Dr Kearney trained in medicine at the University of Melbourne and then specialist dermatology in Melbourne, and the United Kingdom. He has undergone additional specialist training in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, laser, and procedural dermatology in Perth, and New York. A minimum of 14 years formal training with ongoing written and clinical examinations is required after entering medical school to become fully qualified as a specialist dermatologist and a specialist in Mohs micrographic surgery.
Dr Kearney has worked as a consultant dermatologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and Member of the American College of Mohs Surgery. Only doctors who have completed the 14 years of training and passed all associated examinations are accepted as members of these colleges. He was awarded travelling scholarships from the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1998 and 2004.
He is a published author in the international dermatology literature including the American Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and the Australasian Journal of Dermatology. He is a reviewer for the Australasian Journal of Dermatology. He is frequently requested to lecture to other doctors and specialists on surgical and laser topics at national and international medical conferences.
Dr Kearney’s areas of special expertise include surgical management of skin cancers, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, management of acne and acne scarring, laser and light therapies, procedural and cosmetic dermatology.