Over the years Premier Dermatology has had the pleasure to have had many talented individuals work as part of our team.
Clinical Trials Coordinator
Helen Dickenson-Panas is our Practice Assistant and one of our Clinical Trials Coordinators. Helen has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and has been with Premier Specialists since 2014. During her time with Professor Murrell she has assisted in wide a range of dermatology studies. Helen’s interest in medical research combined with her compassion for patients living with skin conditions ensures that our trials are conducted with the utmost diligence with excellent patient care.
Dr. Tabrez Sheriff
Ruiza Sheila Oran
Clinical Trials Nurse
Dr. Lakmali Pathiraja
Dr. Melissa Radjenovic
Melissa Radjenovic is a medical graduate and Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship recipient from Western Sydney University, Australia. She trained as a junior doctor in Liverpool Hospital and went on to complete a further year of surgical training, based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Melissa has a strong commitment to community, and was awarded the Young Women of the West Award in 2015. Melissa joined Professor Murrell’s team in early 2017. She enjoys the patient interaction, leading edge research, and scientific constructs of clinical trials.
Dr. Asli Bilgiç Temel
Dr. Nada Abu Alrub
Nada Abu Alrub has joined Professor Murrell’s team as a Dermatology Clinical Research Fellow in early 2018. Nada graduated from Jordan before she got her medical and surgical training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia from 2014-2018. She is both medically and surgically inclined and hoping to pursue a career in surgical Dermatology and is currently doing her master’s degree in surgical skills at Sydney University. She enjoys what she does and enjoys patients interaction. She is currently the main sub-investigator in a number of clinical trials and passionate to gain new skills and experience as a Clinical Research Fellow.
Dr. Marianne de Brito
Dr Marianne de Brito is a U.K. trained doctor who graduated from University of Oxford Medical School, UK in 2015. During her time at Oxford, she also completed an intercalated BA (Hons) in Medical Sciences. She then successfully completed foundation training in Birmingham, UK where her interest in dermatology research was sparked at University Hospitals Birmingham, a supra-regional cutaneous lymphoma centre. She combined her interests in travel and dermatology by moving to Sydney, Australia in September 2017, where she is looking forward to gaining further clinical and research experience as a Clinical Research Fellow.
RN/Clinical Trials Nurse and Coordinator
Charmaine is the Clinical Trials Nurse and Coordinator at Premier Specialists. She has worked as Prof. Murrell’s Practice Nurse since 2013. Charmaine finished her nursing degree with Honours at Saint Louis University and continued her Master in Nursing major in Nursing Service Administration. She has worked as a nurse educator in the Philippines for four years before moving to Australia to pursue a career in nursing and clinical trials. Her qualifications and experience as a nurse help provide the utmost care to trial patients. Charmaine has conducted a range of studies relating to Epidermolysis bullosa, Basal cell carcinomas, chronic plaque psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, pyoderma gangrenosum and pemphigus vulgaris.
Dr. Anes Yang
Dr Anes Yang was is a research fellow at Premier Specialists. She is currently completing her Masters of Science under the supervision of Professor Dédée Murrell and is one of the Sub Investigators for the various clinical trials at Premier Specialists. She gained clinical dermatology experience during her year as the unaccredited dermatology registrar at St George Hospital and has a particular interest in quality and safety initiatives in NSW Health. In order to supplement this passion for quality and safety, Dr Yang completed her Masters of Public Health through the University of Sydney in 2015.
Dr. Minhee Kim
Dr. Minhee Kim completed her medical degree (MBBS) from University of New South Wales in year 2012. She completed internship and residency year at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide in subsequent years. In year 2015, she moved back to Sydney and successfully completed a 1-year unaccredited dermatology registrar position at St. George Hospital. This year, she is working as a dermatology research fellow at Premier Specialists in Kogarah, Sydney.
Dr. Sharleen Hill
Dr Sharleen Hill, British-born doctor graduated from University of Southampton in 2010, during this time she also attended Imperial College London to complete an intercalated BSc, gaining first class honours. She commenced an academic training programme in Edinburgh where her interest in dermatology began. A passion for travel lead her to the USA, spending 6 months as a junior research assistant to the highly-respected Paediatric Dermatologist, Dr Joyce Teng affiliated with Stanford University. Returning to the UK she embarked on her general physician training in a major teaching hospital in London gaining MRCP qualification. Moving to Sydney in August 2015 she is looking forward to gaining new skills and experience as a Clinical Research Fellow.
