About SunDoctors Skin Cancer Clinics

Southern Sun Healthcare Pty Ltd was established by eminent pathologist Dr Ian Katz as an expression of his commitment to providing exceptional skin cancer diagnosis, treatment, prevention and education – readily accessible to all Australians.

After the amalgamation of Southern Sun, SolarDerm and SolarHealth skin cancer clinics, the company was re-branded in 2015 as SunDoctors Skin Cancer Clinics. We have now added Molescan and Skin Scan skin cancer clinics to our ever-expanding network across New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

SunDoctors skin cancer clinics are staffed by highly trained medical professionals with a focus on customer service and supported by specialist diagnostic pathology services. We use the latest technology, with the capability to perform computerised analysis of moles and other sunspots. The computer analysis assists with the diagnosis and management decision-making process.

SunDoctors’ commitment to skin cancer prevention and education is evidenced by the wide range of educational resources available through its skin cancer clinics and this website.

In all its activities, SunDoctors is committed to its core values of excellence, productivity and the creation of enduring relationships.


Ian Katz, MBChB, BSc (Med)(Hons), FRCPA

Specialist Pathologist with expertise in skin cancer diagnosis and management

Dr. Ian Katz graduated with First Class Honours from the University
of Cape Town Medical School in 1987. After three years’ research in Cape Town and in Philadelphia, he moved to Australia in 1991.

After five years of intensive training, predominantly at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, he obtained his fellowship from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia in 1996.

Dr. Katz established Southern Sun Pathology in July 2002.
Since then, he has focused almost exclusively on the clinical and pathologic diagnosis, management, prevention and treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Katz has helped over 10,000 people overcome skin cancer.
Because of this extensive experience, Dr. Katz consults directly with skin cancer patients. He has performed thousands of biopsies and excisions himself and has extensive experience in the dermatoscopic diagnosis of pigmented and nonpigmented skin lesions. In this way, he ensures the very best clinicopathologic correlation of patients and results.

Dr. Katz is also an active member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.