There are specialist clinics located within The Poche Centre in Wollstonecraft (near North Sydney) and affiliated with Melanoma Institute Australia. The clinics – which include surgeons, medical oncologists, dermatologists, and psychologists – work collaboratively under the one roof, providing patients with world-leading melanoma treatment and support.


Sydney Melanoma & Surgical Oncology

Expert, ethical and research-based excellence in melanoma patient care, including surgical oncology and radiation oncology.

Leading Clinicians:
A/Prof Robyn Saw, Prof Angela Hong, Dr Tom Pennington, Dr David Coker

Suites 5 & 6 (Level 2) The Poche Centre
Phone: (02) 9911 7210

Jonathan Stretch & Associates

Our practice covers a broad range of plastic surgery, including surgery and reconstruction for patients with melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.

Leading Clinician:
A/Prof Jonathan Stretch

Suite 1 (Level 2) The Poche Centre
Phone: (02) 9911 7240

Kerwin Shannon

A practice bringing over 20 years of experience in Surgical Oncology and Head and Neck Surgery, involved in the multidisciplinary care of melanoma and advanced cutaneous malignancies, benign and malignant head and neck tumours, and surgical management of diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands.

Leading Clinician:
A/Prof Kerwin Shannon

Suite 9 (Level 3) The Poche Centre
Phone: (02) 9911 7260
Fax: (02) 9475 4795

Sydney Ch’ng

A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng is a Head & Neck Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. She specialises in head and neck surgery, management of skin cancers including melanoma, and facial aesthetic surgery. She is Chair of Education Committee at MIA, and Chair of Education Committee for the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. She is also Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney where she supervises higher degree research students in laboratory-based and clinical studies, including in skin cancers. She consults at MIA, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Centre and North Shore Health Hub; and operates at Royal Price Alfred Hospital, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Centre, Mater Hospital and Castlecrag Hospital.

Leading Clinician:
A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng

Suite 9 (Level 3) The Poche Centre
Phone: (02) 8514 1460
Fax : (02) 9383 1460

Michael Rtshiladze

We are a plastic and reconstructive surgery practice with a focus on the surgical management of melanoma and complex skin cancers, as well as paediatric plastic surgery. Our practice fosters a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach to the care of our skin cancer patients and embraces the use of new technologies and cancer treatments.

Leading Clinician:
Dr Michael Rtshiladze

Suite 1 (Level 2) The Poche Centre
Phone: (02) 9911 7327
Fax: (02) 9954 9927

Breast & Surgical Oncology

We are a multidisciplinary cancer diagnosis and treatment practice specialising in breast cancer, melanoma and soft tissue tumours. We provide cancer care and work closely in well-established multidisciplinary teams with our medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, radiology, pathology, nursing and research colleagues.

Leading Clinician:
Prof Andrew Spillane

Suite 2 (Level 2) The Poche Centre
Phone: (02) 9911 7250

Melanoma Dermatology

A nationwide referral centre for assessment and management of difficult pigment lesions and melanoma. Leaders in state-of-the-art non-invasive diagnostic technology.

Leading Clinicians:
A/Prof Linda Martin, Prof Pascale Guitera, Dr Annika Smith, Dr Bruna Gouveia, Dr Shivam Kapila, Dr Benjamin Daniel, Dr David Stewart (Plastic Surgeon), Dr Christoph Sinz, Dr Phoebe Star, Dr Thomas Mathew

Dr Bruna Gallo

Dermatology Nurse:
Ms Denise Wilson, Ms Lesley Rhodes, Ms Anna Jakto, Ms Felicity Smith

Suite 8 (Level 3) The Poche Centre
Phone: (02) 9911 7277
Fax: (02) 9922 7220

Sydney Medical Oncology

Sydney Medical Oncology is a leading specialist oncology practice. Our consultants are internationally recognised experts in their field and have extensive experience with, and access to, the latest and most effective cancer treatments and clinical trials available.

Leading Clinicians:
Prof Georgina Long AO, A/Prof Alex Menzies

Suites 3 & 4 (Level 2) The Poche Centre
Phone: (02) 9911 7258
Fax: (02) 9922 7139
HealthLink: sydmonco

The Clinical Psychology Service

The MIA Clinical Psychology Service provides short-term clinical psychological support and treatment to patients and their loved ones with a melanoma diagnosis, treatment, survivorship or palliative care concerns.

Leading Clinicians:
Dr Skye Dong (on leave)
Dr Lisa Gomes (Thursday/Friday)
Claire Gore (Wednesday/Thursday)

Suite 9 (Level 3) The Poche Centre
Phone: (02) 9911 7285

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Haematology & Oncology Northern Sydney

We aim to provide outstanding person-centred medical oncology care that focuses on individual needs, and links you into our network of support. Each of our doctors is an expert in their field, and is involved in teaching and research as well as patient care.

Leading Clinicians:
Prof Fran Boyle, Dr Ben Forster, Dr Siobhan O’Neill

Suite 7 (Level 3) The Poche Centre
Phone: (02) 9957 7744

A referral is required for all appointments at The Poche Centre clinics.

Planning your visit to the Poche Centre

The Poche Centre
Cammeraygal Land
40 Rocklands Road
NSW 2065

Parking is available under The Poche Centre (enter car park from Rocklands Road). Please note that this is a paid parking station.

Accessible parking spaces are available for permit holders on Levels B1 and B2 of The Poche Centre.

There is lift access to all levels of the building.

Accessible toilet facilities are available.

COVID Policy (updated 13 February 2024)
Whilst we encourage all patients and visitors in The Poche Centre to wear a face mask, it is no longer mandatory.

Patients and visitors with COVID-19 and/or symptoms of COVID-19/respiratory illness are asked not to attend The Poche Centre.

If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate clinic.  MIA continues to offer tele-health options which can be discussed with your doctor if applicable.