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Dr Robert Sarkany

Consultant Dermatologist


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Main NHS base:
Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

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Year of qualification:

1983 - 2003

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Training & background:

Dr Robert Sarkany is Consultant Dermatologist and the Head of the Photodermatology and Xeroderma Pigmentosum Units at St John's Institute of Dermatology at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London. He was previously Consultant Dermatologist at Mayday Hospital (1999-2002) and then at St Georges Hospital and Medical School (2002-2006) before taking up his current post.

Dr Sarkany is an experienced Dermatologist for skin diseases of all types in children and adults. He is an international authority on sunlight sensitivity, sun allergy and ultraviolet light therapy, lecturing around the world and writing widely on these subjects. His Photodermatology Unit is one of the leading centres in the world for the treatment of these diseases and of research into them. He created the National Xeroderma Pigmentosum Centre in 2010, which is the largest such centre in the world.

Clinical Interests:

All skin rashes, skin lesions, skin cancers, hair and nail problems in children and adults of all ages; sunlight allergy; ultraviolet light therapy (Phototherapy).

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Personal profile:

Dr Sarkany is an international authority on sunlight sensitivity, sun allergy, inherited photodermatoses and ultraviolet light therapy.He lectures around the world, writes widely on these subjects and heads a large scale research programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

He is a busy and active Consultant Dermatologist looking after a large number of patients of all ages with the full range of skin diseases and skin cancers.

Clinic Times:

Please note these are regular clinics, other times may be available by appointment.

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Schedule Key

A: Alternate weeks
M: Monthly sessions
A/H: Ad Hoc
P: Consulting at Parkside Hospital at Putney
A/P: Consulting alternative weeks at Parkside Hospital at Putney
M/P: Consulting monthly at Parkside Hospital at Putney

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