Associate Professor Pablo Fernandez Penas

Associate Professor in Dermatology
Dermatology, Westmead Clinical School

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Biographical details

Pablo Fernández Peñas is Associate Professor in Dermatology at Sydney Medical School (The University of Sydney), and Senior Medical Practitioner (Academic) at Westmead Hospital since 2007. He was appointed Head of Research at Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia in 2008 and Head of the Department of Dermatology at Westmead Hospital in 2010. In 2015, he was appointed Chair of the NSW Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Pablo is a MD (1989) and PhD (2000) of the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid, Spain. Previously, Staff Specialist (Dermatology) at Hospital Universitario de la Princesa (Madrid, Spain, 1995-2007) and Clinical and Honorary Professor at the Universidad Autonoma (Madrid, Spain, 1991-2007), he moved to Sydney in 2007 to pursue his academic career.

He has received further training in Bioethics (1997), Informed Consent (1997), and Protection of Human Research Subject (2005); in Management of Clinical Units (2000), Management of Clinical Processes (2006), and Clinical Leadership (2007-8), and he is University Expert on Advanced Methods in Applied Statistics (2005-6).

He has been Board Member of the Spanish (1998-2006) and the European (2003-2009) Academies of Dermatology and Venereology. He was funding member and first convenor of the Spanish Dermatology Research Working Group (2006-7). He is member of the Maintenance Team of the IEC/EN 60335-2-27 Standard, Member of the WHO ICD11 Dermatology Topic Advisory Group, and Member of several Committees of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (Scientific Research, Scientific Advisory, Academic, and MBS Committees). He is member of the Editorial Board of Actas Dermosifiliograficas and Dermatovenerologie and reviewer for a number of Dermatology journals.

Since he moved to Sydney in 2007, he participated in the development of the Department of Dermatology at Westmead Hospital, focusing in providing high quality dermatology care to public patients in Western Sydney. He was appointed Head of the Department in 2010, and opened the Dermatology Comprehensive Clinical Centre at Westmead.

To progres studies in Oncodermatology, he is building strong links with the Westmead Cancer Care Centre and the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia, opened the first Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic and cutaneous Graft versus Host Disease Clinics in NSW, and he is participating in melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma, basal cell carcinoma, non-mlenoma skin cancer, and actinic keratosis clinical trials. His teams at Westmead Hospital and at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia are progressing research projects in Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Mohs surgery, the Cutaneous Side Effectos of oncological medications, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

His PhD was on adhesion and motility of keratinocytes (J Invest Dermatol 111: 19-24; 1998; J Invest Dermatol 114: 1126-1135; 2000). His thesis was awarded the Extraordinary Prize of the School of Medicine (Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain).

He has worked in basic photobiology with melanocytes and dendritic cells (J Invest Dermatol 125:334-42; 2005). He has studied the possible photoprotective effect of a number of molecules in in vitro studies using keratinocytes, melanocytes, and dendritic cells in collaboration with private industry (Exp Dermatol 16:823-829; 2007). His interest in photobiology led him to join the Spanish Committee for the EU 60335-2-27 standard (Safety of household and similar electrical appliances: Particular requirements for appliances for skin exposure to ultraviolet and infrared radiation) in 2004, and was selected the Spanish representative in the Maintenance Team of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC/TC61/MT16) for this standard (IEC 60335-2-27) in the same year. During 2006-8, he was the convenor of the CENELEC/TC61 Ad Hoc Working Group EN 60335-2-27 that adapted the EU 60335-2-27 to the recommendations of the Scientific Committee of the EU (Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2008;99:429-30).

A/Prof Pablo Fernandez-Peñas interest in Graft versus Host Disease (GVHD) commenced in 1995. He started as an investigator in the Research Project "Lymphocyte induced apoptosis of keratinocytes in inflammatory skin diseases: lichen planus and graft versus host disease" (1996-1998). In the following years, he published a number of original papers describing clinical findings of Acute GVHD (J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 17: 550-553; 2003; J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereo 20, 602¿634; 2006; Arch Dermatol 142: 1237-1238; 2006; J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 23: 1398¿1404; 2009), Lichenoid chronic GVHD (Acta Derm Venereol (Stockh) 78: 386; 1998; Lupus 17(6): 591-5. 2008) and Sclerodermatoid chronic GVHD (Arch Dermatol 138: 924-934; 2002) and the role of rituximab to treat chronic cutaneous GVHD (Bone marrow transplant 2011). He has also published a review of the condition (Australas J Dermatol 51(1): 1-10; 2010) and the therapy (Am J Clin Dermatol 5: 403-416; 2004). A/Prof Pablo Fernandez-Peñas has been invited to give lectures on GVHD in national and international meetings.

In 2005, he visited the Department of Dermatology at Harvard University (Boston, USA) and participated in several research studies on Merkel Cell Carcinoma (Arch Dermatol 142: 685-690; 2006, J Am Acad Dermatol 2008; 58: 375-381;J Invest Dermatol. 2009; 129(6): 1547-55).

