Read about us – the experience, training and skills of our doctors and beauty staff reassure you that you will get the best result at our practice. Dee Why Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Clinic, the first such clinic on the northern beaches, was established in 1999 to meet the growing needs of our many surfers, boat owners, golfers and other sun-damaged people. We diagnose and treat melanoma and many other skin cancers every day. We can provide non-invasive treatments for early skin cancer right up to complex surgery for advanced skin cancer.

Dr James Barnes is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor (SCCA) and Cosmetic Physician.  He graduated in Medicine & Surgery with Honours from the University of NSW in 1978.  After studying overseas, he spent some years as medical director of several prestigious medical centres in Sydney before establishing Dee Why Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Clinic in 1998.  

He is a registered medical specialist and a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australia and New Zealand.  He has undertaken numerous advanced courses in skin cancer diagnosis and management, including surgery, and other training and study in cosmetic therapies, including laser and cosmetic injections with cosmetic fillers and wrinkle injections.

In late April 2014 Dr Barnes was one of a few select invitees to a master class in cosmetic injecting with Dr Arthur Swift, famed international plastic surgeon and opinion leader in the world of aesthetic surgery.  “I really enjoyed the interaction with Dr Arthur Swift, as he is one of the best cosmetic injectors in the world,” said Dr Barnes.  “I think I can incorporate some of his minimally invasive, low/no pain techniques in delivering beautiPHIcation to the ladies, and men, of the northern beaches of Sydney.”

His myriad hobbies and interests include spending time with his family on Curl Curl and Collaroy beaches, discussing books with friends at Long Reef and Narrabeen, enjoying frisbee throwing at Manly, Queenscliff and Freshwater (formerly Harbord) beaches, and shopping for fine fashion at Warringah Mall in Brookvale or Stockland Shopping Centre in Balgowlah.

Dr Shaun Walsh skin cancer cosmetic doctor

Dr Shaun Walsh

Dr. Shaun Walsh is a lifelong local Manly boy.  He lives with his wife and four children including latest addition, award-winning athlete and dancer, Alexis.  With dual first class honours degrees in Dentistry and Medicine, he is a gifted physician and surgeon.  He has a particular interest in skin and reconstructive surgery.  He regularly operates in surgical theatres with well-known Sydney plastic surgeons.  As well as a keen interest in plastic surgery, Shaun has a passion for cosmetic injections, including dermal fillers and wrinkle injections.

Dr Walsh has studied extensively with leading Australian cosmetic physicians, cosmetic surgeons and plastic surgeons.  He is currently a cosmetic injection trainer, attending private practices, conferences and workshops to share his extensive knowledge of the art and science of cosmetic injection.

He loves to surf at North Steyne, Queenscliff and Freshwater, ski on the deep powder of Japan, hike through rugged terrain around the northern rivers of NSW, and train at his local Fitness First gym.

Call 9984 8888 to make an obligation-free appointment with Dr Walsh to discuss your issues.  It could be as simple as lips, or you may wish to have a full face rejuvenation.  Either way, Dr Walsh is happy to discuss your goals.

Dr Hanh Bui

Dr Hanh Bui

Dr. Hanh Bui graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1994 and attained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1998. She has practised at Dee Why since 2000.

She is a registered medical specialist and her main professional interests are early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer to avoid invasive procedures, wherever possible.  She has been very successful at this over the years, leading to a very low rate of referral for major surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.  Hanh has lately specialised in complex restorative surgery of the nose and ears following skin cancer removal.  She is a true artist in surgery.

Dr. Bui travels to the northern beaches from the north shore of Sydney, passing such fine suburbs as Frenchs Forest, Belrose, Beacon Hill, and Dee Why.

Dr James Jim Annear

Dr James Annear

Dr. James Annear joined our Clinic in 2009, having moved permanently to Sydney after many years in skin cancer practice in Perth.  Jim graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1975 and developed a special interest in skin cancer and cosmetic medicine.  Jim’s children are now highly successful professionals in their own right on the east coast of Australia, so Jim and his wife decided to move to the north shore to be close to them.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a Member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, holds the coveted Diploma of Practical Dermatology (Cardiff) and is a highly trained cosmetic injector of fillers and wrinkle injections.  He lives in Mosman and has fallen in love with the northern beaches, especially the Warringah and Pittwater areas.

Jim’s main hobbies and interests include golfing, sailing, opera, ballet, visiting art galleries, and sniffing and sipping fine wine.

Dr John Kessell

Dr John Kessell

Dr John Kessell is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor, awarded by the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.  He has trained and worked in both Australia and the US, where he completed post-graduate training in New York.  He has a passion for skin cancer diagnosis and treatments of all kinds, particularly surgical treatment, always seeking to achieve great cosmetic results.  He also loves cosmetic medicine, especially smoothing out unwanted wrinkles.

John enjoys bush walking with his wonderful partner, loves cooking (and eating), and plays soccer year round.  He takes great joy and inspiration from his two sons.  John is available on weekdays and some Saturdays.  Please call 9984 8888 for an appointment.

Dr Joris Broeders

Dr Joris Broeders

Dr. Joris Broeders matriculated from the world famous Utrecht University School of Medicine in The Netherlands. After obtaining a medical degree, he completed his PhD in the Department of Surgery of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2011.

He is registered as a medical specialist in Australia and an accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with high distinction (Skin Cancer College of Australia and New Zealand).

He has published numerous papers in leading surgical journals and has delivered presentations at surgical conferences in Australia, America, Europe and Asia.

He sails on Pittwater and Middle Harbour and plays beach volleyball in Manly. Occasionally he finds time to play golf at Long Reef.  Joris is available Saturdays and Thursday evenings.  Please call 9984 8888 for an appointment.

Kerrie Bailey RN

Kerrie Bailey RN

Kerrie Bailey RN is our established laser specialist registered nurse.  She enjoys challenging problems, such as laser treatment for unsightly broken capillaries, unsightly pigment, annoying skin imperfections, and spider veins on the legs.  Living on the northern beaches, she appreciates the multitude of skin problems our beach life brings.

She likes using our Pearl and Pearl Fractionated lasers – together called Pearl Fusion – which act in a very similar way to Fraxel lasers, to treat deeper wrinkles, open pores, facial dyschromia (unwanted pigments and colours), and severe sun damage.  She uses photodynamic therapy (PDT) to treat pre-cancerous and even established skin cancers.  PDT delivers the most cosmetically pleasing result for those who wish to remove sunspots and clean up sun-damaged skin.

Kerrie is very experienced with lasers and other cosmetic therapies.  She has trained and supervised many nursing and beauty therapy staff in leading laser clinics over the past 25 years.  As well, she surgically assists several prominent plastics surgeons.  Kerrie is a Member of the Dermatology Nurses Association, a Member of the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Nurses Association, and has completed the coveted Laser Safety Officers Course.

She is excited about meeting new northern beaches patients to discuss their skin.
Call her on 9984 8888 or email [email protected]

Linda Glasson beauty therapist

Linda Glasson

Linda Glasson would love to meet you to talk about your skin.  She is a very experienced and popular Beauty Therapist with a huge following on the Northern Beaches.  Her many skills include laser therapy, LED light therapy, skin needling, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and glycolic peels.  She has managed and supervised training at several leading north shore beauty therapy salons.  She enjoys working with all sorts of skin issues, such as unwanted facial pigment and broken capillaries/flushing, acne, fine lines, and tired skin.

Feel free to call Linda on 9984 8888 for a skin consultation.  Email Linda at [email protected]

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