Dr Sharron Phillipson - Director

Med, FRACGP, FACAM, DCH, Dip Paed, Dip ABLS, DPD

Qualification

  • Bachelor of Medicine (University of Newcastle)
  • Diploma of Child Health (Royal College of Physicians, London)
  • Diploma of Paediatrics (University of NSW)
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Diploma of the American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS)
  • Diploma in Practical Dermatology (Cardiff University, Wales)
  • Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine

Education

  • 1971-1977- Hornsby Girl’s High School -High School Certificate
  • 1977-1978- N.S.W Institute of Technology - Biomedical Science course commenced, Distinction average
  • 1979-1984- University of Newcastle, New South Wales, 2300 - Bachelor of Medicine (BMed)

Medical Student Selectives

  • 1981 - Gastroenterology
    Clinical assessment of the autonomic nervous system in diabetes
    Nottingham Hospital, England  
  • 1982 - Cardiology and Heart Transplantation
    Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, England 
  • 1983 - Aboriginal Health and Medical services
    Alice Springs and the Utopia Aboriginal Settlement, Northern Territory

Scholarships

  • 1979- Research Mechanism of Alfethesin, an anaesthetic induction agent.
    Newcastle University Medical School Grant.
    Supervisor Dr A. Quail
    Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Newcastle Hospital and Mater Hospital
  • 1983- Australian Kidney Foundation Grant. Natriuretic Hormone Action.
    Supervisor Dr. A. Gillies.
    Nephrologist and Lecturer, University of Newcastle

Postgraduate

  • 1987
    Diploma of Child Health
    Royal College of Physicians, London
  • 1989
    Diploma of Paediatrics
    University of New South Wales
  • 1992
    Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • 1998
    Diploma in Practical Dermatology
    College of Medicine, University of Wales, UK
  • 2000
    Diploma in Laser Surgery and Medicine
    American Board of Laser Surgery 
  • 2002
    Fellowship of the Australian College of Aesthetic Medicine

Clinical Experience

  • 1983
    Internship
    Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
    St Leonards, Sydney
  • 1984
    - Resident
    Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
    St Leonards, Sydney
  • 1985
    Senior House Officer
    Croydon General District Hospital, London, England
  • 1987
    - Registrar in Paediatrics
    Lewisham District Hospital, London, England
  • 1988
    Registrar in Perinatology
    King George V Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney
  • 1989
    - Registrar in Paediatrics
    Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney
  • 1989-1991
    - Associate General Practitiioner
    Thomas Clinic, Manly sydney
  • 1990 - 1998
    - Surgical Assistant
    to Dr. Warwick Harper Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Manly, Sydney
  • 1992
    - General Practitioner
    Chatswood Medical Centre, 270 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, Sydney
  • 1993 to  present
    - Practice Principal
    Established The Elizabeth Medical Centre, North Sydney
  • 1997 to present
    - Practice Principal
    Established The Elizabeth Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Centre, North Sydney
  • 2008 to present
    -Practice Principal
     Established the North Sydney Medical and Skin Cancer Centre

Society Associations

  • 1999-2004
    National Vice President
    Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia
  • 1999-2004
    Founding State President
    Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia
  • 2006-2010
    Founding National President
    Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine
  • 2006-2008
    Board member
    Northern Division of General Practice
  • 2009-present
    Censor-in-Chief
    Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine  

Current Positions

  • Director The North Sydney Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Medicine Centre
  • Expert Health Care Complaint’s Commission Advisers Panel
  • Examiner Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Mentor for registrars training Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
  • Fellow Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicne
  • Censor-in-Chief Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Member Australasian Society of Phlebology
  • Co-ordinatorAnnual Laser Conference for Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia
  • Representative of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Cosmetic Surgery Credentialling Council
  • Member International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons
  • Medical Adviser Mothers Incorporated
  • Member Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine
  • Facilitator Academy of Qmed Workshops
  • Hearing member New South Wales Medical Board
  • Member Australian Doctor Dermatology Academy Steering Committee

Clinical Meetings

  • 2000-current
    Medical Co-ordinatorof the Annual Introduction to Cosmetic Medicine Workshops for the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine, Sydney
  • 2000-2103
    Medical Co-ordinator, Annual Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference Sydney/Gold Coast
  • 1998-2001
    Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia, Annual meetings
  • 1999
    International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, 8th International Symposium, New Orleans
  • 1999, 2000 Australasian College of Phlebology meeting
  • 1997, 2002 Appearance Medicine Society of New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting

Clinical Training in Cosmetic Procedures and Dermatology

  • 1990-1998
    Clinical surgical assistant to Dr Warwick Harper
  • 1994
     Collagen Training, Collagen Aesthetics
  • 1995
    Conference and Workshop on Cosmetic Peels and Laser Resurfacing, San Diego, California
  • 1995-2007 
    Muscle Relaxant Workshops, Allergan, Sydney
  • 1996- 2002
    The Australasian College of Phebology conference
  • 1996
    Cosmetic Peel Workshop, Dr Mark Reuben, La Jolla, California
  • 1997
    Clinical Use of the CO2 Laser in Cosmetic Skin Resurfacing, Las Vegas, 1997
    Training course
    Clinical Instructor: Dr Steven Lubouictz MD
  • 1997
    ESC Photoderm System Operations and Training Program, Sydney
    Training course
    Instructor: Dr Verda Gottfried, PhD
  • 1997
    Course in Clinical use of the Photoderm system, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Instructor: Dr Mark Taylor MD
  • 1998 Diploma of Practical Dermatology, University of Wales
  • 2000 Dermal FillerTraining, Qmed
  • 2001 Clinical Attachment to Dr Deedee Murrell, Dermatologist, Sydney
  • 2010 Medical Fellow, Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery
  • 2000-2013 Accredited Provider Re-accreditation process, QI&CPD, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 

Clinical Presentation

Medium Depth Peels

  • 1998
    Cosmetic Physicians Society Inaugural Annual Conference. Adelaide
  • 2001
    Cosmetic Physicians Society with Clinical Demonstration Peels. Melbourne
  • 2006
    Appearance Medicine Conference, Queenstown, NZ
  • 2000-2012
    Clinical Lecturer Chemical Facial Peels/Dermal Filler/Muscle Relaxant workshops, Sydney

Physics and efficacy of Intense pulsed light treatment

  • 2002
    Appearance Medicine Society of Australasia Meeting, Queenstown, NZ
  • 2003
    Society of Neuromuscular Sciences, Thredbo, NSW
  • 2003
    Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery, Gold Coast, NSW

Clinical experience of intense pulsed light therapy and introduction of the m22

  • 2011
    Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine Inaugural Sate Meeting, Perth
  • 2011
    International Symposium Dermatology, Bangkok

Cosmetic medicine. What it can and can't do

  • 2001
    Central Sydney Division of General Practice
  • 2001
    Society of Neuromuscular Sciences, Thredbo NSW
  • 2003
    Warringah Division of General Practice
  • 2013
    Sydney Division of General Practice

Cosmetic medicine. What can it do for you?

  • 2001, 2002
    Mothers Incorporated, Sydney

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  • Phillipson SL. Medium Depth Peels. Medical Observer. June. 2000.