About the Foundation

About The Queensland Institute of Dermatology

Securing the treatment for skin cancer care.

The Queensland Institute of Dermatology is the only not-for-profit organisation in our state that is dedicated to providing expert care to patients through a facilitated learning facility. 

This is not the only aim of The Queensland Institute of Dermatology. Please read more about our goals below.

Our Goals >

Our Goals

Advance Dermatological Research

We aim to find better ways of managing skin conditions by developing new treatments for dermatological disorders.

Provide Expert Skin Care to Patients

We aim to provide expert skin care services to all members of the community regardless of age, gender, financial status, race or nationality.

Education and Training

We are committed to ensuring that future generations receive a high level of dermatological treatment options through education.

Extend Access to
Patient Services

We continually strive to broaden our range of services for patients to receive better care.

Support the Chair of Dermatology

To ensure that Queensland are leaders in dermatology, The Institute supports Professor H. Peter Soyer, Professorial Chair inf Dermatology at the University of Queensland.

Leading the Foundation is a Board of Directors who are dedicated to ensuring that our legacy is continued.

Our Board >

Our Current Board

Dr Lynda Spelman

Dr Godfrey Wagner

Professor Peter Soyer

Mr Patrick Staunton

Associate Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani

Past Board Members

Dr John Auld

Associate Professor Graeme Beardmore

Dr David Francis

Dr Karyn Lun

Our Legacy

On the 1st of April 1996, six dermatologists in Queensland established the Foundation with the hope of formalising training for registrars in a private practice setting.

Located at Greenslopes Private Hospital, the formation of the Institute allowed better access for veteran and war widow outpatients to see dermatologists.

Based on the structure of the New South Wales and Victoria Skin and Cancer Foundations, The Queensland Institute of Dermatology was the first of its kind in Queensland.

Our, now twelve, dedicated dermatologists continually strive to provide excellence in services for patients, and their hard work and commitment to achieving the goals of the Institute, allows us to continue this legacy for years to come.

Community Focus >

Community Focus

The Queensland Institute of Dermatology is dedicated to providing excellence in dermatology services to our community. As a not-for-profit organisation, patients who come to our clinic are helping ensure that our registrars, honorary registrars and medical students experience clinical care in a facilitated environment.

The services that we provide to patients are continually evolving inline with best practice guidelines, and the range of services continue to grow based on patient needs. With twelve dermatologists providing their time outside of their normal private practice, the Institute is in the best position to capture a full range of services with such broad dermatology sub-specialties.

The support of our Queensland Community allows The Queensland Institute of Dermatology to achieve their goals.