About Us

Get to know All About Acne’s skin experts

The All About Acne team – the authors of this site – are a group of medically-trained skin experts from across Australia who have an interest in acne management.

These people donate their time and expertise in order to provide the most up-to-date, practical and relevant information on acne-related matters.

Our experienced team of leading dermatologists guarantees the information on this website is independent and based on the highest quality research available.

No gossip, gimmicks or fads for unproven remedies – just accurate, practical information to guide you.

Our Team

Dr JoAnn See
Dr JoAnn See, Dermatologist, NSW

All About Acne Co-Chair

Dr See is a dermatologist in private practice in Sydney. She has been a fellow at the Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, Texas and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr See has lectured both in Australia and internationally and is a frequent spokesperson on acne. Her subspecialty interests are acne and skin care. She is on the International Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne; a body of clinicians and researchers dedicated to evaluating “best treatment” practice regarding acne, as well as advancing the understanding of acne science.

Associate Professor Kurt Gebauer
Associate Professor Kurt Gebauer, dermatologist, WA

All About Acne Co-Chair

Dr Gebauer is a consultant dermatologist predominantly in private practice in Fremantle, Western Australia. He also serves as Head of Department at Fremantle Hospital, a State government teaching hospital. Dr Gebauer has ongoing interests in clinical research and trial work, having conducted trials in acne as well as a wide variety of other dermatological diseases. His dermatological interests include general dermatology, industrial dermatology, workers’ compensation and legal matters. Part of his dermatology training was in Derby, United Kingdom. A frequent lecturer and teacher of varied medical and paramedical groups in Western Australia, Dr Gebauer has also lectured internationally. He has also been a specialist advisory board member for general practitioner magazines.

Dr Mei Tam
Dr Mei Tam, Dermatologist, Victoria

Dr Tam works as a consultant dermatologist at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria. She also runs a private practice. Dr Tam has collaborated in a prospective clinical trial looking at acne, isotretinoin with quality of life and depression, which was published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology (Nov 2002). Dr Tam has also been involved with a range of other clinical research trials including eczema and psoriasis. She has a keen interest in contact dermatitis and clinical dermatology. Dr Tam has been a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists since 1998.

Dr Brian De'Ambrosis
Dr Brian De'Ambrosis, Dermatologist, Queensland

Dr De’Ambrosis is in private practice at South-East Dermatology in Brisbane. He is a senior visiting medical officer in procedural dermatology at Princess Alexandra Hospital and is also a visiting dermatologist at the Queensland Institute of Dermatology at Greenslopes Private Hospital. Dr De’Ambrosis has several publications related to skin cancer and general dermatological disorders. His special interests include melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, Mohs surgery (a highly specialised form of skin cancer surgery) and laser surgery.

Associate Professor Greg Goodman
Associate Professor Greg Goodman, Dermatologist, Victoria

Dr Greg Goodman is a consultant dermatologist working in private practice and at the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria where he is Chief of Surgery. Dr Goodman has been a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists since 1984. He is a recognised expert and well-known national and international speaker in all facets of dermatology with a particular interest in acne, acne scarring, skin cancer, lasers and cosmetic dermatology. He has authored a number of peer reviewed journal articles, textbook chapters and continues his research in many facets of dermatology. A particular area of interest is the treatment of post-acne scarring, where Dr Goodman continues to be a leader in the field, having developed global acne scarring classification system to determine the best method of treating acne scarring. He has also conducted focus sessions on the topic for the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr Philip Tong
Dr Philip Tong, Dermatologist, NSW

Dr Tong is a consultant dermatologist in private practice in a number of locations in Sydney. He is the Deputy Co-Chair of Research at The Skin Hospital as well as Clinical Lead for the Skin Imaging and Inflammation Group at The Centenary Institute. His dermatology training included Perth, Melbourne, Sydney as well as St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London, UK. Dr Tong has a clinical interest in the management of acne and acne scarring. He is also involved in training, running GP educational workshops and teaching for registrars.

Dr Catherine Reid
Dr Catherine Reid, Dermatologist, SA

Dr Reid is a dermatologist in private practice in Adelaide. She trained in dermatology in London, Oxford and Adelaide and was Head of Dermatology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital until 2012. Dr Reid has been the Principal Investigator in multiple clinical trials on psoriasis, skin cancer and acne.

Dr Vincent O'Brien
Dr Vincent O'Brien, Dermatologist, South Australia

Dr Vincent O’Brien is a medical graduate of the University of Adelaide. His first 10 years as a doctor were spent mostly with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in central and remote South Australia. During this time he developed an enduring love of the ‘bush’ and its people. In the early 1990’s Dr O’Brien undertook training in dermatology with the Australasian College of Dermatologists and became a “Fellow” in 1994. He has a wide interest in dermatology, especially in skin cancer and acne. He practices in North Adelaide, and also is a visiting dermatologist at the Royal Darwin Hospital.

Our Supporters

A small number of companies fund the activities of All About Acne, which includes this website. Without their support, particularly the long-term support of Galderma, we would not exist.

Funding is provided through educational grants with our team deciding how best we can help people with acne. You’ll see from the content of our website that we focus on providing practical, balanced advice.

Team members (dermatologists) do not receive payment for their work with All About Acne.


Galderma is a global pharmaceutical company specialising in the research, development and marketing of innovative medical solutions in dermatology. With state-of-the-art R&D facilities, we focus exclusively on therapeutic and aesthetic innovations. Galderma Australia is committed to the future of dermatology, offering comprehensive solutions for acne patients – from over-the-counter to PBS funded prescription products and a complementary skincare range. Our sponsorship of All About Acne is just one way in which Galderma supports acne education.

For media and general enquiries

We’re unable to respond to individual requests for medical advice so please talk to your doctor.

Lasted Updated: March 31, 2020