Another research interest of A/Prof Pablo Fernandez-Peñas is Quality of Life in Dermatology. Since 1998 (Int J Dermatol 39: 907-912; 2000), he has been working in the impact of dermatology conditions in the Quality of Life of patients. He has participated in a number of papers, the last one in 2008 (Dermatology 217(4): 309-14. 2008) and it is an active research line in his department.

Since he moved to Sydney in 2007, Pablo has focused in Oncodermatology. He is participating in melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma, basal cell carcinoma, non-mlenoma skin cancer, and actinic keratosis clinical trials. His teams at Westmead Hospital and at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia are progressing research projects in Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Mohs surgery, the Cutaneous Side Effectos of oncological medications, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.He has established an Oncodermatology Tissue Bank and a Proteomic platform. Recent publications include a number of papers on the cutaneous side effects of new treatments for metastatic melanoma (Br J Dermatol167:1153-60;2012;Lancet Oncol14:e11-8;2013;Br J Dermatol 172:239-43, 2015; J Am Acad Dermatol 72:809-15 e1, 2015), its mechanisms (Pigment Cell Melanoma Res25:569-72;2012) and management (Br J Dermatol 169:1310-3, 2013); and has been invited to give lectures in national and international meetings.

He has 100+ publications (h: 24, 2361 citations), participated in research projects with total grant funding of $1.1M, and has participated in 32+ clinical trials, most of them in oncodermatology [metastatic melanoma (BRAF and MEK inhibitors, anti PD1 molecules), basal cell carcinoma (heghehog inhibitor), squamous cell carcinoma (nicotinamide), actinic keratosis (photodynamic therapy, ingenol mebutate)].

Research interests

His main fields of interest are onco-dermatology (including cutaneous lymphoma, melanoma and non-mlenoma skin cancer, and the cutaneous effects of graft versus host disease), quality of life in dermatology, and information technologies and codification. He has 100+ publications in peer review journals, has participated in 32+ clinical trials, and has been invited to lecture in national and international meetings.

Teaching and supervision

He provides dermatology teaching to the Sydney Medical School students at Westmead and Nepean Clinical Schools, including lectures, and clinical tutorials. There is an Elective program for medical students and opportunities for international medical students.

He also teaches dermatology registrars andunaccredited trainees at Westmead Hospital and at The Skin Hospital.

He has established two international programs:

- Onco-Dermatology Fellow position (1 year program) for overseas dermatologists to disseminate the knowledge and skills to diagnosed and treat skin cancers.

- Observership (3 months program) for overseas dermatology registrars.

He is interested in providing dermatology knowledge to General Practitioners and other medical specialties and has colaborated in multiple meetings and lectures.

His other main teaching topic is Research Methodology and Planning Research Projects, and he has lectured about Methodology, Designing Proyects, Ethics, Writing and publishing papers, etc, both local and internationally.

International links

Spain

(Autonomous University Madrid) Dermatology and Immunology departments (in La Princesa University Hospital)

Spain

(La Princesa University Hospital, Dermatology, Madrid) Clinical and basic research, previous clinical appointment

United States

(University of Washington Dermatology, Seattle WA) Merkel Cell Carcinoma research

Selected grants

2015

  • Safety and biological efficacy of narrow-band UVB phototherapy in ALS; Vucic S, Byrne S, Stewart G, Fernandez Penas P, Booth D, McKay F, Menon P, Turner B; Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia/Grants in aid.

2012

  • Skin cancer prevention by oral nicotinamide; Damian D, Halliday G, Martin A, Fernandez Penas P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2011

