Specialist Dermatology & Skin Institute

SKIN is a specialist dermatology and skin institute providing the highest level of expert care in all aspects of skin cancer treatment, dermatology and appearance medicine. We're a small and specialised team, committed to going the providing outstanding service and support.

Conveniently located in Tauranga, our custom-built clinic has been designed with you in mind, combining state-of-the-art facilities with a warm and inviting environment.

As the only skin institute in New Zealand offering Dermatopathology, SKIN is in the unique position to offer you continuity of care from the earliest stages of screening, through clinical diagnosis and all levels of treatment and surgery. This gives you the best possible chance of accurate diagnosis as well as the reassurance of dealing with the same team through all stages of care.
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SKIN is headed by Dr Ben Tallon, a highly respected specialist Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist. The only practising Dermatopathologist in New Zealand with International Board qualifications, Ben is a Fellow of the NZ Dermatological Society, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and an executive member of the Australasian Society of Dermatopathology. He is a member of the International society of Dermatopathology and a fellow of the American Society of Mohs Surgery.


Ben is the appointed Vice President and prior education officer for the Australasian society of dermatopathology and consults to Pathlab in Tauranga and Waikato as well as LabPlus Auckland. He has recently been nominated to the board of the international society of dermatopathology and is the director for the only ISDP-UEMS dermatopathology fellowship in the southern hemisphere. He is a sought after speaker at International Dermatology Forums, convenes international meetings and has published numerous professional articles. Read Ben’s articles. Ben received the rising star scholarship at the World Congress of Dermatology in 2015.

An advisor for the NZ Melanoma Foundation and a prior MelNet executive committee member, Ben is committed to improving awareness of skin cancer and its causes to the wider community outside SKIN. He is leading the initiative to legislate against the use of sunbeds and has been appointed to the Australasian Standards Committee for solarium use. Read more on Dr Ben Tallon.

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