We have handpicked a small number of excellent doctors who will take care of any skin cancer concerns you have. Please click on the doctor's name for more information.

Dr Chris Irwin


Dr. Chris is the founder of The Skin Doctor. He graduated top in his medical school, winning the first prize distinction awards in medicine and surgery. He then spent time as a resident in plastic surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital before gaining a Master's degree in Skin Cancer from the University of Queensland. He has internationally published research in cancer and is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor as well as being a Member of the Skin Cancer College of Australia. Dr Chris travels internationally many times a year to learn the latest techniques in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment from the world's best skin cancer physicians, dermatologists and plastic surgeons. He is also trained in California (USA) as a fellow of the American College of Aesthetic Medicine and is an expert in cosmetics. Dr. Chris is one of the few skin physicians in Melbourne that routinely uses laser in the management of skin cancer.


Dr. Chris understands first hand the problems of sun-damage and pre-cancerous change, having been treated himself. He is passionate about trying to provide the world's best care - in a setting that is relaxed and easy going.

Dr. Anne Connell 


Dr. Anne is a Fellow of the RACGP and an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor (Skin Cancer College Australasia). She holds a Masters degree in Skin Cancer and is a Senior Lecturer on the UQ Masters of Medicine (Skin Cancer) program. She has completed specific training in skin cancer surgery and holds ACCO Certification in Skin Cancer Surgery. She is passionate about identifying skin cancer at an early stage, when simple surgical removal can be expected to effect a complete cure. 'The best possible clinical care in the setting of excellent customer service' is her professional mantra. To that end, she works closely in-house with Dr. Moz, working collaboratively so as to achieve the best outcomes especially in relation to the more complex surgical cases, and has cultivated close relationships with the external professionals key to her patients' outcomes - pathologists, plastic surgeons and dermatologists. She keeps her skills and knowledge up to date by regular attendance at skin cancer workshops and conferences, both domestic and international.

Dr. Mostafa Khalafalla 


Dr. Moz is an Australian Trained GP accredited with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a Specialist GP as well as being an accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with the Skin Cancer College of Australia. He has also completed a Masters in Skin Cancer Medicine which is the highest tertiary qualification available to Australian Medical Professionals. He prides himself on his collaborative approach and is always keen to discuss all possible options for managing his patients. He has always had a love for procedural medicine and has enjoyed advancing his surgical skills through a variety of Australian and International Courses to ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved for the residents of Daimo!


Dr. Moz understands that the provision of excellent care requires a great team and so frequently collaborates with an excellent team that includes plastic surgeons, dermatologists, specialist skin cancer pathologists and in house often with the other Accredited Skin Cancer Doctors whilst providing support and advice for many of the other General Practitioners both at the Local Doctor and surrounding practices.

Dr Grace Ho 


 Dr Grace is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, who has a special interest in skin cancer medicine. She has obtained a Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine and a Diploma of Dermoscopy, as well as university-certified qualifications in Skin Cancer Surgery. She regularly attends skin cancer conferences and masterclasses for professional development, and also enjoys teaching GP registrars about dermoscopy. Dr Grace is interested in the early detection of skin cancer in her patients as well as the surgical aspect of skin cancer management. She collaborates closely with other professionals including plastic surgeons and pathologists, to ensure optimal treatment outcomes for her patients.

Dr. Edward Hinch


Dr. Eddie is a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia (SCCA) and has interests in preventative medicine which includes early skin cancer detection.

Dr. Eddie has been active in medical research and has completed a PhD in molecular cancer medicine. As part of his particular interest in preventative and cancer medicine he has further training in skin cancer detection and treatment through the SCCA. As part of his ongoing training Dr Eddie is regularly updating his qualifications to provide the best possible and up to date care for his patients. 

Dr. Geith Yonis


Dr. Geith is a fellow of the Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners. He always believed in the holistic approach to patient care and have been a great believer in preventive health. I enjoy taking care of my patients and their families as I get to experience a whole new dimension in their lives. Alongside his interest in general practice, chronic disease management and preventive health, he also have a great interest in skin diseases, general dermatology, skin cancer surgery and academic primary care education and research. He also hold, in addition to my specialist qualification in family medicine, higher qualifications in surgery and surgical science from the UK and have published papers in reputable peer reviewed journals. 

Dr. Jonathan Tong


Dr Jonathan joined the Local Doctor Family in late 2017 and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for excellent patient care. Originally training in Opthalmology (one of the most competitive surgical fields) Jonathan wanted to find a role in medicine that would allow him to have time for his family as well. Jonathan is an extraordinarily kind and empathic doctor, who is always there for his patients.

MBBS Melbourne University

Dr. Elena Nefedova


Dr Elena joined us in 2016 and brings an incredible warmth and care to her role as your GP. Originally working in Pediatrics for many years in Russia, Elena moved to Australia where she began carrying out her passion for General Medicine. Elena also has post graduate qualifications in Herbal Medicine and takes a holistic approach to her care for her patients.

MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, Dip. Herbal Medicine