Dermatology, Skin Disease
Field of Research (FoR)
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.
MMed (Clin Epi)
Specialty Certificate in Dermatology (Royal College of Physicians)
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
Areas of supervision
ILP, Honours, Masters
Doctor of Medicine (Independent Learning Project & Honours) candidates
Master of Philosophy candidates
Sydney Morning Herald: Dermatologists doubt claims of 'anti-pollution' cosmetics
The Age: Do you need to wash your face?
Sydney Morning Herald: What is the difference between laser treatments?
Sydney Morning Herald: Mayne making progress on anti-cancer cream
The Age: What are adaptogens?
Sydney Morning Herald:The next demographic to get a skincare routine? Kids
Sydney Morning Herald:Should you be adding this metal to your skincare routine?
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
10daily: Some hard truths about stretch marks
Hit 93.5 Dubbo: Pippa and Jimi
Medical Journal of Australia: More than skin deep
Australian Doctor: Amid the hype, doctor declares: Don’t ditch the dermoscope
The Dermatologist: PUVA or NBUVB for Mycosis Fungoides?
medical students, dermatology registrars, doctors-in-training, general practitioners