About Our Skin Specialists in Darwin

About Our Staff

Josie – Medical Receptionist

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Josephine but I like Josie.

I have lived in Tasmania all my life. My family and I finally decided to make the massive leap and move to a much warmer climate in January 2016 (Tasmania is very cold most of the time). We also have family here that we very much wanted to be close to. This will be a permanent move as we love it here and especially love the warmth.
I am married with 4 children. Yes, life is very full on, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

I have worked as a medical receptionist in the medical industry for 20 years. I have always enjoyed my work as helping people is very fulfilling. I believe that a receptionist, being the first point of contact and intermediate between the doctor and patient, plays a crucial role. A friendly, smiling, helpful receptionist can make the patient’s visit a lot more pleasant and smoother experience.

After working 20 years in this industry I have met a lot of people and it has been a pleasure to help each and every one of them. I look forward to meeting many more and helping in any way I can for as long as I can.

Dr. Dev Tilakaratne, Dermatologist

“Dr. Dev” considers himself to be a local boy coming home… bringing with him years of medical experience and specialist knowledge as a Dermatologist. He was born and raised in Darwin, moving to Townsville to complete James Cook Univeristy’s Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) medical degree, in which rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical perspectives flavoured all aspects of the course. He completed the final two years of this degree via the NT Clinical School at Royal Darwin Hospital. After gaining experience as a doctor at Royal Darwin Hospital and contributing to research at Menzies School of Health Research, he moved to Adelaide for specialist training in Dermatology, during which time he gained experience at Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, The Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. In addition to his work at Darwin Dermatology, he works part time as Staff Specialist at Royal Darwin Hospital.

From an academic perspective, he has published articles in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, a journal with which he now volunteers as a reviewer. He has presented at state and national meetings of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and the national meetings of the Australasian Dermatolopathology Society. He holds the academic position of associate lecturer with Flinders University, teaching medical students at the University’s South Australian and Darwin campuses.

He is a fan of all things cricket related.

Dr Christopher Ross – BMBS, BSc(BiomedSc)(Hons), FACD – Dermatologist

Dr Christopher Ross is a graduate of Flinders Medical Centre, and trained in Dermatology in South Australia with experience in all major dermatology specialist units. He commenced work with Darwin Dermatology in Tiwi in February 2017.

Dr Ross visits multiple rural locations in South Australia in addition to Western Hospital, Henley Beach for private clinics. Dr Ross also holds visiting dermatology specialist positions at Flinders Medical Centre and Repatriation General Hospital in South Australia.

Dr Ross’s interests include general dermatology (eczema, acne, psoriasis, inflammatory dermatology), as well as drug eruptions, infections, paediatric dermatology, hair and nail disorders, and skin cancer medicine.