  • Externally Funded Positions; Anforth R, Fernandez Penas P; Western Sydney Local Health District/Research Support.
  • Fox3-expressing T regulatory cells in graft-versus-host disease and drug reaction of the skin; Fernandez Penas P; Australasian College of Dermatologists/Fred Bauer Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Carlos, G., Anforth, R., Chou, S., Clements, A., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). A case of bullous pemphigoid in a patient with metastatic melanoma treated with pembrolizumab. Melanoma Research, 25(3), 265-268. [More Information]
  • George, L., Hamann, I., Chen, K., Choi, J., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). An analysis of the dermatological uses of mycophenolate mofetil in a tertiary hospital. Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 26(1), 63-66. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Carlos, G., Clements, A., Kefford, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Cutaneous adverse events in patients treated with BRAF inhibitor-based therapies for metastatic melanoma for longer than 52 weeks. British Journal of Dermatology, 172(1), 239-243. [More Information]
  • Moreno-Bonilla, G., Choy, B., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Cutaneous non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease: A case series. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(2), 124-127. [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]
  • Anforth, R., Carlos, G., Scolyer, R., Chou, S., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Eruptive naevi in a patient treated with LGX818 for BRAF mutant metastatic melanoma. Melanoma Research, 25(1), 91-94. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Menzies, A., Byth Wilson, K., Carlos, G., Chou, S., Sharma, R., Scolyer, R., Kefford, R., Long, G., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Factors influencing the development of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in patients on BRAF inhibitor therapy. Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 72(5), 809-815.e1. [More Information]
  • Affandi, A., Blumetti, T., Wells, J., Hertzberg, M., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Gemcitabine and vinorelbine treatment in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in four patients. Australasian Journal of Dermatology. [More Information]
  • Garbutcheon-Singh, K., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Phototherapy for the treatment of cutaneous graft versus host disease. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(2), 93-99. [More Information]
  • Gaulin, C., Sebaratnam, D., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Quality of life in non-melanoma skin cancer. The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(1), 70-76. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Carlos, G., Eiris, N., Clements, A., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Tinea hidden by a vemurafenib-induced phototoxic reaction in a patient with metastatic melanoma taking dexamethasone. Medical Journal of Australia, 203(1), 41-42. [More Information]
  • Uribe, P., Anforth, R., Kefford, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). Acneiform eruption in a patient with metastatic melanoma after ceasing combination dabrafenib/trametinib therapy. Melanoma Research, 24(5), 501-503. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Liu, M., Nguyen, B., Uribe, P., Kefford, R., Clements, A., Long, G., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). Acneiform eruptions: A common cutaneous toxicity of the MEK inhibitor trametinib. The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 55(4), 250-254. [More Information]
  • Fernandez-Morano, T., De Troya-Martin, M., Rivas-Ruiz, F., Blazquez-Sanchez, N., Del Boz-Gonzalez, J., Fernandez Penas, P., Buendia-Eisman, A. (2014). Behaviour, attitudes and awareness concerning sun exposure in adolescents on the Costa del sol. European Journal of Dermatology, 24(1), 85-93. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). BRAF Inhibitor Induced Verrucal Keratosis. American Journal Of Dermatopathology, 36(2), 192-192. [More Information]
  • Carlos Minano, G., Anforth, R., Chou, S., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). Dabrafenib-associated necrobiotic granulomatous reaction. The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 55(4), 306-308. [More Information]
  • Choy, B., Chou, S., Anforth, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). Panniculitis in Patients Treated With BRAF Inhibitors: A Case Series. American Journal Of Dermatopathology, 36(6), 493-497. [More Information]
  • Fessa, C., Sharma, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). What is your diagnosis? Eruptive Syringoma. Cutis, 93(1), 9, 31-32.
  • Anforth, R., Fernandez Penas, P., Long, G. (2013). Cutaneous toxicities of RAF inhibitors. The Lancet Oncology, 14(1), e11-e18. [More Information]
  • Affandi, A., Anforth, R., Chou, S., Fernandez Penas, P. (2013). Non-evolving linear facial plaque. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 38(6), 681-683. [More Information]
  • Carlos Minano, G., Pablo, U., Fernandez Penas, P. (2013). Rational use of topical corticosteroids. Australian Prescriber, 36(5), 158-161.
  • Anforth, R., Blumetti, T., Clements, A., Kefford, R., Long, G., Fernandez Penas, P. (2013). Systemic retinoids for the chemoprevention of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and verrucal keratosis in a cohort of patients on BRAF inhibitors. British Journal of Dermatology, 169(6), 1310-1313. [More Information]
