Dr Kara Heelan: Dermatology
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Dr Kara Heelan

Dermatology

 

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Dr. Kara Heelan is a Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital and St. Georges Hospital, London. She is a core member of the both the primary and advanced Skin MDT at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer as well as in complex medical dermatology. She subspecialises in drug reactions and autoimmune bullous dermatoses. She is experienced in treating patients with general dermatological conditions (eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, benign skin lesions and inflammatory skin rashes).

Kara Heelan graduated from University College Dublin Medical School in 2006 with Honours. She completed her dermatology training in Ireland, during which she won national and international prizes for her research. She received the inaugural Sean O’Loughlin memorial gold medal for first place in the national trainee exam. She had additive international training at the University of Toronto and completed the highly competitive Advanced Medical Dermatology Fellowship with interests in drug reactions and autoimmune bullous disorders in 2013. She subsequently completed a Fellowship in Skin Cancer and Dermatological Surgery at University College London Hospital in 2016.

She undertook research in autoimmune bullous dermatoses at the University of Toronto and her MD was awarded from University College Cork. She has published her work in peer-reviewed journals and has frequently presented at national and international meetings.

Kara is active is teaching undergraduates, postgraduates and general practitioners.

She is currently a member of the British Association of Dermatologists guideline group for bullous pemphigoid and is lead of the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (DCTN) urticaria trainee group.

Areas of interest

General Dermatology (eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, and inflammatory skin rashes). Skin lesions (benign and malignant). Melanoma; Non Melanoma Skin Cancer; Pigmented Lesions and moles; Drug reactions; Complex Medical Dermatology;

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