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Clinical Advisory Board
Melanoma New Zealand is pleased to welcome Jon Mathy, who has joined the Clinical Advisory Board. Jon is a plastic surgeon working at Counties Manukau and Auckland DHBs. He trained in general surgery, plastic surgery and surgical oncology in America at Stanford and Harvard, and in New Zealand at Hutt Valley. Jon has been with Counties Manukau for about 2 years. He relocated to New Zealand along with his wife, who is a cancer biologist, and his 3 year-old son.
Dr Paul Jarrett
Dr Paul Jarrett is a dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology, Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau District Health Board.
Dr Catherine Barrow
Catherine is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Wellington Blood & Cancer Centre. She has a special interest in melanoma.
Mr Richard Harman
Richard is an experienced oncological (cancer) surgeon. He initially completed a fellowship at the Sydney Melanoma Unit and maintains a close link with them. He has helped establish the Melanoma Unit at Waitemata DHB and also the NZMU at Shea Terrace. Richard is a founding member of Melanoma New Zealand and member of its medical advisory panel. He continues to be involved with research and trials in melanoma having previously published in this area.
Mr Richard Martin
Richard is a Surgical Oncologist in Auckland and is a Melanoma New Zealand trustee. Richard’s aim is to improve the treatment of melanoma in New Zealand through world class clinical care and research.
Dr Melissa James
Melissa is a Radiation Oncologist at the Canterbury Regional Cancer and Blood Service. Her interest in melanoma began when employed as a Fellow to investigate the optimal chemotherapy utilisation rate in melanoma for the Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CCORE) in Sydney Australia. She has also served on the National Tumour standard development group for melanoma.
Honorary Associate Professor Amanda Oakley is an experienced dermatologist working at Waikato Hospital and in private practice at Tristram Clinic in Hamilton. She has numerous publications and is active in research and medical education including management of the popular dermatological website, DermNet New Zealand. She has a particular interest in the early diagnosis of melanoma and in training practitioners in the use of dermatoscopy to improve diagnostic skills.
Jeremy is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Christchurch and a senior lecturer with the University of Otago. He teaches 5th & 6th year medical students and his research interests include skin cancer, cancer reconstruction and hand surgery.
Dr Mary-Jane Sneyd
Mary-Jane is a Medical Epidemiologist and senior research fellow in the Hugh Adam Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Otago. She completed a BSc in Biochemistry and Physiology and then attended Otago Medical School. After graduating she worked in the UK at the MRC Biostatistics Unit and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and also for the East Anglian Regional Health Authority.
Dr Ben Tallon
Dr Tallon graduated from the Auckland University School of Medicine in 1999. He completed training in internal medicine in Auckland and London before beginning subspecialty training in Dermatology in Hamilton and Auckland. Following this, Dr Tallon completed a one-year fellowship in Dermatopathology in Boston, USA. On completion he further intensified his study with a 6 month fellowship in Dermatopathology at the University of Graz, Austria, specialising in the areas of cutaneous lymphoma and melanomas. He now works at the DaVinci Clinic and Pathlab in Tauranga.
Dr Anthony Tam
(MBChB (Otago) FRNZCGP, DipObs,
DipPaeds, DipDERM (UK)
Dr Anthony Tam is a highly regarded Dermoscopist, General Practitioner and Dermatologic Surgeon with a strong interest in the detection and treatment of skin cancer. Born in Auckland and completing his medical degree at Otago University, he set up Skinsite Clinic to deliver an expert, yet affordable service in the early detection of skin cancers, mole removal, acne and skin treatment, as well as cosmetic dermatology.
Dr Louise Reiche
MBChB, FRACP, MD, FNZDSI
Dr Reiche is a vocationally registered Specialist Dermatologist working fulltime in clinical dermatology in Palmerston North. In addition to general dermatology, and eczema, Louise has a special interest in monitoring high risk skin cancer and melanoma patients and has been passionate in raising patient, local and general population education levels on skin cancer prevention. Louise has worked with the NZ Cancer Society Vitamin D working group, is a member of Melnet and continues to work collaboratively with these volunteer groups for the long-term benefit of all New Zealanders.