Dr Kara Heelan

Dr Kara Heelan

BMedSci, MB BCh BAO, MRCPI, MD

Dermatology

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1 specialist

15 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Very approachable doctor who clearly explained what she was doing and why. Would highly recommend “
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Subspecialties

  • General Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Avestan
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7508298
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    197 reviews

    Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

    Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre,102 Sydney Street Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6NR
    73 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    09:00 - 17:00
    Tue
    09:00 - 17:00
    Wed
    09:00 - 17:00
    Thu
    09:00 - 17:00
    Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sun
    09:00 - 17:00

    About

    Dr Kara Heelan is a Consultant Dermatologist who provides comprehensive diagnosis and management of a wide range of medical dermatology conditions at leading private hospitals in London.

    She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer as well as in complex medical dermatology. She subspecialises in drug reactions and autoimmune bullous dermatoses. She is experienced in treating patients with general dermatological conditions (eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, benign skin lesions and inflammatory skin rashes).

    Kara graduated from University College Dublin Medical School with Honours. She completed her dermatology training in Ireland, during which she won national and international prizes for her research. She received the inaugural Sean O’Loughlin memorial gold medal for first place in the national dermatology exam.

    She had additive international training at the University of Toronto and completed the highly competitive Advanced Medical Dermatology Fellowship with interests in drug reactions and autoimmune bullous disorders. She subsequently completed a Fellowship in Skin Cancer and Dermatological Surgery at University College London Hospital.

    She undertook research in autoimmune bullous dermatoses at the University of Toronto and her MD was awarded from University College Cork. She has published her work in peer-reviewed journals and has frequently presented at national and international meetings.

    Kara is currently a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Skin Group and the British Association of Dermatologists guideline group for bullous pemphigoid.

    Kara is a mum to two young energetic boys so keeps fit by running after them in her local park! 


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Skin biopsy
    • Skin cancer screening
    • Skin cancer surgery
    • Excision of skin lesion
    • Cyst excision
    • Mole checks and screening
    • Mole mapping
    • Mole removal
    • Premalignant conditions diagnosis and treatment
    • Cryotherapy
    • Photodynamic therapy (PTD)
    • Dermoscopy
    • Cautery

     

     

    • Acne
    • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    • Impetignised eczema
    • Psoriasis
    • Rosacea
    • Contact dermatitis
    • Dermatitis
    • Hives
    • Impetigo
    • Minor skin surgery
    • Rash
    • Skin cancer
    • Melanoma
    • Non-melanoma skin cancer
    • Bullous pemphigoid
    • Cysts
    • Moles
    • Urticaria
    • Pigmented lesions
    • Drug reactions
    • Complex medical dermatology
    • Genital dermatology
    • Benign skin lesions
    • Inflammatory skin rashes
    • Warts and verrucas
    • Hyperhidrosis
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    Medical procedures

    • Dermoscopy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Mole Removal
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Curettage
    • Cyst Removal
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Mole Check
    • Mole Mapping
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Acne
    • Rash
    • Bullous Pemphigoid
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Cysts
    • Dermatitis
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Melanoma
    • Moles
    • Psoriasis
    • Rosacea
    • Skin Cancer
    • Urticaria (Hives)
    • Verruca
    • Warts (Viral)
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    Education

    • BMedSci, MBBCh, BAO - University College Dublin Medical School - 2006
    • MRCPI
    • Advanced Medical Dermatology Fellowship - 2013
    • MD - 2016
    • Fellowship in Skin Cancer and Dermatological Surgery - University College London Hospital (UCLH) - 2016
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Bedside Manner
    Explanation
    General Dermatology
    5/24
    Cryotherapy
    3/24
    Skin Cancer Screening
    3/24
    Alepicia
    1/24
    Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    1/24
    Breast Screening (Mammogram)
    1/24
    Mole Check
    1/24
    Rash
    1/24
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very approachable doctor who clearly explained what she was doing and why. Would highly recommend
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Exceeded expectations, thank you
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr. Heelan is extremely knowledgeable and realistic in the care she provides. I have been seeing her for a few years regarding several long term conditions and would highly recommend her and her team.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Kara Heelan is a very professional excellent dermatologist who cares for her patients. She has that human touch which so many doctors lack these days.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Heelan was clear, concise, and reassuring.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Ever since my first appointment with Dr Heelan, I've considered it to be a pleasure to see her. She is very competent and reassuring when one is worried or nervous and will, if necessary, refer you on to someone else.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Heelan is friendly, professional and clearly very knowledgeable.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Such a lovely, warm person. And saw me 15 minutes early!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Heelan is extremely professional and attentive and takes great care in her work. I always feel in good hands with her
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very relaxed yet extremely professional. Best bedside manner
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