Dr Tim Elliott MBBS, FACD, FACMS (USA) Principal
Dr Tim Elliott, a Specialist Dermatologist, is the Principal of South Perth Specialist Skin Cancer Centre. He completed his Specialist training in 1991 and was awarded the Galderma Travelling Scholarship as the best overall candidate in the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) Fellowship exams. He was also the recipient of the Founders’ Medal as the top candidate in the Procedural Dermatology section of these exams.
In 1994, he was awarded the Fellowship of Advanced Dermatologic Surgery from the prestigious Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Dr Elliott’s specific expertise relates to the treatment of skin cancer with emphasis on surgery (including Mohs Surgery) while encompassing the full breadth of other procedural and medical therapies.
Dr Elliott is actively involved in the teaching and training of Dermatologists. He is the Director of a Fellowship Training Program in Mohs Surgery which is accredited by the ACD and the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Dr Elliott served on the ACD National Examinations Committee (2006-2011 as Procedural Censor and 2012-2014 as Chief Examiner).
Dr Elliott is committed to continuing professional development and regularly travels overseas to meetings, conferences and visits “state of the art” skin cancer facilities. As a result he has introduced many new acquired ideas and technologies into South Perth Specialist Skin Cancer Centre.
Dr Elliott has multiple publications in both Australian and International peer-reviewed Dermatology journals. Dr Elliott has been an Associate Editor for the Australasian Journal of Dermatology (AJD) and has been an ongoing reviewed for the AJD.
In 2016 Dr Elliott was awarded the Certificate of Meritorious Service by the ACD.
Dr Graham Thom MBBS (Hons) DCH, FRACP, FACD
Dr Graham Thom is a Specialist Dermatologist with a subspecialty interest in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, alongside a broad dermatology practice including skin cancer, medical dermatology and paediatric dermatology.
Dr Thom completed his undergraduate studies in Medicine at the University of Western Australia in 1997 and shared the AMA prize for the highest overall grades in his year group. He then worked for 5 years in a range of general medical hospital positions, before turning his attention to dermatology specialisation in 2003. He completed specialist training and achieved fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2006, winning the Founders’ Medal in procedural dermatology. Dr Thom undertook further sub-specialty fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery in 2011. He has steadily built his Mohs surgery practice since then and is on the Australasian College of Dermatologists’ register of accredited Mohs Surgeons. Whilst Mohs Surgery and skin cancer are sub-specialty interests, Dr Thom maintains a broad dermatology practice and sees patients of all ages with the entire range of dermatological conditions.
Alongside his private practice Southbank Dermatology, Dr Thom has been a consultant dermatologist at both Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret/Perth Children’s Hospital for more than 10 years. This has involved attending weekly clinics at both hospitals, and supervision and training of dermatology trainees and medical students. He has held the positions of Director of Training for dermatology in WA (2009-2011), Head of Department of Dermatology at Royal Perth Hospital (2013-2020) and is involved as an examiner in the national examinations for the College of Dermatologists. Dr Thom has also authored several papers in national and international dermatology journals and has been a regular reviewer for the Australasian Journal of Dermatology.
Dr Thom is committed to providing a thorough and caring service in dermatology, skin cancer and Mohs surgery.
Dr Shevya Tiwari MBBS (Hons) FACD
Dr Shevya Tiwari is a specialist dermatologist and Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
She completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours from the University of Western Australia in 2011. After completing her internship and residency at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, she then trained as a Specialist Dermatologist at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth Children’s Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital in Western Australia.
Dr Tiwari completed her fellowship in 2018 and was awarded the Australasian College of Dermatologists Travelling Fellow having received the highest overall mark in the examinations, as well as the Paver Medal for Medical Dermatology for the highest mark in the medical component of the examination, and joint winner of the Kossard Award for Dermatopathology for the highest mark in the dermatopathology component of the examination.
Dr Tiwari will be completing her Mohs fellowship in May 2020, with Dr. Tim Elliott and Dr. Ernest Tan.
Dr. Tiwari is published in several international peer reviewed journals. She is involved in the teaching and education of registrars and holds a Consultant position at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Dr. Tiwari’s special interests include
-Medical and surgical treatments of skin cancer including Mohs surgery
We strive to be a centre of excellence in all aspects of the care we provide to our patients. We ensure that each patient is treated and respected as an individual.
What is a Dermatologist?
A Dermatologist is a medical specialist who has undertaken a minimum of 13 years of study including the following:
Having passed all the exams and satisfied all other training requirements a doctor may then be admitted as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (or FACD).
What does a dermatologist do?
Dermatologists are specialists in diseases of the skin, including the hair, nails, and external mucous membranes. They are trained both as physicians and surgeons.
With further training above and beyond the basic speciality training, often overseas, some Dermatologists develop subspeciality interests such as in skin cancer, diseases of the nails, diseases of the hair etc.
Dermatologists are the only doctors with comprehensive education and training and who have passed rigorous examinations in the study of the skin, both in health and in disease. Dermatologists are therefore the only true “experts” of the skin. In the list of letters behind all doctors’ names, you should look for FACD to ensure your “skin specialist” is a Dermatologist. This is not to imply that your family GP, plastic surgeon or another specialist cannot treat various conditions affecting your skin.
Further information is available on the Australasian College of Dermatologists website in the general public section, including a section entitled “The A-Z of Skin”.