  • Doggett, S., Dwyer, D., Fernandez Penas, P., Russell, R. (2012). Bed Bugs: Clinical Relevance and Control Options. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 25(1), 164-192. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P., Jones-Caballero, M., Espallardo, O., Garcia-Diez, A. (2012). Comparison of Skindex-29, Dermatology Life Quality Index, Psoriasis Disability Index and Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36 in patients with mild to severe psoriasis. British Journal of Dermatology, 166(4), 884-887. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Blumetti, T., Kefford, R., Sharma, R., Scolyer, R., Kossard, S., Long, G., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Cutaneous Manifestations of Dabrafenib (GSK2118436): A Selective Inhibitor of Mutant BRAF in patients with Metastatic Melanoma. British Journal of Dermatology, 167(5), 1153-1160. [More Information]
  • Blumetti, T., Affandi, A., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Erythema ab igne as a differential diagnosis of chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD). International Journal Of Dermatology, 51(10), 1226-1227. [More Information]
  • Ruiz Beguerie, M., Fernandez Penas, P., Sharma, R. (2012). Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease with cutaneous presentation in a patient with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Dermatology Online Journal, 18(9), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, D., George, L., Hertzberg, M., George, B., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Lack of efficacy of rituximab in refractory sclerodermatous chronic GVHD. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 47(5), 737-738. [More Information]
  • Fessa, C., Lim, P., Kossard, S., Richards, S., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Lichen Planus-Like Drug Eruptions Due to [beta]-Blockers. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 13(6), 417-421. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Tembe, V., Blumetti, T., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Mutational analysis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas and verrucal keratosis in patients taking braf inhibitors. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, 25(5), 569-572. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Blumetti, T., Affandi, A., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Systemic Retinoid Therapy for Chemoprevention of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer in a Patient Treated With Vemurafenib. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30(19), e165-e167. [More Information]
  • Chinniah, N., Fernandez Penas, P. (2011). Laptop dermatitis. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(7), 371-371.
  • Fessa, C., Fernandez Penas, P. (2011). Multiple facial plaques: A case study. Australian Family Physician, 40(7), 506-508. [More Information]
  • Dixit, S., Fernandez Penas, P. (2011). Sarcoidosis, Hypercalcemia and Calcium-sensing Receptor Mutation: A Case Report. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 91(4). [More Information]
  • Fessa, C., Sharma, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2010). Cutaneous epithelioid angiosarcoma occurring at a peristomal site. Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 63(2), e55-e56. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P., Zeng, L. (2010). Many faces of graft-versus-host disease. The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 51(1), 1-10; quiz 11. [More Information]
  • Lim, P., Paver, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2010). Mohs micrographic surgery at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia, 10 years later (1997 vs 2007). Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 63(5), 832-835. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P. (2010). Potent topical steroids are one of the treatments for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 126(2), 414. [More Information]
  • Parikh, N., Choi, J., Li, M., Sharma, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2010). Squamous cell carcinoma arising in a recent plaque of discoid lupus erythematous, in a sun-protected area. Lupus, 19, 210-212. [More Information]
  • Paulson, K., Lemos, B., Feng, B., Jaimes, N., Fernandez Penas, P., Bi, X., Maher, E., Cohen, L., Leonard, J., Granter, S., et al (2009). Array-CGH reveals recurrent genomic changes in Merkel cell carcinoma including amplification of L-Myc. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 129(6), 1547-1555. [More Information]
  • Goiriz, R., Fernandez Penas, P., Pérez-Gala, S., Delgado-Jiménez, Y., Aragüés, M., García-Diez, A., Fraga, J., Figuera, A., Fernández-Herrera, J. (2009). Stage IV cutaneous acute graft-versus-host disease. Clinical and histological study of 15 cases. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 23, 1398-1404. [More Information]
  • Heath, M., Jaimes, N., Lemos, B., Mostaghimi, A., Wang, L., Fernandez Penas, P., Nghiem, P. (2008). Clinical characteristics of Merkel cell carcinoma at diagnosis in 195 patients: the AEIOU features. Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 58(3), 375-381. [More Information]
  • Goiriz, R., Fernandez Penas, P., Delgado-Jimenez, Y., Fernandez-Herrera, J., Aragues-Montanes, M., Fraga, J., Garcia-Diez, A. (2008). Cutaneous lichenoid graft-versus-host disease mimicking lupus erythematosus. Lupus, 17(6), 591-5. [More Information]
  • Pedraz, J., Fernandez Penas, P., Garcia-Diez, A. (2008). Pachyonychia congenita and hidradenitis suppurativa: no response to infliximab therapy. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 22(12), 1500-1501. [More Information]
  • Jones-Caballero, M., Pedrosa, E., Fernandez Penas, P. (2008). Self-reported adherence to treatment and quality of life in mild to moderate acne. Dermatology, 217(4), 309-314. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P. (2008). Sunbeds, Skin Cancer, International Standards, and the Social Role of Dermatologists. Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas, 99(6), 429-430. [More Information]
