Our Practice

 

Blacktown Dermatology has provided the highest quality dermatological care in the Western Sydney community for over 50 years. The practice was founded by Dr Ken Paver, who was a general practitioner in Merrylands before becoming a Dermatologist and setting up his Dermatology practice in Blacktown in 1966. He moved into the current building in 1973.

​Dr Rob Paver came to work with his father Ken at Blacktown in 1985 after graduating in
Dermatology the previous year. Soon afterwards, Rob was invited to complete a specialist Mohs Surgery Fellowship in San Francisco, USA where he spent a year in training before returning to set up a specialty clinic in this ‘new’ technique at the ‘Skin Hospital’ in Westmead. Ken and Rob worked together in the practice at Blacktown until 1990, when Ken retired and Rob took over ownership. Rob subsequently renovated the building, installed an operating theatre and computers and enlarged the practice by inviting other consultant dermatologists to join him.

 

Both Ken and Rob have endeavoured to create a welcoming, family atmosphere for both staff and patients and Blacktown Dermatology continues to build on these long standing traditions of family, friendliness, efficiency and high quality care.
 

Our Team
A/Prof Robert Paver, Principal Dermatologist

MB BS FACD FACMS

Rob graduated medicine from the University of NSW in 1978 and became a member of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1985. He trained in Mohs surgery in San Francisco in 1987 and established the Mohs surgery unit at The Skin Hospital in Westmead and the first Mohs Surgery Fellowship for dermatologists in Australia in 1991.


Rob is one of Australia's pre-eminent dermatologists and has spent over 30 years teaching and training medical students, general practitioners, dermatology registrars and other dermatologists in the surgical techniques used by dermatologists in all manner of skin problems and most importantly skin cancer.


Rob is the medical director at The Skin Hospital in Westmead and maintains a very keen interest in the success of the facility, which he continues to use as a day surgery for his insured patients.

 

Rob is now closer to the end than the beginning of his career but retains an enthusiasm for helping patients with skin problems and young doctors who want to learn.

Consultant Dermatologists & Team

Dr Anil Kurien

Dr Shallu Khurana

Dr Ben Thompson

Dr Clare Koh

Lisa Buchanan​, Registered Nurse

Dr Shien-Ning Chee

Dr Thevaki Wain

Caroline White, Nursing Unit Manager

Our Support Team
About your visit

Parking and Public Transport

Blacktown Dermatology is located at 2 Grafton Street, close to Blacktown Hospital. There is some on-site parking available behind the building (access via Marcel Crescent), with additional street parking available with a two hour limit. Blacktown railway station is a 10 – 15 minute walk or a quick taxi ride and there is a local bus service.

Waiting times

We pride ourselves on our efficiency and quality of care. Waiting times to see a dermatologist can vary. If your General Practitioner feels your case is urgent, they may contact our rooms and our staff will try their best to organise an
earlier appointment with one of our specialist dermatologists.

We are happy for you to call ahead to see if your doctor is running on time as
occasionally some consultations may take a little longer than expected.

 

Making a booking

The best way to make a booking with us is via telephone. Please call us on (02) 9621 3498 and one of our friendly staff would be happy to assist you.

What to bring

If you are a new patient or your referral has expired, please bring a current referral to your appointment.

 

Patients are also encouraged to bring a list of previous treatments used for their condition and also their current treatments and medications. New patients will be required to fill in a patient profile at their first attendance.

 

Payment options

We accept payment via cash and EFTPOS. Medicare will refund a portion of your consult if you have a current
referral. Referrals from your general practitioner are current for twelve months from the date of your first appointment but from specialists are current for only three months.

There is no bulk billing at the practice except at the discretion of individual
dermatologists.