Dr Brian De'Ambrosis
Dr Brian De’Ambrosis. MB BS. FACD.
Dr Brian De’Ambrosis is a graduate of the University of Queensland. After completing his specialist dermatologist training with the Australasian College of Dermatologists he worked at the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Australia in Sydney and obtained his fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Advanced Cutaneous Surgery and Laser Surgery.
Dr De’Ambrosis established South East Dermatology in South East Brisbane and is a senior visiting medical officer in procedural dermatology at Princess Alexandra Hospital. He is also a visiting dermatologist at the Queensland Institute of Dermatology at Greenslopes Private Hospital and a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland. At the training institutions he is involved with supervision of dermatology registrars particularly in the area of specialised skin cancer surgery. He has thirty publications in peer-reviewed journals and given lectures at an international and national level relating to skin cancer and general dermatologic disorders.
Dr De’Ambrosis’ special interests include melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers, Mohs Surgery (a highly specialised form of skin cancer surgery), laser surgery, perineural invasion and acne management.
Associate Professor Jim Muir. MB BS. FACD.
Associate Professor Jim Muir is a life-long resident of Brisbane who qualified as a specialist dermatologist in 1994. Besides practicing at South East Dermatology he is the Director of the Department of Dermatology at the Mater Hospital, South Brisbane. As the dermatologist for ‘Telederm National’, a website run by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Jim also delivers dermatological care to all parts of Australia via the internet. Jim has a special interest in skin cancer and skin disease in the elderly. He is actively involved in medical education he regularly lectures on dermatology to other specialists, general practitioners, medical students, pharmacists and the general public.
Jim is also a senior lecturer in dermatology at the University of Queensland, a moderator of the International Dermoscopy Society, Chair of the Brisbane Hospitals Dermatology Group and has for many years been involved in the provision of dermatology education to the Department of Podiatry at the Queensland University of Technology. At the time of writing Dr Muir has 15 publications in peer reviewed journals and texts.
Dr Simon Yong Gee
Dr Simon Yong-Gee. MB BS. FACD.
Dr Simon Yong-Gee graduated from the University of Queensland in 1992. In 1997 he commenced his dermatology training in London and Edinburgh before completing his qualifications in Queensland in 2002. Dr Yong-Gee is also a Visiting Medical Officer at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is involved in teaching registrars and medical students. His interest is in general dermatology.
Dr Asoka Herat
Dr Asoka Herat. MB BS. FACD.
Dr Asoka Herat is a general Dermatologist who was trained in Australia and the United Kingdom. Her interests are paediatric dermatology, vulval diseases and acne. She works in private practice and a visiting dermatologist at the Mater Adult Hospital.
Dr Corinne Yoong
Dr Corinne Yoong. MB BS. FACD.
Dr Corinne Yoong is a general dermatologist with a special interest in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and cutaneous malignancies as well as vulval diseases. Corinne trained in Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Corinne is an experienced clinician with a fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners, as well as holding a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Dr Yin Vun
Dr Yin Vun. MB BS. FACD.
Dr Yin Vun is an Australian trained dermatologist who graduated from the University of Queensland in 1999. During her dermatology training, she received awards for the Ken Paver medal for excellence in the clinical sciences examination, as well as the clinical pharmacology examination. Her training was done in Queensland but she had also spent time as a dermatology registrar in Ireland. She completed her fellowship training and was accepted into the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2009.
Dr Vun has been an active participant in various skin cancer research projects and clinical trials, and has published in multiple local and international peer reviewed journals. She works as a general dermatologist. Dr Vun has an interest in atopic and allergic dermatitis; acne, psoriasis and autoimmune diseases. She particularly enjoys the challenge of complex medical dermatological problems. She finds being able to see people of all ages a rewarding part of her dermatology career.
Apart from working at South East Dermatology, she is also the Telehealth consultant at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, providing specialist health care access for those living in remote regions of Queensland. This also gives her the opportunity to act as a mentor for the dermatology registrars. Dr Vun is involved in the task force responsible for the development of the “A to Z of skin” on the Australasian College of Dermatologists website.
Dr Lisa Byrom
Dr Lisa Byrom. MB BS. MPhil. FACD.
Dr Lisa Byrom studied medicine at the University of Queensland. Dr Byrom completed her specialist training in Queensland at Greenslopes Hospital, QIDerm, Mater Hospital, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Nambour Hospital, Clinic One, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and the Queensland Children’s Hospital. She will be undergoing further training in Cosmetic Dermatology.
She is actively involved in dermatology research having completed her Masters in “The influence of pregnancy, parity, and sex on melanoma prognosis”. She has published and presented internationally in pregnancy associated melanoma, teledermatology, and adverse drug reactions. She is an Associate Lecturer for University of Queensland and the recipient of the UQDI Clinician-Researcher Scholarship.
Her areas of interest are pregnancy associated dermatoses, cutaneous malignancies, acne, psoriasis, eczema, autoimmune diseases, and paediatric dermatology.
Dr Natalie Ling
Dr Natalie Ling MB BS, MPH, MPhil. FACD.
Dr Natalie Ling completed her medical degree at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Having been awarded the UQ School of Medicine Ochsner Scholarship, Dr Ling experienced Dermatology clinics in New Orleans, USA. During this time, she developed an early passion for skin cancer management and inflammatory skin conditions.
