Dr Sarah Wakelin

Consultant Dermatologist


Professional Memberships

  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • British Contact Dermatitis Society
  • European Contact Dermatitis Society
  • St John's Dermatological Society

Clinical Interests

  • General dermatology
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Allergic skin disorders
  • Adolescents and adult dermatology


Personal profile

Dr Sarah Wakelin qualified in medicine in King’s College London in 1988. She completed her dermatological training as a senior registrar in the department of Cutaneous Allergy at St John’s Institute of Dermatology prior to being appointed as a consultant dermatologist at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London.

Dr Wakelin has a broad interest in adult dermatology and carries out a range of minor surgical procedures. Her special interest is in allergic skin diseases and she is a committee member of the British Contact Dermatitis Society.  At her NHS base, St Mary’s Hospital, London, she runs a dedicated clinic for the investigation and treatment of skin allergies.

Dr Wakelin has written many original articles and is the author of ‘Your Guide to Eczema,’ ‘A Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatment in Dermatology’ and the co-author of the newly revised ‘Colour Handbook of Dermatology.’  She is an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College of science technology and medicine and is a educational supervisor of dermatology trainees and medical undergraduates. In addition, she acts as an advisor for pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies.

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