Dr Robert Sarkany

Dr Robert Sarkany

BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRCP (Lond), MD.


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35 years of experience
23 years as a specialist

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“Always caring and likes to know about personal circumstances. I feel that he is a friend now not just a physician. Excellent.“
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  • General Dermatology
  • Morphoea
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
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  • General Medical Council: 3183847
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    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,224 reviews


    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 is an experienced Dermatologist for skin diseases of all types in children and adults. He specialises in skin rashes, skin cancer, sun sensitivity and ultraviolet light therapy.

    Dr Sarkany graduated from the University of London with a bachelor’s degree, a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and a Doctorate. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003. He was previously Consultant Dermatologist at Mayday Hospital and then at St Georges Hospital and Medical School before taking up his current post.

    His Photodermatology Unit is one of the leading centres in the world for the treatment of skin diseases and of research into them. He also established the National Xeroderma Pigmentosum Centre in 2010, which is the largest such centre in the world.

    He is actively involved in research on sunlight sensitivity, sun allergy, and ultraviolet light therapy and frequently lectures internationally on these. He has published his Dermatology research widely. He is a previous associate editor on the Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Editorial Board Member of the 'Photodermatology Photoimmunology Photomedicine' Journal, current President of the European Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society, current co-Chair of the Britain and Ireland Porphyria Network, previous Chair of the British Photodermatology Group. 

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • All types of rashes
    • Skin lesions
    • Skin cancers
    • Moles
    • Hair and nail problems
    • Children and adults skin problems 



    Skin lesions

    Skin cancers


    Hair and nail problems 

    Cutaneous porphyrias


    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Curettage
    • Cyst Removal
    • Dermoscopy
    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • Light Therapy
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Mole Check
    • Mole Mapping
    • Mole Removal
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Skin Peels
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Acne
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Blistering Disorders
    • Bullous Pemphigoid
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE)
    • Cysts
    • Dandruff
    • Dermatitis
    • Diabetic Ulcers
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Lymphoedema
    • Measles
    • Melanoma
    • Moles
    • Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid
    • Napkin Dermatitis (Nappy Rash)
    • Pemphigus
    • Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
    • Psoriasis
    • Rash
    • Rosacea
    • Rubella (German Measles)
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scarring
    • Scleroderma
    • Shingles
    • Skin Cancer
    • Skin Tags
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Urticaria (Hives)
    • Vasculitis
    • Verruca
    • Vitiligo
    • Warts (Viral)
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    • BSc (Hons) University of London 1983
    • MBBS (Hons) University of London 1986
    • Doctorate in Medicine / MD Thesis University of London 1995
    • Membership Examination of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians (London) 1989
    • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (London) Royal College of Physicians (London) 2003
    • Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (Dermatology) Specialist Training Authority 1997

    Additional training

    • Research Fellow University of Cambridge 1990 - 1994
    • Registrar in Dermatology Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge 1994-1996
    • Senior Registrar in Dermatology Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge 1996 - 1997
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