“No one should die of malignant melanoma” - A. Bernard Ackerman, 1985


The Skin Cancer Institute is a registered not-for-profit organisation based in Singapore. The operations of the Institute are driven by an international Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board


The Skin Cancer Institute Advisory Board is comprised of the following individuals:




Dr Andreas Blum (Chair)

Dermatologist and Associate Professor at the University of Tübingen/Germany, M.Sc. DermPrevOncol.

Andreas Blum, MD M.Sc. DermPrevOncol, is a dermatologist in Public, Private and has a Teaching Practice in Konstanz/Germany. He is the Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine Tuebingen/Germany. Studies of Medicine in Muenster/Germany, Lille/France and Tuebingen/Germany (1987-93). Specialisation (1993-97) and PhD (2001) at the Department of Dermatology Tuebingen/Germany. Residencies in clinic, research and teaching in dermatology in France, Nepal, Australia, Austria, Great Britain, Cambodia. National and international invited lectures about dermoscopy, preventive dermato-oncology, ultrasound of lymph nodes in the follow-up of melanoma patients and tele-dermatology (more than 1,700 presentations in more than 25 countries) and more than 210 publications (February 2021). He has a Master of Science in Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermatooncology (University of Graz/Austria) (2015). He is aMember of the International Dermoscopy Society (IDS) (Executive Board Member 2003-2018, 2018-2024 co-representative for Germany), German Society of Dermatology, German Cancer Society and contributor of the German Guidelines Committee for melanoma and basal cell carcinoma (dermoscopy).



Dr Iris Zalaudek

Associate Professor at the Division of Dermatology of the Medical University of Graz; Austria and President of the International Dermoscopy Society.

Dr Zalaudek’s main research fields are dermato-oncology and in particular, dermoscopy, nevogenesis, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

Dr. Zalaudek has published more than 280 scientific articles and she frequently lectures on these topics nationally and internationally.

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Professor John Pyne

Professor of Skin Cancer Medicine at the University of New South Wales.

Professor Pyne held the position of Program Director for the Skin Cancer Masters at the University of Queensland from 2007 until 2013. He also has been conferred with a PhD on the correlations between dermoscopy and histopathology for basal and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Professor Pyne is also a Fellow and past President of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

Professor Pyne’s main professional interest is in the early diagnosis of skin cancer using correlations between optical imaging and histopathology. This interest is applied to patients using dermoscopy (low power optical magnification) or a confocal scanning microscope (high power imaging). Confocal scans a skin cancer in three dimensions and enables a biopsy to be performed without surgery in suitable cases.



Dr Anthony Azzi

Dr Azzi is a skin cancer surgeon in Newcastle and a Senior Lecturer for the Masters Program at the University of Queensland .

He spent 13 years working in the public hospital system in General Medicine and Haematology. In 2008, he completed a Masters Degree in Skin Cancer Medicine (University of Queensland).

He is a member of the AMA (Australian Medical Association), SCCA (Skin Cancer College Australasia), AAAM (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine), and OSSANZ (Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand).

Dr Azzi has active and regular roles training other doctors in skin cancer surgery nationally and internationally, with Healthcert and GPSynergy.



Dr Aimilios Lallas

Associate Professor of Dermatology at the First Department of Dermatology of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.

He specialises in skin cancer diagnosis with non-invasive techniques, as well as in the management of skin cancer patients.

He is the author of 305 scientific papers, editor of 8 books and author of several book chapters on dermoscopy. He is the co-investigator in 8 Phase III Clinical trials on skin cancer treatment and rated amongst the top 1% of reviewers of scientific papers for 2017 (publons.com).

He is regularly invited to speak at domestic and international congresses and meetings.

Dr Lallas is currently the General Secretary of the International Dermoscopy Society (IDS). He was the General Secretary of the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy in 2018. He is a Board Member of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology (EADO) and Professional Insurance Association of the Medical Chamber of Thessaloniki.

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Dr Tracy Dixon

Dr Tracy Dixon is a skin cancer surgeon in Tauranga, New Zealand. A Fellow of the Skin Cancer Institute, Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Cutaneous Oncology, Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) University of Queensland, Deans Commendation for Academic Excellence.

Her work consists of full skin checks, lesion checks, and medical and surgical management in private practice, as well as second opinions and surgery for public patients from Tauranga Hospital.