About Us

What is the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia?

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) is a registered not-for-profit body that was formed in 2014 by a group of doctors with a special interest in non-invasive cosmetic medicine. The College evolved from the Cosmetic Physicians’ Society of Australasia (CPSA) which was established in 1997 and was the first organisation to represent the interests of doctors working in this emerging field of medicine in Australasia.

Collectively, the CPCA has been supporting

its members for a combined term

of 27 years.

The CPCA is recognised by Health Departments, Regulators and Medical Defence Insurers as a key stakeholder. It is one of more than 70 signatories to the Australian Ethical Healthcare Alliance group, made up of health fraternities recognised by APEC and WHO. The CPCA is devoted to protecting and supporting its members’ interests while ensuring patient safety through public education and awareness. It provides the public with up-to-date information while assisting them to locate our qualified doctors who share our common goals.

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The purpose of the College is to provide representation and education in the area of cosmetic medicine for the Members and Fellows of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia. We also support public education and awareness of cosmetic medicine.

Our Mission is to establish and maintain a high standard of learning, skills and conduct

from doctors working in cosmetic medicine.

To fulfil this mission, the College will implement cosmetic medical educational programs and support research into cosmetic medical treatments that will in turn aid and support medical practitioners wishing to further their knowledge of cosmetic medicine. The College objectives will be furthered by our cooperation with other health professionals, like minded associations, institutes, governments, corporations, and medical practitioners from other medical disciplines that also hold an interest in cosmetic medicine.

Click HERE to view the CPCA Constitution,

or HERE to view the CPCA Policies & Guidelines.

How can the CPCA help you?

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CPCA for Practitioners

Industry representation
  • Through college representation, you will have a voice to express how the cosmetic industry develops, be kept informed of and have access to a high standard of educational courses and have industry representation when it comes to government lobbying.
Networking opportunities
  • As a CPCA member, you will have access to and be encouraged to attend regular CPD and/or networking events where you will meet other physicians in the field of cosmetic medicine.
Colleague support
  • Via our private messaging forums, CPCA Members can seek advice when needed, request mentorship or provide mentoring should their level of skills and experience permit, and discuss important issues relevant to cometic medicine.
Discounts & member benefits
  • All CPCA members receive access to free or discounted magazines, journals, conference registrations and product exhibitions.
Advertising opportunities
  • CPCA Fellows and Full Members have enhanced advertising opportunities through the entitlement to promote College membership, the use of dedicated CPCA logo and branding, and placement on the CPCA Find-A-Doctor webpage.
Post nominals for CPCA Fellows
  • Fellows are entitled to use the post nominal FCPCA.
College governance
  • All College members are encouraged to get involved and/or join CPCA committees. Full Members and Fellows have full voting rights and can be elected to the CPCA governing Board. Fellows can run for President of the College.
Career advancement
  • In addition to our training programs which include the nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine (52900WA), CPCA Members have access to an array of CPD/CME materials and opportunities, as well as resources designed to assist members in networking and finding mentoring.
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CPCA for Patients

Provide current information
  • The CPCA aims to provide the public with up-to-date information about cosmetic medicine. To find out more, please click here to access patient resources.
Practitioner selection
  • We can help you to locate highly qualified aesthetic doctors who specialise in cosmetic procedures in your area.
Industry regulation
  • The CPCA liases with health and ethics authorities to help ensure that regulations and guidelines keep pace with new technology and procedures.
Improved patient safety & outcomes
  • The College upholds a code of conduct and a self-regulatory framework to which all CPCA members must adhere.
  • CPCA Full Members and Fellows understand from experience what can be achieved safely through minimally or non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
  • The CPCA provides its members with the most up-to-date, relevant information and we assist our members in staying abreast of the latest medical and scientific advances.

CPCA Board

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President
President

Dr David Kosenko…

graduated with MBBS from Monash University in 1987 and attained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1993. He became a Director of Ti-Tree Family Doctors in 1994, started performing cosmetic procedures in 2007 and founded Impress Cosmetic Medicine in 2010.

 

He has a diverse experience ranging from acupuncture and injection sclerotherapy in the 1990s to Diving and Underwater Medicine and more recently an interest in general practice dermatology, skin cancer and cosmetic medicine. He has been an examiner to the RACGP, is a current member of the Medical Advisory Committee to Beleura Private Hospital and a clinical supervisor for the Eastern Victorian General Practice Training Program.

