CPD Consultants


About the CPD Consultants

Below is the list of the CPCA Consultants.

Dr David Kosenko

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Areas of Expertise
  • Registrar Education/Mentorship,
  • Business Compliance,
  • Medical Credentialling
  • RACGP Accredited General Practice Registrar Supervisor,
  • Interviewer for RACGP Registrar Training Program, 
  • Member Ramsay Healthcare Medical Advisory & Credentialing Committee – Beleura Private Hospital

Dr Dhruva Ramachandran

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Areas of Expertise
  • Dermatology,
  • Pigmentation Disorders,
  • Skin Cancer
  • Teaching Primary Care Dermatology
  • MBBS
  • Grad. Cert. Dermatology in Primary Care
  • Grad. Diploma Family Medicine
  • Grad. Diploma in Practical Dermatology
  • Diploma in Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dermatology
  • Fellowship, Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia

Dr Isabella Sillar

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Areas of Expertise
  • Female hormones and the impact on ageing. Especially perimenopause and menopause
  • Internal wellness optimisation using blood test and DNA saliva testing
  • Metabolic management
  • Minimally invasive aesthetic treatments, PDO threads, injectables and biostimulators
  • Patient education 
  • 2019 MBBS (Hons) Monash university
  • Basic physician training 1st year (2021)
  • Certificate of Clinical Dermatology (HealthCert, 2021) 

Dr Carol Wang

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Areas of Expertise

Dr Carol Wang is an aesthetic practitioner, laser therapist, registered nurse, licensed acupuncturist, and managing director of Qiology-TCM. She is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Notre Dame Australia and the Aesthetic Educator at the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science. Please see qualifications listed separately.

Carol has been researching actively with over 50 high-quality publications and has been awarded over two million in research funding. Carol has extensively worked in China, Singapore, and Australian Health Care Systems with over 28 years of clinical experience. Possessing the ability to connect with industry partners and build collaborations has led to tangible results in funding for scholarships, research projects and the enrolment of higher degrees by research students. Carol’s research directly informs chronic disease self-management for improving symptom outcomes such as pain, mental well-being, physical function, work productivity, and quality of life.

  • PhD,
  • Master of Science (Acupuncture),
  • Master of Nursing,
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cosmetics and Injectables,
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Health and Counselling,
  • Bachelor of Nursing,
  • and more…

Dr Gina Messiha

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Areas of Expertise

Dr Gina Messiha (Cosmetic Doctor) MB BS FRACGP is the Co- Principal and Director of Ocean Village Medical Centre and Ocean Cosmetics. She graduated from SCU in Egypt in 1991, and trained in obstetrics and gynaecology for six years prior to starting her career in general practice.

Dr Gina has a special interest in women and children health and mental health, with extensive experience in difficult skin conditions. She believes that teaching and continuing education are essential for achieving and maintaining excellent skills and knowledge. She loves travelling for international conferences and cooking.

Dr Gina is a local mentor Galderma trainer, international speaker for Deleo and on the advisory board for Cynosure. She has presented at a number of local, national and international conferences on a variety of topics.

Lately Dr Messiha has developed a special interest in functional aesthetic gynaecology combining conventional treatments options with EBD to help women with common issues like vaginal atrophy, reduced sexual gratification and urinary incontinence.

  • Suez Canal University: 1991 MBBS
  • FRACGP: 2005 Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • FACAM: 2024 Australian College of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine: 2017 American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • FCPCA: 2019 Fellowship of Cosmetics Physicians College of Australasia
  • BTL Key Opinion Leader and Keynote Speaker
  • Cynosure Key Opinion Leader and Keynote Speaker
  • An Absence of Imperfections: A Proposed Framework for Defining, Assessing, and Achieving Skin Glow 2023 – Co-author
  • Non-Surgical Symposium 2023 – Presenter
  • Cosmedicon 2020, 2023 – Presenter
  • IMCAS Paris 2020 – Presenter
  • IMCAS Bali 2019 – Presenter
  • RACGP Fellowship Exams Examiner 2007-2011

Dr Amanda Sabel

Dr Amanda Sabel
Areas of Expertise

Dr Amanda Sabel (MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG) is a qualified GP Obstetrician with a background in surgical training and experience in both Australia & London.

