Dr Jeremy Ruben - After completing Clinical Oncology training in Medical and Radiation Oncology, Dr Ruben undertook a fellowship at The William Buckland Radiotherapy Centre at The Alfred. His research there focussed on Neurooncology and innovative radiotherapy techniques like Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), which was the subject of a Master's thesis. He then took up a specialist post at The Alfred, where he is currently Head of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery service and lead clinician in Radiation Oncology for Lung and CNS tumours. He retains his interest and practice in melanoma and is one of the chief investigators for a national trial of radiotherapy versus topical immunotherapy for melanoma. He recently submitted his doctorate thesis at Monash University where he is an honorary senior lecturer. Jeremy has presented and published at conferences and in books and journals both locally and internationally.|
|Karen Scott is a data manager for both the Victorian Melanoma Service and Radiation Oncology at the Alfred Hospital. She trained as a Medical Records Administrator and worked in a number of hospital based positions as a Health Information Manager in health information service departments. She spent three years as a consultant for a computer company implementing software as a documentation and systems specialist in both Melbourne and the UK. Karen has worked as a data manager in both cancer clinical trials and patient database collection for twenty five years in various Melbourne hospitals mainly in the areas of breast, prostate and melanoma cancer. She joined the Victorian Melanoma Service in 2009 to collect data and maintain their clinical database to enable research into primary melanoma. Since 2011 she has been collecting data for the Alfred patients involved in the Melbourne Melanoma Project.|