MBBS (Hons), BMedSc (Hons), FACD
Dr Keng-Ee Thai graduated from Monash University with Honours in 1996. His early postgraduate training was at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Whilst his advanced training in dermatology was at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia (Sydney), the Royal Hospital Haslar (United Kingdom), the Royal North Shore Hospital, and the Prince of Wales Hospital.
Dr Thai completed his Bachelor of Medical Science (Research, Honours First Class) at Monash University (Department of Surgery, Monash Medical Centre Campus) working in the organ transplantation laboratory developing preservation solutions for organ harvesting and transplantation.
Before Dermatology training, Dr Thai’s early post-graduate experience was in surgery. He has also spent several years in academic and clinical research at the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne (St Vincent’s Hospital Campus) and the Skin and Cancer Foundation (Victoria), developing his current interest in the diseases of hair and nails. In addition, during his time in advance training he also became involved in epicutaneous patch testing, a discipline that tests patients for delayed-type hypersensitivity that manifests clinically as allergic contact dermatitis. He is published in local and international journals and regularly provides learning opportunities for dermatology trainees and general practitioners. He is a reviewer for the Australasian Journal of Dermatology.
He was elected to the Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2006. Dr Thai holds a public appointment at the Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick, he continues his clinical interests through running the hair and nail diseases clinics as well as the epicutaneous patch testing service. As of 2014 Dr Thai is on the Board of Directors of the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia.