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Dermatology at Westmead Hospital


Referral letters are critical in integrating the care of patients with healthcare providers.
Please ensure referrals are named to a clinician below and include the condition requiring treatment.
The Dermatology Clinic is unable to provide a service for the following:

  • Routine skin checks
  • Cosmetic conditions or cosmetic laser

Head of Department

  • Professor Pablo Fernandez-Peñas

Deputy Head of Department

  • Dr Jillian Wells (Staff Specialist, Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic)


  • Dr Raquel Ruiz Araujo  (Staff Specialist, Oncodermatology)
  • Dr Annika Smith (Staff Specialist, Psoriasis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa)
  • Dr Maria Jones–Caballero (Staff Specialist, Renal Dermatology)
  • Dr Shien-Ning Chee (Staff Specialist, Eczema)
  • Dr Alex Varey (Plastic Surgeon)
  • Dr Nira Chinniah (VMO, Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic)
  • Dr Parisa Arianejad (VMO, Hair Condition Clinic)


  • Narelle Driver (Nurse Manager)
  • Charmaine Peras (Clinical Nurse Consultant/ Melanographer)
  • Vivienne Speirs (RN Psoriasis Care Manager / Melanographer)
  • Kim Aspiras ( RN/ Melanographer)

Research Unit

  • Dr Kelvin Truong
  • Dr Ashok Doraiswamy
  • Nadeeja Atapattu (Clinical Research Co-Ordinator)
  • Anum Faruki ( Administration Officer)

Administrative Officers

  • Karen Dalmati (Secretary)
  • Lulu Suwastiari

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