About Us



Barbara Breadon


Dr. Wolfowitz has been part of the Clifton Hill practice on a full time basis for several years now. She has an excellent academic and clinical record, with wide hospital and private practice experience.

Dr. Wolfowitz has special expertise in the diagnosis and management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. She also has an interest in surgical dermatology which will complement the range of treatments available in the clinic, with her experience in the surgical management of skin tumours enabling us to treat many of these conditions in house rather than needing external referral.

Furthermore to her general dermatology expertise including acne, skin rashes and/or infections, hair and nail disorders, Karen is an accredited dermatologist in the administration of Botox for axillary hyperhidrosis. She also has a special interest in cosmetic dermatology.  




Barbara Breadon


Dr. Barbara Breadon has over thirty years' experience in general dermatology. She was one of Victoria's pioneering female dermatologists.

Her special areas of interest include acne, sun damage and cosmetic procedures.

After dermatology training Dr. Breadon had extensive hospital and private practice experience before starting her own practice in Heidelberg, and commenced practice in the current location in Clifton Hill in 1985. Her patients are drawn from a wide geographic area, with a loyal patient base generating many personal referrals.

Dr. Breadon enjoys patient care, and her approach to skin care and clinical work in general is to treat the whole person. She has developed many minimally invasive techniques for removing skin lesions with as little scarring as possible. She is open to new ideas and techniques, and this is reflected in the new equipment acquired by the clinic in recent years.





Barbara Breadon


Dr. Shyamalar Gunatheesan undertook her specialist dermatology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Box Hill Hospital, Western Hospital and the Skin and Cancer Foundation.

Dr. Shyamalar is a Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Skin and Cancer Foundation. She has several publications to her name and was awarded the prestigious Adrian Johnson Memorial prize for the best publication in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology.

She was the recipient of the F.C. Florance Bequest from the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She was attached to the Dermatology units at Columbia University and the Sloane-Kettering Memorial Centre both in New York in which she acquired expertise in early detection of melanomas and dermatological conditions that result from cancer treatments.

In addition to general dermatology, Dr. Shyamalar’s interests include skin cancer management, hair loss, hyperhidrosis and cosmetic dermatology.





Alfonso Perez

Dr. Perez is an experienced dermatologist who trained at the prestigious St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital where he later became a Consultant. He gained valuable experience in complex dermatological conditions and his areas of interest include immunobullous (blistering) conditions, cutaneous lymphomas, male dermatology conditions and complex psoriasis/eczema cases.

He has an special interest in alopecias and scalp disorders  and is a member of the International Trichoscopy Society.


Julie Code

Julie Coade is our trained cosmetic nurse with experience in a wide variety of medical and hospital settings, and has been a part of the team at Clifton Hill Dermatology for 20 years. Julie organises the team of nurses and skin therapists and coordinates the smooth running of the practice. Her special expertise is in cosmetic injectables including anti wrinkle injections, and with 18 years of experience in this area she has built an enviable reputation which brings many long term patients back regularly for her special care.