Dr Ling undertook her specialist dermatologist training in Queensland, with experience at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Mater Adult Hospital and Queensland Children’s Hospital.
Dr Ling has also obtained a Master of Philosophy, with her thesis exploring specific genes correlating with dermoscopic naevus patterns in a case-control study of melanoma. She has numerous publications in Australian and international medical journals, and has presented her research globally.
Dr Ling completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Queensland, and she is a keen advocate for preventative health care. She enjoys treating patients from all walks of life and delights in providing individualised, multimodal care in the dermatological setting.
Dr Paul Komarowski
Dr Paul Komarowski. MB BS. AdvDipBusMgt, CertAdvClinDerm
Dr Paul Komarowski graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 1986 and undertook residency at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital. He spent twenty-one years in general practice where his interest and enthusiasm for skin cancer management developed. In 2007 he decided to leave full time general practice to focus on what had become his professional passion – skin cancer diagnosis and management.
In 2008 he was fortunate to be offered an opportunity to work with the dermatologists at Southeast Dermatology, providing in-house surgical services to the patients of the practice, where he continues to date.
In 2016, Paul expanded his practice in joining Dr Ben Carew at Southeast Dermatology Stafford, where he provides the full gamut of Skin Cancer GP services to patients. He also practises at Ashgrove Skin Cancer Clinic.
Paul believes strongly in the premise that skin cancer management education should be provided by experts trained and practicing in Australia’s unique skin cancer environment, and is pleased to be one of the founding directors of Australian Skin Cancer Academy. He enjoys the challenges that everyday skin cancer practice and skin cancer education present.
Outside of medicine Paul is married and has three adult children (and a Cavoodle who thinks he is the fourth). He is a keen sailor and enjoys racing both inshore and offshore, and cruising the waters of southeast Queensland.
Dr James Freeman
Dr James Freeman. B. Sc (Hons), GD Teach, MA, MBBS, FRACGP.
Dr Freeman graduated in medicine from the University of Queensland in 2001. During his hospital residency in became interested in dermatology during a residency term at the Princess Alexandra hospital dermatology department. Subsequent to this he undertook training in General Practice completing special interest terms in dermatology and skin cancer management.
After obtaining his fellowship in 2006 in General Practice he completed a certificate course in skin cancer management conducted by the College of General Practice in concert with the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He has worked in primary care skin cancer / dermatology regularly since 2007. Since starting as clinical assistant / proceduralist at Southeast Dermatology in 2010 he has broadened his practice following training in the use of IPL and Laser in the treatment of some cosmetic skin conditions.
He also takes an interest in teaching, both for medical students as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine, and for doctors completing skills courses in skin cancer management.
Dr Dani Partoredjo
Dr Dani Partoredjo.
Dr Dani Partoredjo grew up in Brisbane and graduated from the University of Queensland in 1989. He spent several years working at the Gold Coast Hospital and then worked in General Practices throughout Southeast Queensland and Melbourne. He obtained his specialty General Practice post-graduate degree while working in Melbourne. He has a diverse range of medical interests – skin cancer medicine has always been one of these. Over the past 25+ years in general practice, he has had specific training in and developed expertise and experience in skin cancer management and surgical techniques. He continues to up-skill with a commitment to ongoing education and training. Dani started working at South East Dermatology in 2018 and continues to work as a GP and also assists in surgery at Greenslopes Hospital.
As well as being an enthusiastic doctor, Dani is a keen musician, playing the violin and guitar in various groups throughout Brisbane.
Dr Alvin Lim
Dr Alvin Lim.
Dr Alvin Lim graduated from University of Melbourne in 2014 and completed his residency in Victoria and at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. He obtained his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2019. During his general practice training years, he developed a special interest in dermatology. He has since undertaken further training in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer, completing courses within the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Dr Hilary Brown
Dr Hilary Brown B.Med, FRACGP
Dr Hilary Brown graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2006 and completed her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners in 2012. She has also completed her Diploma in Child Health and Diploma in Skin Cancer and is currently completing her Masters of Medicine in Skin Cancer at the University of Queensland. She has an interest in all areas of dermatology including skin cancer medicine where she has worked for the past four years.
Hilary moved from Newcastle to Brisbane in 2020 to begin working with the team at South East Dermatology.
She is looking forward to exploring Brisbane with her husband and two young children.
Dr Tristan Blake
Dr Tristan Blake MB BS
Dr Tristan Blake graduated Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2011. He then completed his junior medical years at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. He completed further time in Dermatology assisting roles with Dr Brian De’Ambrosis (Mohs surgery) and Dr Jim Muir (Mater Hospital South Brisbane) before being accepted onto the Australasian College of Dermatology Training Program in 2016. Dr Blake gained experience as a Dermatology Registrar at the Queensland Institute of Dermatology, Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital, Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane Skin/ Westside Dermatology private practice and Mater Hospital South Brisbane. He will sit his final exams in 2021.
He recalls confirming his aspiration for Dermatology whilst visiting Dr Jim Muir in 2008 as part of his first year medical studies. Dr Blake first trained as a Pharmacist and worked at the Mater Children’s Hospital. He remains an Associate Lecturer for the UQ School of Medicine.
When not at work, Dr Blake enjoys Oenology and Viticulture, and spending time with his young family.