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Our Specialists

Dr. Ivan Simmons

MBBS, FACD.

Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists

Dr. Ivan Simmons is a Dermatologist who is a fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatologists. He graduated from Adelaide University in 1967 with degrees in Medicine and Surgery and was a Resident at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and subsequently The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

He was Registrar in Dermatology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and completed his fellowship of The Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1973. He is the longest serving Dermatologist in South Australia.

He has fulfilled the role as Head of Unit at The Royal Adelaide Hospital Dermatology Department, Visiting specialist to the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Julia Farr Centre, Flinders Medical Centre, Queen Victoria Hospital and South Australian Mental Health Services. He has worked as Consultant Dermatologist at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (UK). Over the years he has taught many medical students and dermatology registrars.

He deals with all aspects of general dermatology and has special interests in psoriasis, inflammatory disorders of the skin and hyperhidrosis. He frequently attends national and international Dermatology meetings.

Dr. Chris Duguid

MBBS, Dip.Obs. RACOG, FACD.

Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists

Dr. Chris Duguid is a dermatologist who is a Fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatologists.

He graduated from Adelaide University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and worked as a General Practitioner until 1990. During this time he also completed a Diploma of Obstetrics. In 1991 he commenced training in the specialty of dermatology in Adelaide and at The Mater Hospital in Dublin. He was awarded his fellowship in 1995 and was the recipient of The President's Medal for outstanding achievement in pharmacology. His areas of interest include diseases of the skin, skin cancer diagnosis and management, treatment of hyperhidrosis and lasers and light therapy.   Dr. Duguid is a visiting consultant to Flinders Medical Centre. He is a member of The Australasian College of Dermatologists and an International fellow of The American Academy of Dermatologists. 

Dr. Elizabeth Christou

MBBS (Hons), Ba HSc, FACD.

Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists

Dr. Elizabeth Christou is a dermatologist who is a Fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatologists and a member of The American Academy of Dermatologists.

She grew up in Adelaide and completed a Bachelor of Health Science at Adelaide University before moving to Sydney in 2003 to study medicine at Sydney University, graduating with Honours in 2007.

Her medical training began at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and she undertook her dermatology specialist training at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Royal North Shore Hospital and Liverpool Hospital and also spent some time in rural locations. After completing her specialist training she worked in NSW at The Skin and Cancer Foundation.

She returned to Adelaide in 2015 and works part time while raising 2 young children.

Dr Christou's dermatology special interests include skin cancer, psoriasis, acne, paediatric dermatology, vulval dermatology, and hyperhidrosis. She is involved in dermatology teaching and training of nurses, general practitioners and dermatology registrars and has published in local and international peer-reviewed journals.