Dr Deshan Sebaratnam

Clinical Associate Lecturer
Central Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9845 5555

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Biographical details

Baulkham Hills High School: UAI 99.95
University of New South Wales: MBBS (Hons)
University of Sydney: MMed (Clin Epi)

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital: Internship & Residency
Westmead Hospital, Children's Hospital at Westmead & Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia: Dermatology Registrar (years 1 and 2)
St John's Institute of Dermatology, London: Dermatology Registrar (year 3)
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (year 4)

Research interests

Skin cancer
Quality of Life
Autoimmune bullous disease
Health Economics
Medical Education

Teaching and supervision

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

Awards and honours

Australasian College of Dermatologists Adrian Johnson Memorial Prize
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Fostering Dermatology Resident Grant
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Imrich Sarkany Scholarship
Australasian College of Dermatologists Eileen Collins Memorial Prize
Australasian College of Dermatologists Research Fellowship
Australasian Dermatopathology Society Brenan Prize
Australasian College of Dermatologists F&E Bauer Foundation Scholarship
European Society for Dermatology Research Travel Grant
University of New South Wales Dean’s List
University of New South Wales Tom Gibian Prize
Australian Students Prize

International links

United Kingdom

(St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guys' and St Thomas' Trust, London) Australasian College of Dermatologists' Research Fellowship

United States

(University of Pennsylvania) Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Program

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D., Werth, V. (2011). Treatment of Pemphigus. In Howard Maibach and Farzam Gorouhi (Eds.), Evidence Based Dermatology, (pp. 261-275). Shelton: Peoples Medical Publishing House- USA.

Journals

  • Sebaratnam, D., Lowe, P. (2016). Crazy in Love. JAMA Dermatology, 152(2), 230-230. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Choy, B., Lee, M., Paver, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2016). Direct Cost-Analysis of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Traditional Excision for Basal Cell Carcinoma at Initial Margin Clearance. Dermatologic Surgery, 42(5), 633-638. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Anforth, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2016). Treatment specific utility-weightings are needed for cost-utility analysis in metastatic melanoma. British Journal of Dermatology, 174(2), 462-463. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Dermatology over the rainbow. JAMA Dermatology, 151(5), 543-543. [More Information]
  • Minocha, R., Kefford, R., Uribe, P., Sebaratnam, D., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Diffuse melanosis cutis in the setting of BRAFV600E mutant melanoma and treatment with targeted therapies. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56, 128-130. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Khoury, S., Lowe, P. (2015). Fashionable Pathology. JAMA Dermatology, 151(5), 548-548. [More Information]
  • Gaulin, C., Sebaratnam, D., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Quality of life in non-melanoma skin cancer. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(1), 70-76. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Okawa, J., Payne, A., Murrell, D., Werth, V. (2015). Reliability of the autoimmune bullous disease quality of life (ABQOL) questionnaire in the USA. Quality of Life Research, 24(9), 2257-2260. [More Information]
  • Minocha, R., Sebaratnam, D., Choi, J. (2015). Sweet's syndrome following surgery: Cutaneous trauma as a possible aetiological co-factor in neutrophilic dermatoses. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(3), e74-e76. [More Information]
  • Hggins, E., Sebaratnam, D. (2015). The Sweetest Specialty. JAMA Dermatology, 151(12), 1337-1337. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Stewart, N., Venugopal, S. (2014). A diagnosis that will go down in history. Medical Journal of Australia, 204(11), 697-697. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D. (2014). Apple of the Dermatologist's Eye. JAMA Dermatology, 150(12), 1280-1280. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2014). Dermatology training and practice in Australia. International Journal Of Dermatology, 53(10), 1259-1264.
  • 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 BRAFV 600 E metastatic melanoma. International Journal Of Dermatology, 53(11), 1409-1411. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Lim, A., Lowe, P., Goodman, G., Bekhor, G., Richards, S. (2014). Lasers and laser-like devices: Part two. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 55(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Hanna, A., Chee, S., Frew, J., Venugopal, S., Daniel, B., Martin, L., Rhodes, L., Tan, J., Wang, C., et al (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. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Venugopal, S., Murrell, D. (2013). Development of an excel® spreadsheet to document disease activity in autoimmune bullous disease. Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica, 21(3), 207-208. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Tjokrowidjaja, A., Daniel, B., Frew, J., Sebaratnam, D., Hanna, A., Chee, S., Dermawan, A., Wang, C., Lim, C., Venugopal, S., et al (2013). The development and validation of the Treatment of Autoimmune Bullous Disease Quality of Life questionnaire, a tool to measure the quality of life impacts of treatments used in patients with autoimmune blistering disease. British Journal of Dermatology, 169(5), 1000-1006. [More Information]
  • Allahwala, U., Nadkarn, A., Sebaratnam, D. (2013). Wikipedia use amongst medical students - New insights into the digital revolution. Medical Teacher, 35(4), 337. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Venugopal, S., Murrell, D. (2012). 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. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 25(1), 117-118. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., McMillan, J., Werth, V., Murrell, D. (2012). Quality of life in patients with bullous dermatoses. Clinics in Dermatology, 30(1), 103-107. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Frew, J., Davatchi, F., Murrell, D. (2012). Quality-of-Life Measurement in Blistering Diseases. Dermatologic Clinics, 30(2), 301-307. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Martin, L., Rubin, A., Tran, K., Pas, H., Marr, P., Edmonds,, J., Murrell, D. (2012). 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, 36(1), 91-100. [More Information]
  • Wang, Y., Sebaratnam, D., Wong, J., Cooper, W., Wyburn, K., Eris, J. (2012). Urethral Stricture Caused by Schistosomiasis in a Renal Transplant Recipient. Nephrology, 17(2), 197-198. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D., Sebaratnam, D. (2011). Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus. Dermatologic Clinics, 29(4), 649-653. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2011). Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus. Dermatologic Clinics, 29(4), 649-653. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2011). Objective scoring systems for disease activity in autoimmune bullous disease. Dermatologic Clinics, 29(3), 515-520. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2011). Objective scoring systems for disease activity in autoimmune bullous disease. Dermatologic Clinics, 29(3), 515-520. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2009). Treatment of pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus. Expert Review of Dermatology, 4(5), 469-481. [More Information]