  • Janczyk, A., Garcia-Lopez, M., Fernandez Penas, P., Alonso-Lebrero, J., Benedicto, I., Lopez-Cabrera, M., Gonzalez, S. (2007). A Polypodium leucotomos extract inhibits solar-simulated radiation-induced TNF-α and iNOS expression, transcriptional activation and apoptosis. Experimental Dermatology, 16(10), 823-829. [More Information]
  • Nam-Cha, S., Guhl, G., Fernandez Penas, P., Fraga, J. (2007). Alopecia syphilitica with detection of Treponema pallidum in the hair follicle. Journal Of Cutaneous Pathology, 34(Suppl 1), 37-40. [More Information]
  • Goiriz, R., Guhl-Millan, G., Penas, P., Fernandez-Herrera, J., Dauden, E., Dauden, E., Fraga, J., Garcia-Diez, A. (2007). Eosinophilic folliculitis following allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation: case report and review. Journal Of Cutaneous Pathology, 34 Suppl 1, 33-36. [More Information]
  • Pedraz, J., Dauden, E., Perez-Gala, S., Goiriz-Valdes, R., Fernandez Penas, P., Garcia-Diez, A. (2007). Hidradenitis suppurativa. Response to treatment with infliximab. Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas, 98(5), 325-331. [More Information]
  • Jones-Caballero, M., Chren, M., Soler, B., Pedrosa, E., Fernandez Penas, P. (2007). Quality of life in mild to moderate acne: relationship to clinical severity and factors influencing change with treatment. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 21(2), 219-226. [More Information]
  • Goiriz, R., Fernandez Penas, P., Alvarez-Ruiz, S., Aragues, M., Fraga, A., Garcia-Diez, A. (2007). Stellate hypopigmented macules and papules on photoexposed areas. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 32(3), 337-338. [More Information]
  • Maria, J., Unaeze, J., Fernandez Penas, P., Stern, R. (2007). Use of Biological Agents in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis: A Cohort-Based Perspective. Archives of Dermatology, 143(7), 846-850. [More Information]
  • Ruiz-Genao, D., Fernandez Penas, P., Dauden, E., Garcia-F-Villalta, M., Fraga, J., Garcia-Diez, A. (2006). Acute severe form of lichenoid graft-versus-host disease after donor lymphocyte infusions. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 20(5), 632-634. [More Information]
  • Goiriz, R., Delgado-Jimenez, Y., Fernandez Penas, P., Fraga, J., Garcia-Diez, A., Fernandez-Herrera, J. (2006). Atypical early follicular graft-vs-host disease. Archives of Dermatology, 142, 1237-1238.
  • Pérez, L., Fernandez Penas, P., Atienzar, M., García-Díez, A. (2006). Implication of MT1-MMP in the maturation steps of benign melanocytic nevi. Journal Of Cutaneous Pathology, 33(2), 139-144. [More Information]
  • Delgado-Jimenez, Y., Perez-Gala, S., Fernandez Penas, P., Fraga, J., Garcia-Diez, A., Fernandez-Herrera, J. (2006). O'Brien actinic granuloma presenting as alopecia. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 20(2), 226-227. [More Information]
  • Gupta, S., Wang, L., Fernandez Penas, P., Gellenthin, M., Lee, S., Nghiem, P. (2006). Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients With Merkel Cell Carcinoma: The Dana-Farber Eexperience and Meta-analysis of the Literature. Archives of Dermatology, 142(6), 685-690. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P., Jones-Caballero, M., Aragues, M., Fernandez-Herrera, J., Garcia-Diez, A. (2006). The clinical and histologic spectrum of chronic graft-versus-host disease. Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 55(4), 729. [More Information]
  • Garcia-Rio, I., Fernandez Penas, P., Garcia-Diez, A., McLean, W., Smith, F. (2005). A severe case of pachyonychia congenita type I due to a novel proline mutation in keratin 6a. British Journal of Dermatology, 152(4), 800-802. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P., García-López, M., Barreiro del Río, O. (2005). Inhibicion de la motilidad de celulas de melanoma con ARN de interferencia de CD9 [Inhibition of the motility of melanoma cells using interference RNA against CD9]. Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas, 96(1), 30-36. [More Information]
  • Garcia-Lopez, M., Barreiro del Río, O., Garcia-Diez, A., Sanchez-Madrid, F., Fernandez Penas, P. (2005). Role of Tetraspanins CD9 and CD151 in Primary Melanocyte Motility. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 125(5), 1001-1009. [More Information]
  • Mittelbrunn, M., Tejedor, R., de la Fuente, H., Garcia-Lopez, M., Ursa, A., Fernandez Penas, P., Garcia-Diez, A., Alonso-Lebrero, J., Pivel, J., Gonzalez, S., et al (2005). Solar-Simulated Ultraviolet Radiation Induces Abnormal Maturation and Defective Chemotaxis of Dendritic Cells. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 125(2), 334-342. [More Information]
  • Jones-Caballero, M., Fernandez Penas, P., Miguelez, R., Garcia-Morras, P., Garcia-Cantero, R. (2005). Subjective perception of pain in local dermatological surgery. Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas, 96(3), 147-152. [More Information]
  • �?lvarez-Ruiz, S., Fernandez Penas, P., Fernández-Herrera, J., Sanchez-Perez, J., Fraga, J., García-Díez, A. (2004). Maculopapular eruption with enlarged macrophages in eight patients receiving G-CSF or GM-CSF. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 18(3), 310-313. [More Information]
  • Hoffmann, K., Gambichler, T., Rick, A., Kreutz, M., Perotti, R., Andreassi, L., Césarini, J., Fischer, T., Frosch, P., Lindskov, R., Fernandez Penas, P., et al (2003). Diagnostic and neural analysis of skin cancer (DANAOS). A multicentre study for collection and computer-aided analysis of data from pigmented skin lesions using digital dermoscopy. British Journal of Dermatology, 149(4), 801-809. [More Information]

