Dr Maureen is a specialist surgeon with 15 years of medical training and 23 years as a surgeon. She is focused on early skin cancer diagnosis and is experienced in all arrays of both surgical and non surgical management of skin cancers
Dr Maureen graduated in 1987 from the University of QLD, and completed much of her training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She has an additional interest in wound healing and management of chronic leg ulcers. She has completed a Master of Medical Science specializing in wound healing (Texas, USA) while working in both a clinical and research role at the world renowned Shriner’s Children’s Burns Hospital. In 1997 she completed her general surgical training in Australia gaining her Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She has extensive surgical experience ranging from Plastic surgery to Vascular surgery.
Dr Maureen has undertaken extensive training in dermoscopy to enable the early diagnosis of skin cancers which means that many cancers can be more easily treated. Dr Maureen has extensive experience in the non surgical treatment of skin cancers utilizing treatments such as Photo Dynamic therapy, Effudix and Aldara. Dr Maureen is able to offer patients with a history of melanoma or large number of moles the latest high quality total body photography system utilizing Fotofinder in the Morayfield clinic. This enables melanomas to be detected at an earlier stage and therefore achieves a better outcome for most patients.
Dr Maureen’s extensive surgical experience enables her to perform complex surgical repairs for skin cancers such as facial flaps and skin grafts. She is able to perform many of these surgical procedures in the clinic without the expense of hospital care. Dr Maureen is particularly focused on good cosmetic outcomes for all patients and is well known for achieving high quality surgical outcomes and excellent appearing scars. All skin checks are bulk billed, as are uncomplicated skin cancer resections. Complex repairs requiring flaps or grafts may incur out of pocket fees.
Dr Maureen welcomes referrals from GPs who require assistance with their patient management or advice. In addition she welcomes patients who have various lumps and cysts that need treatment. Dr Maureen also performs surgical procedures such as circumcisions, tongue ties, vasectomies, haemorrhoidectomies, blepharoplasties, cosmetic mole removal and many other cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. For more info, visit General Surgery Procedures.
Never one to sit still Maureen has also completed a Master of Business Administration (2017). Maureen has four adult children who come and go from home. Maureen’s out of work interests are remote camping, flying with her pilot partner, bee keeping and a lifelong equestrian interest.
As Dr Maureen is a specialist, GP referral is needed.