Dr. John Frew
MBBS (Hons), MMed (Clin Epi), MSc, FACD
Dr John Frew is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He completed his medical degree (with Honours) from the University of New South Wales in 2009, followed by a Masters of Medicine in clinical epidemiology from the University of Sydney prior to completing dermatology specialist training.
Dr Frew completed a highly competitive post-doctoral fellowship at the prestigious Rockefeller University in New York City between 2018-2020 (under the guidance of Professor James Krueger) identifying immunological pathways and conducting clinical trials into novel treatments for Hidradenitis Suppurativa.
Dr Frew currently holds a staff specialist position at Liverpool Hospital and is a conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales supervising dermatology trainees and postgraduate research students.
Dr Frew is an active Dermatological researcher and internationally recognized leader in the field of Hidradenitis Suppurativa / Acne Inversa as well as the current president of the Asia-Pacific Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (APHiS).
He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has contributed to numerous international Dermatology and Immunology textbooks.
Dr Frew has special interests in:
- Inflammatory skin diseases including Hidradenitis Suppurativa (acne inversa), Psoriasis
- Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
- Biologic therapies
- Melanoma and other Skin Cancers
Dr. Frew’s Research Output:
Dr. Frew has published papers in the following journals:
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
British Journal of Dermatology
Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Medical Journal of Australia
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
American Journal of Dermatopathology
Dermatology Clinics of North America
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Member of the following Organisations:
- President: Asia-Pacific Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (APHiS)
- Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology (FACD)
- Australasian Society of Dermatologic Research (ASDR)
- Society of Investigative Dermatology (SID)
- European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR)
- European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (EHSF)
- Associate Member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
Meet Our Dermatologists
Our dermatologists are held in high regard and are frequently referred patients from other dermatologists and specialists for a second opinion.
On an average day any one of our dermatologists finds 10 to 20 skin cancers which may have otherwise gone undiagnosed.
All of our dermatologists are highly skilled and experienced in the detection and treatment of cancer and melanoma, and in the accurate diagnosis and management of diseases of the skin, hair and nail.
Dr Bonnie Fergie
Dr Bonnie Fergie is a consultant dermatologist and a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia….
Dr. John Frew
Dr John Frew is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He completed his medical degree (with Honours) from the University of New South Wales in 2009, followed by a Masters of Medicine in clinical epidemiology in 2011 from the University of Sydney prior to dermatology specialist training. He currently holds a staff specialist position at Liverpool Hospital and is a conjoint associate lecturer at the University of New South Wales….
Dr. David Jenkins
David is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
He was acknowledged as a prize winner for achievement in the final exams held by the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2015. He was awarded the Presidents medal for Dermatological Pharmacology for achieving the highest mark across Australia ...
Dr Rebecca Saunderson
Rebecca Saunderson is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology. Rebecca is interested in complex dermatological cases, medical dermatology and paediatric dermatology, and believes in an holistic approach to patient care….
Dr Dana Slape
Dr Dana Slape is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and graduate of Western Sydney University. Dr Slape is passionate about managing chronic dermatological conditions across all age groups, but is particularly interested in children and adolescents as well as the elderly….
Dr. Karen Stapleton
Achieved the highest mark in Australia in the Final Examination of the Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, 1993.
Awarded the Australasian College of Dermatologists Travelling Fellowship, 1993, enabling her to attend Clinics at the National Institute of Health, USA and the centres in USA.
Recognised as an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1999…
Dr Benjamin Thompson
Dr Benjamin Thompson is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology. Ben studied medicine at the University of New South Wales, graduating with honours in 2008...
Dr. Deanna Wong
Fellowship of The Australasian College of Dermatologists, 2002
Awarded Master of Medicine, University of Sydney for Cytokine profile in regressing and non-regressing basal cell carcinoma skin tumours: 1999…