Dr Kara Heelan

Consultant Dermatologist B Med Sci, MB BCh BAO, MRCPI, MD

Specialism: Skin

Available at: Chelsea, Sutton

Special interests

  • Skin Cancer
  • Drug reactions
  • Medical Dermatology
  • General Dermatology


Dr. Kara Heelan has both a private and an NHS practice at The Royal Marsden. She is a Consultant Dermatologist, specializing in skin cancer and drug reactions.

She graduated from University College Dublin Medical School in 2006 with an Honours degree. She underwent dermatology training in Ireland following which she undertook research at the University of Toronto and University College Cork. She was awarded her MD Thesis for her work on autoimmune bullous dermatoses. She completed the University of Toronto Advanced Medical Dermatology Fellowship with a special interest in drug reactions in 2013. She subsequently completed a Fellowship in Skin Cancer and Dermatological Surgery at University College London Hospital (UCLH) in 2016.

She was appointed as a Consultant Dermatologist in the Skin Unit at the Royal Marsden in 2017.

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