2016

  • Sebaratnam, D., Lowe, P. (2016). Crazy in Love. JAMA Dermatology, 152(2), 230-230. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Choy, B., Lee, M., Paver, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2016). Direct Cost-Analysis of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Traditional Excision for Basal Cell Carcinoma at Initial Margin Clearance. Dermatologic Surgery, 42(5), 633-638. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Anforth, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2016). Treatment specific utility-weightings are needed for cost-utility analysis in metastatic melanoma. British Journal of Dermatology, 174(2), 462-463. [More Information]

2015

  • Sebaratnam, D., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Dermatology over the rainbow. JAMA Dermatology, 151(5), 543-543. [More Information]
  • Minocha, R., Kefford, R., Uribe, P., Sebaratnam, D., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Diffuse melanosis cutis in the setting of BRAFV600E mutant melanoma and treatment with targeted therapies. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56, 128-130. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Khoury, S., Lowe, P. (2015). Fashionable Pathology. JAMA Dermatology, 151(5), 548-548. [More Information]
  • Gaulin, C., Sebaratnam, D., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Quality of life in non-melanoma skin cancer. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(1), 70-76. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Okawa, J., Payne, A., Murrell, D., Werth, V. (2015). Reliability of the autoimmune bullous disease quality of life (ABQOL) questionnaire in the USA. Quality of Life Research, 24(9), 2257-2260. [More Information]
  • Minocha, R., Sebaratnam, D., Choi, J. (2015). Sweet's syndrome following surgery: Cutaneous trauma as a possible aetiological co-factor in neutrophilic dermatoses. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(3), e74-e76. [More Information]
  • Hggins, E., Sebaratnam, D. (2015). The Sweetest Specialty. JAMA Dermatology, 151(12), 1337-1337. [More Information]

2014

  • Sebaratnam, D., Stewart, N., Venugopal, S. (2014). A diagnosis that will go down in history. Medical Journal of Australia, 204(11), 697-697. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D. (2014). Apple of the Dermatologist's Eye. JAMA Dermatology, 150(12), 1280-1280. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2014). Dermatology training and practice in Australia. International Journal Of Dermatology, 53(10), 1259-1264.
  • 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 BRAFV 600 E metastatic melanoma. International Journal Of Dermatology, 53(11), 1409-1411. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Lim, A., Lowe, P., Goodman, G., Bekhor, G., Richards, S. (2014). Lasers and laser-like devices: Part two. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 55(1), 1-14. [More Information]

2013

  • Sebaratnam, D., Hanna, A., Chee, S., Frew, J., Venugopal, S., Daniel, B., Martin, L., Rhodes, L., Tan, J., Wang, C., et al (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. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Venugopal, S., Murrell, D. (2013). Development of an excel® spreadsheet to document disease activity in autoimmune bullous disease. Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica, 21(3), 207-208. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Tjokrowidjaja, A., Daniel, B., Frew, J., Sebaratnam, D., Hanna, A., Chee, S., Dermawan, A., Wang, C., Lim, C., Venugopal, S., et al (2013). The development and validation of the Treatment of Autoimmune Bullous Disease Quality of Life questionnaire, a tool to measure the quality of life impacts of treatments used in patients with autoimmune blistering disease. British Journal of Dermatology, 169(5), 1000-1006. [More Information]
  • Allahwala, U., Nadkarn, A., Sebaratnam, D. (2013). Wikipedia use amongst medical students - New insights into the digital revolution. Medical Teacher, 35(4), 337. [More Information]

2012

  • Sebaratnam, D., Venugopal, S., Murrell, D. (2012). 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. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 25(1), 117-118. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., McMillan, J., Werth, V., Murrell, D. (2012). Quality of life in patients with bullous dermatoses. Clinics in Dermatology, 30(1), 103-107. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Frew, J., Davatchi, F., Murrell, D. (2012). Quality-of-Life Measurement in Blistering Diseases. Dermatologic Clinics, 30(2), 301-307. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Martin, L., Rubin, A., Tran, K., Pas, H., Marr, P., Edmonds,, J., Murrell, D. (2012). 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, 36(1), 91-100. [More Information]
  • Wang, Y., Sebaratnam, D., Wong, J., Cooper, W., Wyburn, K., Eris, J. (2012). Urethral Stricture Caused by Schistosomiasis in a Renal Transplant Recipient. Nephrology, 17(2), 197-198. [More Information]

2011

  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D., Sebaratnam, D. (2011). Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus. Dermatologic Clinics, 29(4), 649-653. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2011). Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus. Dermatologic Clinics, 29(4), 649-653. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2011). Objective scoring systems for disease activity in autoimmune bullous disease. Dermatologic Clinics, 29(3), 515-520. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D. (2011). Objective scoring systems for disease activity in autoimmune bullous disease. Dermatologic Clinics, 29(3), 515-520. [More Information]
  • Sebaratnam, D., Murrell, D., Werth, V. (2011). Treatment of Pemphigus. In Howard Maibach and Farzam Gorouhi (Eds.), Evidence Based Dermatology, (pp. 261-275). Shelton: Peoples Medical Publishing House- USA.

2009

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

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