Integrated Skin Cancer Clinic
The Integrated Healthcare Clinics are built on the concept of horizontal and vertical integration and serves to partner specialists with GPs, and/or Allied Health Professionals, who have been specifically trained in screening and treatment of disease.
This innovative MQ Health initiative, under the clinical leadership of Professor Anand Deva, Professor David Gillatt, and Professor Simon Willcock, is an ambitious model of healthcare that brings together clinical excellence, high-quality education and world-leading research to develop and deliver the optimal care for patients.
Patients are managed by a multi-disciplinary team, which jointly address all aspects of the presenting condition and tailors the treatment plan to ensure that the best treatment is offered.
Located in the Macquarie University Clinic building, our co-location with Macquarie University Hospital gives us immediate access to a whole array of specialist clinicians as well as pathology, radiology and other diagnostic services. Our unique new model provides seamless access to the skill of these doctors and the delivery of the best and most timely treatment for patients. Our emphasis on immediacy of access and affordability in treating patients, makes patient care our priority.
Clinical Leadership Team
Professor Anand Deva
Professor Anand Deva is the Director of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine and a founding member of Macquarie Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Macquarie University. He has over 10 years of experience in private practice and continues to cover the entire spectrum of cosmetic, plastic, reconstructive, hand and microsurgery. His special interests include cosmetic surgery of the face and breast.
Professor Deva is considered a leading academic and has published widely on issues related to wound healing and surgical infection, especially in relation to implantable medical devices. He has been a consultant to both government and biomedical companies and is a frequent invited speaker at both local and international meetings.
Professor Anand Deva graduated from the University of Sydney in 1991 and was awarded first class honours and the University Medal in Medicine. After completing internship and residency at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, he was admitted into advanced training in General Surgery in 1994 and completed a Masters of Surgery in 1996. He commenced advanced training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in 1996 and obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) in 2000. He has received numerous awards and prizes that recognise his contribution to research and teaching. In addition to his training in Australia, Professor Deva has spent time at both Harvard and New York Universities furthering both clinical and research interests.
Professor David Gillatt
Leading UK prostate cancer surgeon Professor David Gillatt has taken up the permanent positions of both Professor of Urological Oncology and Robotic Surgery and Director of Medical Services at Macquarie University Hospital. Professor Gillatt is recognised as one of the world’s foremost robotic surgeons in the treatment of both prostate and bladder cancers, having performed more than 2000 major resections in his career. He also has expertise in the discovery and optimisation of biomarkers for early prostate cancer diagnosis and prognosis, and in the effect of ketamine abuse on bladder function.
Before joining Macquarie University Hospital, Professor Gillatt was Clinical Director of Urology at Southmead Hospital and Medical Director of the Bristol Urological Institute, where he established the Prostate Cancer Care and Research Centre. The centre has gained a national and international reputation as one of the foremost research organisations for urology in the UK. It integrates teaching, research and clinical practice in urology.
Professor Gillatt brings this experience to Macquarie University Hospital where he will provide leadership across both the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Macquarie University Hospital in the delivery of clinical services, teaching and research. A key focus will be strengthening Macquarie University Hospital’s multidisciplinary team approach to prostate cancer care that already sees coordinated services engage all relevant specialties with the aim of delivering outstanding patient care. Professor Gillatt welcomes new patients, practicing from his rooms at Macquarie University Clinic. He performs robotic surgery at the Hospital.
Professor Simon Willcock
Professor Simon Willcock is a General Practitioner and the Director of Primary Care at the Macquarie University Hospital.His education and research interests include the health of doctors, generational change in the medical workforce, men’s health and musculoskeletal medicine. Simon trained as a rural procedural GP, and practiced in Inverell, NSW where his practice included obstetrics and anaesthetics. For the past twenty years he has worked in academic and clinical practice in Sydney and has had a number of educational leadership roles.
Simon is currently the Chair of the Avant Mutual Group and a board member of the Sydney North Health Network, the NSW Doctors’ Health Advisory Service and a member of the NSW AMA Council of General Practice.