Dr Christina Sander
Dermatologist, Fellow of the The Australasian College of Dermatologists
Dr Christina Sander has been in private dermatology practice in Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast since early 2011.
Like all Queensland Dermatologists, Dr. Sander specialises in skin cancer detection, treatment and prevention. The early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma is an area of particular interest and expertise.
In addition, Dr. Christina Sander has a special interest in: paediatric/children’s skin conditions, acne, women’s health dermatology – vulval diseases, cosmetic dermatology and laser treatments, phototherapy for psoriasis and eczema and treatment with Biologics for severe psoriasis.
From 2009-2011, Dr. Christina Sander was the only Dermatologist in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley serving a rural population of around 160,000. She was Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Dr Christina Sander was admitted as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2010. Between 2006 & 2009 she worked as Consultant Dermatologist at Tawam Hospital / Johns Hopkins International in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. She became a Dermatologist after completing her Specialist training in Jena, Germany and in Oxford, UK in 2005.
In 2003, she was awarded the prestigious research award “Paul Gerson Unna Prize” for her scientific contribution to the understanding of sun-induced aging of the skin. Her active academic career in Germany, in the UK and in the UAE has led to a significant number of original and review publications in leading scientific journals.
Dr Jonathan Harper
Dr Jon Harper did his medical training in the UK, graduating from Nottingham University Medical School and completing his postgraduate training as a general practitioner in London. He migrated to Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast in 2008. He soon realised the need in the community for quality skin cancer care and embarked on further training in this field. He now has many years of experience performing skin checks and skin cancer surgery.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr Jon Harper has a passion for health system improvement and works part-time as the regional GP Liaison Officer for the Commonwealth Government’s Primary Health Network (PHN) program. He is the senior clinical editor for Sunshine Coast HealthPathways, an educational website for local health professionals.
When he’s not working, Dr Jon Harper enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is also a keen cyclist and will often be seen riding up and down the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Dr Paul Stevenson
Dr Paul Stevenson is a skin-specialised GP, trained in Queensland. He welcomes all new patients for skin cancer checks and general dermatology conditions (including acne, rashes, hair loss and nail conditions).
Dr Stevenson is passionate about providing the highest quality patient-centred care in skin disease. He recognises the importance of taking time to explain diagnosis and treatment, using language that you as the patient understand.
Dr Stevenson believes that patients should be in control of their health decisions. He prefers to empower patients by explaining evidence-based treatment options and allowing patients to choose treatments that suits their individual circumstances
Dr Stevenson completed his hospital residency at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, followed by a 12-month appointment as a Senior House Officer in the department of Dermatology. He then went on to complete specialist training in general practice, which included 6-months extended skills training in skin cancer surgery. He has authored several articles in leading medical journals on the topics of skin disease.
A referral is not necessary to see Dr Stevenson, but a referral from your regular GP is encouraged, especially if you have a complex medical history. This provides information that may be relevant to treating your condition and allows us to better communicate back to your regular GP.
· Doctor of Medicine (MD), Griffith University
· Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
· Advanced Certificate in General Dermatology, Australasian College of Dermatologists
· Advanced Certificate in Skin Cancer, Australasian College of Dermatologists
Dr Kendall Sharpe
Dermatologist, Fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatologists
Dr Kendall Sharpe has recently joined Central Dermatology Clinic to provide dermatological and cosmetic services to the people of the Sunshine Coast.
During her registrarship, Dr Sharpe held training positions in both Queensland and New South Wales, including at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Institute of Dermatology, Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Mater Hospital. She has completed her extensive training in Dermatology in 2022 and is a Fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Her special interests in dermatology include hair loss, psoriasis, skin cancer medicine, women’s dermatology, restorative oncodermatology and cosmetic medicine. She is passionate about environmental sustainability, holistic medicine, ethical and evidence based skin care and procedures.
Prior to medicine, Dr Sharpe worked as research scientist with expertise in Lymphedema, Burns Resuscitation, Body Composition, Food Science and Dementia. She now shares her time between the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, enjoying the beach side charms of both beautiful towns.
Dr Adam Hall
MBChB FRACGP PG Dip SEM
Dr Adam Hall is a highly qualified Specialist General Practitioner, Medical Educator and Fellowship Examiner with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Adam Hall has a special interest in skin cancer medicine and brings a wealth of experience in skin cancer detection, treatment and prevention.
Dr Adam studied medicine at Edinburgh University in Scotland and worked as a doctor in Scotland before moving to Australia in 2009. He gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2015 and has worked as an examiner for the college for the past two years. Dr Adam also works part time for James Cook University as a Medical Educator, responsible for the training of doctors pursuing a career in General Practice across the Sunshine Coast region.
Dr Adam has recently relocated back to the Sunshine Coast with his wife and three children. He is a friendly and professional doctor committed to achieving the best possible results for his patients. He is available to perform full skin checks, biopsies and excisions