Skintel Academic Centre

Giving back to the community by improving the delivery of care to advance the world’s skin health and research.

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Ensuring the next generation is equipped to provide exceptional care for skin health.

Teaching Locally.

We convene regular teaching sessions for doctors and nurses. This includes GPs as well as trainee dermatologists.

We also host regular peer review sessions such as complex case meetings and journal clubs – to ensure we are all up to date.

Educating the World.

We have also presented our ground-breaking research on the international stage.

This includes the prestigious World Congress of Dermatology in Singapore – a conference that only happens once every four years.


Why does Skintel do Research?

Unfortunately, medicine is an inexact science. This means that as a profession we are constantly learning and research is a critical component of that.

At Skintel, we have built dedicated facilities to foster a culture of continuous improvement. Unfortunately, research and publications amongst dermatologists have declined over the last 5 years, at Skintel we are hoping to reverse that trend.

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Our Current Research.

Developing an artificial intelligence system to help with diagnostic support in Mohs surgery.

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Developing a risk prediction tool for identifying patients at risk of recurrent SCC.

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Identifying methods to reduce the carbon footprint of delivering skin cancer treatment.

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Our Previous Research and Publications.

Lim S, Lin F, Lim D, Tan E. Artificial Intelligence for Real-Time Diagnostic Support of Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A Feasibility Study on Diagnostic Modelling. ACD Annual Scientific Meeting 2022.

Lim S, Lin F, Lim D, Tan E. Real-time diagnostic support for Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancers using deep learning: a feasibility study on diagnostic modelling. NZDSI Annual Conference 2021.

Tan E, Lim D. Carbon footprint of dermatologic surgery. Australas J Dermatol. 2021; 62(2): e170-e177.

Lim D, Martin H, Yeo B, Johnston S, Fearfield L. Radiation-Induced Morphoea. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2014; 39 (5): 612-5.

Lim D, Rademaker M, Asztely F, Ratnaweera M. Cerebral Vasculitis and Multi-focal Neurological Deficits due to Allopurinol-induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome. Australas J Dermatol. 2014; 55(1):84-7.

Merika E, Lim D, Asboe D, Pozniak A, Boffito M, Bunker C, Morar N. Skin cancer in aging HIV positive patients. Annual Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) 2013

Lim D, Goodman H, Rademaker M, Lamont D, Yung A. Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm. Australas J Dermatol. 2013; 54 (2): e43-5.

Lim D, Oakley A, Rademaker M. Better, sooner, more convenient – a successful teledermoscopy service. Australas J Dermatol. 2012; 53 (1): 22-5.

Lim D, M Rademaker, Gardner D, Oakley A. Palmoplantar keratoderma – a rare adverse reaction to influenza vaccination. Australas J Dermatol. 2011; 52 (4): 298-300.

Frequently Asked Questions.

No – you can see us at Skintel without a referral from another doctor. However, some insurance companies require a referral if you want to make a claim with them. See our Medical Insurance page for more detail.

No – in many cases our experience dermatologists are able to make a diagnosis without a biopsy. Because dermatologists are the most accurate doctors at diagnosing skin cancer, this can reduce the number of procedures you have to go through.

Not necessarily – we are happy to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options. In some cases it is possible to treat skin cancers without surgery. At the end of the day, the decision about treatment is entirely yours.

We are happy to review your situation and discuss treatment options. We have an extremely low incomplete excision rate so can give you the best chance of skin cancer removal. Furthermore, the cancer may be suitable for Mohs surgery which confirms removal at the time of surgery.

We would be happy to provide you with a full skin check and provide our recommendations. Dermatologists have the lowest rate of unnecessarily removing benign lesions meaning less surgery overall.