Dr Paul Salmon graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1987. He completed four years of specialized dermatology training as a registered specialist dermatologist. Two years of his specialist training were at the University of California, San Francisco working with some of Americas top cosmetic surgeons. Dr Salmon founded the Skin Centre in 1997. He is an International fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is in demand to speak internationally at Dermatology meetings. In 2009 Dr Salmon arranged and chaired the core symposium of Cutaneous and Surgical Dermatology at the World Congress of Dermatology in Prague, a great honour and a first for a New Zealand dermatologist.