Dr Alana Tuxen studied medicine at The University of Melbourne, and was the top graduate of The Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical School in 2004. She was awarded a number of academic prizes including Dean’s Honours, the T.F. Ryan Scholarship in Medicine, the Herman Lawrence Prize in Dermatology, the Ken Grice Prize for Medicine, the John Adey Prize in Psychiatry and the John Cade Memorial Medal in Clinical Psychiatry.
After commencing training as a specialist dermatologist, Alana worked in a variety of clinical settings, including paediatric dermatology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, complex medical dermatology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital, cancer dermatology at The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and subspecialty and surgical dermatology at The Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria.
Alana achieved the highest mark in Australia in the fellowship exams of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2011. She was awarded the Ken Paver Medal for Medical Dermatology, and the Australasian College of Dermatologists’ Travelling Fellowship. This scholarship allowed her to visit several paediatric dermatology centres in the USA.
In 2012 Alana began private practice at Male St Specialist Rooms in Brighton, and Barker’s Road Dermatology in Kew. She was appointed as a Consultant Dermatologist at Southern Health and conducts clinics at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, where she sees both adults and children with skin problems. Alana also works at The Skin and Cancer Foundation as a specialist in the Hair Disorders clinic.