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Dr Athina Fonia is a Consultant Dermatologist and Lead for the Systemics Clinic in Dermatology at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust where she holds her NHS post. She trained in medicine at King’s College London after obtaining a First Class honours degree in Pharmacology at King’s College London.
She undertook her specialist dermatological training in Bristol and Wales.
She developed a specialist interest in onychology (the study of the diseases of the nails). She did a fellowship in nail surgery and nail diseases in Brussels (St Pierre and Brugmann University Hospitals). She is a member of the expert committee for the British Nail Society and she is the author of the patient information leaflets on the diseases of the nails for the same society.
Dr Fonia also specialises in skin cancer and Biologics for psoriasis and eczema and runs a weekly Systemics clinic and a Biologics clinic in her NHS post. She consults on all aspects of general dermatology of children and adults.
She is passionate about teaching and is involved in both the undergraduate teaching of medical students as well as trainee doctors. She has published widely and has presented at national and international conferences.
Areas of interest
Nail surgery; nail diseases and their treatment Eczema; Psoriasis; Acne; Rosacea; Hidradenitis suppurativa; Premalignant skin lesions, skin cancer and its treatment; Botox injection treatment for hyperhidrosis; Steroid injections for hair loss or keloid scars; Skin surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust , Queen Elizabeth Hospital , Woolwich , London
Travel Fellowship award from the British Surgical Dermatological Society for the Fellowship in the Diseases of the Nails and Nail Surgery in Brussels, Belgium
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Greek, Modern - Native or bilingual
- French - Fluent
Saha M, D’ Cruz A, Paul N, Healy R, Collins D, Charles D-A, Sahu S, Fonia a
A : “Toxic epidermal necrolysis and co-existent SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) treated with Intravenous Immunoglobulin: “Killing 2 birds with one stone”. J Eur. Acad. Dermal, Venereol, August 2020
Fonia A, Baran R, “ Cutaneous paraneoplastic syndromes with nail involvement ” Dermatology clinics, Elsevier, In press
Fonia A , Richert B, “ Onychalgia Causes and mechamisms : the “GIFTED KID” and the “FOMITE” . Skin Appendage Disord.
March 2020; 6: 77-87
Fonia A, Cota C, Setterfield JF, Goldberg LJ, Fenton DA, Stefanato CM “Permanent alopecia in patients with breast cancer after taxane chemotherapy and adjuvant hormonal therapy: Clinicopathologic findings in a cohort of 10 patients”. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 May;76 (5):948-957
Fonia A, Bhatt N, Kennedy C. “APACHE-like eruption in adult identical twins” Clinical Experimental Dermatology,2016 Oct. 41(7):751-3
Fonia A, Jackson K, Lereun C, Grant DM, Barker JN, Smith CH. “A retrospective cohort study of the impact of biologic therapy initiation on medical resource use and costs in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis” Br J Dermatol. 2010 Oct 163(4):807-16
Pink AE, Fonia A, Smith CH, Barker JNWN “The development of sarcoidosis on anti-TNF therapy: A paradox”. Br J Dermatol. 2010 Sept. 163(3):648-9
Pink AE, Fonia A, Smith CH, Barker JNWN
“Antinuclear antibodies associated with loss of response to anti-TNF alpha therapy in psoriasis – a retrospective, observational study”
Br J Dermatol 2010 Apr: 162(4): 780-5
Fonia A, White IR, White JM
“Allergic contact dermatitis to Elaeagnus plant (Oleaster)” Contact Dermatitis, 2009 Mar; 60(3):178-9
Fonia A, White JM, McFadden JP, White IR
“Active sensitization to chloracetamide”
Contact Dermatitis, 2009 60 (1) 58-59
- BSc in Pharmacology King's College London 1999
- MBBS Bachelor in Medicine & Bachelor in Surgery Guy's , King's & St Thomas' School of Medicine 2004
- Fellowship in nail surgery and nail diseases Hopital St Pierre Bruxelles 2018
Reference number 6104356
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Athina Fonia Lewisha,m & Greenwich NHS Trust 2018
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatologists
British Hair and Nail Society
St John's Dermatological Society
European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology
European Nail Society
- Highgate Private Hospital
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 020 8341 4182
- Skin55 Harley Street
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 020 3757 5631
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
My medical secretary