Her specialties include:

  • Facial laser treatments
  • Women’s health laser treatments
  • Cosmetic injectables
  • Management of Aesthetic complications
  • RACGP Extended Skills Term Trainer GP Aesthetics
  • John Flynn Prevocational Doctor Training Programme Trainer
  • GP Registrar Trainer
  • Rural Clinical School – Student Trainer
  • Harbour (formerly South West Women’s Refuge) Board Member

Dr Deon Viljoen

Dr Deon Viljoen
Areas of Expertise

Dr Deon Viljoen is a Cosmetic Physician and a Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA). Dr Vijoen is affiliated with the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Possessing a passion for Aesthetic Medicine, Dr Viljoen is specialised in skin treatments and aesthetic shaping. He is currently actively practising Sports Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Underwater Medicine, and Cosmetic Medicine. He is also currently active in researching and studying Metabolism, Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology with regard to mitochondrial disease. He actively collaborates with Dr Linda Thomas (Clinical Psychologist and Mucosal Immunologist) regarding the study, research, and impact of different human microbiome factors.

Dr Viljoen attends regular conferences and workshops hosted by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia and The Australasian College of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

  • The College of Medicine of South Africa: 1983 Diplomate in Anaesthetics
  • University of Cape Town: 1999 Master of Philosophy
  • South African Medical Service: Reistered as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner Code 439S
  • Institute of Maritime Medicine: 1999 Diving and Submarine Medicine Course
  • The University of Newcastle Australia: 2005 Master of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Anaesthesia (previous practice as Anaesthetist in South Africa)
  • Sports Medicine (actively working in injury management)
  • Occupational Medicine (actively working for Industry)
  • Underwater Medicine (actively listed with SPUMS as a Commercial Dive Medical Doctor)
  • Aviation Medicine (previous practice as a DAME in Australia)
  • Cosmetic Medicine (current FCPCA)

Dr Linda Thomas

Dr Linda Thomas
Areas of Expertise

Dr Linda Thomas is a Clinical Psychologist, Neuroscientist and Mucosal Immunologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority and endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society as a Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists.

She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at University of Newcastle and Affiliate of the Hunter Medical Research Institute.

Dr Thomas is an academic supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate students at both University of Newcastle and Australian National University as well as a Board Approved supervisor of Provisional Psychologists.

She is an invited speaker and published author in the research areas of neurodegenerative diseases, respiratory infections, gut microbiome and vaccine development, for which she holds two patents.

She is the principal of Med-Psych, and the director of the speciality gut-brain axis clinic ‘Gut Feeling’.

Ms April Jorgensen

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Areas of Expertise

Using her experience in cosmetic medicine and beauty therapy and her newfound knowledge in biomedical science, in 2004, Ms April Jorgensen wrote the first nationally accredited course in Dermal Therapies – The Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science. Originally this course was delivered through the vocational division of Curtin University, though in 2006, April established the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS) as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Since AACDS’ humble beginnings, April has written a Graduate Diploma in Dermal Therapies and a Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Nursing. These qualifications meet the demands of a growing industry and help protect the safety of consumers using dermal and cosmetic services.

In addition to building a strong, profitable and sustainable RTO, April has several philanthropic ventures providing scholarships to refugees and asylum seekers and underwriting the Ligowe Epicentre in Malawi, Africa. April has recently (May, 2015) returned from Uganda on behalf of The Hunger Project Australia.

  • Bachelor of Health Science in Biomedical Science, ECU Perth, WA
  • Chairperson and founder of Niche Education Group
  • Founder of RTO: Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS)
  • Winner of the WA Telstra Business Women’s Award (Innovation Category) 2009
  • Finalist for the WA Training Awards (Trainer of the Year) 2010
  • Winner of a 40UNDER40 award 2014