Dr Jill Cargnello completed her medical degree and dermatology training in Melbourne and then spent two years in London where she worked at St Bartholomew’s hospital as a consultant dermatologist and a senior lecturer in dermatology.
Dr Jill Cargnello became interested in hair disorders early in her career and was involved in several research projects during her time in London. She was involved in establishing the first hair clinic at the Skin and Cancer Foundation in Melbourne. The clinic has expanded and has now been in operation for over twenty years. Dr Cargnello continues to attend the clinic, seeing patients and training dermatology registrars.
Dr Jill Cargnello enjoys the challenges of all aspects of Dermatology but she has particular interest and expertise in managing hair discorders, acne, skin cancer and the ageing process. In addition to this she has over thirteen years of experience in using pulsed dye laser to treat vascular blemishes ranging from birthmarks to red sun damaged complexions and 532/1064 Q switched Yag laser to treat brown marks, discoloration of the skin and tattoos.
Jill’s use of natural fillers and neurotoxins complement her laser expertise and enable her to offer comprehensive treatment for the ageing process.
Dr Olivia Milne is a fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists with an interest in general skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, eczema, nail and hair disorders and skin cancers.
Prior to commencing her medical training, Olivia completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree and worked for several years as an equine and emergency vet. Her interest in skin led her to undertake a medical degree, prior to undertaking and completing the four year training program in Dermatology. During her Dermatology training she has worked in all the large major Melbourne hospitals and published numerous articles in major Dermatology medical journals. She has a special interest in cutaneous lymphoma and continues to be involved in specialty lymphoma clinics and lymphoma research.
Dr Ryan De Cruz undertook his medical degree at The University of Melbourne, graduating with Honours in 2009. During medical school he was awarded the Australasian College of Dermatologists’ Hermann Lawrence Prize in Dermatology, whilst also completing a Bachelor of Medical Science in hair disorders. He published his findings in the British Journal of Dermatology and presented an oral lecture at the International Congress of Hair in 2010. After completing his internship and residency at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Ryan was selected to undertake part of his dermatology training at St. George’s Hospital NHS, London, United Kingdom.
Throughout his training, Ryan has worked in variety of tertiary referral hospitals across Melbourne and the United Kingdom. He gained vast experience across a range of medical, surgical, adult and paediatric fields of dermatology. He has been appointed Consultant positions at both The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Monash Medical Centre, and has a keen interest in teaching medical students and junior doctors. In 2015, Ryan was awarded two prestigious awards - The Paul Eddington Scholarship (endowed by the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.) and the FC Florance Bequest Fellowship. Ryan intends to undertake further study in the role of immunosuppression on the skin, particularly in the field of bone marrow and solid organ transplant recipients.
Dr De Cruz is passionate about providing personalised, holistic and efficient Dermatological care. His interests include eczema, acne and rosacea, psoriasis, skin cancer management, laser treatment and hair loss disorders. Ryan takes pride in his clinical acumen and communication, and is committed to providing excellent care to all his patients.
Dr McDonald graduated in Medicine with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2008. She completed specialist Dermatology training in Sydney and Newcastle during which time she was awarded the President’s medal in Pharmacology. Upon completion of her training, she received an international scholarship from the American Academy of Dermatology for her examination results. She is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Dr McDonald worked in private practice in Sydney and Dubbo prior to relocating to Melbourne in 2018. She is trained in both medical and surgical dermatology and has particular interests in early skin cancer detection and management, eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea and excessive sweating.