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Kara Heelan

Dermatology

18 years of experience
18 years of experience

PATIENT REVIEWS

5

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Doctify

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

Subspecialities

General Dermatology

All procedures

  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Mole Check
  • Cryotherapy
  • Mole Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Cyst Removal
  • Dermoscopy
  • Minor Skin Surgery
  • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
  • Curettage
  • Mole Mapping
  • Nose Cauterization
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Video Consultation

All conditions

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

Languages

English

Qualifications

BMedSci, MB BCh BAO, MRCPI, MD

Registered with

General Medical Council: 7508298

Locations

272 & 280 Kings Road, London, SW3 5AW

  • Monday:
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RH

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Consultation Fees

New appointment: £300

Follow-up appointment: £240

Reviews

Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

5 / 5

Personal care received

5 / 5

Explanation of care provided

5 / 5

PATIENT REVIEWS

5

Reviewed By

Doctify