• Level 6, 24 Collins Street, Melbourne
  • (03) 9939 8115

Our Specialist Team

Meet the Melbourne City Dermatology Team

Our advantages: experienced, reliable, friendly

Dr Clare SchofieldDermatologist
Dr Clare Schofield is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She graduated from medical school in 2004 with first class honours and on the Dean’s role of excellence with university prizes in surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology.


After working for several years in a variety of medical and surgical roles Clare started a career in dermatology, completing the majority of her training at one of Australia’s largest dermatology departments, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

After becoming a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD) Dr Schofield has worked as a consultant dermatologist in private clinics in East Melbourne, Moonee Ponds and Hobart before establishing Melbourne City Dermatology.


Dr Schofield is a visiting dermatologist for The Alfred Hospital public dermatology clinic.  Clare has a keen interest in teaching and has lectured medical students over the last several years. She is the supervisor of training for dermatology registrars at The Alfred Hospital.

Dr Schofield has published several articles in peer reviewed journals and enjoys treating complex problems and clinical challenges.

Dr Julia RhodesDermatologist
Dr Julia Rhodes is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She undertook her Dermatology training in Victoria, and has worked at hospitals including St Vincent’s Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and the Skin and Cancer Foundation. She is a visiting consultant dermatologist at the Alfred Hospital, and is the Secretary of the Victorian Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.


Dr Rhodes achieved the joint overall highest mark in Australia in her final dermatology examinations, and was awarded the prestigious Australasian College of Dermatologists Traveling Fellowship Award, as well as the Ken Paver Medal for Medical Dermatology. She was also awarded the Florance Bequest Fellowship, which enabled her to travel to world-renowned dermatology centres in the United States to further her interest in complex medical dermatology, including the Mayo Clinic.


Julia is dedicated to her patients and the provision of friendly, personalised and holistic dermatologic care. Her interests include the management of acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, excess sweating and skin cancer.

Dr Lauren YoungDermatologist

Dr Lauren Young is a Fellow of the Australasian College of dermatologists.

She completed her dermatology training in Victoria and New South Wales, and was the recipient of the Australasian College of Dermatologists’ travelling fellowship award for the most meritorious performance in their annual national examinations. Lauren used this award to visit several major hospitals in Canada and the USA to further her training.

Dr Young’s special interest lies in the surgical and non-surgical management of skin cancers. Lauren has recently returned to Melbourne City Dermatology after completing a twelve-month fellowship in Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery represents a specialised surgical technique, which offers an unparalleled cure rate for certain types of skin cancers.

Lauren also holds appointments at The Alfred Hospital and the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria.

Dr Young is committed to providing excellent care to her patients.

Dr Emma MooneyDermatologist

Dr Emma Mooney is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Emma completed her dermatology training in Victoria and Tasmania including at The Alfred Hospital, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Royal Hobart Hospital and the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria.

She was awarded the Adrian Johnson Prize for best paper published in the Australian Journal of Dermatology by a college trainee and is undertaking a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Emma has a range of interests including women’s and children’s dermatology, hair loss, acne, rosacea, inflammatory skin disorders and skin cancer diagnosis and management.

Dr Mooney undertakes rural clinics in Warrnambool during the year and will be working at a number of public hospitals in Melbourne during 2017.

Dr Mooney is committed to providing friendly and holistic patient care.

Dr Amit VermaDermatologist
Dr Amit Verma is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and a consultant dermatologist at The Alfred Hospital. Amit completed his dermatology training in major Victorian hospitals including The Alfred Hospital, St Vincents hospital and the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria.

Amit completed one year of his training at the prestigious St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London, working with world leading experts in genetic skin disorders, eczema, psoriasis and cutaneous lymphoma.


Dr Verma was awarded the inaugural Harvey Rotstein Registrar Award by the Victorian Faculty of dermatologists in recognition of his collegiality and integrity over the course of his training. He is involved in teaching of dermatology trainees at The Alfred Hospital and has published several research articles in internationally recognised medical journals.


Dr Verma has a special interest in treatment of skin cancer, skin surgery, and immunobullous diseases.

Dr Anita LasockiDermatologist

Dr Anita Lasocki is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and graduated from Medicine with Honours from The University of Melbourne in 2005.

She completed specialist Dermatology training at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital and The Skin and Cancer Foundation.

Anita was awarded the President’s medal in Pharmacology during Dermatology training. Upon completion of her training, she received an international scholarship from the American Academy of Dermatology for her examination results. In 2012, Anita was the recipient of the F.C. Florance Bequest through the Australasian College of Dermatologists, furthering her subspecialty interests at world-renowned European centres.

Anita holds public hospital appointments as a Consultant Dermatologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and The Royal Women’s Hospital. She is involved in the teaching and supervision of medical students and Dermatology trainees, and coordinates the Dermatology Prize examinations for medical students throughout Victoria.

Dr Lasocki enjoys the diversity of Dermatology practice and managing all disorders of skin, hair and nails. She has particular interests in early melanoma detection, skin cancer management, women’s and children’s Dermatology, management of excessive sweating, and biologic therapies for psoriasis.