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. Dr. Eugene Tan is a fellowship-trained surgeon who is accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS)
Phone: 03 9367 6648
Fax: 03 9367 7756
Western Skin Institute does not provide dermatological advice via email. In Australia, your General Practitioner is an appropriate first port-of-call for discussion about your medical treatment. Whilst it is tempting to self diagnose, google treatment options and shop around for Specialists; this approach is not recommended. We do however, provide excellent information about Mohs surgery (see Services ), patient information (see Patient info) and make regular updates on the latest advances in Dermatology (see Skin Blog).
Address: 378 Main Road West, St Albans, VIC 3021
A REFERRAL WILL BE REQUIRED AS THIS IS A SPECIALIST DERMATOLOGIST CLINIC.
Why do I need a referral?
Whilst anyone can see a Specialist in Australia, to get a rebate from Medicare, you will require a GP referral. No referral = No rebate.
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.
Dr. Eugene Tan
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 Dermatologist (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 in both 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 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.
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 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 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
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.