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Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
- Skin cancer
I trained initially at Madras Medical College in Dermatology and General Medicine, worked for a year in Leprosy before coming to the UK ....In the UK I trained at Hull, Glasgow, Birmingham and St John's Dermatology Centre, London. I work as a locum at Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge as a Senior Registrar and at St Bartholomews's Hospital London as a Locum Consultant and later as a Locum consultant for a year at Royal Free Hospital, London. I was appointed as a consultant to Dudley in 1995 which I left in 2001 to take up a consultant's post in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. With Medway taking on Dermatology services in west Kent the Tunbridge Wells Dermatology service comes under Medway's administrative jurisdiction though services are provided at Borough Green, Edenbridge and Crowborough Hospitals on the NHS.
Areas of interest
Paediatric and Adult Dermatology; Skin tumours / skin cancer; Dermatological surgery for skin cancers and benign lesions; Photodermatology & Photodynamic therapy ; Patch Testing for skin allergy; Chemical peel & cosmetic dermatology
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Dermatologist, Medway Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust based at Borough Green (relocated service from Pembury Hospital); Edenbridge, Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells Hospital. Cover at Maidstone and Sevenoaks as needed.
MD Thesis on Cutaneous Metastases: this is the largest prospective study to date.
Skin in General Medicine
Unilever award 1989 for best paper on an unusual application of methotrexate
(Additional) Languages spoken
Cutaneous metastases: one of the largest series in literature and the first from the Indian subcontinent, International Journal of Dermatology
60 years of Dermatology in the NHS, Cambridge University Press 2010....a Whitehall publication.
Courses offered to GPs
Fully day Dermatology course for GP's and GP trainees 30.03.2012. To be repeated annually by request. Course is usually based in the medical education centre in The Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Have lectured to nurses, pharmacists and at GP surgery when requested subject to clinical committments.
Annual Audit on skin cancer excisions in parlance with national figures.
British Assn of Dermatologists National Audit
- MBBS Madras Medical College, Madras University 1979
- Diploma Dermatology Madras University & Madras Medical College 1982
- MD General Medicine Madras University & Madras Medical College 1984
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1989
- FRCPI RCPI 2003
- FRCP London RCP London 2010
- Clinical Fellow in Dermatological Surgery and Moh's St John's Institute of Dermatology, London 1991
- Visiting Fellow in Dermatological Surgery Universitat Hauptklinik Tuebingen, Germany 1997
- Visiting Fellow in Moh's Surgery Dermatological and Moh's Surgery Centre, Lisbon 1998
- Visiting Fellow Moh's Micrographic surgery Florida State University 2014
Reference number 3527652
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatologists
American Academy of Dermatology
British Society of Dermatological Surgery
British Society of Paediatric Dermatology
Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists
Indian Society of Paediatric Dermatology
Council of Nail Disorders, USA
Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association
- BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital
- 15:00 - 18:00
- 0808 101 0365
- Lyca Health Orpington
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 07562 146782
- Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital...
- 14:00 - 19:00
- 07562 146782
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
Dr S Tharakaram
or mobile 07562146782; 07775575458