About dr Amanda Saracino

Dr Amanda Saracino is a clinical and academic Dermatologist currently working in Melbourne, both in private practice, and at the Alfred Hospital. After 12 years of general medical and specialty Dermatology training in Melbourne to become a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, Amanda undertook two subspecialty fellowships in London; one in complex medical Dermatology and another in Connective Tissue Diseases. She was subsequently appointed to a permanent consultant post at the Royal Free Hospital in London, where she worked with Dermatology and Rheumatology in the UK / Europe’s largest Scleroderma and Connective Tissue Disease center. Alongside this Amanda also worked closely with the Lupus Unit at University College London Hospital, engaged actively in both clinical and genetic research and ran her own medical dermatology private practice on London’s prestigious Harley Street.

Amanda has a PhD from University College London in the genetics and molecular aetiopathogenesis of sclerotic skin diseases, is actively involved in ongoing research in the field of connective tissue diseases and continues to teach and mentor Dermatology trainees with the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Amanda’s qualifications, awards and professional memberships are detailed below.

Medical Qualifications and Training

After 6 years of Medical School, Dr Saracino completed a further 12 years of general medical, specialist Dermatology and subspecialty complex medical Dermatology training, culminating in her current clinical practice and the highest level of expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin conditions.

Her specific qualifications are listed here:

2016 – 2020: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University College London
Centre for Rheumatology and Connection Tissue Diseases, Division of Medicine
The Molecular Aetiopathogenesis of Adult Morphoea

2015 – 2017: Subspecialty clinical and research Fellowship in autoimmune connective tissue diseases
Centre for Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases, University College London, and Royal Free Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust.
The Lupus Unit, Department of Rheumatology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

2015: Certificate of Entrance to the Specialist Register, United Kingdom (CESR)
Royal College of Physicians UK, and General Medical Council UK

2014: Clinical Fellowship in complex medical dermatology
Centre for Rheumatology and Department of Dermatology, Royal Free Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust.

2010 – 2014: Fellowship with the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD)
Completion of training and specialist examinations with the Australasian College of Dermatologists

2007: Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)
Honours research degree, Monash University Australia

2002 – 2007: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Top graduate, with Honours, Monash University Australia

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

2020: Takehara Prize
Awarded by the World Scleroderma Foundation for the best research presented at the World Systemic Sclerosis Congress

2017: Scientific Research Fund
Research Grant awarded by the Australasian College of Dermatologists to support and fund specialist scientific research

2017: Paul Eddington Scholarship
Scholarship awarded by the Skin and Cancer Foundation to support the pursuit of further international subspecialty clinical and academic endeavours

2016: Wellcome Trust Genomics Scholarship
Awarded to gain expert knowledge in Genomics for Dermatology at the Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

2016: Rosetrees, Dermatrust and the Royal Free London Grants
Awarded to pursue clinical and laboratory research investigating the molecular and genetic basis of sclerotic skin disease

2014: Florance Bequest Fellowship
Awarded by the Australasian College of Dermatologists in support of post-fellowship international subspecialty clinical training

2010: President’s Medal
Awarded for achieving the top mark nationally for the Australasian College of Dermatologists pre-fellowship examinations

2010: Ken Paver Medal for Excellence
Awarded for achieving the top mark nationally for the Australasian College of Dermatologists pre-fellowship Clinical Sciences Examination

2007: Sophie Davis Memorial Prize
Awarded by Monash University to the top graduate, with the highest aggregate of marks for the final award of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees

2007: Monash University Golden Key Honour Society
Entrance awarded by Monash University in recognition of outstanding tertiary scholastic achievement and excellence during university medical studies

2007: Yale University, Medical School
Accepted onto the medical school elective program to study clinical medicine at Yale University

2005: Faculty of Medicine Prize
Awarded by Monash University to the student receiving the highest aggregate of marks for clinical medicine and surgical training

2004: Faculty of Medicine Prize
Awarded by Monash University to the student receiving the highest aggregate of marks for core medical and surgical pre-clinical training

2001: Australian Students Prize
Australian government national prize, awarded for outstanding academic excellence

2001: Monash University Prize
Awarded by Monash University in recognition of scholastic excellence

Professional Memberships and Positions

Dr Saracino is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and also recognised on the specialist register as a consultant Dermatologist in the UK by the Royal College of Physicians. In addition she is an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatologists. As well as her private practice, Amanda is a consultant Dermatologist at the Alfred Hospital, where she is actively involved in teaching, training and supervising Dermatology Registrars. She is a peer reviewer for the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, as well as European Rheumatology journals.

Previously, Amanda was a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, British Society of Medical Dermatology and UK Scleroderma Study Group. She was also Senior Clinical Lecturer with University College London, co-Educational lead for Dermatology at the Royal Free Hospital London, academic supervisor to London Dermatology trainees as well as college mentor and liaison officer for the Australasian College of Dermatology in London.