Professor Greg Goodman AM has informed us that he will be leaving the Institute. Greg, together with Michael Rich, played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Skin & Cancer Foundation in 1987. He has been instrumental in shaping the Skin Health Institute, as well as making a tremendous contribution to the contemporary practice of dermatology and dermatological education.
During his tenure, the Institute has seen huge growth. We are now a leading dermatological hub, unique in Australia, with our equal focus on education, treatment and research, and Greg has been integral to many important advances, including his work as Chief of Surgery, where he pioneered both Mohs and Scar Revision clinics. Greg was one of the first surgeons to perform Mohs surgery in Australia, which speaks to the visionary and ground-breaking way he has approached dermatology. Greg is also a former Foundation President, serving for 8 years in 2 stints, and a dedicated Board Member and advisor for decades.
Greg has been widely recognised for his leadership, teaching, public speaking and research. He was recently honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia and appointed as a full Professor at Monash University. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor at the University College of London and established the Dermatology Institute of Victoria. He masterminded the creation of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists and serves as its inaugural Chair. He is also International Contributing Editor of the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and has recently established the Journal of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists.
We at the Institute are thankful for all of Greg's behind-the-scenes work, particularly his passion for teaching and mentoring. Many of those involved with the Institute today are here because Greg recruited them. Many of our achievements and our breadth of subspecialties would not have been possible without Greg at the helm. We are forever indebted to his vision, dedication, ambition, desire for excellence and spirit of collaboration. We wish him well in his private practice and with the development of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists, especially its educational initiatives.