DR CHRIS BOBERG
MB,ChB (Otago). FRNZCCP.
BSc. Dip Obstetrics (Auckland). Post Graduate Diploma Science – Otago (Biochemistry).
Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery, Queensland University (Australia ). Advanced Dermatosopy, Graz University (Austria).
Dr Chris Boberg founded The Skin Cancer clinic in 2011. As one of New Zealand’s leading skin cancer experts he has been a strong advocate for skin cancer prevention and treatment. His philosophy is to educate and ensure awareness of the dangers of skin cancers. He achieves this through:
- His role as co-chair for the Melanoma Network of New Zealand (Melnet), a knowledge-sharing forum for health professionals. Click here to read more about the Expert Forum Melanoma Summit 2015.
- Chris is the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) delegate for three key roles:
- New Zealand Melanoma Standards Committee for the New Zealand Ministry of Health
- Melanoma Network of New Zealand (Melnet)
- New Zealand Skin Cancer Strategic Planning Group
- Attendance at several International World Health Organisation conferences on melanoma
- Involvement with the planning and conference executive committee of three national Melanoma summits, working to up-skill practitioners in early melanoma detection
- Conference Convener and scientific programme convener for the New Zealand – International Melanoma Summit (Auckland) Nov 2015 which attracted hundreds of delegates from around the world
- He was also part of the team that implemented the Australasian Melanoma guidelines, launched at the first Melanoma summit in 2008
- As an advocate and frontman for public education campaigns 1989-2002, Chris has contributed a great deal to skin cancer awareness, prevention and the importance of early detection across the country.
Chris is one of a very small group of kiwi doctors to have completed international training in Advanced Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer Surgery. He was in the early group of Doctors in Aotearoa trained to use the Dermoscope (1996) as a clinical tool to aid in diagnosis of suspicious moles. He is a Southern Cross-affiliated provider for skin cancer and minor surgery. His extensive experience means you can be confident in receiving an accurate diagnosis and the best care available.
Chris has attained postgraduate training and expertise in Advanced Dermoscopy and Dermal Imaging and also Advanced Cancer Surgery and Management – University of Queensland ( 2010, 2011, 2012-Austrailia) and Graz University (Austria 2013).
As well as being highly qualified and extremely knowledgeable, Chris is also known for his caring approach along with a great sense of humour. He believes in the adage “every mole on its merits” and early detection being the key to preventing Melanoma.
DR ANDREW MACGILL
BHB, MBChB, BSc (Hons)
Dr Andrew MacGill is a skin cancer expert trained in dermoscopy and is an affiliated provider for Southern Cross. Over the past 18 years he has diagnosed and removed hundreds of malignant melanomas and managed numerous other cutaneous malignancies.
Andrew is an experienced dermoscopist. He gained postgraduate qualifications and recognition by participating and studying in the advanced dermoscopy immersion course at the Graz University in Austria – focusing on chaos and clues and modified mole pattern analysis. He has also undergone additional training in cutaneous surgery here in New Zealand and in San Diego. He is highly experienced and meticulous with all forms of cutaneous surgery and has been using complex flaps and full thickness grafts for many years.
He is currently undertaking further advanced training in the Masters programme leading to the qualification of academic expert in the field of dermoscopy and skin cancer medicine.
Andrew is a regular contributor to the International Dermoscopy Society Discussion Forum.
He thoroughly enjoys his work and his patients sense this from his enthusiasm and warmth. Andrew takes pride in removing lesions with minimal discomfort and makes every effort to ensure the best possible cosmetic outcome. Patients often comment on his warm and friendly manner when helping patients feel at ease. His philosophy is that the greatest reward in medicine is the ongoing relationship with patients from all walks of life.
Andrew comes from a long line of medical professionals; his great-grandfather, grandfather (plus two of his grandfather’s brothers) and father were all GPs. His son Sam is now studying medicine at Otago University.