 

He was a member of the CPSA and is a founding member of the CPCA. He prides himself in honesty and integrity and believes that success comes through doing things to the highest standard, as demonstrated by Ti-Tree Family Doctors being awarded the General Practice of the Year.

 

He set up Impress Cosmetic Medicine as a small, bespoke cosmetic practice that focuses on office based cosmetic medicine procedures. He is passionate about his work and about cosmetic medicine in general.

 

Dr David Kosenko has held the position of CPCA Vice President since 2018 and Victoria & Tasmania State Representative since 2020.

 

Dr David Kosenko is the current College President for 2022-2024.

Education Officer
Education Officer

Dr Keturah Hoffman…

has been active in medical politics since the 1990s, being the Inaugural president of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) and having been advisor to the Medical Board of Western Australia. Dr Hoffman has also run cosmetic medical conferences and served on the board of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) (formerly CPSA) for over a decade.

She has nearly 30 years’ experience in cosmetic and vascular medicine and continues to maintain an active teaching and administrative role in the specialty.

 

Her experience in running Day Spas and formulating and manufacturing skincare products as well as medical politics and health administration brings a wide range of contacts and skills in business and people management, and she continues to have a keen interest in improving regulation and delivery of medical services in Australia.

 

Dr Keturah Hoffman has held the position of Membership Liaison Officer, Education Officer, and Western Australian State Representative since 2018.

Vice President
Vice President

Dr Sean Arendse…

graduated from King’s College London and has a background as an emergency consultant at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He founded Flawless Rejuvenation Skin Clinics in 2007 and enjoys working across both the fields of Emergency medicine and Aesthetic medicine.

 

In 2018, Dr Arendse completed a postgraduate diploma in clinical dermatology with Queen Mary’s College London. He has a keen interest in the use of both energy-based devices and non-energy-based treatments, in achieving the best aesthetic result for his clients, and is a KOL for a number of injectable and device companies. He has a special interest in cosmetic medical emergencies which he has published on and is an advocate for safety in the aesthetic industry.

 

Dr Sean Arendse held the position of CPCA Secretary for 2018-2022, and Victoria & Tasmania State Representative since 2018.

PR Officer
PR Officer

Dr Naomi McCullum…

joined the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) in 1999. When the CPSA became the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) in 2015, Dr Naomi was admitted as a Fellow.

 

After completing her internship, Dr Naomi decided that non-surgical cosmetic medicine was her career of choice, and she opened her first cosmetic clinic, The Manse Clinic in 2002 in Paddington, NSW. The clinic has a team of 5 cosmetic doctors and caters to Australia’s most serious beauty achievers.

 

Alongside being the Public Relations Officer for the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia, Dr Naomi is also a Fellow and board member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM).

Secretary
Secretary

Dr Scott Allison…

is an experienced Cosmetic Physician and trainer in cosmetic injectables who is dedicated to delivering and developing innovative, non-invasive aesthetic procedures.

 

After graduating from Medical School at the University of Queensland in 2011, Dr Allison undertook his residency at the Princess Alexandra Hospital where he worked across a variety of areas including dermatology, plastic surgery and infectious diseases. Following this he completed a Master of Science in Aesthetic Medicine at the Queen Mary University of London and a Master of Public Health at the University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of both the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

 

Dr. Allison is a trainer in cosmetic injectables with Allergan Aesthetics and is passionate about finding new and interesting ways of teaching safer injecting and facial anatomy to clinicians. He is also a Medical Officer Reservist in the Australian Army and a Senior Lecturer for UQ School of Medicine.

 

Driven by a passion to empower others, Dr Allison is committed to finding new and innovative non-invasive treatments to help clients achieve their aesthetic goals.

Member Representative
Member Representative

Dr Ricky Sia…

has received extensive training in various fields of Medicine in the United Kingdom and Australia. He works primarily in advanced facial rejuvenation especially with injectable treatments. Dr Ricky values lifelong learning and regularly attends expert workshops to continue his professional development.

 

He enjoys teaching and sharing of clinical pearls. He has recently joined the teaching taskforce of Merz Aesthetics to train cosmetic injectors in ethical administration of cosmetic injectables and is also a trainer for MINT threadlift.

