Dr. Karen Stapleton – M.B.B.S. (Hons) F.A.C.D.

  •  and Achieved the highest mark in Australia in the Final Examination of the Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, 1993.
  • Awarded the Australasian College of Dermatologists Travelling Fellowship, 1993, enabling her to attend Clinics at the National Institute of Health, USA and other dermatology centres in the USA.
  • Recognised as an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1999
    Undertook one years Paediatric training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, 1988
    Graduated from the University of NSW with Honours Class 1, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, 1986.
    During the final year of her MBBS degree Dr. Stapleton was awarded all five prizes by St. George Hospital.

The Keith Harrison Memorial Prize for the highest mark obtained and general proficiency in Medicine in the final degree examination.

The AC Thomas Memorial Prize for the highest mark in Clinical Surgery in the final degree examination.

The CV Salisbury Prize for the highest mark obtained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the final degree examination.

The HP & RL Melville Memorial Prize for general proficiency in Surgery in the final degree examination.

The Gilbert Ashby Memorial Prize for general proficiency in the final degree examination.

Previous Hospital appointments have included VMO Dermatologist at Westmead Hospital where she worked for ten years.
In addition to Clinical practice, Dr. Stapleton lectures to post-graduate trainees and general practitioners.

Dr. Stapleton has published papers in the following journals:

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Archives of Dermatology
Paediatric Dermatology
Australasian Journal of Dermatology

Participates in the formal Continuing Professional Development Program of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Member of the following Organisations:

Australasion College of Dermatologists
American Academy of Dermatology
Australian Medical Association.

Meet Our Dermatologists

Our dermatologists are held in high regard and are frequently referred patients from other dermatologists and specialists for a second opinion.

On an average day any one of our dermatologists finds 10 to 20 skin cancers which may have otherwise gone undiagnosed.

All of our dermatologists are highly skilled and experienced in the detection and treatment of cancer and melanoma, and in the accurate diagnosis and management of diseases of the skin, hair and nail. 

Dr Bonnie Fergie

Dr Bonnie Fergie is a consultant dermatologist and a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia….

Dr. John Frew

Dr John Frew is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He completed his medical degree (with Honours) from the University of New South Wales in 2009, followed by a Masters of Medicine in clinical epidemiology in 2011 from the University of Sydney prior to dermatology specialist training. He currently holds a staff specialist position at Liverpool Hospital and is a conjoint associate lecturer at the University of New South Wales….

Dr. David Jenkins

David is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

He was acknowledged as a prize winner for achievement in the final exams held by the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2015. He was awarded the Presidents medal for Dermatological Pharmacology for achieving the highest mark across Australia ...

Dr Rebecca Saunderson

Rebecca Saunderson is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology. Rebecca is interested in complex dermatological cases, medical dermatology and paediatric dermatology, and believes in an holistic approach to patient care….

Dr Dana Slape

Dr Dana Slape is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and graduate of Western Sydney University. Dr Slape is passionate about managing chronic dermatological conditions across all age groups, but is particularly interested in children and adolescents as well as the elderly….

Dr. Karen Stapleton

Achieved the highest mark in Australia in the Final Examination of the Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, 1993.

Awarded the Australasian College of Dermatologists Travelling Fellowship, 1993, enabling her to attend Clinics at the National Institute of Health, USA and the centres in USA.

Recognised as an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1999…

Dr Benjamin Thompson

Dr Benjamin Thompson is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology. Ben studied medicine at the University of New South Wales, graduating with honours in 2008...

Dr. Deanna Wong

Fellowship of The Australasian College of Dermatologists, 2002

Awarded Master of Medicine, University of Sydney for Cytokine profile in regressing and non-regressing basal cell carcinoma skin tumours: 1999…

We provide world class specialist care for patients with skin cancer and other skin diseases.

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Patients call 02 9719 2936

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Suite 1, 109 Victoria Road, Drummoyne NSW 2047

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