Dr Adam Harris graduated in medicine with the prize in dermatology from the University of Otago, New Zealand, in 2010 after which he completed his internship in New Zealand.
He then moved to Australia working at Nambour Hospital on the Sunshine Coast and then Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.
He has been employed as a clinical research fellow 2014-16.
He has been the main subinvestigator for the vismodegib for advanced Basal cell carcinoma trial and the SHIRE trial for wound healing in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.
Dr Zhao graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2011 and has since been working towards a career in dermatology.
She has been completing research in autoimmune blistering diseases, atopic dermatitis and drug-induced skin diseases.
She holds a Master of Medicine degree in clinical epidemiology and is currently completing her Masters of Science by Research in atopic dermatitis.
She is also a Conjoint Associate Lecturer at the University of New South Wales.
Dr Nigel Maher completed his medical degree at the University of Newcastle, and worked at St George hospital in 2014 as an unaccredited dermatology registrar.
He joined the clinical research team at the start of 2015.
Lesley has been our clinical trials nurse since 1998 and had prior experience in midwifery, ENT/allergy and paediatrics. She coordinates trial appointments and assists with running the trials.
2008-2010 Dr Supriya Venugopal is a graduate of UNSW medical school who completed internship at Westmead Hospital. She started the Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at Sydney University in 2007 and has joined our team in January 2008 to do clinical research in Dermatology.
Dr Clarisse Mendoza is a dermatologist from the Philippines. She joined our team as a clinical research fellow for 2011
Dr Benjamin Daniel graduated in 2007 from the Australian National University and has been working as a clinical research fellow and dermatology resident at St George Hospital.
Dr Benjamin Daniel
Clinical Trial Coordinater
Jackie is our clinical trial coordinator who runs several clinical trials from our practice.
Dr Mae Ramirez is a dermatologist from the Philippines. She joined our team as a clinical research fellow for 2012.
Dr Mae Ramirez
Dr Fergie has joined our team as a Dermatology Registrar (unaccredited) for South East Area Health Service, St George Hospital.
2008-2010 Dr Liz Intong graduated from the University of the Philippines Medical School and completed her dermatology training and board examinations in the Philippines. She has completed one year dermatology fellowship in Singapore prior to joining our team as a clinical research fellow in June.
2007-2008 Dr Vestegaard graduated from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and was also completing clinics and research at Sydney University. She is training in Dermatology in Copenhagen for 2009.
2005-2007 Dr Linda Martin: Linda is an honours 1 graduate of UNSW medical school and after completing internship at St George Hospital, commenced the clinical trials fellowship with us, alongside her Master’s of Clinical Epidemiology at Sydney University and the dermatology resident position at St George. She is commencing dermatology training in Sydney in 2008.
2006-2007 Anna Liza qualified as a dermatologist in metro Manila, the Philippines, and also completed a two year fellowship in dermoscopy and confocal laser microscopy at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York prior to commencing this fellowship. Anna Liza will soon be returning home to Manila to become involved in teaching and research as well as private practice there.
2005-2006 Adam qualified as a dermatologist at Columbia University, New York and after Chief Residency there, completed our fellowship prior to starting a two year dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
2003-2004 Gilberto completed medical school in Bogota, Colombia and initially came to work with Prof Murrell as an elective student at St George Hospital. Deciding he would like to further his experience in dermatology research, he stayed on for a further 2 years, completing dermatology research under supervision. He is now in medical training in Sydney and aiming towards dermatology.
2002-2003Julie qualified as a dermatologist at the University of Minnesota, USA and came to Sydney for a year’s fellowship with us prior to completing a Mohs’ surgery fellowship at Emory University, USA. She is now in private practice in Minnesota and teaching Mohs’ surgery.
2000-2001 Becca qualified as a dermatologist at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA and after a prestigious paediatric dermatology fellowship with Prof Amy Paller in Chicago, came here for the dermatopharmacology fellowship. Becca is now in private practice in the Chicago area and teaching paediatric dermatology at Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
1999-2001 Adrian qualified from Sydney University and after completing his dermatopharmacology fellowship at St George, has completed dermatology training in Sydney.
1997-1999 Adrian qualified from UNSW and then as a GP with an interest in phlebology before commencing the dermatopharmacology fellowship at St George. He completed dermatology training in Sydney and is now in private practice.