Professor John Su graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne, completed the Australasian fellowships in dermatology and paediatrics, was awarded the Florence bequest by the Australasian College of Dermatologists for post-fellowship training at the Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, and undertook postgraduate studies at Melbourne, Cambridge, Warwick, and Durham universities.
He has been Clinical Director of Dermatology at Eastern Health since 2002, also consulting at the Royal Children’s Hospital dermatology and dermatology laser department, and at satellite paediatric dermatology services, which he had the privilege to help develop, at Austin, Peninsula, Western, and Monash Health.
With clinical adjunct appointments at Monash University, Eastern Health Clinical School and MCRI, University of Melbourne, he is a foundation member of the Australasian Paediatric Dermatology Group, has been on the international taskforce of PeDRA, is a councillor of the International Eczema Council, and is a member of the International Society of Atopic Dermatitis and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.
Areas in which he has published in high impact, peer reviewed medical journals and for which he has been Principal Investigator among over 30 international clinical trials, include eczema, psoriasis, acne, vascular anomalies, genetic skin diseases, artificial intelligence, skin cancer, and quality of life. He hopes to help advance well-being not only of the skin, but of the whole person.
Languages: English, Chinese(Cantonese,Mandarin), French (DALFC1)
Ms Liz Leins is a dermatology nurse practitioner with over 20 years of paediatric dermatology experience at the Royal Children's Hospital where she leads eczema, haemangioma, and acne education.
Ms Michelle O'Dea is a dermatology nurse with many years' experience working with diverse communities, including notably, First Nations peoples, the elderly, and those with disabilities. She is committed to help improve health care for all people and build a community characterised not by fear, but by care and inclusion.
Associate Professor Jie Shen (“Jason”) Fok is a highly trained consultant physician specialising in adult allergy
and immunology. Completing medical school in 2004, he began his career in allergy/immunology in 2012 and undertook post-fellowship training at the Charité Hospital in Berlin, Germany. With extensive specialist clinical, research, and lecturing experience, his special interests include angioedema, urticaria, complex anaphylaxis, drug allergy, allergic rhinitis, food allergy, and mastocytosis. He has helped establish, develop, and lead the immunology/allergy service at Eastern Health.
A regularly invited speaker to international scientific meetings, including the World Allergy Organisation Congress and the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology, Dr Fok is particularly recognised for his work in urticaria and angioedema. He is well-published in international peer-reviewed allergy/immunology journals with high impact factors. Passionate about medical education, he has been a clinical examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is regularly involved in medical student teaching. He enjoys procedural immunology, including skin testing for food allergy, rhinitis and drug anaphylaxis.
Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Malay
Dr Emily Ong obtained her medical degree at the University of Sydney and was trained in Rheumatology at Alfred and Monash Health in Melbourne. She is currently a staff specialist in Rheumatology at Eastern and Alfred Health. Dr Ong's interests in adult rheumatology include inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue diseases, and vasculitis. She is committed especially to improving the health of women with rheumatic diseases, valuing empathic, patient centred care. Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin)
The focussed interdisciplinary set up at ISHI helps efficient and wholistic management of inflammatory problems.
Managing skin inflammation, including eczema and psoriasis, is a focus of our work. As well as having complementary specialists on site, we are fortunate to also have direct access to essentially all treatment options including phototherapy, biologics, and also the newest agents only available through clinical trials.
We also have the latest German high resolution body (mole) mapping equipment of Fotofinder to complement (but not replace) specialist full body skin examination to help early detection of skin cancers and to monitor skin changes.
Dermatologists and dermatology nurses work together seeking to provide the highest level of care.
We wish to discuss management options openly with you and your GP to ensure that treatments are properly tailored to your needs.
For inflammatory joint disease and connective tissue diseases like lupus and dermatomyositis, early diagnosis and targeted management is important to prevent long term organ damage and to preserve joint function. Multidisciplinary care where needed allows prompt address of systemic and local problems to reduce burden and impact. We also have special interest in auto-inflammatory as well as autoimmune conditions.
We cover many forms of allergy: anaphylaxis, drug, food, insect and venom, and respiratory. We also have expertise in allergy testing, desensitization, and immunotherapy. Mutidisciplinary care is also beneficial in managing skin allergies like urticaria, angioedema, autoimmune disease, and immune deficiencies.
At ISHI, we treat even the smallest members of the family. From infancy to 18, we're here for examination, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing wellness of children.
Sometimes there are obstacles to coming into a medical office, but help is still available by video with or without securely transferred high resolution photographs. Our doctors can meet you over a HIPAA compliant connection. Same day appointments may be available.
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Photography © J Su: Provence, 2016, Uluru, 2003, Port Campbell, 2017. M O'Dea: Three Bridges, 2019. M Bledowski: Adobe Stock 180332672 Guilin
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