 

He is also very passionate about advancing the calibre of Cosmetic Medicine in Australia and is excited to have the opportunity to contribute and collaborate with colleagues to carry the College forward as a synonym of credence and integrity.

Treasurer
Treasurer

Dr Carolyn Choy…

is a highly skilled Cosmetic and Laser Doctor, founder of Ultimate Aesthetics with over 25 years clinical experience in both general practice and the cosmetic and aesthetic field. Since graduating from medicine from the University of Western Australia, she has devoted her time to being a general practitioner and a cosmetic physician.

 

In her early times in the hospital, she realised how much she loved all aspects of medicine but also working with her hands and after leaving the hospital, working in the emergency departments and surgical departments, she pursued her first fellowship in general practice. She attained her Fellowship in General Practice. She continued with further educations, attending conferences, and felt called to move beyond general practice and realised that there was a real social need where men and women of the world were constantly being disempowered and by helping people improve their outside appearance by doing a few minor procedures, this so greatly improved a person’s self-esteem.

 

Helping people see how beautiful they really are within. Feeling beautiful allows us more easily to connect to joy, life and all its possibilities. With that goal in mind, she continued to in her pursuit of excellence to be able to master advanced injection techniques and laser treatments. She understood how scarring could be so soul destroying and has specialised in various techniques to help improve specifically acne scarring and keloid scarring. In that time, she has continued to grow and learn and attained a second fellowship, this as a Fellow of the Cosmetic Physician Collage of Australia.

 

She has enjoyed growing her team of doctors and nurses and therapist, all with the same mind set, of helping all of us age with grace, with minimal downtime and with the greatest effect of natural looking beauty or as we say, “believable beauty.”

Member Representative
Member Representative

Dr Sarah Sparks…

was born in England, then raised and educated in Hong Kong. She qualified in Medicine
from Liverpool University, UK in 1994. From there, Sarah served in the Royal Air Force as a Medical Officer in Aviation Medicine and Search and Rescue.

 

Sarah came to Tasmania 20 years ago where she worked in General Practice and completed the FRACGP. Following this, Sarah then worked in Accident and Emergency for several years before moving into Cosmetic Medicine 12 years ago.

 

Sarah now runs a boutique Aesthetic Medical practice in Hobart and is a great believer in the concept that ‘less is more’!

CPCA Committees

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CPCA Membership Review Committee

Dr Douglas Grose
Dr Douglas Grose
Dr Mary Dingley
Dr Mary Dingley
Dr Keturah Hoffman
Dr Keturah Hoffman

CPCA State Representatives

VICTORIA

Dr Sean Arendse
Dr Sean Arendse

WA and SA

Dr Keturah Hoffman
Dr Keturah Hoffman

QLD and NT

Dr Ricky Sia
Dr Ricky Sia

NSW and ACT

Dr Tom Parmakellis
Dr Tom Parmakellis

TASMANIA

Dr Sarah Sparks
Dr Sarah Sparks

CPCA CPD Committee

Chairperson

Roman Krumins
Roman Krumins

Consultant: Emergency Medicine

Dr Sean Arendse
Dr Sean Arendse
Dr Michael Molton
Dr Michael Molton

Consultant: Health and Counselling

Dr Carol Wang, RN
Dr Carol Wang, RN
Dr Paul Spano
Dr Paul Spano

Consultant: Endocrinology

Dr Isabella Sillar
Dr Isabella Sillar
Dr Mary Dingley
Dr Mary Dingley

Consultant: Medical Credentialling

Dr David Kosenko
Dr David Kosenko
Dr Keturah Hoffman
Dr Keturah Hoffman

Consultant: Skin Cancer Medicine

Dr Dhruva Ramachandran
Dr Dhruva Ramachandran

CPCA Education Committee

Dr Keturah Hoffman
Dr Keturah Hoffman
Dr Michael Molton
Dr Michael Molton
Dr Mary Dingley
Dr Mary Dingley
Dr Douglas Grose
Dr Douglas Grose
Dr David Kosenko
Dr David Kosenko

Connect with Us

National Office Contact Details

Email:

cpca@cpca.net.au

 

Office Hours:

8am – 5pm, WST

 

Telephone:

1300 552 127

(08) 9300 2414

+61 487 889 238

 

Website:

www.cpca.net.au

 

Postal Address:

Suite 1, Unit 4,

48 Winton Road

JOONDALUP WA 6027

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