About the Dermatology department

  • Dermatology is the branch of medicine specialising in the diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the skin, hair and nails.

    The Department of Dermatology at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides a full range of clinical services for children with skin disorders, including outpatient and inpatient care:

    • General dermatology clinics cater for common skin disorders
    • Specialised multidisciplinary clinics are provided for complex conditions, such as epidermolysis bullosa and vascular anomalies
    • The RCH Dermatology Laser Unit is a long-established global leader in the laser management of birthmarks for children and maintains state of the art technology to treat a wide range of conditions

    The RCH Dermatology Department comprise a dedicated team of medical, nursing, administrative and allied health professionals working together to provide best practice dermatological care that meets the need of the patients and their families. We work collaboratively with other departments within the hospital to optimise and coordinate the care that we provide.

    We are an accredited training centre for dermatology registrars in the Australasian College of Dermatologists training program and have a long history of hosting international paediatric dermatology fellows and observers. 

    We are actively involved in research into the causes and treatment of paediatric skin disease and maintain collaborative relationships nationally and internationally. Our specialist Paediatric Dermatologists have published widely and are also involved in advisory, advocacy, and educational roles outside of the hospital.