About Today’s Guest: Dr Shammi Theesan
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists
One of Australia's leading medical and aesthetic dermatologists and founder of ODE Dermatology in Fitzroy, Melbourne
Dr Shyamalar Gunatheesan (Shammi Theesan) graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Melbourne. As part of her undergraduate degree, she undertook a year of genetic research at Harvard University.
Dr Shyamalar is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Her specialist dermatology training has taken place at prominent medical excellence centres, including The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Skin and Cancer Foundation, Box Hill Hospital, Western Hospital in Melbourne, and St George’s Hospital in London. She is also a consultant dermatologist at the Skin Health Institute in the Biologic Psoriasis and Nail Clinics.
Her interest lies in not just fixing the skin, hair, and nails but enhancing it. Transcending a purely pharmaceutical approach, she utilises the spectra of options, including laser treatment, injectables, radiofrequency, ultrasound, light therapy, integrative skincare, and internal wellness protocols.
Apart from the breadth of general dermatology, including autoimmune conditions and paediatrics, Dr Theesan also sub-specialises in hair conditions, including treating alopecia areata, female hair loss and male pattern baldness.