After obtaining one of the highest year 12 scores in his year, Assoc. Prof Con Dolianitis studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne. At the same time he completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Greek and Classical Studies, obtaining honours for most of his university subjects.
Assoc. Prof Con Dolianitis works in the specialised biologics clinic and the general dermatology clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Con has previously consulted at the Skin & Cancer Foundation in Carlton in both the nail clinic and hair clinic, and the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Con has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals and has been involved in research and clinical trials. He was awarded a research grant by the Scientific Research fund of the Australasian College of Dermatology for work in melanoma. Con’s research with the Victorian Melanoma Service focused on the use of dermoscopy for the early detection of melanoma. Con completed a Masters of Medicine researching the detection of melanomas using spectrophotometry. He has a particular interest in the early detection of melanomas and monitoring patients at risk of melanoma.
Con was the supervisor of Dermatology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Con is involved in teaching and supervising dermatology trainees as well as medical students of the University of Melbourne. He has served as an examiner and on the selection committee of the Australasian College of Dermatology, as well as the committee of the Victorian Faculty of Dermatology. Con was the convenor of the Australasian College of Dermatology Meeting in Melbourne. He has also worked on the advisory board of multiple pharmaceutical companies and been a reviewer for several dermatology journals. Con was awarded the Presidential Citation in 2017 by the Australasian College of Dermatologists in recognition of his contribution to the College. Con is a current member of the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Con regularly attends local and international conferences to offer patients the latest treatment options. He has been attending the annual meeting of European Academy of Dermatology for the last 10 years. He was awarded the Paul Eddington travelling scholarship by the Skin and Cancer Foundation to attend one of the European meetings.
Con has a particular interest in the early detection and treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers, including the use of non-surgical approaches when appropriate. Con also has significant experience with managing psoriasis and eczema, including use of phototherapy treatment. He has been heavily involved in running the biological therapies clinic for the treatment of severe psoriasis at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Additionally, Con has significant experience in the treatment of acne, hair disorders, nail disorders, men’s dermatological problems and general dermatologic conditions.
Specialty Interest Areas:
• Early detection and treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers.
• Management of severe psoriasis with biologic therapies.