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At The Skin Clinic Marlborough we offer a dedicated mole mapping and skin surgery clinic, and have been providing care to the people of Marlborough since 2003. We have now treated well over 9,500 skin cancers.

We have all the specialised equipment required to detect and treat skin cancers, and we provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Dermoscopic scanning is used to assess lesions, providing you much higher diagnostic accuracy (compared with standard assessment).

Our team are highly trained and specialise in molemapping and skin cancer work. We firmly believe in the philosophy that "early detection saves lives" and enjoy working with our patients to take a proactive approach to maintaining good health.

We are also an affiliated provider to Southern Cross for skin cancer assessments and treatment.


Like to know more?

More about your Skin Clinic team on the our team page here

More about why you should choose us for your next mole map or skin cancer check here


Position Available!


A permanent position is available for an enthusiastic and caring doctor. Ideally the applicant should have attained a dermatoscopy diploma or have at least 2 years experience of clinical dermatoscopy. Experience with skin cancer surgery would be an advantage but not necessary.



The Skin Clinic
Where to find us

The Skin Clinic is handily located in the heart of Blenheim's CBD.




My treatment and care with Mark Foley and his team has been extremely positive and a pleasure. The friendly caring team at the Skin Clinic take great care and attention to you as a patient and your treatment. The professional attention by Mark to ensure you are fully informed and able to discuss all aspects of the medical procedure is very reassuring. I appreciate the ease of making appointments and assistance with the prior approval for Southern Cross makes my visits effortless by this highly professional team and I would highly recommend them.

- Clive Pegram -

The Skin Clinic Marlborough boasts a highly professional team of dedicated people who make the welfare of patients their first priority. Post-operative care is paramount and patients are kept fully informed on progress by a cheerful and very competent group of associates. The centre is excellently managed and gives patients total confidence in procedures and outcomes

- Ken Daldorf -


Useful Links
Southern Cross Medical Care Society
Cancer Society of New Zealand
MelNet: The Melanoma Network of NZ
DermNet NZ



“The physician should not treat the disease, but the patient who is suffering from it”

~ Maimonides ~


meet our superheroes
Dr Mark Foley
Dr Mark Foley

Mark has been treating skin cancer for over 20 years and has run The Skin Clinic for last 11 years. He undertook his dermoscopy training in Austria, and skin cancer surgery training in New Zealand and Australia. He regularly runs training sessions on skin cancer diagnosis and management. Mark has developed specialised skills in skin cancer diagnosis and skin cancer surgery. He regularly attends international skin cancer conferences and is a member of the International Dermoscopy Society and the Skin Cancer College Australasia. He is also involved with Otago medical student training through the Rural Medical Immersion Programme.

Jo Spooner
Jo Spooner

Jo is the friendly face you’ll meet when you come into the clinic, or the helpful person on the other end of the phone when you call. Jo has worked at The Skin Clinic for almost 10 years so she is very experienced and can help you with all your enquiries. If you need to be seen urgently she will make that happen!

Jan Morrow
Jan Morrow

Jan is one of the two specialist skin cancer nurses. She has now clocked up 13 years at the clinic and has undertaken specialist wound care training. She has spent many years as a practice nurse. Jan assists surgical procedures and provides follow up care. She also administers Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) and liquid nitrogen treatment.

Julie Smith
Julie Smith

Julie is also a specialist skin cancer nurse and has worked at the clinic since 2009. She has undertaken specialist wound care training. She assists surgical procedures, provides follow up care, Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) and liquid nitrogen treatment. She has industrial health and general practice nursing experience.