Dr Shobhan Manoharan

Dermatologist & Laser Surgeon


Dr. Manoharan is one of the world’s leading laser dermatologists. He’s well respected for his expertise and excellence in the field of Dermatology. 

Based in Brisbane, Australia, he is a Director of Brisbane Skin, Westside Dermatology, and the Sweat Free Clinics.  He is also the Director of Training for the Australasian College of Dermatology (QLD). He has a special interest in combination treatments for complicated scars (acne, traumatic, surgical and burns), pigmentation, laser rejuvenation, and surgical & non-surgical skin cancer management.

Dr. Manoharan studied medicine at the University of Queensland, worked in the United Kingdom and Australia, gained extensive laser surgery experience in Australia the United States, and has sub-specialised in cosmetic and laser dermatology.

Actively involved in education, he has a major role in the training of dermatology registrars, junior doctors, general practitioners,  pharmacists and medical students in all aspects of dermatology. Dr. Manoharan has published and presented extensively internationally on general, aesthetic and laser dermatology.

He oversees the clinical research at Brisbane Skin and Westside Dermatology and is on the advisory board of numerous laser and pharmaceutical companies. 

Dr. Manoharan has established himself as a national expert in medical and cosmetic dermatology and is a regular expert contributor for Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire. He has appeared in programs such as Today Tonight, Scope, as well as numerous radio stations including ABC and 4BC radio. He has appeared in all Australian major television channels and radio stations and performed regular skin checks for politicians in Canberra as part of public education campaigns.

Dr Manoharan was a Consulting Dermatologist for L’Oreal Paris Skincare 2015-16.


Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow of Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • Director of Training (QLD), Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • Board Member of Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Queensland
  • Senior Lecturer Griffith University
  • Member of Australian Medical Association
  • Queensland representative for the Vitiligo Association of Australia

“Dermatology is a pleasure and a passion for me. I enjoy meeting new patients and believe in building long-term professional relationships with them. I think the key is to really listen to your patient’s concerns, then talk them through the options most suited to address their issues. No two patients are exactly the same, and my job is to tailor a bespoke plan to help each individual look and feel their best.”


Dr Manoharan