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Last updated: 12 May 2020
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Dr Joanna Gach is a Consultant Dermatologist with 15 years experience of managing a wide range of complex dermatological conditions in both children and adults. Having graduated from Medical School in Poland, she continued her entire postgraduate medical training and specialist Dermatology training in in the United Kingdom and is on a specialist register for UK dermatologists. She is enthusiastic and strongly committed to ensure best possible outcome for her patients.
For many years she has been involved in teaching and examining medical students, junior doctors and GPs. Her passion about the speciality extends to research and as such she is the research lead for dermatology at the University Hospitals in Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, where she has been a principal investigator for many dermatological trials for children and adults. She has presented at many national and international meetings. She is an author of over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals and had written chapters for dermatological textbooks.
She is a recognised specialist in the field of inflammatory and allergic adult and paediatric skin disease, skin cancer and skin surgery. She has worked for many years at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and regularly carries out surgical procedures in children and adults under local anaesthetic.
Dr.Gach works for the NHS at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire and also consults privately at The BMI Meriden Hospital in Coventry and Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull.
Dr.Gach offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, including mole removal, treatments of warts, cysts, skin tags removal, acne treatment, management of photo aging and pigmentation problems. She offers treatments with dermal fillers, botulinum toxin and chemical peels for wrinkle and scar improvement.
Away from work, she is a keen yoga student, enjoys travelling the world and spending time with her family.
Areas of interest
Dermatological surgery adults and children (excluding Mohs Micrographic surgery), acne, eczema, connective tissue diseases, vasculitis, paediatric dermatology, allergy, skin lesions, moles, lumps check up; excision of lesions, skin cancer treatment, basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma diagnosis and treatment, melanoma; dermatoscopy; photodynamic therapy; psoriasis; alopecia, hair loss, nail problems; urticaria (hives); vulval dermatoses, genital dermatology, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating); scalp and keloid injections; cryotherapy; skin rashes; seborrheic keratoses.
- Dr Joanna E Gach
- University Hospital Clifford Bridge Road Coventry CV2 2DX
Current NHS consultant posts held
University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust,
eczema, psoriasis, paediatric dermatology, skin cancer
foreign travel, yoga
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Polish - Native or bilingual
1.Linear scleroderma associated with neurofibromatosis type I.Eke U, Bailey K, Gach JE.Cutis. 2015 Aug;96(2):E17-8.
2.Phototherapy in the elderly.Powell JB, Gach JE.Clin Exp Dermatol. 2015 Aug;40(6):605-10.
3.Acute systemic sarcoidosis complicating ustekinumab therapy for chronic plaque psoriasis.Powell JB, Matthews P, Rattehalli R, Woodhead F, Perkins P, Powell G, Szczecinska W, Gach JE.Br J Dermatol. 2015 Mar;172(3):834-6.
4.Limited ectrodactyly, ectodermal dysplasia and cleft lip-palate syndrome with a p63 mutation, associated with linear and whorled naevoid hypermelanosis.Pratsou P, Defty CL, Ozoemena L, McGrath JA, Moss C, Gach JE.
Clin Exp Dermatol. 2014 Mar;39(2):266-8.
5.Bullous reaction at docetaxel infusion site.
Khan M, Taibjee SM, Poole CJ, Gach JE.Clin Exp Dermatol. 2014 Jan;39(1):58-60.
6.Cutaneous telangiectasia and cauda equina syndrome: a presentation of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.Shim TN, El-Daly H, Carr RA, Taibjee SM, Gach JE.Am J Dermatopathol. 2013 Jun;35(4):507-10.
7.Multiple blue nodules.Shim TN, Taibjee SM, Carr RA, Gach JE.Clin Exp Dermatol. 2012 Aug;37(6):690-1.
8.A nonhealing self-mutilation ulcer secondary to neonatal Erb palsy.Kasparis C, Gach JE.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Nov;65(5):e145-6.
9.Flexural reticular pigmentation and pruritic papules in a 33-year-old woman.Sherley-Dale AC, Carr RA, Gach JE.Clin Exp Dermatol. 2011 Mar;36(2):214-6.
10.Gluten-sensitive enteropathy associated with genital lichen simplex chronicus.Gach JE, Seddon HF.JRSM Short Rep. 2010 Oct 21;1(5):43.
11.Childhood cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia following feline scratches.Madhogaria S, Carr RA, Gach JE.Pediatr Dermatol. 2010 May-Jun;27(3):294-7.
12.Malnutrition and a rash: think zinc.
Roberts CM, Martin-Clavijo A, Winston AP, Dharmagunawardena B, Gach JE.Clin Exp Dermatol. 2007 Nov;32(6):654-7.
13.A retrospective study of the referral patterns to a vulval clinic: highlighting educational needs in this subspecialty.Cheung ST, Gach JE, Lewis FM.J Obstet Gynaecol. 2006 Jul;26(5):435-7.
14.Three cases of severe Rhus dermatitis in an English primary school.Gach JE, Tucker W, Hill VA.J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2006 Feb;20(2):212-3.
15.Nodal follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the axilla presenting as cellulitis.Gach JE, Carr RA, Charles-Holmes R.Br J Dermatol. 2006 Jan;154(1):177-8.
16.Two families with Greither's syndrome caused by a keratin 1 mutation.Gach JE, Munro CS, Lane EB, Wilson NJ, Moss C.J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005,:S225-30.
Courses offered to GPs
Beauty of the Skin
Warwick Medical School lectures for GPs
I regularly participate in national audits on the management of atopic dermatitis in children, psoriasis and blistering diseases in adults and my outcomes are in line with the national standards.
I have a very low rate of post operative skin infections. My annual audit of completeness of excisions of skin tumours demonstrates high standrads of care.
- Fellow of Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians, London 2009
- Member of Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians, London 1999
- Lekarz Medycyny (MD) Medical School, Lublin, Poland 1993
- Specialist Registrar in Dermatology West Midlands Deanery 2001
Reference number 4556550
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- British Society for Paediatric Dermatology British Association of Dermatologists 2005
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion of Training in Dermatology, 2005
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council
Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
British Association of Dermatologists
Midlands Dermatological Society
British Society for Paediatric Dermatology
European Academy of Dermato-Venerology
- BMI The Meriden Hospital, CV2 2LQ
- 13:30 - 19:00
- 024 7664 7000
- BMI The Meriden Hospital, CV2 2LQ
- 16:00 - 19:00
- 024 7664 7000
- Spire Parkway Hospital, B91 2PP
- 18:00 - 20:30
- 0121 704 5527
- Spire Parkway Hospital. B91 2PP
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 0121 704 5527
Post treatment communication
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