About us


Dr. Paul Evans  FRACGP, MBBS, NFPMC, Bsc (Hons)


Dr. Evans graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003.  He developed a strong interest in skin cancer detection and management during his 7 years working in regional Queensland before relocating to Albury in 2010 and establishing The Gardens Skin Cancer Clinic.   With respect to skin cancer, he is a strong believer in that principle that "if you don't look, you won't find" and therefore aims to provide comprehensive rather than casual skin checks for patients.  He is not only passionate about the detection and management of skin cancer for which he has advanced skills, but also its prevention.  He obtained fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2009.   He has four children and enjoys gardening and woodworking.


Dr. Stephen Zhao  FRACGP, MBBS. Advanced Cert. Dermoscopy (SCCA)


Dr Stephen Zhao graduated from Shenyang medical college in China in 2001 after which he had 5 years surgical training.  He and his wife migrated to Australia in 2006 and he has worked at multiple hospitals in Melbourne. Dr. Zhao settled in Albury to serve the local community in 2012. He is interested in skin cancer medicine and in particular, skin cancer surgery.  He is fellow of RACGP also has an Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery and an Advanced Certificate of the Dermatoscopy with Skin Cancer College Australasia (ASCC). He is a tutor for the Diploma of dermatoscopy and examiner for RACGP clinical examination and is nearly completion of his Fellowship with SCCA.


Dr Raghu Vasanthan  MBChB (Auckland), FRACGP, Advanced Cert. Dermoscopy (SCCA)


Dr Raghu Vasanthan graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2008. He was initially a surgical registrar at The Alfred in Melbourne before he attained his General Practice fellowship with the RACGP in 2015. He is passionate about Skin Cancer and holds a Diploma in Dermatology from the Australian Institute of Dermatology and also a Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy from the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. In his spare time he enjoys a bit of tennis and walking his dog!!


Dr. Colin Kay  MBBS


Our Clinic

The Gardens Skin Cancer Clinic was established in 2010 in response to rising rates of skin cancer in Australia with the aim of providing comprehensive, full body skin checks for the detection and early treatment of skin cancers. Our doctors are general practitioners with an interest in dermatology and skin cancer medicine and are Fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). They are passionate about skin cancer detection and treatment and participate in ongoing learning in this field through participation in conferences, workshops and other educational activities.

Consider these facts about melanoma from the Melanoma Institute of Australia:

  • Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world.
  • More than 12,500 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed in Australia every year.
  • 1 in 17 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma before age 85.
  • Melanoma is the most common cancer in young Australians aged 15-39 years old.
  • More than 1,500 Australians die from melanoma each year.
  • Melanoma accounts for around 75% of skin cancer deaths in Australia annually.

Fortunately, if melanoma is found in its early stages and treated appropriately, the survival rates are very high.


Most skin cancers diagnosed in Australia each year are not melanoma's (and are therefore collectively called ‘non melanoma skin cancers’). These include the very common basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) along with a few rarer tumours such as the Merkel cell carcinoma.