2015

  • Carlos, G., Anforth, R., Chou, S., Clements, A., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). A case of bullous pemphigoid in a patient with metastatic melanoma treated with pembrolizumab. Melanoma Research, 25(3), 265-268. [More Information]
  • George, L., Hamann, I., Chen, K., Choi, J., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). An analysis of the dermatological uses of mycophenolate mofetil in a tertiary hospital. Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 26(1), 63-66. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Carlos, G., Clements, A., Kefford, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Cutaneous adverse events in patients treated with BRAF inhibitor-based therapies for metastatic melanoma for longer than 52 weeks. British Journal of Dermatology, 172(1), 239-243. [More Information]
  • Moreno-Bonilla, G., Choy, B., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Cutaneous non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease: A case series. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(2), 124-127. [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]
  • Anforth, R., Carlos, G., Scolyer, R., Chou, S., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Eruptive naevi in a patient treated with LGX818 for BRAF mutant metastatic melanoma. Melanoma Research, 25(1), 91-94. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Menzies, A., Byth Wilson, K., Carlos, G., Chou, S., Sharma, R., Scolyer, R., Kefford, R., Long, G., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Factors influencing the development of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in patients on BRAF inhibitor therapy. Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 72(5), 809-815.e1. [More Information]
  • Affandi, A., Blumetti, T., Wells, J., Hertzberg, M., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Gemcitabine and vinorelbine treatment in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in four patients. Australasian Journal of Dermatology. [More Information]
  • Garbutcheon-Singh, K., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Phototherapy for the treatment of cutaneous graft versus host disease. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(2), 93-99. [More Information]
  • Gaulin, C., Sebaratnam, D., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Quality of life in non-melanoma skin cancer. The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(1), 70-76. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Carlos, G., Eiris, N., Clements, A., Fernandez Penas, P. (2015). Tinea hidden by a vemurafenib-induced phototoxic reaction in a patient with metastatic melanoma taking dexamethasone. Medical Journal of Australia, 203(1), 41-42. [More Information]

2014

  • Uribe, P., Anforth, R., Kefford, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). Acneiform eruption in a patient with metastatic melanoma after ceasing combination dabrafenib/trametinib therapy. Melanoma Research, 24(5), 501-503. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Liu, M., Nguyen, B., Uribe, P., Kefford, R., Clements, A., Long, G., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). Acneiform eruptions: A common cutaneous toxicity of the MEK inhibitor trametinib. The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 55(4), 250-254. [More Information]
  • Fernandez-Morano, T., De Troya-Martin, M., Rivas-Ruiz, F., Blazquez-Sanchez, N., Del Boz-Gonzalez, J., Fernandez Penas, P., Buendia-Eisman, A. (2014). Behaviour, attitudes and awareness concerning sun exposure in adolescents on the Costa del sol. European Journal of Dermatology, 24(1), 85-93. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). BRAF Inhibitor Induced Verrucal Keratosis. American Journal Of Dermatopathology, 36(2), 192-192. [More Information]
  • Carlos Minano, G., Anforth, R., Chou, S., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). Dabrafenib-associated necrobiotic granulomatous reaction. The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 55(4), 306-308. [More Information]
  • Choy, B., Chou, S., Anforth, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). Panniculitis in Patients Treated With BRAF Inhibitors: A Case Series. American Journal Of Dermatopathology, 36(6), 493-497. [More Information]
  • Fessa, C., Sharma, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2014). What is your diagnosis? Eruptive Syringoma. Cutis, 93(1), 9, 31-32.

2013

  • Anforth, R., Fernandez Penas, P., Long, G. (2013). Cutaneous toxicities of RAF inhibitors. The Lancet Oncology, 14(1), e11-e18. [More Information]
  • Affandi, A., Anforth, R., Chou, S., Fernandez Penas, P. (2013). Non-evolving linear facial plaque. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 38(6), 681-683. [More Information]
  • Carlos Minano, G., Pablo, U., Fernandez Penas, P. (2013). Rational use of topical corticosteroids. Australian Prescriber, 36(5), 158-161.
  • Anforth, R., Blumetti, T., Clements, A., Kefford, R., Long, G., Fernandez Penas, P. (2013). Systemic retinoids for the chemoprevention of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and verrucal keratosis in a cohort of patients on BRAF inhibitors. British Journal of Dermatology, 169(6), 1310-1313. [More Information]

2012

  • Doggett, S., Dwyer, D., Fernandez Penas, P., Russell, R. (2012). Bed Bugs: Clinical Relevance and Control Options. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 25(1), 164-192. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P., Jones-Caballero, M., Espallardo, O., Garcia-Diez, A. (2012). Comparison of Skindex-29, Dermatology Life Quality Index, Psoriasis Disability Index and Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36 in patients with mild to severe psoriasis. British Journal of Dermatology, 166(4), 884-887. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Blumetti, T., Kefford, R., Sharma, R., Scolyer, R., Kossard, S., Long, G., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Cutaneous Manifestations of Dabrafenib (GSK2118436): A Selective Inhibitor of Mutant BRAF in patients with Metastatic Melanoma. British Journal of Dermatology, 167(5), 1153-1160. [More Information]
  • Blumetti, T., Affandi, A., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Erythema ab igne as a differential diagnosis of chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD). International Journal Of Dermatology, 51(10), 1226-1227. [More Information]
  • Ruiz Beguerie, M., Fernandez Penas, P., Sharma, R. (2012). Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease with cutaneous presentation in a patient with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Dermatology Online Journal, 18(9), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Gottlieb, D., George, L., Hertzberg, M., George, B., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Lack of efficacy of rituximab in refractory sclerodermatous chronic GVHD. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 47(5), 737-738. [More Information]
  • Fessa, C., Lim, P., Kossard, S., Richards, S., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Lichen Planus-Like Drug Eruptions Due to [beta]-Blockers. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 13(6), 417-421. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Tembe, V., Blumetti, T., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Mutational analysis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas and verrucal keratosis in patients taking braf inhibitors. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, 25(5), 569-572. [More Information]
  • Anforth, R., Blumetti, T., Affandi, A., Fernandez Penas, P. (2012). Systemic Retinoid Therapy for Chemoprevention of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer in a Patient Treated With Vemurafenib. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30(19), e165-e167. [More Information]

