Dr Janakan Natkunarajah

Dr Janakan Natkunarajah

Dr Jana

Dermatology 06054088


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  • Open Referral network
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Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • General
  • Skin cancer


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Dr Jana Natkunarajah (also known as Dr Jana) is a full-time Consultant dermatologist who trained at Imperial College with a first class Neuroscience BSc in 1999. He is the current President of the prestigious St John's Dermatological Society. He has over 15 years experience in General Dermatology and is the clinical lead at Kingston Hospital since 2011. His team at Kingston has grown exponentially and compromises 5 Dermatology consultants, 2 Nurse Consultants and 5 specialist nurses.

His clinical Interest include:-
Adult and Paediatric Dermatology
Acne and Isotretinoin
Psoriasis & Phototherapy & Biologics
Skin Cancer and Skin Cancer Screening
Mole screening & Dermoscopy
GP education on General Dermatology

Dr Jana has experience in both adult and paediatric dermatology. During his time at Kingston Hospital he developed the local acne guidelines and has expertise in Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) treatment. He has helped develop and improve the services with colleagues at Kingston which include paediatric dermatology, acne, psoriasis, eczema, phototherapy, patch testing, hair and skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma). Whilst at Kings Hospital he gained experience in severe drug reactions and phototherapy treatment.

He has experience in General dermatology as well as complex medical dermatology and acute skin rashes. In his NHS practice he manages patients with skin cancer and does regular mole checks as well as providing regular skin cancer screening clinics. He has expertise in managing topical treatments for sun damaged skin. He is currently involved in an innovative pilot on dermoscopy and skin cancer.

He has gained inspirational training with Dr J Wilkinson at Amersham hospital, Dr C Holden at St Heliers hospital and the late Dr E Higgins at Kings College Hospital. Inspiration has driven change in his practice and has brought about interesting and challenging dermatology opportunities in his NHS and private practice.

He has helped with the development of the innovative nurse led services including the psoriasis Biologics clinic recognised nationally for its excellence. Dr Jana has written a chapter on the skin effects of chemotherapy in the world renowned Rook textbook on Dermatology. He has lectured at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology MSc course since 2018.

He works collaboratively alongside Consultant Plastic Surgeons where minor surgery procedures are undertaken including cryotherapy, shave excisions, curettage and cautery, excision biopsy and diagnostic biopsies.

Dermatology Background
• National Committee: British Association of Dermatologist Drugs and Therapies Guideline Committee (2016-17)
• National Judging Committee-British Association of Dermatologist National Conference 2018
• National Committee- South London British Association of Dermatologist Regional representative (2012-15)
• Co-editor of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology (2013-2018)
• Developed Kingston GPVTS posts in Dermatology – awarded Health Education England South London Charter mark (2018) for educational excellence
• Involved in Digital Innovation with Kinesis (2017- ongoing) – advice and Guidance for GPs
• Chair of South West Thames Regional Dermatology (2013-2017)
• Clinical Lead Dermatology – Kingston since 2011-Current
• Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
• Educational Supervisor for Kingston Dermatology trainees (2011-2017)
• Developed Local GP Skin club
• More than 40 peer reviewed Dermatology publications
• Won several prizes at the Royal Society of Medicine and the British Association of Dermatologists Conferences as a trainee and as a Consultant supervisor
• Awarded Annual President’s St John's Dermatological Society Consultant Prize (2018)

Areas of interest

General Adult Dermatology; Paediatric Dermatology; Acne; Isotretinoin treatment; Psoriasis; Eczema; mole checks; Dermatitis; Skin conditions; Alopecia; teenage acne; cryotherapy; Alopecia Areata; pigmented lesions; mole screening; skin checks; rosacea; skin cancer; melanoma; skin cancer screening; sun damage; Basal cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma; bowens disease; scarring alopecia; contact eczema; drug reactions; folliculitis; granuloma annulare; hand eczema; hidradenitis suppurativa; skin infections; keloid; lichen planus; lupus; molluscum contagiosum; nail disease; bullous pemphigoid; pemphigus; itch; pruritus; rosacea; pityriasis alba; pityriasis rosea; lumps; hair loss; sarcoidosis; scabies; seborrheic keratosis; warts; verrucae; skin tag; actinic keratosis; sun damage; skin pigmentation; dermoscopy of moles; stasis eczema; tinea; infectious dermatology; fungal infection; bacterial infection;vitiligo;methotrexate; ciclosporin; ; isotretinoin;phototherapy; dermoscopy;

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