Dr Todd Gunson is a consultant dermatologist and Mohs surgeon. He specialises in the assessment and treatment of all skin conditions, and has additional specialised training in Mohs micrographic surgery, for the precise excision and reconstruction of skin cancers. He strives for the best individualised treatment plan for you, and believes the time taken to explain the condition and its treatment options, is as important as the treatment itself. He will advise against surgery, or suggest a more conservative option, if this is in your best interests.
He also performs general skin surgery for both skin cancer and non-cancerous conditions of the skin and nails. He offers skin assessment, and tailored practical advice on the prevention and treatment of precancerous sun damage, and early or superficial skin cancer including non-surgical options. Fortunately, this field has expanded recently with a number of topical and oral preventative options available.
Todd completed his medical training at the Auckland University School of Medicine. A number of years working in both internal medicine and sub-speciality medicine culminated in fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. His specialist dermatology training was completed in Auckland and the United Kingdom. He then undertook an American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) fellowship at Oxford Day Surgery in Perth, Western Australia. He was also awarded fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD). He is the only Mohs surgeon accredited by the ACD, and one of only three ACMS fellows, in Auckland. His experience in Mohs surgery spans more than 4100 cases. He is a fellow of the New Zealand Dermatological Society Inc (NZDSI) and a member of the executive.
Todd headed the Mohs surgery service for the Auckland District Health Board for nearly ten years.
He is a First Choice provider to nib Health Insurance, and an affiliated provider to Southern Cross Health Society.
Todd is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Auckland. He has presented and published numerous medical papers and has wide experience in clinical teaching. He is also a reviewer for an international peer-reviewed dermatology medical journal. His current active research interest is in the prediction and prevention of surgical site infection, with the aim of improving patient outcomes while minimising oral antibiotic use. His work in this area has culminated in an Australian Government Clinical Excellence Award, and one of his publications being listed in the NEJM Top 10 International Dermatology Journal Articles of 2014. He is also honoured to have his research incorporated into the 2016 WHO global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection. He has a special interest in the use of a range of established intra-operative and post-operative techniques aimed at optimal surgical scar appearance. He also utilises a number of specific techniques to improve the delivery of local anaesthetic, minimising discomfort.
He covers a range of medical dermatology and has a special interest in acne, acne scarring, conditions localised to facial skin, nail disease, and nail surgery.
In addition to Remuera, he offers weekly consultations at the East Care Specialist Centre in Botany.
Dr Fergus Oliver undertook his medical school training in Auckland. Following two years in Dunedin he returned to Auckland to complete his physician training and then achieve initial training in dermatology. From here he moved to complete advanced dermatology training, and a Dermatopathology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA and then St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London, UK.
On returning to New Zealand he commenced work in private practice and in the public sector for the ADHB. His role has involved dermatology consultation, dermatological surgery and Mohs surgery in both sectors. He has also provided dermatopathology consultation at Labplus, and previously in private laboratories.
He has previously been Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Dermatology, President of the Australasian Dermatopathology Society and Clinical Director of Dermatology at the ADHB.
To maintain physical health he competes in triathlon and has represented New Zealand at World Championship events as part of the Triathlon New Zealand age group team.
Areas of Interest:
Skin cancer surgery
Mohs skin cancer surgery
Dr Denesh C Patel is a consultant dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who has been in private practice since 1999, based at the Auckland Skin and Cancer Foundation. He offers vast experience in the diagnosis and management of both medical and surgical dermatology, in all ages, recognising the effects that skin disease can have on a person.
His particular interests include:
Paediatric dermatology (skin conditions in children)
Disorders of pigmentation
Skin diseases of ethnic skin
Sun sensitivity disorders
Skin surgery (on site theatre), including Mohs micrographic surgery
Access to Copper bromide laser
Patch testing for contact dermatitis
Denesh graduated from the University of Otago Medical School in 1989. The foundations of his medical skills were then developed working in a variety of medical positions in New Zealand as a junior doctor. He recognised dermatology as a branch of medicine where he could use all these skills to help patients with skin disease. He commenced dermatology training in Auckland before taking a position at the esteemed St John’s Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas’ Hospital, London. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1998.
Denesh is a vocationally registered dermatologist in New Zealand and is the president of the New Zealand Dermatological Society. Other memberships include: American Society of Mohs Surgery, Australasian Dermatopathology Society and the Auckland Indian Medical Association.
He is also a visiting consultant at Greenlane Clinical Centre. There, in addition to his clinical duties, he enjoys his role as a clinical teacher. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland Medical School and currently a member of the Dermatology Specialist Advisory Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Dr Chin-Yun Lin is a specialist dermatologist and accredited Mohs micrographic surgeon trained across New Zealand and Australia. His specialty interests include skin cancer, melanoma, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, pigmentary disorders, cosmetic dermatology. His clinical responsibilities also include consultations at Ormiston Hospital in Howick.
After graduating as dux of Macleans College in Auckland, he went on to complete his undergraduate medical degree with first-class honours at the University of New South Wales in Australia.
He undertook his dermatology advanced training at tertiary teaching hospitals in Auckland, Hamilton, and Christchurch. Further dermatology training and a Mohs surgical fellowship were undertaken at St Vincent's Hospital and the Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia, in Sydney. He is currently a member of the American College of Mohs surgery.
Dr Lin has won various dermatology awards such as the Trans-Tasman Scholarship for the best registrar presentation at the New Zealand Dermatological Society Annual Conference, and the best poster presentation at the Australasian College of Dermatologists Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr Lin also takes interest in clinical teaching and research. He has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at international conferences such as the World Congress of Dermoscopy. Dr Lin is also on the reviewers’ panel for the Australasian Journal of Dermatology.
Dr Lin provides fluent English and Chinese consultation services to suit the individual needs of his patients.
Dr Bob CY Chan is a consultant dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon. He has broad interest in all areas of dermatology, including:
Medical dermatology including eczema, psoriasis, acne, immunobullous diseases, photosensitivity disorders
Skin cancers – diagnosis and treatment (surgical and non-surgical)
Mohs micrographic surgery
Dr Chan graduated from The University of Auckland School of Medicine and undertook his specialist dermatology training at Auckland, Middlemore and Christchurch Hospitals. Subsequently, he was awarded the Sir Harcourt Caughey Award research scholarship by the Auckland Medical Research Foundation, which enabled him to complete 2-years of fellowship training, including research in the field of cutaneous lymhoma and experience in dermatology subspecialties, at the prestigious St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, United Kingdom.
St John's Institute of Dermatology is the largest dermatology department in the UK and a world leading dermatology research and clinical centre, in collaboration with King's College London.
Dr Chan was privileged to have trained under some of the UK's leading dermatologists in dedicated tertiary subspecialty clinics at St John's, including in areas of inflammatory skin diseases (eczema, psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, immunobullous/blistering disorders, oral dermatology), photodermatology (light sensitivity conditions), urticaria, melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers, and cutaneous lymphoma amongst others. He subsequently completed a 1-year subspecialty Mohs micrographic surgery and laser fellowship at St John's, which was accredited by the British Association of Dermatologists. Dr Chan worked as a locum consultant dermatologist in Mohs surgery and laser surgery at St John's before returning to New Zealand.
Dr Chan is currently appointed as a consultant dermatologist at the Auckland District Health Board providing services in general dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery. He is actively involved in the training of NZ dermatology trainees and medical students. He has given presentations at national and international conferences, and is a published author in several peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr Chan speaks fluent English and Cantonese.
Dr Marc Lawrence is a consultant Dermatologist, Mohs surgeon, and laser specialist. He is passionate about providing expert patient-centred care while optimising surgical outcomes using various medical, surgical, and laser techniques.
He has fellowship training in Mohs micrographic surgery for the precise excision and reconstruction of skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and rare skin tumours.
His fellowship included training in advanced dermatological surgery for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous conditions involving the skin and nails, and laser treatment for a wide range of skin problems (dilated blood vessels, spider vessels, flushing and blushing, congenital and acquired vascular lesions, pigmented lesions and tattoos, scars (including hypertrophic and keloid scars), rhinophyma, benign lesions, and excess hair).
Marc manages a range of medical skin conditions, including hypertrophic and keloid scars, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, nail disorders, and alopecia.
He is also trained in administering non-invasive cosmetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections (e.g. Botox™), dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation.
Marc completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Otago, and his Medical Degree at the University of Auckland. Following graduation, he worked at Auckland City Hospital and Middlemore Hospital before undertaking his Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Advanced Training in Dermatology at Waikato Hospital, Greenlane and Auckland City Hospital, and the NHS Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. During his training in England, Dr Lawrence was awarded a British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS), British College of Dermatology (BCD), and British Association of Dermatology (BAD) Mohs micrographic surgery fellowship, also becoming an International Affiliate Member of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS).
Marc is a fellow of the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated (NZDSI), and his memberships include the British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS), British Association of Dermatology (BAD), and the Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL).
He has presented and published several medical papers in international peer-reviewed journals, including the Australasian Journal of Dermatology and the American Journal of Dermatopathology. In addition, he was awarded the Turnbull Hodge Award for Best Presentation at the NZDSI annual meeting in 2019, and more recently, received an award for his presentation to the North of England Dermatology Society (NEDS) and Scottish Dermatology Society (SDS) meeting in October 2021.
Marc was born and brought up in Auckland and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors.