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The Dermatology Department run a comprehensive in-patient and out-patient Dermatology service for the population of York and Selby. Consultants also run the Dermatology service in Scarborough and Community Hospitals.

Out-patient consultations are held in York, Selby and the Community Hospital clinics. Dermatology treatment takes place in York and Selby. This includes skin surgery, patch testing, photodynamic therapy for skin cancer, cryotherapy, iontophoresis or Botox for hyperhidrosis and cytotoxic drug monitoring.

A large number of patients attend for phototherapy with either broadband or narrowband UVB or for oral or topical Psoralen therapy combined with UVA (PUVA). Patients attend for wound care, particularly for dressings of leg ulcers and the treatment of lymphoedema. More recently, a stoma clinic has been established.

Who's who

Clinical Director - Dr Mark Quinn
Lead Clinician for Dermatology - Kathryn Thomson
Directorate Manager - Karen Cowley

Where to find us and how to contact us

The Dermatology department is located on the ground floor in the main out-patient department at York Hospital. Our telephone number is: 01904 726624

What is dermatology?

Dermatology is the medicine and science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin including the hair, nails and oral and genital mucous membranes. Because many general diseases show up in the skin first we have close links with many other specialties.

What is a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a medically trained doctor who, after 5-6 years at medical school, will have completed at least three years of general medical training and at least five years of higher specialist training in dermatology. Many dermatologists will do further training in one or more areas to develop particular clinical skills. All the dermatologists in York are general dermatologists and their additional special interests are detailed in the table below.

Nurse-led services are an integral part of the department. Nurses have undergone additional specialist training within the area of minor surgery, cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy, UV therapy, wound care and cytotoxic drug monitoring. The department aims continually to develop and improve services.

We also contribute to medical knowledge with publications in medical and nursing journals and textbooks as well as at National and International meetings.

Meet the team

Consultant/Specialist Staff Special Interests

Dr Julia Stainforth

Consultant Dermatologist in York and Scarborough.

Vulval disorders

Dr Calum Lyon

Consultant Dermatologist in York, Scarborough and Selby.
Honorary Consultant & Lecturer at the University of Manchester

Skin diseases associated with medical appliances (e.g. abdominal stomas and artificial limbs)
Skin Cancer
Dermatological surgery

Dr Kathryn Thomson
Consultant Dermatologist in York and Selby.

Patch Testing and occupational dermatology


Dr Christina Williams

Consultant Dermatologist in York and Scarborough.


Skin Cancer, Dermatological Surgery


Dr Jasmina Mikeljevic

Consultant Dermatologist in York and Selby.


Acne and Skin cancers

Visit our Dermatology Drug Therapy Nurse Team page to find out more about dermatology drug therapy.

Click here for information about our skin cancer services.

Useful websites

Access guide

Scarborough Hospital

Dermatology Department


Dermatology Unit


Dermatology consultants are available at York, Selby, Scarborough, Bridlington and Malton and Community Hospitals

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