John Kelly

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Consultant Dermatologist, Victorian Melanoma Service

Prof John Kelly is a consultant dermatologist at the Victorian Melanoma Service at The Alfred in Melbourne, a multidisciplinary treatment service for melanoma. 

John founded the service in 1994 and headed the service until 2018. He is a dermatologist and holds the appointment of Adjunct Professor at the Monash University Department of Medicine at Alfred Health.

From 1987-2005, he also headed the Dermatology Unit at The Alfred. He undertook his Doctorate at the Melanoma Clinic, University of California, San Francisco on the subject of melanoma diagnosis and management.

He maintains an active program of research in melanoma diagnosis and is the author of many published papers on the subject. He has served on the boards of the Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group and Melanoma Research Victoria and is a steering committee member and author for the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma in Australia and New Zealand.

He was awarded an AM in 2018 for “significant service to medicine through the management and treatment of melanoma, as a clinician and administrator and to education”. In 2018, he received, the Belisario Award for Academic Dermatology from the Australasian College of Dermatologists, in recognition of his contribution to melanoma research.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Melanoma
  • Dermatology
  • Melanoma diagnosis

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