About Us - Hamilton Skin Cancer Centre
Doctors's Bert Rauber and Joe Cornforth lead the clinical team and are supported by three nurses Daphne Brown, Luke Ma, Sue Mulligan, and our reception team.
Bert was born in South Africa and completed his university studies in Johannesburg. He and his family immigrated to New Zealand in 1994. He is married to Carrie and they have 3 daughters.
Bert qualified in South Africa and obtained his diploma in Dermatoscopy from the University of Gratz in Austria, and his diploma in skin cancer medicine and surgery through the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.
Having experienced skin cancer in his own family he is passionate about early detection and management of Melanoma and Non Melanoma Skin cancer.
He enjoys both road and mountain biking and both Bert and Carrie enjoy exploring the cycle trails of New Zealand.
Joe was raised in Hamilton and has been a general practitioner at Hamilton East Medical Centre since 2001.
Joe attended Auckland Medical School, and obtained diplomas in Dermoscopy, skin cancer medicine and surgery, through the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.
Joe loves the outdoors, keeping physically active, and is passionate about helping to ensure people can also enjoy what New Zealand has to offer in the great outdoors without the risk of skin cancer
His wife Alice is a physiotherapist and they have two school-age boys.
The history behind Hamilton Skin Cancer Centre
The skin cancer clinics at Hamilton East Medical Centre had proven very popular and beneficial to patients. Over time these services outgrew their general practice home, resulting in the Hamilton Skin Cancer Centre being formed. This enabled all the services to be housed together under one roof.
The Hamilton Skin Cancer Centre was launched in August 2018 and opened in December 2018 with major renovations in April 2021.
Hamilton Skin Cancer Centre is adjacent to Hamilton East Medical Centre. They are a short walk apart and have shared parking facilities.
All patients are welcome and no referral is needed to be seen by our team.