Medical & Surgical Dermatology
The dermatologists at Sky Blue Dermatology are passionate about managing common, everyday skin problems. The significance of these problems is often underestimated, the reality being that skin disease can be very uncomfortable, distracting, and also can affect our self-esteem. Most of these problems do not require the “latest technology” rather a doctor prepared to take the time to listen to your story, enquire, examine and form a diagnosis and management plan. This approach is the core of everything we do at Sky Blue Dermatology.
Dermatology has evolved in the last 25 years to include surgery as a key component of the training required to obtain specialist qualifications. Dermatological surgery includes excision of skin cancers and benign lesions. These procedures are performed safely and conveniently by our dermatologists in our specially designed procedure rooms, with local anaesthetic and the assistance of registered nurses.
Regular Skin Checks
Prevention and early detection are very important. Regular skin checks to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers will result in the best possible outcome.
The stories and outcomes from our Case Studies series highlight the importance of early discovery and treatment of skin conditions for optimum outcomes.
Meet Your Skyblue Team
At Sky Blue Dermatology in Sydney, you know your skin is in safe hands. Each dermatologist at our practice has had many years of study and experience behind them and bring their unique field of interest and expertise to the team.
BMed (Hons), BSc, MMed, FACDRobert McDonald BMed (Hons), BSc, MMed, FACD, studied medicine at Newcastle University and has obtained a Masters Degree in skin cancer research. He became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1995. Since then he has worked in private practice in Sydney and established Sky Blue Dermatology in 2000. Robert is also a visiting medical officer at St.Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst.
BSc, phD, MBBS, FACDEmma Starritt BSc, phD, MBBS, FACD, graduated from Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2002. She also has a PhD, having completed research at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and also in Canada. She has published a number of papers on the subject of malignant melanoma. Dr. Starritt is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Her areas of interest include general adult and paediatric dermatology, the management of skin caners and cosmetic dermatology.
MBBS, FACDElizabeth Chow MBBS, FACD, graduated from Sydney University in 1985 and became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1994. She spent three years overseas working as a dermatology registrar at the National Skin Centre in Singapore, a Research Fellow at St John's Dermatology Centre in London and Wycombe Hospital in the UK. Whilst she practises as a dermatologist in all general areas she has a special interest in skin cancer management and contact allergy. She is a Staff Specialist at the Liverpool Hospital running the contact allergy clinic, and speaks conversational Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.