Dr Deshan Sebaratnam

Clinical Associate Lecturer
Dermatology, Westmead Clinical School

C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9845 5555

Biographical details

Baulkham Hills High School: UAI 99.95

Research interests

Autoimmune bullous disease


Non-melanoma skin cancer

Quality of Life

Teaching areas

Independent Learning Activity co-supervisor

Clinical examiner (1st and 2nd year students)

Bedside tutor (3rd year students)

Clinical reasoning session facilitator (4th year students)

Personal & Professional Development Portfolio examiner

International links

United States. (University of Pennsylvania) Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Program.
United Kingdom. (St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guys' and St Thomas' Trust, London) Australasian College of Dermatologists' Research Fellowship.


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009


  • Sebaratnam, D., Stewart, N., Venugopal, S. (2014), A diagnosis that will go down in history. The Medical Journal of Australia. 201(11), 697. [Abstract]
  • Sebaratnam, D. (2014), Apple of the Dermatologist's Eye. JAMA Dermatology. 150(12), 1280. [Abstract]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2014), Dermatology training and practice in Australia. International journal of dermatology. 53(10), 1259-1264. [Abstract]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Martin, L., Venugopal, S., Mangos, G., Freiman, J., de Souza, P., Farnsworth, A., Cheung, K., Scolyer, R., Murrell, D. (2014), Diffuse melanosis cutis in the setting of BRAF(V) (600) (E) metastatic melanoma. International Journal of Dermatology. 53(11), 1409-1411. [Abstract]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Lim, A., Lowe, P., Goodman, G., Bekhor, P., Richards, S. (2014), Lasers and laser-like devices: Part two. Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 55(1), 1-14. [Abstract]


  • Sebaratnam, D., Venugopal, S., Frew, J., McMillan, J., Finkelstein, E., Martin, L., Murrell, D. (2013), Diffuse melanosis cutis: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 68(3), 482-488. [Abstract]
  • Allahwala, U., Nadkarni, A., Sebaratnam, D. (2013), Wikipedia use amongst medical students - New insights into the digital revolution. Medical Teacher. 35(4), 337. [Abstract]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Venugopa, S., Murrell, D. (2013), Development of an excel® spreadsheet to document disease activity in autoimmune bullous disease. Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica. , 207-208. [Abstract]
  • Tjokrowidjaja, A., Daniel, B., Frew, J., Sebaratnam, D., Hanna, A., Chee, S., Dermawan, A., Wang, C., Lim, C., Venugopal, S., Rhodes, L., Welsh, B., Nijsten, T., Murrell, D. (2013), The development and validation of the TABQOL, a tool to measure the quality of life impacts of treatments used in patients with autoimmune blistering disease. The British Journal of Dermatology. 169(5), 1000-1006. [Abstract]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Hanna, A., Chee, S., Frew, J., Venugopal, S., Daniel, B., Martin, L., Rhodes, L., Tan, J., Wang, C., Welsh, B., Nijsten, T., Murrell, D. (2013), Development of a Quality-of-Life Instrument for Autoimmune Bullous Disease: The Autoimmune Bullous Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire. JAMA Dermatology. 149(10), 1186-1191. [Abstract]


  • Sebaratnam, D., Frew, J., Davatchi, F., Murrell, D. (2012), Quality-of-life measurement in blistering diseases. Dermatologic Clinics. 30(2), 301-307, ix. [Abstract]
  • Wang, Y., Sebaratnam, D., Wong, J., Cooper, W., Wyburn, K., Eris, J. (2012), Urethral stricture caused by schistosomiasis in a renal transplant recipient. Nephrology. , 197-198. [Abstract]
  • Sebaratnam, D., McMillan, J., Werth, V., Murrell, D. (2012), Quality of life in patients with bullous dermatoses. Clinics in Dermatology. 30(1), 103-107. [Abstract]


  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2011), Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus. Dermatologic Clinics. 29(4), 649-653. [Abstract]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2011), Objective scoring systems for disease activity in autoimmune bullous disease. Dermatologic Clinics. 29(3), 515-520, xi. [Abstract]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Martin, L., Rubin, A., Tran, K., Pas, H., Marr, P., Edmonds, J., Murrell, D. (2011), Reversible relapse of pemphigus foliaceus triggered by topical imiquimod suggests that Toll-like receptor 7 inhibitors may be useful treatments for pemphigus. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. , 91-93. [Abstract]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Venugopal, S., Murrell, D. (2011), A comparison in real clinical practice of methyl aminolevulinate photodynamic therapy and surgery for small superficial basal cell carcinoma: 3-year recurrence rates and cosmetic outcomes. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. , 117-118. [Abstract]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D., Werth, V. (2011), Treatment of Pemphigus. In: Evidence Based Dermatology 2nd Ed. (pp.261-275).USA: PMPH-USA, Ltd.


  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2009), Treatment of pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus. Expert Review of Dermatology. 4(5), 469-481.