Dr Kathy Taghipour
Dr. Kathy Taghipour specialises in general and surgical dermatology, treating a variety of medical conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis; autoimmune blistering diseases; female genital dermatology; skin cancer diagnosis and surgical/non-surgical treatment; mole check and dermoscopy.
Dr Taghipour graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Gothenburg University in Sweden and subsequently continued her medical training in the UK. In 2009 she completed her training to become a Consultant Dermatologist. She is committed to research and has been awarded a research doctorate from King’s College London. She has undertaken a number of clinical and laboratory-based studies. Click here to view her latest papers.
Dr Taghipour’s NHS post as a consultant dermatologist is at the The Whittington Health in north London where she holds the position of lead physician for skin cancer services and specialist autoimmune blistering disease clinics. She teaches and trains medical students, doctors in hospital training and GPs.
Dr Efrossini Carras
Dr. Efrossini Carras is a consultant dermatologist, who specialises in general dermatology, paediatric dermatology, skin cancer and dermatological surgery. She has a particular interest in psoriasis and inflammatory skin conditions and treats a range of dermatological presentations including psoriasis, eczema, acne, skin cancer and performs mole checks and dermoscopy.
Dr. Carras completed her undergraduate medical degree at The University College of London and then continued her post-graduate and dermatology specialty training in the UK, to become a Consultant Dermatologist. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. She has a particular interest in medical education and was awarded a Post-graduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education from St. George’s University of London.
Dr. Carras holds a NHS consultant post at The Whittington Hospital, where she leads the biologics service for patients with severe psoriasis. She actively teaches undergraduate medical and nursing students, doctors in post-graduate training, specialist nurses and GPs. Dr. Carras participates in research and national clinical trials. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Greek
Dr Alistair Robson
Dr Alistair Robson is a qualified general (FRCPath) and specialist dermatopathologist (DipRCPath), & was Consultant Dermatopathologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, for 14 years. Dr Robson was the pathology lead for cutaneous lymphoma and continues to be an active member of the EORTC cutaneous lymphoma pathology working group.
He is active in clinical research and has published over 100 articles, mostly concerning various forms of skin cancer, in peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters, including for the WHO Classification of Skin Tumours, and review dermatopathology papers for numerous journals. He has over 15 years experience of teaching dermatopathology to both dermatologists and pathologists, including the Kings College MSc course, organises teaching seminars in the UK and abroad, and was Chief Examiner for the dermatopathology section of the Asian Academy of Dermatology, of which he is a Founding Member.
He was a co-founder of the International London Dermatopathology Symposium and a co-founder and for 5 years co-organiser and teacher on the UK ABC Course in Dermatopathology. He has been an invited speaker and presented research in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, the United States, Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, India and many countries of the Middle East. He is a member of the International Society of Dermatopathology and the British Society of Dermatopathology. Dr Robson is currently writing a book chapter for a textbook on melanoma and writing and editing a textbook of cutaneous lymphoma, whilst working as a Visiting Pathologist at the national referral Lisbon Institute of Oncology, Portugal, and as a Consultant Dermatopathologist for the specialist private UK pathology company LDPath Group
Sharne is DermConsult’s main PA and she manages the rest of the admin team. She has worked in the medical industry for over 15 years and has always held a special interest in dermatology. She has been instrumental in DermConsult’s success as “The Best Private Dermatology Clinic in London 2019”, and more recently, “The Most Trusted Dermatology Clinic in London 2020”. Her passion and drive comes from a place of knowing that each patient that comes through our clinic receives the exceptional service and level of care they deserve.
Sharne enjoys providing bespoke support to all of our patients, answering any questions or concerns, being the bridge of communication between the patient and the doctor, overseeing the DermConsult team and ultimately celebrating the end result along with the patient.
In her spare time, Sharne enjoys reading, learning languages, cooking different cuisine, playing instruments, walking and training her cheeky rescue French Bulldog, Jimmy.
Sharne is looking forward to welcoming you to DermConsult.