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“I am passionate about every aspect of my work, and pride myself on going above and beyond to provide personal, compassionate, thorough and expert care for all my patients.”

DR. AMANDA SARACINO

MBBS, BMedSc, FACD, CESR (RCP, UK), PhD

Dr Amanda Saracino is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and is also recognised as a consultant Dermatologist by the Royal College of Physicians and General Medical Council in the UK. She has extensive experience working in a variety of clinical and academic settings in both Melbourne and London, and now works in Melbourne in private practice and at the Alfred Hospital. Amanda provides expert care for all skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, skin cancer and mole checks. Further, Amanda has extensive expertise in complex medical, inflammatory and autoimmune skin conditions and is a sub-specialist in Connective Tissue Diseases (such as Cutaneous Lupus and Scleroderma). She has a PhD from University College London in the molecular aetiopathogenesis of sclerotic skin diseases.

After finishing Dux of Monash medical school in 2007, Amanda completed her specialty Dermatology training with the Australasian College of Dermatologists at tertiary referral hospitals in Melbourne and London.  During this training she was awarded the Ken Paver and President’s Medals for academic excellence.  She later worked for several years at the internationally renowned Scleroderma and Connective Tissue Disease Centre at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Here, she completed two clinical fellowships, was appointed as one of two subspecialty consultant Dermatologists in the joint Dermatology/Rheumatology service, received a number of national and international research awards and grants, and was awarded her PhD.  In addition, Amanda was affiliated with the University College London Hospital’s clinical and academic Lupus Unit and also ran her own successful private practice on Harley Street.

Amanda is widely published in Australian, UK, European and US Dermatology, Rheumatology and Scleroderma medical journals and speaks at local and international seminars and conferences in her sub-specialty field of Connective Tissue Diseases. Her key areas of ongoing research are in the molecular genetics of sclerotic skin diseases and treatment of the skin manifestations of Lupus. Amanda is also a peer reviewer for Australasian and European Dermatology and Rheumatology journals.

Amanda prides herself on going the extra mile for all her patients and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of her clinical work.  Her genuine care and naturally kind nature are demonstrated by her empathy, patience, clear communication and wholehearted commitment to her patients.

Please feel free to read further to find out more about how Amanda may be able to help you with your skin, her experience, qualifications and research. To book an appointment please click here.

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Medical

Dr Saracino is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of medical skin conditions including both common (such as acne, rosacea, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and itch) and complex / autoimmune (such as vasculitis, panniculitis, sarcoidosis, blistering rashes and urticaria / hives).

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Surgical

Dr Saracino provides comprehensive surgical and procedural Dermatology experience and skills, including mole removal, skin cancer treatments, removal of benign skin lesions such as skin tags, cryotherapy and other treatments for warts, intralesional steroid injections for keloid scars and alopecia.

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Connective Tissue Diseases

Dr Saracino is a subspecialist in Connective Tissue Diseases including Lupus, Scleroderma (morphoea, systemic sclerosis), Dermatomyositis, Raynaud’s, Undifferentiated and Overlap CTDs. She has extensive experience in the dermatological and rheumatological aspects of these diseases.

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What is a Dermatologist?

An accredited Dermatologist in Australia is a Fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD). This is the only Government recognised provider of specialist medical and surgical care for skin diseases and cancers in Australia. Obtaining this accreditation involves a university medical degree (6 years), several further years of full time hospital work and training as a junior doctor, followed by 4 years of specialist Dermatology training with the Australasian College of Dermatologists. The latter specialist training involves regular clinical and academic assessments and several days of rigorous exit examinations, all of which ensure the highest level of specialist Dermatological care in Australia.

Importantly, many ‘skin cancer clinics’ in Australia are run by non-specialist doctors who are not Dermatologists.

Amanda is dually accredited and recognised as a consultant Dermatologist in both Australia (FACD) and the UK (Royal College of Physicians); she is hence on the specialist register in both countries (AHPRA and GMC). Amanda is therefore able to provide you with expert and thorough care for all your skin concerns. She provides a comprehensive medical and surgical dermatology service. She is also an expert and sub-specialist in the skin manifestations of autoimmune connective tissue diseases.

To find out more about Amanda’s specific training, qualifications and experience, click here