Introducing

your skin health team

Our expert team can help you achieve better skin

Our number one priority is delivering outstanding care, with compassion and understanding and we couldn’t do that without this dedicated team of health professionals.

Under the leadership of Dr. Hope Dinh, we have hand-picked the industry’s best and brightest stars, and we nurture them with ongoing training and development opportunities, so you have access to the best care possible.

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Our Doctors

All our dermatologists are leading skin specialists, passionate about improving quality of life through better skin.

They have published extensively in internationally peer-reviewed medical journals, co-authored book chapters, been involved in medical research and been interviewed for their specialised knowledge by national media outlets.

Many also hold public appointments as Consultant Dermatologists at Melbourne’s busiest hospitals.

Naturally, all our dermatologists are fellows of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, so your skin is in the safest of hands.

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Dr. Hope Dinh
MBBS, FACD

Fluent in Vietnamese

Hope is the founder of Hope Dermatology and is dedicated to outstanding patient care. A highly regarded dermatologist with over 10 years’ experience, her passions are hair and nail conditions, paediatric dermatology, women’s dermatological conditions, surgical dermatology and the advancing field of cosmetic dermatology including cosmeceuticals, injectables and laser.

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Dr. Joy Yee
MBBS (Hons), BMedSci, FACD

Fluent in conversational Cantonese and Mandarin

Joy is passionate about providing evidence-based and comprehensive, tailored care to all her patients. She has wide interests in all adult and paediatric skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, urticaria, acne, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and skin cancers, including surgical treatments. She enjoys medical relief work (Cambodia most recently), and teaching.

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Dr. Sarah Shen
MBBS, BMedSci, M.Phil, FACD

Fluent in conversational Mandarin

Sarah brings compassion, experience and extensive research into high-risk melanoma to her work. She has worked at St Vincent’s Hospital, the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre and the Alfred, and is dedicated to providing excellent patient care. Sarah’s specialties include eczema, psoriasis, acne, inflammatory skin conditions and skin cancer diagnosis and management. 

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Dr. Aaron Robinson
BBiotech (Hons), MBBS, PhD, FACD

 

Aaron combines an evidence-based approach with sensitive and individualised care for all his patients. He has skills spanning medical and surgical dermatology, including skin cancer surveillance and management, acne, alopecia, hyperhidrosis, and inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and urticarial. His research has published and presented globally.

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Dr. Flora Poon

MBBS, BSc(Med), MRT, MHSc, FACD

Dr Flora Poon is a Consultant and Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She undertook her specialist Dermatology training in Victoria working at many major tertiary hospitals. During training, Dr Poon was awarded a scholarship that enabled a year of specialist dermatology work in Oxford, UK, gaining further experience in sub-specialised medical and surgical dermatology working in multidisciplinary clinics managing cutaneous oncology, eczema, psoriasis, acne, hair pathology, immunobullous and vulval dermatology for adult and paediatric patients from different cultural backgrounds with different skin types and conditions.

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Our Nurses and Dermal Clinician

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Hanna Gifford
Dermal Nurse – MNSc – RN, BSc DT, Dip BT

Hanna is a Bachelor qualified Dermal Clinician and Masters level Div 1 registered nurse with more than 14 years’ experience in the beauty and dermal professions. She completed her studies in Dermal Science at Victoria University and subsequent Master of Nursing Science at the University of Melbourne. She loves treating acne and rosacea, skin pigmentation, leg and face vascularity and general rejuvenation, working with the doctors to achieve the best possible skin for her clients.

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Kirstin Harris
Procedural Nurse – Dip. Nursing

Kirstin comes with years of experience in healthcare, having spent 11 years in dental and hospital settings. With a keen interest in dermatology, she completed her Diploma of Nursing and brings compassion and experience to her role at Hope Dermatology. Kirstin enjoys assisting with procedures, pre and post-op care and providing reassurance and support to patients.

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Danielle Rosenbaum
Procedural Nurse – Dip. Nursing / Dermal and Laser Technician

Danielle is a dedicated and caring nurse with a bright, happy personality. She always makes patients feel at ease and has a special interest in working with patients with special needs. She loves the variety in her working week – supporting our patients at Hope Dermatology during procedures and cosmetic treatments, plus caring for her clients at Tina Marie Support Services.

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Kristie Phillips
Registered Nurse/ Cosmetics Nurse –BSc, RN

Our highly accomplished cosmetics and practice nurse Kristie has spent over 20 years honing her skills in the cosmetics industry. She has vast experience in laser treatments for vascular and pigment, skin resurfacing, scarring and hair removal. Her formal education includes a Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) and a Bachelor of Nursing from La Trobe University.

Our Support Team

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Merryn
Practice Manager

With a career spanning over 30 years in health industry administration, Merryn understands the complexities of running a busy specialist medical practice and the importance of compassionate care. She encourages her team to contribute to the vision and values of the practice and her leadership, management and motivational style have built a wonderful working team.

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Cassandra
Receptionist

Cassandra is an efficient and compassionate receptionist, dedicated to providing a positive and hassle-free experience to our patients. She has studied health science and comes to Hope Dermatology with experience from a variety of health care practices. With a keen interest in dermatology, she supports our clients’ individual needs with patience and understanding.

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Charlotte
Part time receptionist

Charlotte has had troubling skin issues herself and this experience brings compassion and understanding to her dealings with patients. She knows first-hand how putting your faith in a trusted professional can bring excellent results. It’s Charlotte’s second stint of employment at Hope Dermatology as she continues her ultimate dream of becoming an architect.

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Erinna
Medical transcriptionist

Erinna loves her position as our part time medical typist as it allows her to pursue her passions for travel and photography as well. She speeds through all correspondence for our referring GPs and when she is back in Melbourne, she loves nothing more than spending time in the clinic and has an exceptional rapport with staff and patients with her bright and happy disposition.