2011

  • Chinniah, N., Fernandez Penas, P. (2011). Laptop dermatitis. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(7), 371-371.
  • Fessa, C., Fernandez Penas, P. (2011). Multiple facial plaques: A case study. Australian Family Physician, 40(7), 506-508. [More Information]
  • Dixit, S., Fernandez Penas, P. (2011). Sarcoidosis, Hypercalcemia and Calcium-sensing Receptor Mutation: A Case Report. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 91(4). [More Information]

2010

  • Fessa, C., Sharma, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2010). Cutaneous epithelioid angiosarcoma occurring at a peristomal site. Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 63(2), e55-e56. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P., Zeng, L. (2010). Many faces of graft-versus-host disease. The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 51(1), 1-10; quiz 11. [More Information]
  • Lim, P., Paver, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2010). Mohs micrographic surgery at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia, 10 years later (1997 vs 2007). Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 63(5), 832-835. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P. (2010). Potent topical steroids are one of the treatments for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 126(2), 414. [More Information]
  • Parikh, N., Choi, J., Li, M., Sharma, R., Fernandez Penas, P. (2010). Squamous cell carcinoma arising in a recent plaque of discoid lupus erythematous, in a sun-protected area. Lupus, 19, 210-212. [More Information]

2009

  • Paulson, K., Lemos, B., Feng, B., Jaimes, N., Fernandez Penas, P., Bi, X., Maher, E., Cohen, L., Leonard, J., Granter, S., et al (2009). Array-CGH reveals recurrent genomic changes in Merkel cell carcinoma including amplification of L-Myc. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 129(6), 1547-1555. [More Information]
  • Goiriz, R., Fernandez Penas, P., Pérez-Gala, S., Delgado-Jiménez, Y., Aragüés, M., García-Diez, A., Fraga, J., Figuera, A., Fernández-Herrera, J. (2009). Stage IV cutaneous acute graft-versus-host disease. Clinical and histological study of 15 cases. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 23, 1398-1404. [More Information]

2008

  • Heath, M., Jaimes, N., Lemos, B., Mostaghimi, A., Wang, L., Fernandez Penas, P., Nghiem, P. (2008). Clinical characteristics of Merkel cell carcinoma at diagnosis in 195 patients: the AEIOU features. Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 58(3), 375-381. [More Information]
  • Goiriz, R., Fernandez Penas, P., Delgado-Jimenez, Y., Fernandez-Herrera, J., Aragues-Montanes, M., Fraga, J., Garcia-Diez, A. (2008). Cutaneous lichenoid graft-versus-host disease mimicking lupus erythematosus. Lupus, 17(6), 591-5. [More Information]
  • Pedraz, J., Fernandez Penas, P., Garcia-Diez, A. (2008). Pachyonychia congenita and hidradenitis suppurativa: no response to infliximab therapy. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 22(12), 1500-1501. [More Information]
  • Jones-Caballero, M., Pedrosa, E., Fernandez Penas, P. (2008). Self-reported adherence to treatment and quality of life in mild to moderate acne. Dermatology, 217(4), 309-314. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P. (2008). Sunbeds, Skin Cancer, International Standards, and the Social Role of Dermatologists. Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas, 99(6), 429-430. [More Information]

2007

  • Janczyk, A., Garcia-Lopez, M., Fernandez Penas, P., Alonso-Lebrero, J., Benedicto, I., Lopez-Cabrera, M., Gonzalez, S. (2007). A Polypodium leucotomos extract inhibits solar-simulated radiation-induced TNF-α and iNOS expression, transcriptional activation and apoptosis. Experimental Dermatology, 16(10), 823-829. [More Information]
  • Nam-Cha, S., Guhl, G., Fernandez Penas, P., Fraga, J. (2007). Alopecia syphilitica with detection of Treponema pallidum in the hair follicle. Journal Of Cutaneous Pathology, 34(Suppl 1), 37-40. [More Information]
  • Goiriz, R., Guhl-Millan, G., Penas, P., Fernandez-Herrera, J., Dauden, E., Dauden, E., Fraga, J., Garcia-Diez, A. (2007). Eosinophilic folliculitis following allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation: case report and review. Journal Of Cutaneous Pathology, 34 Suppl 1, 33-36. [More Information]
  • Pedraz, J., Dauden, E., Perez-Gala, S., Goiriz-Valdes, R., Fernandez Penas, P., Garcia-Diez, A. (2007). Hidradenitis suppurativa. Response to treatment with infliximab. Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas, 98(5), 325-331. [More Information]
  • Jones-Caballero, M., Chren, M., Soler, B., Pedrosa, E., Fernandez Penas, P. (2007). Quality of life in mild to moderate acne: relationship to clinical severity and factors influencing change with treatment. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 21(2), 219-226. [More Information]
  • Goiriz, R., Fernandez Penas, P., Alvarez-Ruiz, S., Aragues, M., Fraga, A., Garcia-Diez, A. (2007). Stellate hypopigmented macules and papules on photoexposed areas. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 32(3), 337-338. [More Information]
  • Maria, J., Unaeze, J., Fernandez Penas, P., Stern, R. (2007). Use of Biological Agents in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis: A Cohort-Based Perspective. Archives of Dermatology, 143(7), 846-850. [More Information]

