Dr Tamara Basarab
Main NHS base:
All general adult and paediatric dermatology
– Acne (including treatment with isotretinoin)
– Mole checks including use of dermoscopy
– Skin cancer
– Eczema and Psoriasis
– Skin rashes
Training and Background
Dr Tamara Basarab is a highly experienced consultant dermatologist who has spent over 25 years working in the field. She treats both adults and children. Tamara undertook her specialist dermatology training in London gaining a wide breadth of experience at various hospitals, mainly at the highly prestigious national centre of excellence St John’s Institute of Dermatology where she was trained by leading experts. She was appointed as a consultant dermatologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 1999, where she developed and led the skin allergy service as well as looking after inpatients and patients with dermatological emergencies. Alongside this, her job involved working at Queen Mary‘s Hospital, Roehampton running busy dermatology clinics and treating a wide range of skin conditions. She went on to work in the Skin Cancer Screening Clinic there and was a core member of the joint St George’s and Queen Mary‘s Hospitals skin cancer multidisciplinary team.
As a highly experienced dermatologist, she is skilled in all general dermatology. Her areas of interest include acne and treatment with isotretinoin, mole reviews including dermoscopy examination, skin cancer screening, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acute rashes. She places a high value on a compassionate approach to looking after her patients, understanding the significant psychological impact skin, hair and nail disease can have on individuals. She regularly receives excellent patient feedback.
Tamara has numerous dermatology publications in peer reviewed journals and has contributed to book chapters. She has also presented at national and international meetings and received a prize for one of her presentations from the British Association of Dermatologists. She has trained numerous junior doctors in dermatology over her career and continues to deliver lectures and educational meetings for GPs. She is a highly committed doctor with a strong passion for her specialty.