Dr. Michelle Rodrigues is the founder and director of Chroma Dermatology. She has over a decade of experience as a consultant dermatologist and has practiced locally and internationally. She is globally renowned for her expertise in treating pigment problems and diagnosing and managing skin conditions in those with skin of colour (non-Caucasian skin).
Through her passion for medical education and research, Dr. Rodrigues has contributed to advances in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions like vitiligo and melasma, and to the unique diagnostic and treatment considerations in patients with skin of colour who have common skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, keloid scars and more.
As a key opinion leader in pigmentary disorders and skin of colour, Dr. Rodrigues looks forward to serving her patients and journeying with them to improved skin health.
Dr. Celestine Wong is an Australian-trained dermatologist and Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. During her dermatology training, she spent 6months at the National Skin Centre in Singapore where she obtained experience treating Asian and Indian skin types and tropical skin conditions.
Dr. Wong has a range of interests including paediatric dermatology (skin problems in children), acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, excessive sweating and skin cancer. She understands the unique ways these common conditions present and respond to treatment in those with skin of colour.
Having a keen interest in dermatology education, Dr. Wong has published in numerous peer reviewed journals and lectures to healthcare professionals. She is involved in voluntary work abroad and was awarded the Harvey Rotstein Award for personal and professional excellence as well as dedication to patient care throughout her dermatology training.
Dr. Wong can converse in Mandarin and prides herself on providing evidence-based treatment for her patients.
Dr. Sarah Shen is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD) and brings with her expertise in the area of melanoma, having completed a Master of Philosophy in the research of high-risk melanomas at the Victorian Melanoma Service at the Alfred Hospital. This work has been published locally and internationally. She also spent 6 months at the National Skin Centre in Singapore during her dermatology training which provided her with experience treating Asian and Indian skin types.
Dr. Shen now holds an appointment at the Alfred Hospital and has a range of interests within dermatology including eczema, psoriasis, acne, hair disorders and skin cancer diagnosis and management.
Dr Shen is fluent in conversational Mandarin and Shanghainese (Shanghai dialect) and is committed to providing well-rounded, evidence-based patient care for all patients.
Dr. Priska McDonald is a fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists. She completed her medical degree at Monash University with honours and went on to complete Basic Physician Training through The Alfred Hospital. After this, Dr. McDonald undertook her dermatology speciality training in Melbourne where she gained experience at The Alfred Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Royal Children’s Hospital. She was also selected to work in the United Kingdom at St George’s Hospital, London.
Dr. McDonald is a general dermatologist with a broad range of interests. In addition to her private practice, she holds appointments at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Alfred Hospital.
Dr. Poon brings with her a wealth of experience on a local and international scale. She has worked at major Victorian tertiary hospitals as well tertiary dermatology centres in Oxford University Hospitals in the United Kingdom. She has experience managing patients from a variety of different cultural backgrounds with different skin types and conditions.
Dr. Poon has undertaken multiple research projects within dermatology with publications in peer reviewed journals. Some of the research has been in collaboration with dermatology departments at Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA and Oxford in the United Kingdom. She has also published in the area of pigmentary disorders with Dr. Michelle Rodrigues. Dr. Poon has been awarded national and international dermatology research awards as well the annual prestigious Hugh Wallace Registrar’s prize awarded by the Royal Society of Medicine – Dermatology Section in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Poon strives for excellence in all aspects of patient care and prides herself on evidence-based dermatology practice. Dr Poon is currently completing her specialist dermatology training in Victoria and holds positions at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Monash Health.
Shima is an experienced Dermal Clinician who is passionate about optimal skin health, educating and training others and undertaking research. She prides herself on delivering safe, innovative and effective skin solutions and is excited about using the highest quality laser equipment, peels and rejuvenation devices available at Chroma Dermatology to enhance texture, luminosity and overall quality of the skin.
An initial consultation with Shima at Chroma Dermatology will involve a comprehensive assessment of your overall skin-health and an in-depth discussion about any concerns you would like to address. Then, an individually tailored treatment plan will be suggested for you. The appointment will ensure Shima understands your speciﬁc needs and gives you the opportunity to know how you can best care for your skin and keep it looking and feeling great all year ‘round! Best of all, this initial consultation is free!