Dr Sarah Walsh

Dr Sarah Walsh

Dermatology 06079243


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  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network


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About me

Dr Sarah Walsh is a consultant dermatologist, working both at Dermatology Consulting, Tunbridge Wells, and also at King’s College Hospital in London, where she is head of department. Originally from Ireland, she graduated first place in class with first class honours from University College Cork, before pursuing post-graduate training in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Dr Walsh completed a one year clinical fellowship in severe drug reactions and acute medical dermatology at King’s in 2010/2011, before taking up a substantive consultant role in the department.
Dr Walsh has a number of clinical and academic interests. She has expertise in adverse reactions to medications arising in the skin, and is a contributing member of ToxiTEN, the European research group for severe drug reactions. She runs the Biologics Clinic at King’s, prescribing third-line immunological therapies for severe inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and hidradenitis suppurativa. She is also the dermatologist for the national Sarcoidosis specialist service, run from King’s College Hospital. Dr Walsh has a clinical interest in female genital skin disease, and runs the specialist service for vulval dermatoses at King’s.
Dr Walsh sees inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne, as well as skin cancers and performing mole checks. She does a wide variety of minor surgical procedures such as biopsies, excisions, cryotherapy, and steroid injections for hair loss and scars. She has expertise in female genital skin complaints, and sarcoidosis affecting the skin.
Dr Walsh is actively involved in research, and has more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is the author of several book chapters in prestigious reference texts such as the Rook Textbook of Dermatology, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, and Pharmacy and Therapeutics. She served as Section Editor of the British Journal of Dermatology from 2011 – 2018. She is a frequent invited speaker at national and international meetings on severe drug reactions, sarcoidosis and acute medical dermatology.
Dr Walsh is committed to teaching and training the next generation of dermatologists and dermatology nurses. In recent years, she has collaborated with art educationalists to develop a European visual literacy training programme for dermatologists. This is a novel training method for doctors using fine art to hone observational and descriptive skills, originally pioneered at Yale Medical School in the US. In her free time, Dr Walsh is a keen tennis player, skier, and enjoys history of art, and the French language.

Areas of interest

acne; eczema;psoriasis; skin cancer; female genital skin disease; vulval dermatology; sarcoidosis; urticaria;

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Procedures completed

  • S0651

    Removal of benign lesion on trunk or limbs less than 10 cm in diameter or on scalp less than 5cm in diameter (excluding lipoma) - (5-50)

    Dermatology Consulting (5-50)

  • S1500

    Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (5-50)

    Dermatology Consulting (5-50)

  • S1110

    Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation) - up to three - (5-50)

    Dermatology Consulting (5-50)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (5-50)

    Dermatology Consulting (5-50)

  • S1420

    Shave biopsy of lesion of skin - (5-50)

    Dermatology Consulting (5-50)

  • S0820

    Curettage/cryotherapy of lesions of skin (including cauterisation) - four or more - (1-5)

    Dermatology Consulting (1-5)

  • S5300

    Introduction of substance into skin (including hormone pellet) - (1-5)

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