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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

Click here for information about our skin cancer services

Useful websites

The British Association of Dermatologists

The National Eczema Society

Psoriasis Association

Acne Support Group

Hairline International - The Alopecia Patients' Society

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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Information and updates about our services can be found on this website here.

As of Wednesday 21 October, after reviewing the guidance for visiting as set out by NHSE, the Trust has taken the difficult decision to suspend visiting to all of our sites, with immediate effect.  We have taken this decision to limit the spread of Covid-19, and to protect vulnerable patients and ensure staff safety.  As soon as it possible to safely relax the visiting restrictions we will do so

From Monday 15 June 2020, visitors and outpatients coming into our hospitals will be asked to wear a face covering at all times, to help us reduce the spread of Covid-19.  A face covering can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.  It should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.  For more information click here