Skin cancer surgery on referral

Professor Dixon's professional background

Curriculum Vitae


Curriculum Vitae                               20 December, 2014


Name                             Professor Anthony Joseph Dixon                 

Occupation                     Melanoma and complex skin cancer on referral only     


Employer                        A. J. Dixon Pty Ltd (ACN Number 006 688 740)

URL                              Email


Date Of Birth                  03 / 08 / '59                              Sex             Male


Dependants                    Married (Mary).                        Two children    Zoe (born 1996) & Emma (1997)


Home address                1101 / 5 Caravel Lane, Docklands    Provider No. 436179A


Telephone                      61 427 62 4060 mobile             Principal practice address:                                     

                                      61 3 5243 4323 fax                   Skincanceronly

                                      61 3 5244 5100 work                66 Roslyn Rd, Belmont, Victoria, Australia. 3216


Qualifications                 M.B.,B.S.. University of Melbourne               1982

                                      PhD    Bond University 2009

                                      Honorary Dermatology degree AOCD          2012

                                      Fellow Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine             2006

                                      Fellow Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine        1999

                                      Dip R. A. C. O. G.  1986          

                                      M. R. A. C. G. P.    1991

                                      Certificate of completion Level “B” rural General Surgery        1996


Membership / activities:               

Honorary Professor, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

Founder, Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine

Founder, Australasian College of Cutaneous Oncology

Foundation member of Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine

Member of Australian Medical Association (AMA)

Member of Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA)

Member of American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

Life member of Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons

Former Victorian Vice President of AMA until 1997

Former Victorian and Australian Vice President of RDAA until 1994

Member of AMA “Skin reference group” – from 1993 until April 2007.

Senior Lecturer (skin cancer) University of Queensland 2005 / 2006

Former Associate Professor Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland 2007 - 2010


Positions since graduation:

1983 - 1984                    Austin Hospital – Intern / Junior Resident positions


1985                               12 month course in Obstetrics for Dip. RACOG – Bendigo Base Hospital


1986 / 1987                    Surgery at Bendigo Base Hospital


1988                               General Practice in Heathcote, central Victoria.


1989 - 1993                    Surgical practice in a partnership in Leongatha, Victoria. Full spectrum of rural surgical workload, with a predominance of skin cancer management.


1994 - 1995                    Surgical registrar, Griffith Base Hospital, Griffith NSW. Resulted in satisfactory completion of training of rural Level “B” Surgery. Program endorsed by the RACGP, RACS and ACRRM.


1996 - 1997                    General Surgery as a partner in Leongatha Medical Group. – skin cancer predominating


1998 – 2000                   General Surgery as Partner with Naracoorte Medical Centre. Broader General Surgical work comprised around 20% of workload, Obstetrics (LUSCS) 10% of workload, Skin Cancer Surgery 70% of workload


2001 – present               Solo practice - full time skin cancer surgery / research / education


Publications / Research:


November 2014              Managing actinic keratoses in Australia in 2015 – Rural Doctor How To Treat1

October 2014                  Positive sentinel node biopsy should not be followed by routine complete nodal clearance                                                                   Aust Fam Physician2

July 2014                        Sentinel node biopsy now has limited role in melanoma – Aust Fam Physician3

April 2014                       Photodynamic therapy does not prevent skin cancers RCT – Derm Surg4

January 2014                  Prolonged adverse events following photodynamic therapy – J Drugs Dermatol5

March 2013                    Severe post procedurl pain following photodynamic therapy - JPRAS6

January 2013                  Is sentinel node biopsy a test or treatment - BMJ7

January 2010                  Review of antibiotic prophylaxis in skin surgery – 2nd author Am J Clin Derm8

July 2009                        Skin cancer complications in known diabetics versus non diabetics9 Dermatol Surg

July 2009                        Assessing education in skin cancer medicine10  Australian Family Physician

February 2009                Smokers versus non smokers and skin cancer surgery  Br J Dermatol11

February 2009                Delineating curettage as an adjunct to BCC excision           Plast Reconstr Surg12

January 2009                  Skin surgery to the ear faces the greatest bleeding risk – a prospective study

                                                                                                            J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surgery13

December 2009              Malignant spindle cell tumour review – 2nd author          Dermatol Surg14

September 2008             Smokers Versus non smokers and skin surgery          British Journal of Dermatology15

May 2008                       Let’s get back to basics managing melanoma   British Medical Journal16

November 2007              Bleeding complications in skin cancer surgery are associated with warfarin but not aspirin therapy                                               British Journal of Surgery17

September 2007             Perceptions of skin surgery service, - prospective study

                                                                                                            J. Am Academy Dermatology18

August 2006                   Randomized clinical trial of the effect of applying ointment to surgical wounds before occlusive dressing                          British Journal of Surgery19

June 2006                      Prospective study of wound infections in dermatologic surgery in the absence of prophylactic antibiotics.                               Dermatologic Surgery20

July 2006                        Reducing opposed multilobed flaps result in fewer complications than traditional repair techniques when closing medium sized defects on the leg following excision of skin tumour                                               Dermatologic Surgery21

August 2007                   Experimental approaches to skin cancer           Australian Family Physician22

July 2007                        Melanoma management in 2007                      Australian Family Physician23

June 2007                      Managing antithrombotics for skin surgery        Australian Family Physician24

May 2007                       Treating actinic keratoses with imiquimod         Australian Family Physician25

April 2007                       Arc welding and the risk of skin cancer             Australian Family Physician26

March 2007                    Rare skin cancers in General Practice              Australian Family Physician27

February 2007                High risk squamous cell carcinoma                   Australian Family Physician28

January 2007                  Vernier callipers in skin surgery                                  Journal American Academy Derm29

December 2006              Micronodular BCC                                           Australian Family Physician30

November 2006              Melanoma with cutaneous secondaries             Australian Family Physician31

October 2006                  Managing skin cancer below the knee               Australian Family Physician32

September 2006             Skin cancer in patients with multiple health problems          Aust Family Physician33

August 2006                   Dysplastic melanocytic naevus syundrome        Australian Family Physician34

July 2006                        One lump or two – infiltrating BCC on the nose Australian Family Physician35

April 2006                       The Multicenter Lymphadenectomy Trial Spells a Halt to Sentinel Node Biopsy

                                                                      CML Dermatology36

Feb 2006                        Skin cancer clinics in Australia: workload profile and performance indicators from an analysis of billing data Med J Aust – Secondary author37

Jan 2006                        Skin cancer medicine in primary care: towards an agenda for quality health outcomes       Med J Aust – Secondary author38

Aug 2005                       23 Golden Rules in managing Skin Cancer        Australian Family Physician39

Jan 2005                        Multiple superficial BCCs – Topical Imiquimod Vs curette and cryotherapy40

                                                                                                            Australian Family Physician

Nov 2004                       Reducing opposed multilobed flap repair, a new technique for managing medium-sized low-leg defects following skin cancer surgery Dermatologic Surgery41

Aug 2004                       Ultraviolet radiation from welding and possible risk of skin and ocular malignancy

                                                                                                            Med J Aust42