2006

  • Ruiz-Genao, D., Fernandez Penas, P., Dauden, E., Garcia-F-Villalta, M., Fraga, J., Garcia-Diez, A. (2006). Acute severe form of lichenoid graft-versus-host disease after donor lymphocyte infusions. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 20(5), 632-634. [More Information]
  • Goiriz, R., Delgado-Jimenez, Y., Fernandez Penas, P., Fraga, J., Garcia-Diez, A., Fernandez-Herrera, J. (2006). Atypical early follicular graft-vs-host disease. Archives of Dermatology, 142, 1237-1238.
  • Pérez, L., Fernandez Penas, P., Atienzar, M., García-Díez, A. (2006). Implication of MT1-MMP in the maturation steps of benign melanocytic nevi. Journal Of Cutaneous Pathology, 33(2), 139-144. [More Information]
  • Delgado-Jimenez, Y., Perez-Gala, S., Fernandez Penas, P., Fraga, J., Garcia-Diez, A., Fernandez-Herrera, J. (2006). O'Brien actinic granuloma presenting as alopecia. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 20(2), 226-227. [More Information]
  • Gupta, S., Wang, L., Fernandez Penas, P., Gellenthin, M., Lee, S., Nghiem, P. (2006). Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients With Merkel Cell Carcinoma: The Dana-Farber Eexperience and Meta-analysis of the Literature. Archives of Dermatology, 142(6), 685-690. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P., Jones-Caballero, M., Aragues, M., Fernandez-Herrera, J., Garcia-Diez, A. (2006). The clinical and histologic spectrum of chronic graft-versus-host disease. Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 55(4), 729. [More Information]

2005

  • Garcia-Rio, I., Fernandez Penas, P., Garcia-Diez, A., McLean, W., Smith, F. (2005). A severe case of pachyonychia congenita type I due to a novel proline mutation in keratin 6a. British Journal of Dermatology, 152(4), 800-802. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Penas, P., García-López, M., Barreiro del Río, O. (2005). Inhibicion de la motilidad de celulas de melanoma con ARN de interferencia de CD9 [Inhibition of the motility of melanoma cells using interference RNA against CD9]. Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas, 96(1), 30-36. [More Information]
  • Garcia-Lopez, M., Barreiro del Río, O., Garcia-Diez, A., Sanchez-Madrid, F., Fernandez Penas, P. (2005). Role of Tetraspanins CD9 and CD151 in Primary Melanocyte Motility. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 125(5), 1001-1009. [More Information]
  • Mittelbrunn, M., Tejedor, R., de la Fuente, H., Garcia-Lopez, M., Ursa, A., Fernandez Penas, P., Garcia-Diez, A., Alonso-Lebrero, J., Pivel, J., Gonzalez, S., et al (2005). Solar-Simulated Ultraviolet Radiation Induces Abnormal Maturation and Defective Chemotaxis of Dendritic Cells. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 125(2), 334-342. [More Information]
  • Jones-Caballero, M., Fernandez Penas, P., Miguelez, R., Garcia-Morras, P., Garcia-Cantero, R. (2005). Subjective perception of pain in local dermatological surgery. Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas, 96(3), 147-152. [More Information]

2004

  • �?lvarez-Ruiz, S., Fernandez Penas, P., Fernández-Herrera, J., Sanchez-Perez, J., Fraga, J., García-Díez, A. (2004). Maculopapular eruption with enlarged macrophages in eight patients receiving G-CSF or GM-CSF. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Journal, 18(3), 310-313. [More Information]

2003

  • Hoffmann, K., Gambichler, T., Rick, A., Kreutz, M., Perotti, R., Andreassi, L., Césarini, J., Fischer, T., Frosch, P., Lindskov, R., Fernandez Penas, P., et al (2003). Diagnostic and neural analysis of skin cancer (DANAOS). A multicentre study for collection and computer-aided analysis of data from pigmented skin lesions using digital dermoscopy. British Journal of Dermatology, 149(4), 801-809. [More Information]

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