As finding the right doctor is a very personal choice, we thought we’d let our doctors share with you their personal stories of why they became a doctor and do what they do… and why Aqua Marine Medical Centre & Skin Clinic came to be.


Our General Practitioners, Family Medical Centre and Skin Clinic “Aqua Marine Medical Centre & Skin Clinic” was created, when Dr Marina was working in Rural Victoria away from her husband for nearly 18 months. After relocation to Maryborough in QLD and during three years of GP work there, which included more exams and study, Dr. Marina received her Fellowship. This lead to her husband, Gotthard, selling his own business to make time to engage with the planning and running of the Aqua Marine Medical Centre & Skin Clinic.


Everything started out of the back of our garage, with lots of files, papers and ideas, and slowly became our project in Redland Bay, Queensland, where the clinic is now open with Dr Marina and  Dr Rad taking care of our loyal patient base.


SCI- Associate Fellow Skin Cancer Institute
Dip. Dermoscopy,
Dip Skin Cancer Surgery

I was born in the South part of Russia, situated near the Volga River close to former Stalingrad (current Volgograd). The city is called Balakovo. My parents were both medical doctors, very hardworking and constantly busy. My little sister and myself hardly saw our parents and were missing them a lot while they were saving other people’s lives. My Mum would be often called at night after being at work for 10-12 hours a day. She would forget her own needs and would help everybody in need of medical assistance. My mother was very much loved in our town where most people knew her and were her patients. She was terribly missed after she was tragically killed in a car accident when I was 12 years of age. I had to grow up very quickly after this tragedy and help also with the upbringing of my younger sister.

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Dr Shayad Rad

(UQ Skin Cancer)

Dr Rad was born and raised in Iran, and graduated from the famous Qazvin University of Medical Science in 2008 where he also met his wife. In 2013 Dr Rad and his wife moved to Australia where he started to work in Mackay, Queensland as a General Practitioner with a special interest in Skin Cancer and Varicose Vein Sclerotherapy.

In 2018 Dr Rad achieved the highest qualification as General Practitioner and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners after the exams were passed during the first attempt. Dr Rad continued with his post graduate training and was granted a Master of Medicine degree in SKIN CANCER from the University of Queensland in 2019.

During his skin cancer master training he achieved Dean’s commendation of academic excellence for his performance. Dr Rad has one of the lowest “number needed to be treated” for skin cancer among his peers which reflects his accuracy in the diagnosis of skin cancers, and is quite experienced in surgical management of complex head and neck skin cancers. The Varicose Vein SCLEROTHERAPY treatment is a passion since 2014, and currently Dr Rad continues training with the Australian College of Phlebology in a training program.

Beside his medical carrier, he enjoys fishing and photography and spending time with family.

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