Dr Douglas Grose graduated in Medicine from Sydney University in 1970. In 1968 he obtained a BSc with First Class Honours in Pharmacology. After Junior Residency at Sydney Hospital he worked until 1974 in Papua New Guinea as an Army Medical Officer.
In mid-1974 he commenced General Practice in Rockhampton, retiring in 1995 to focus entirely on cosmetic dermatology with a particular focus on acne and diffuse sun damage. In 1996 he established Australian Skin Clinics at Southport on the Gold Coast and progressively developed that practice into a medical day spa with full time beauty therapists complementing the medical and nursing teams.
Doug sold his practice in early 2007 and is now working part time as a surgical assistant as well as doing training and consultancy work in cosmetic medicine. He has been an active member of the Cosmetic Physicians Society since 1999 and was an inaugural Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a frequent speaker at medical conferences and training seminars.
Dr Adam Rish
Dr Adam Rish (BMedSc, MBBS, BA (Hons), MFA, FFMACCS) is the director and owner of Laserase in Bondi Junction, NSW. He is NSW representative of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia. He is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. He has been involved in laser and cosmetic medicine since 1987 and has been trained in Australia, New Zealand and the USA in laser and cosmetic techniques. He is also a professional artist having held 35 solo exhibitions with representation in many of the significant state and national collections
Dr Deborah Davis
Dr Deborah Davis is a Cosmetic Physician with over 25 years experience in the cosmetic medical industry. Together with her husband Dr Geoffrey Heber she founded the Heber Davis Skin Clinic located in Ultimo Sydney in 1988. Heber Davis is a multidisciplinary facility that provides a comprehensive range of cosmetic services.
Dr Davis completed a science degree, majoring in Biochemistry, at the Australian National University before graduating with honours in Medicine from Sydney University. She more recently completed an arts degree with a major in Art History, also from Sydney University. She explored a variety of medical interests before accepting a position at Australia’s first cosmetic and laser clinic in 1987.
This experience directed Dr Davis into the fledgling field of non-surgical cosmetic medicine and saw her develop specialised skills in sclerotherapy and laser therapies.
Dr Davis is a foundation member of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australia, a Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia, a Fellow of the Australian College of Aesthetic Medicine and a former Fellow of the Medical Faculty of the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery (2002-2006).
Dr John Mahony
Dr John Mahony studied Medicine at Sydney University 1980-1984 graduating early 1985. Internship and residency years followed in the Illawarra, covering general medical and surgical terms, paediatrics, O&G, ICU, psychiatry, emergency, etc, until the end of 1990. In 1991 he travelled: through South America, North America, cycled through Europe and visited Gallipoli.
After a range of locum general practice postings including Coonabarabran and Grenfell he took over Newtown Medical Centre in 1993 and remained as practice principal for ten years. The practice was busy, employing up to six other GPs under Dr Mahony’s supervision.
Then, after further training with various cosmetic physicians and cosmetic surgeons, and upon passing the relevant exams, Dr Mahony was admitted as an inaugural Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery in 2002 and opened Peach Cosmetic Medicine, in Paddington in 2003.
Dr Mahony has since worked exclusively in Cosmetic Medicine, full time in Paddington, growing the practice largely by word-of-mouth amongst inner Eastern Suburbs locals. His cosmetic interests run to the whole gamut of the field, but there is a particular focus on wrinkle injections, fillers, IPL and laser treatments, and liposuction.
In 2010 Dr Mahony delivered a paper at the Annual Conference of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery on safety in office surgical procedures, reviewing the literature and legislation and regulations pertaining to such procedures, and introduced the concept of mixing prophylactic antibiotic into the tumescent anaesthetic used in liposuction. This ensures high levels of antibiotic are delivered precisely where the suctioning occurs, without relying on the poor and variable delivery that otherwise occurs to fat from IV or PO administration, especially in the presence of adrenaline. Dr Mahony has never had infection complicate a liposuction procedure.
Dr Mahony has also delivered lectures in various fora on topics such as laser and IPL hair removal, wrinkle injection treatments, various fillers, and anti-ageing medicine using certain hormones.
After having spent some time on the Board of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery as a non-executive Director in 2013-2014, now in 2015 Dr Mahony is excited to have been elected as inaugural Treasurer of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia.
Dr Catherine Porter
Dr Catherine Porter graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993 with MB BS, commencing work as an intern that year.
Very early in her career, she developed an interest in dermatology and aesthetics. She began working with a cosmetic dermatologist in 1997, where she was trained in the use pigment, vascular and resurfacing lasers as well as tumescent anaesthesia, liposuction and fat transfer.
For the last 10 years Dr Porter has worked at the Heber Davis Clinic where she has gained considerable experience in cosmetic injectables, sclerotherapy, IPL and laser therapy.
She has been a member of the CPSA since its inception.
Dr Mary Dingley
Dr Mary Dingley M.B., B.S., F.F.M.A.C.C.S., Diploma of Laser Medicine Cosmetic and Dermatological (A.C.C.S.)
Special Interests: Cosmetic injectables and laser & associated technology.
Dr Mary Dingley has been practising cosmetic medicine since 1987. As a veteran of the industry she has seen the remarkable growth of the field, both in terms of numbers of practitioners as well as types of procedures performed.
Dr Dingley is a member and past President of the Cosmetic Physicians’ Society of Australasia and is an advisor to government bodies on issues such as laser safety, training, cosmetic medicine and medicolegal issues generally. She is a Fellow and served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery from 2007 to 2013.
Dr Paul Spano
Dr Paul Spano graduated from Melbourne University in 1991 then gained Fellowship to the Australian College of General Practitioners in 1995. Commencing practice in a broad range of Cosmetic Medicine in 1996, Paul then joined the Cosmetic Physicians Society in 1999 and spoke at the inaugural conference that year and several meetings thereafter and sat on the National Executive Committee until 2004. Paul was the second national trainer for Allergan in 2001. Paul began hair transplantation in 2006 and became a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons in 2007. In 2009 Paul gained the Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine via examination at the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Fellowship in 2012. Paul is now a Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia.