Welcome To

Western Skin Institute

St. Albans

About St. Albans Clinic

The Western Skin Institute was established in 2015 to offer excellence in Skin Cancer management and Dermatologic Surgery.

The St. Albans Clinic is a purpose-built clinic with three day-surgery theatres. 

Phone: 03 9367 6648

Fax: 03 9367 7756

Email: info@westernskininstitute.com.au


Address: 378 Main Road West, St Albans, VIC 3021

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 0900 - 1630


A note for new patients:

Please arrive 15 mins prior to your appointment as you will be required to fill in paperwork to assist in your care and communication back to your G.P.

St. Albans Team



Dr. Maged Boules

(December 2021)

Dr Maged Boules graduated from Alexandria university 1999.  In 2010, he developed an interest in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, he is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. He has completed the Certificates of Skin Cancer Medicine and Dermoscopy and Diploma in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery and Advanced Clinical Certificate of Dermoscopy from the Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA).

Dr Boules is familiar with all forms of Melanoma and Non Melanoma Skin Cancers and has a special interest in complicated flaps and grafts and dermatological surgery of various areas of the body.

Dr Boules is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and an accredited skin cancer doctor by the SCCA.


Dr. Stephen Lai

(January 2022)


Fellow of Skin Cancer Institute (FSCI)

Fellow of Australian Institute of Dermatology (FAID)

Diploma in Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery (SCCA) 

Diploma in Dermoscopy (SCCA)

Diploma in Dermatology (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow)

Diploma in Practical Dermatology (Cardiff University)

Dr Stephen Lai has over 20 years experience as a clinician with special interest in dermatology and skin cancer. He graduated from University of Hong Kong in 1996 and completed his specialist training in Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2006. He worked as a clinician with special interest in dermatology in Hong Kong for 12 years before moving to Melbourne. Before moving to Australia in 2009, he had short period of training in Singapore National Skin Centre and years of working experience in Dermatology clinic in Hong Kong. With his vast practical experience in dermatology clinic, he is able to solve different dermatology problems at specialist level. He has strong passion in managing common or complicated dermatological problems from both mainstream and integrative approach. In Australia, he obtained his status as an accredited skin cancer doctor from Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA) in 2014.  He was later awarded multiple Fellowship from Skin Cancer Institute, Australian Institute of Dermatology and Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. Currently, he is a popular GP with special interest in dermatology and skin cancer management in Melbourne West.  He has a very high level of dermatology knowledge and dermoscopy skill and can do a lot of procedures for skin cancer management, including flap and graft surgery.

Mary Truong

Practice Manager, Senior Nurse & Mohs Lab Technician

Mary Truong graduated from Victoria University in 2014 with a degree in Nursing. After obtaining her AHPRA Registration she started working as a Dermatology Nurse at Western Skin Institute. In 2017, Mary travelled to New Jersey USA to complete a 2-day intense training in a Mohs Micrographic lab. There she acquired the skills to become a Mohs Technician. Mary divides her time at Western Skin Institute as a Dermatology nurse and working in the Mohs lab onsite.

Mischelle Naluz


Mischelle Naluz is an Enrolled nurse and Mohs Tech at WSI since 2019. She recently graduated from Holmesglen with a diploma in Nursing and is aiming to further enrich her dermatology knowledge. Mischelle is often one of the first faces you'll see when attending the practice together with our friendly team in Western Skin Institute.

Anna Hamoy


Anna is a Division 1 registered nurse. She graduated as Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Cebu Doctor’s University in 2008 and pursued a Master's Degree in Maternal and Child Health thereafter. During her working career, she acquired Certificates III in Aged Care and Work Health and Safety in 2013 and 2015 respectively. She joined Western Skin Institute in 2020 to further expand her repertoire in nursing and is a member of Australian Dermatology Nurses Association (ADNA). She is excited in learning more about Dermatology and is committed to looking after patients with the utmost care.

Hazel Vina Layco

Reception Staff

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 Center and Western skin Institute.