Dr Anita Patel has been a practicing dermatologist working in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for over 15 years. She is very much a general dermatologist with broad experience treating the medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatological conditions of both adults and children.
Dr Anita Patel was born in Tanzania to parents of Indian heritage. She emigrated to Australia as a very young child.
She was educated at Ascham School and proceeded to study her medical degree at The University of Sydney. During her Junior Medical Officer years she became excited by the prospect of studying dermatology and undertook a Masters of Medicine degree in skin cancer and the immune system in the Professorial Dermatology Department of Sydney University. This scientific research has been published in various dermatological journals.
After spending a year in Darwin working in the Communicable Diseases Centre, she completed her postgraduate clinical dermatology training through Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The Prince of Wales Hospital.
Dr Patel has provided rural outreach services to Darwin Hospital and the community of Wagga Wagga when there were no dermatologists servicing these areas in the 1990’s.
She had a public appointment at St Vincent’s Hospital for 8 years where she enjoyed teaching dermatology registrars and medical students in all aspects of medical and surgical dermatology.
Dr Patel has been involved in laser treatments since her training years at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital treating birthmarks in children. She has many years of experience using lasers and light therapies for the treatment of all dermatological conditions – aesthetic, surgical and medical.
As well as being a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, she is a member of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists, a body of dermatologists whose priority is to bring safety and excellence into the cosmetic medical arena.