Dr Lee Jones is a primary care skin cancer clinician with expertise in the diagnosis and management of melanoma and other skin cancers.

Dr Jones studied both a Bachelor of Science and Bachelors of Medicine & Surgery at the University of Queensland. After Graduation he relocated to Cairns for residency.

Before teaming up to form Apple Tree Skin and Specialist Clinic in 2019, he has worked throughout Cairns and is well known in the northern suburbs. He has extensive  education in skin cancer medicine and has completed the Bond University Certified Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine and Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy (skin diagnosis).

Dr Jones has proudly been awarded with Fellowship of the Skin Cancer Institute. 

A global organisation dedicated to reducing unnecessary deaths from skin cancer.

He also continues to be passionate about all dermatology and recently spent a year working in the Cairns Hospital Dermatology Department. 

When not striving to keep his patients happy and healthy, he enjoys fishing, playing golf, watching sport and enjoying the beaches of Cairns with his young family.

Ongoing Education

Dr Jones regular attends upskilling courses and conferences to stay up-to-date on the latest skin cancer discoveries. Oct. 2019: Masterclass in Dermatopathology


BApp.Sc (Hons), MBBS, FRACGP, Accredited MSCCA

Dr Ben Ireland is a GP with expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer and is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor through the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

Dr Ireland studied Medicine and Surgery at Griffith University. After Graduation he then relocated to Cairns working in the Cairns Hospital, where he developed an interest in skin. Dr Ireland completed general practice training in the Cairns region.


He then completed his Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy and Advanced Certificate Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery through the Skin Cancer College Australasia.

Dr Ireland is also passionate about medical education. He is a Lecturer and Clinical Tutor with the James Cook University Medical School and an active supervisor of General Practice Registrars.

When not at work Dr Ireland can be seen out on the reef with a fishing rod in his hand. He also enjoys playing golf, swimming and enjoying time with his children. Dr Ireland is also a Rugby League tragic supporting the Parramatta Eels.

Ongoing Education

Dr Ireland also regular attends upskilling courses and conferences to stay up-to-date on the latest skin cancer discoveries. Nov. 2019, Masterclass in Surgery