Northern Dermatology’s Principal

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 Mylab and is the principal dermatologist and dermatopathologist for Northern Dermatology.


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Dr Devita Surjana

Dr Surjana’s special interests include Medical Dermatology, Women’s and Paediatric Dermatology. Dr Surjana is a general dermatologist with an interest in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, acne, cutaneous malignancies as well as vulval diseases and paediatric dermatology.

After graduating in Medicine from the University of New of Wales, Dr Surjana trained in Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She has worked at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Queensland Institute of Dermatology and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Dr Surjana completed her PhD in Dermatology at the University of Sydney in 2013 after undertaking research into the role of nicotinamide in skin cancer prevention, her findings being published in international dermatology journals.

Dr Surjana is an Associate Lecturer with the University of Queensland and is involved in lecturing and teaching medical students at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, dermatology registrars and residents.

Dr Surjana is now available for referrals.

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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 (