OUR DERMATOLOGISTS – South East Dermatology
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OUR DERMATOLOGISTS

Dr BENJAMIN CAREW. BPhty, MBBS, GradCertClinEd, FRACGP, FACD

Dr Benjamin Carew is a general dermatologist with a special interest in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and cutaneous malignancies as well as medical education and Tele-dermatology. He also provides a range of Laser and cosmetic treatments.

Dr Carew initially trained and worked as a General practitioner in Central Qld before completing his training as a Dermatologist. He is a visiting Dermatologist at the Mater Hospital where he supervisors training Dermatologists and junior doctors.

Dr Carew has worked as a Medical Educator at the University of Qld (Rural Clinical school of Medicine) as well as with Qld Rural Medical Education and more recently with the Australian Skin Cancer Academy (ASCA). In his role with ASCA he has been involved in the development of the Practical Dermoscopy course for the Australian College of Dermatology (2016).

Dr Carew is based at Stafford but visits North Lakes and Rockhampton.

Previous Positions

  • Board member Capricornia Division of General practice
  • Chair of steering committee for Capricornia Primary Health and Community Care project (DoHA pilot site for electronic health record)
  • Academic Co-ordinator General Practice (Rural clinical school of medicine Rockhampton Campus)
  • Medical Educator (Dermatology) : Qld Rural Medical Education
  • Facilitator Healthcert / University of Qld Primary Care Dermatology course.

Current Positions 2017

  • Australian Skin Cancer Academy (ASCA) : Founding Director and Senior Medical educator
  • Moderator of the Virtual skin cancer clinic for the Australian College of Dermatology Practical Dermoscopy course.
  • VMO Mater Public Hospital (South Brisbane) Dermatology
  • Senior Lecturer University of Queensland

Dr Carew enjoys time his time away from work with his three children and partner Claire.

Dr LAURA WHELLER. BSc, MBBS, MEpi, FACD

Dr Laura Wheller is a general dermatologist and fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007 and also later obtained a post-graduate Master of Epidemiology while working in dermatology research.Completing her advanced training in Brisbane, Dr Wheller has worked at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Queensland Institute of Dermatology and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

She has a special interest in medical dermatology, paediatric dermatology, female genital skin disorders and skin cancer. Dr Wheller enjoys teaching registrars and medical students, and is an Associate Lecturer with the University of Queensland.

Dr Wheller is based at Stafford.

Dr MATTHEW WARREN. B Sc. (Hons), MBBS, PhD, FACD

Dr Matthew Warren is a specialist dermatologist and Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Dr Warren has a special interest in acne treatment, surgical and non-surgical treatment of skin cancers, eczema and psoriasis.

Following his Bachelor of Science, Dr Warren completed a PhD in meningococcal meningitis. During this time he worked in a hospital in the USA and published several articles in international journals. After a prize winning research career in molecular biology, Dr Warren graduated from Medicine at the University of Queensland.

During his specialist dermatology training Dr Warren worked at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Cairns Base Hospital, Queensland Institute of Dermatology, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Dr Warren has published research in dermatology and is involved in ongoing professional development. He is an Associate Lecturer with the University of Queensland.

When he isn’t working, Dr Warren enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys playing cricket and soccer.

Dr MELISSA CARROLL. LMusA, BA, LLB (Hons), MBBS, FACD.

Dr Melissa Carroll is a general dermatologist and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Dr Carroll graduated University of Queensland with degrees in Arts, Law and Medicine in 2007 and, completed her advanced training in Brisbane.

Dr Carroll has worked at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Queensland Institute of Dermatology and the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. She has rural clinical experience, caring for dermatology patients in Gladstone.

Dr Carroll has a special interest in skin cancer screening and management, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne and general dermatology.

A keen musician, Dr Carroll plays both piano and trumpet and met her husband through music when teenagers. They still enjoy playing in an orchestra together when not chasing after their two small children.

Dr Zachary Boyce MBBS, FACD (STARTING IN OCTOBER - APPTS AVAILABLE NOW)

Dr Zachary Boyce is a general dermatologist and fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He completed his training in Queensland, working at The Queensland Institute of Dermatology, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Cairns Hospital, Mater Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, and Royal Brisbane Hospital. He obtained his Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degrees at the University of Queensland having spent some time training overseas at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Dr Boyce has conducted and published multiple research projects at the Dermatology Research Centre through the University of Queensland at Princess Alexandra Hospital, and also at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Centre for Excellence in Sun and Health. His research presentations have earned him multiple awards at the Australasian College of Dermatologists’ annual meetings and allowed his to publications to be recognised in Australia and Internationally.

He has vast experience and enjoys teaching of medical students and junior doctors, through his role of Associate Lecturer at The University of Queensland. Dr Boyce has a special interest in cutaneous malignancies, surgery, and dermatological manifestations of tropical disease through his time spent training in Cairns. He also has an interest in medical and aesthetic dermatology including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and skin aging.