Dermatology Health Update Session: Hyperhidrosis & Other Sweat Gland Disorders
Dr Celestine Wong obtained her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Biomedical Science degrees from The University of Melbourne. She then undertook a further four years of dermatology specialist training in Victoria at various tertiary referral hospitals and centres including the Royal Children’s, Royal Melbourne and the Alfred Hospitals, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Skin and Cancer Foundation.
During her training, Dr. Wong spent 6 months at the National Skin Centre in Singapore. It was here that she obtained experience treating Asian and Indian skin types and many different tropical skin conditions.
At the conclusion of her dermatology training, Dr. Wong was awarded the Harvey Rotstein award by the Victorian Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists for her personal and professional excellence as well as her dedication to patient care throughout her registrar training.
Dr. Wong has a keen interest in dermatology education both locally and overseas and has taught healthcare practitioners nationally and internationally. She has participated in clinical research projects and published in several peer-reviewed dermatology journals.
Her strong commitment to serving the underprivileged is evidenced by her ongoing voluntary work in rural North India. She also serves on the International Dermatology Outreach Committee of the Australasian College of Dermatologists to facilitate ongoing dermatology services to rural and remote regions of the world.
Dr. Wong holds public hospital appointments as a consultant Dermatologist at the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. She has a range of interests including paediatric dermatology (skin problems in children), acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, excessive sweating and skin cancer. She understands how these conditions can appear differently and respond to treatment differently in skin of colour. She can converse in Mandarin, is passionate about her work and takes pride in delivering exceptional, evidence-based care for all her patients.