Wedad Abdelrahman

Consultant dermatologist


Wedad Abdelrahman is a fully qualified, UK-trained consultant dermatologist, registered with the General Medical Council. She has a special interest in children's and medical dermatology. 

She is a consultant dermatologist at St John's Institute of Dermatology at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. She runs children's and adult clinics as well as tertiary specialist clinics in:

  • immunobullous skin diseases
  • hidradenitis suppurativa
  • epidermolysis bullosa

She teaches undergraduates from King's College London (KCL) and postgraduates on the KCL master of sciences (MSc) clinical dermatology programme.

Education and training

After graduating from Queen's University of Belfast with distinction, she completed a 4-year speciality training programme in the Northern Ireland deanery. Before finishing her training she completed a prestigious fellowship on the therapeutic use of laser. She worked alongside plastic surgeons at one of the UK's leading centres for burns and plastic surgery in Swansea. She was the second dermatologist in the UK to achieve this.

In 2018 she completed a fellowship in medical dermatology at St John's Institute of Dermatology. She looked after medically complex patients with inflammatory and immunobullous skin diseases.

She has a keen interest in medical education and has a master of sciences (MSc) in clinical education from Queen's University of Belfast.

Research interests

Wedad has published and presented at a national and international level.

She is involved in a number of clinical trials at St John's Institute with a focus in hidradenitis suppurativa and children's psoriasis. She is the national chief investigator for a commercial clinical trial: A randomized, active-controlled, efficacy assessor-blinded study to evaluate pharmacokinetics, safety and efficacy of Risankizumab in patients from 6 to less than 18 years of age with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Last updated: September 2022

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