Central Melbourne Specialists (CMS) is a specialist medical practice offering expert services in Gastroenterology, Dermatology and Dietetics. Our dermatologists, Dr Emma Hiscutt and Dr Amanda Saracino, have years of experience both at a national and international level, treating a range of skin problems. Further, our experienced gastroenterologists, Prof Jason Tye-Din and Dr Suresh Sivanesan offer holistic services in gut-focused disorders. Ms Annabel Mackenzie our in-house accredited practising dietician who is experienced in managing a range of conditions. In keeping up with latest research and up to date medical care our specialists consult in both public and private hospitals.
The practice is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD alongside convenient access to public transport networks. Our friendly reception team are readily available to service patient queries and schedule appointments.
Dr Suresh Sivanesan MBBS, FRACP, PhD is a highly experienced and caring gastroenterologist with speciality expertise in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. He is experienced in treating all gastroenterological problems, including iron deficiency anaemia, gastrointestinal bleeding, bowel cancer screening, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and liver disorders. He has advanced endoscopic training in gastroscopy, colonoscopy, double/ single balloon enteroscopy and the removal of complex polyps.
Dr Emma Hiscutt is an experienced dermatologist of over 10 years and has been practicing in inner Melbourne for nearly a decade. She has been highly trained to treat and manage contact dermatitis, skin cancers, eczema, psoriasis, acne, vulval or female specific disorders, medical conditions that affect the skin and excessive sweating.
Originally from England, Emma undertook her medical training at Cambridge University in the UK, where she was awarded a Masters in Medical Sciences (MA). She then went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Oxford, where she was awarded Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BM BCh) in 2001.
Following her medical degrees, she completed Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and completed dermatology specialist training in England. She moved to Australia in 2009 and was awarded Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatology (FACD) in 2011. She has numerous awards, scholarships and published research papers in peer reviewed journals.
She is a consultant at the Alfred hospital dermatology unit and previously at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. She regularly provides high quality care to her patients from her rooms including skin cancer excision, patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis and ultraviolet light (UVB) treatment for psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and mycosis fungoides.
She is a calm, competent and reassuring dermatologist, who believes in holistic medicine and in empowering patients to improve and prevent skin problems.
Associate Professor Jason Tye-Din is a gastroenterologist with expertise in the management of coeliac disease (including complex and refractory disease), gluten- related disorders, food sensitivities and intolerances, and gastrointestinal immune diseases such as eosinophilic oesophagitis and common variable immunodeficiency. His goal is to improve the health and quality of life of people suffering gastrointestinal diseases, especially those caused by food. He is a medical graduate of the University of Melbourne and heads the Coeliac Research Laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.
Jason’s research has been widely published and has contributed to a greater understanding of how gluten is toxic to people with coeliac disease. He is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and chairs the Medical Advisory Committee of Coeliac Australia. Jason is a dedicated specialist who provides medical care of the highest standard with a compassionate, evidence-based approach.
Youjin, known as Eugene by her clients, is an experienced cosmetic injector and trainer with over 14 years of nursing experience. With a decade of working in the cosmetic industry, Eugene has had exposure to working and training alongside dermatologists, cosmetic physicians and surgeons. Eugene gained considerable experience in dermatology, general practice, aged care, rehab and acute care nursing since graduating from La Trobe University. This path led to her finding a true passion for facial aesthetics. Working towards accomplishing her Master’s degree in Applied Science (Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine- TCM) at RMIT, Eugene hopes to incorporate TCM to address the interrelatedness of physiology beneath the skin holistically.
As a member of the Australian Dermatology Nurses Association (ADNA), Eugene attends conferences in Australia and overseas annually to stay up to date with the latest developments. Her expertise is non-surgical treatments, including dermal filler, anti-wrinkle injection, fat- dissolving injection, PDO threads, laser & skin treatments and full-face analysis to help identify individual needs to achieve the best possible results. Collectively her experience, skills and eye for detail lead clients on a journey to enhance and restore their natural beauty.
Being a cosmetic nurse who takes a holistic approach with TCM principles, Eugene understands dermatological conditions are multi-faceted, and symptoms are related to patients’ internal health. Each person is approached as an individual with their own set of signs and symptoms – how the body responds to having a condition is unique to the patient.