Meet the Executive Members

NZSCM Executive Committee

 

L-R:  Dr Paul Nola, Dr Ellen Selkon, Dr Sarah Hart and Dr Hans Raetz 

 

NZSCM Executive Profiles

Dr Hans Raetz
NZSCM President

Hans graduated from Essen Medical School in Germany in 1991 and commenced surgical training in traumatology. After moving to Great Britain in 1995 he continued his surgical training in the North-East Surgical Rotation and, following his qualification as MRCGP in 1998 the family moved again, this time to Queenstown, New Zealand.

He then worked as a GP at Queenstown Medical Centre and was awarded fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2005.

After taking an interest in Cosmetic Medicine and setting up Central Otago's only Cosmetic Medicine Clinic he gained Membership of the New Zealand Society of Cosmtic Medicine in 2008. In 2006 he established Phlebology services in Queenstown and is now involved in the non-surgical treatment of Varicose Veins for Skin Institute. His strong interest in surgery has led to Skin Institute Queenstown becoming the multidisciplinary centre for Skin Cancer and Phlebology services in Central Otago.

Hans has always been pushing for new services and facilities in his community. After commissioning an Urgent Doctor Centre in Sunderland, England he managed the planning and construction phase for Queenstown Medical Centre in 2001 followed by the QMC Remarkables Park branch in 2005.

Since 2000 he has been a Senior Lecturer with Otago University and has been involved in the professional development of the New Zealand Royal College of GPs and the NZ College of Appearance Medicine on Council. Both Suzy and his children hope that he will run out of puff - eventually.

Dr Ellen Selkon
NZSCM Treasurer/Secretary

Ellen Selkon qualified as a doctor at the University of Stellenbosch, in South Africa, in 1991. Ellen immigrated to New Zealand in 1997 with her husband. They started a medical centre, Westgate Medical Centre, in the Westgate Shopping Centre and she still works there as a GP one day of the week and is a Director on the board. Ellen obtained her GP specialisation through the NZ College of GP's and taught 4th, 5th and 6th year medical students as a community lecturer for the University of Auckland.

Ellen obtained her Membership through the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine in 2009 and is a partner in Clinic42, one of Auckland's premier cosmetic medicine clinics.

Ellen believes in staying up to date in this ever changing field of cosmetic medicine and for this reason attends conferences and workshops both nationally and internationally and also helps with training of her colleagues for various pharmaceutical companies.

Her passion and expertise are in using a combination of botulinum toxin and fillers to enhance and rejuvenate the face.

Dr Paul Nola
NZSCM Education Officer

 

 

Dr Paul Nola, graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1989 and has practiced hospital medicine and General Practice. He founded Ponsonby Cosmetic Medical Clinic in 2002, an environment where a team of medical doctors, registered nurses and beauty therapists work together, using all of their skills to get the best possible cosmetic results for their patients.

Dr Sarah Hart
NZSCM Censor

 

Dr Hart is a member of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine and works at Skin Institute Remuera and Ponsonby in Auckland. She performs cosmetic medical treatments using botulinum toxin, soft tissue fillers and dermal lasers. She is also a member of the Australian College of Phlebology (Non-surgical varicose and spider vein treatment) 

Dr Hart enjoys training colleagues across Asia-Pacific in facial rejuvenation techniques, conducting workshops, speaking and demonstrating internationally. She is a member of the International Botox and Juvederm Advisory Boards and in the past was Education Officer for the NZSCM executive.