Board Members

Member Elect

Dr Michael Molton

President

Dr Michael Molton – Graduated in 1993, with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia.

Dr Molton gained a wide range of experience in the public hospital system, mostly in Emergency Medicine and subsequently as Registrar in Psychiatry at Royal Perth Hospital (until 1996). During this time, he developed an interest in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and while working as a surgical assistant in private practice he developed further interest in the growing field of cosmetic procedures. He has worked full-time in this field ever since, and currently in his practice in Adelaide, South Australia.

Highlights of Dr Molton’s career include being a formative, inaugural member of the very first society in Australia that represented doctors practising cosmetic medical procedures: The Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia. Dr Molton is immensely proud that these earliest beginnings were carried on by others to become the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia of which he is the current President.

As well as working full time in his cosmetic medical practice in Adelaide, Dr Molton is an Assistant Investigator with the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department of University of Western Australia which involves the development of 3D technologies that aim to quantitatively measure and realistically predict outcomes in cosmetic medical procedures. He has authored several medical journal articles including, as co-author with Dr Keturah Hoffman (et al), a land mark paper on BDD published in the Journal of RANZCP, which to date has more than 60 citations in other works.

Dr Molton has given several presentations at various conferences covering contemporary topics relevant to cosmetic medicine. He has a special interest in light-based therapies and holds a post-graduate Diploma of Cosmetic and Dermatology Laser.

As President, in collaboration and consultation with his peers and colleagues, Dr Molton aims to build upon the work of our College forefathers in maintaining the highest standards for all doctors who practice Cosmetic Medicine through education, benchmarking and continued professional development.

Dr David Kosenko

Vice President

Dr David Kosenko graduated with MBBS from Monash University in 1987 and attained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1993. He became a Director of Ti-Tree Family Doctors in 1994, started performing cosmetic procedures in 2007 and founded Impress Cosmetic Medicine in 2010.

He has a diverse experience ranging from acupuncture and injection sclerotherapy in the 1990s to Diving and Underwater Medicine and more recently an interest in general practice dermatology, skin cancer and cosmetic medicine. He has been an examiner to the RACGP, is a current member of the Medical Advisory Committee to Beleura Private Hospital and a clinical supervisor for the Eastern Victorian General Practice Training Program.

He was a member of the CPSA and is a founding member of the CPCA.

He prides himself in honesty and integrity and believes that success comes through doing things to the highest standard, as demonstrated by Ti-Tree Family Doctors being awarded the General Practice of the Year.

He sets up Impress Cosmetic Medicine as a small, bespoke cosmetic practice that specializes in injectable treatments and skin care but his interests in cosmetic medicine are much broader. He is passionate about his work and about cosmetic medicine in general and is horrified by the way that cosmetic medical procedures are at times, portrayed as simple beauty treatments that can be performed without medical supervision.

Dr Sean Arendse

Secretary

Dr Sean Arendse graduated from King College London in 1996, moved to Australia in 2000 and grew his career as an Emergency Physician. Currently, he continues his role as a senior emergency physician and past Director of Emergency Medicine Training at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

He is the medical director of Flawless Rejuvenation Skin Clinics, and national trainer and regular speaker for Galderma. He also speaks regularly for both Lumenis and Cutera.

Sean completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology with Queen Mary’s College, University of London in 2016, and his special interests include safety in the Aesthetic industry which prompted him to develop the Emergency in the cosmetic Practice course.

Dr John Mahony

Treasurer

Dr John Mahony studied Medicine at Sydney University 1980-1984 graduating early 1985. Internship and residency years followed in the Illawarra, covering general medical and surgical terms, paediatrics, O&G, ICU, psychiatry, emergency, etc, until the end of 1990. In 1991 he travelled: through South America, North America, cycled through Europe and visited Gallipoli.

After a range of locum general practice postings including Coonabarabran and Grenfell he took over Newtown Medical Centre in 1993 and remained as practice principal for ten years. The practice was busy, employing up to six other GPs under Dr Mahony’s supervision.

Then, after further training with various cosmetic physicians and cosmetic surgeons, and upon passing the relevant exams, Dr Mahony was admitted as an inaugural Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery in 2002 and opened Peach Cosmetic Medicine, in Paddington in 2003.

Dr Mahony has since worked exclusively in Cosmetic Medicine, full time in Paddington, growing the practice largely by word-of-mouth amongst inner Eastern Suburbs locals. His cosmetic interests run to the whole gamut of the field, but there is a particular focus on wrinkle injections, fillers, IPL and laser treatments, and liposuction.

In 2010 Dr Mahony delivered a paper at the Annual Conference of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery on safety in office surgical procedures, reviewing the literature and legislation and regulations pertaining to such procedures, and introduced the concept of mixing prophylactic antibiotic into the tumescent anaesthetic used in liposuction. This ensures high levels of antibiotic are delivered precisely where the suctioning occurs, without relying on the poor and variable delivery that otherwise occurs to fat from IV or PO administration, especially in the presence of adrenaline. Dr Mahony has never had infection complicate a liposuction procedure.

Dr Mahony has also delivered lectures in various fora on topics such as laser and IPL hair removal, wrinkle injection treatments, various fillers, and anti-ageing medicine using certain hormones.

After having spent some time on the Board of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery as a non-executive Director in 2013-2014, now in 2015 Dr Mahony is excited to have been elected as inaugural Treasurer of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia.

Dr Keturah Hoffman

Member Liaison Officer

Dr Keturah Hoffman has been active in medical politics since the 1990s, being the Inaugural president of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia and having been advisor to the Medical Board of Western Australia, run cosmetic medical conferences and serving on the board of the CPSA for over a decade.

She has nearly 30 years experience in cosmetic and vascular medicine and continues to maintain an active teaching and administrative role in the specialty.

Her experience in running Day Spas and formulating and manufacturing skincare products as well as medical politics and health administration brings a wide range of contacts and skills in business and people management and she continues to have a keen interest in improving regulation and delivery of medical services in Australia.

Board Elect

Dr Naomi McCullum

Public Relations Officer

Dr Naomi McCullum joined the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) in 1999. When the CPSA became the CPCA in 2015, Dr Naomi was admitted as a Fellow.

Non-surgical cosmetic medicine was Dr Naomi’s career choice from when she completed her internship.

Dr Naomi opened her first cosmetic clinic in 2002 in Paddington, in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. She is the founder of The Manse Clinic in Sydney, which has a team of 5 cosmetic doctors. The clinic caters to Australia’s most serious beauty achievers.

Dr Naomi is a social media expert and writer, and started one of the world’s first Cosmetic medical blogs in 2011. Her Instagram account is the most followed in the cosmetic medical industry in Australia, and in the top 10 internationally.

Dr Naomi is also a Fellow and board member of ACAM.

Dr Csilla Novak

Member Representative

Dr Csilla Novak is a medical practitioner specialising in Aesthetic Medicine. After completing 4 years of dermatology training in 1997 she has focused her practice entirely on aesthetic and laser medicine. She is a Fellow and Queensland representative of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia, and is the owner and principal at Elysium Skin Centre in Brisbane. Dr Csilla performs all injectable and light-based therapies and is particularly passionate about the role of energy-based devices in aesthetic medicine.