Researcher

Dr Deshan Frank Sebaratnam

My Expertise

Dermatology, Skin Disease

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Dermatology

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Biography

Dr Deshan Sebaratnam completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales graduating with Honours. He completed his residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital during which he also completed his Master of Medicine. He was awarded a scholarship in dermatology at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania, before selection into the specialist training program of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. As a dermatology registrar, he...view more

Dr Deshan Sebaratnam completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales graduating with Honours. He completed his residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital during which he also completed his Master of Medicine. He was awarded a scholarship in dermatology at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania, before selection into the specialist training program of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. As a dermatology registrar, he completed rotations at Westmead Hospital, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, The Skin Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He also received the Australasian College of Dermatologists' scholarship to complete a year of training at St John's Institute of Dermatology London as a Clinical Fellow.

After successfully qualifying as a dermatologist he embarked on the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Paediatric Dermatology Fellowship. During his two year Fellowship, Dr Sebaratnam attended general and subspeciality clinics in paediatric dermatology at The Children's Hospital Westmead, Sydney Children's Hospital, Hospital Nino Jesus in Madrid and UCSF in California, as well as having worked at the Evelina Children's Hospital in London. 

He works as a Staff Specialist at Liverpool Hospital and an Honorary Fellow at the Children's Hospital Westmead.

He has a strong background in research, having multiple international peer-reviewed journal publications and having presented his research locally and internationally. He also has a dedicated interest in teaching, offering lectures to medical students, junior doctors, dermatology registrars and general practitioners.


My Qualifications

MBBS (Hons)

MMed (Clin Epi)

Specialty Certificate in Dermatology (Royal College of Physicians)

International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists


My Awards

World Congress of Dermatology Rising Star
NSW Premier's Award Finalist
International Society of Dermatology Mentorship
Australasian College of Dermatologists Adrian Johnson Memorial Prize

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Fostering Dermatology Resident Grant
Eli Lilly Sponsored Healthcare Provider Scholarship
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Imrich Sarkany Scholarship
Australasian College of Dermatologists Eileen Collins Memorial Prize
Australasian College of Dermatologists Research Fellowship
Australasian Dermatopathology Society Brenan Prize
Australasian College of Dermatologists F&E Bauer Foundation Scholarship
European Society for Dermatology Research Travel Grant
University of New South Wales Dean’s List
University of New South Wales Tom Gibian Prize
Australian Students Prize


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters


Currently supervising

Doctor of Medicine (Independent Learning Project & Honours) candidates

Master of Philosophy candidates


My Engagement

Sydney Morning Herald: Common skincare habits wreaking havoc on your skin

Men's Health: Here's Why Your Skin Gets Horny In Winter

ABC Radio: Breakfast with Josh Szeps

Sydney Morning Herald: Dermatologists doubt claims of 'anti-pollution' cosmetics

Sydney Morning Herald: Can a fancy steam cupboard wean us off our addiction to washing clothes?

The Age: Do you need to wash your face?

Sydney Morning Herald: What is the difference between laser treatments?

ABC Life: Five ways to avoid sweating through your clothes this summer

Sydney Morning Herald: Mayne making progress on anti-cancer cream

The Age: What are adaptogens?

Catalyst:Skin Clinic

Sydney Morning Herald:The next demographic to get a skincare routine? Kids

The Age:You should really be applying sunscreen when you're inside

Sydney Morning Herald:Should you be adding this metal to your skincare routine?

Today:Summer warning

Body and Soul:Should you replace your deodorant with a lemon?

Sydney Morning Herald: Is there really anything wrong with using walnut scrub?

Daily Telegraph: How alcohol affects your body as your get older

2GB:Chris Smith

Mammamia: There are 6 different types of pimples. Here's how to spot each kind.

10 daily:What Your Nails Can Tell You About Your Health

7 news: Mum bathes son in bleach due to rare skin condition

Mamamia: Absolutely everything you need to know about how to get rid of pimples

10daily: Some hard truths about stretch marks

7 news: Acne linked to higher risk of depression

Hit 93.5 Dubbo: Pippa and Jimi

Mammamia: What a dermatologist wants you to know about the latest blackhead-removing beauty hack.

Medical Journal of Australia: More than skin deep

Australian Doctor: Amid the hype, doctor declares: Don’t ditch the dermoscope

Mamamia: People are drinking their own urine. But should you?

10daily: Why soap bars are suddenly making a comeback

Mamamia: How to get rid of pimples (acne): Everything you need to know.

The Dermatologist: PUVA or NBUVB for Mycosis Fungoides?

Mamamia: The Ordinary's new Squalane cleanser sold out in hours. But what is squalane and is it any good?.

The Age: Should you be adding seamoss to your smoothie?


My Teaching

medical students, dermatology registrars, doctors-in-training, general practitioners

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Location

Liverpool Hospital