Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist

Dr Karl Rodins

Dr Rodins (FACD, FRCPA) grew up in Brisbane.  He went to medical school at Otago University in Dunedin and Christchurch, NZ.  He completed his residency at Christchurch Hospital, NZ and began specialty training in anatomical pathology at Palmerston North, NZ. He completed his pathology training in Australia at The Canberra Hospital.

Dr Rodins worked as a consultant pathologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. There he developed an interest in diseases of the skin and began further specialty training in dermatology with the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He trained at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland Institute of Dermatology and the Mater Hospital. While training in dermatology, he also worked for Healthscope Pathology as a pathologist reporting skin biopsies. He currently works for InfinityPath and is the principal dermatologist and dermatopathologist for Northern Dermatology.

Dr Rodins operates his own medical services business at Northern Dermatology.



Dr Tristan Blake

Dr Tristan Blake is a Queensland trained Dermatologist (Specialist in all things to do with your skin, hair and nails) who enjoys all areas of Dermatology including Skin Cancer, Acne, Eczema and Paediatrics. Dr Blake is experienced with the most up to date medical and surgical treatments in Dermatology and will commonly perform Dermatological surgery at this practice where appropriate.

Dr Blake first trained as a Hospital Pharmacist with some years spent working at the Mater Adults and Children’s Hospitals in Brisbane. He then attended Medical School at the University of Queensland and has trained at a wide variety of Queensland Hospital and Private Practice facilities.

Dr Blake grew up in Far North Queensland, before moving to the Southeast corner for High School and Tertiary studies. He enjoys spending time with his wife, young family and two dogs.

Dr Blake operates his own medical services business at Northern Dermatology.



Dr Casey Rowe

Dr Casey Rowe is a specialist Dermatologist and fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Dr Rowe completed her medical degree at the University of Queensland, before undergoing further general medical training as a junior doctor at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She then obtained a PhD, with her thesis exploring prognostic factors in patients with melanoma. Dr Rowe was the recipient of the UQDI Clinician-Researcher Scholarship during this time and has presented her research findings at multiple national conferences as well as published widely in medical journals. She is a lecturer for University of Queensland.

Dr Rowe undertook her specialist Dermatology training in Queensland, obtaining experience in a variety of dermatology departments at the Mater Adult Hospital, Queensland Children’s Hospital, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland Institute of Dermatology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Dr Rowe is interested in all aspects of dermatology, including skin cancer surveillance, eczema, psoriasis, acne, paediatric dermatology, female genital dermatology, hyperhidrosis and autoimmune connective tissue diseases. She will be undergoing further training in Cosmetic Dermatology.

Dr Rowe operates her own medical services business at Northern Dermatology.


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Nurse Practitioner

Candace Macpherson

Candace Macpherson graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Queensland in 2009. In early 2012 she started working in the field of Dermatology which led to her studying a Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies in Dermatology which she completed in 2019. Since being endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner Candace has worked exclusively in the fields of dermatology and allergy medicine. Candace joined Northern Dermatology in late 2019 working with Dr Rodins. When not working Candace enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing and cycling.

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Why see a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a doctor who has attended medical school and undertaken at least 4 years of specialist training in diseases of the skin. The comprehensive training program covers all aspects of medical dermatology, skin cancer and procedural dermatology. On completion of the fellowship examination, trainees become fellows of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (