The Western Skin Institute was established in 2015 to offer excellence in Skin Cancer management and Dermatologic Surgery.
Western Skin Institute is a purpose-built clinic with three day-surgery theatres, and is the only Mohs unit in Western Victoria where the Mohs Surgeon has been accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS)
No one person's skin is identical and the Western Skin Institute, we strive to provide that individual care, to you.
*Artwork by Pamela Sukhum
Dr. Eugene Tan is a Dermatologist, Mohs Micrographic surgeon and Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP) and Fellow of Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD). Prior to entry into dermatology advanced training, he was the dermatology research fellow at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. His research resulted in the implementation of virtual skin cancer clinic - the first of its kind, in any public hospital in New Zealand. He then completed four years of dermatology training both in New Zealand and Australia at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Victoria and St.Vincent's Melbourne. He was awarded the Brenan prize in Dermatopathology and a travelling award to San Diego, California. Dr Tan then completed two further years of of fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery accredited by the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). He has experience in all specialties of general dermatology, dermatologic surgery and has published and presented internationally. He is currently the Associate Editor for the Australasian Journal of Dermatology.
Sonya Prasad née Odhavji is an Australian medical scientist with over two decades of experience in histopathology and is presently specialising in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Sonya holds the position of Mohs Senior Scientist at Ramsay Health Windsor and the Mohs co-ordinator at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Victoria. She is the owner of SP Mohs Path Services which caters for the design, setup of Mohs laboratories, and recruits and trains Mohs scientists.
Hazel Vina Layco is the Receptionist at Western Skin Institute. She completed a four-year Bachelor Degree of Nursing in the Philippines. She worked as an administrative staff for over a year, and three years as a nurse in a tertiary hospital. Hazel decided to venture Australia in 2015 to pursue her interests in dermatology. She is currently working in Errol Street Medical Centre and Western Skin Institute.
Paul Harmon has been a medical scientist with over 15 years experience. He has been working both in the public and private laboratories. He has also been involved with Mohs micrographic surgery for the last 4 years with extensive experience at several practices.