Dr Karolina Gholam

Dr Karolina Gholam

MBBS MSc FRCPCH SCE

Dermatology

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2 specialists

Video consultation available

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Top feedback

“Excellent Advice“
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Subspecialty

  • Paediatric Dermatology
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Languages spoken

  • French
  • Greek
  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4591522

Consultation fees

New appointment: £220

Follow-up appointment: £175

Practices worked at

The Portland Hospital

234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
119 reviews

BUPA Cromwell Hospital

Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
412 reviews

Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, London
103 reviews

About

Dr Karolina Gholam is a Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist based at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, UK. Dr Gholam spent 18 months as a Paediatric Dermatology Registrar at Great Ormond Street Hospital after moving to the UK from Greece. Since obtaining her Master’s Degree in Clinical Paediatrics and having her thesis on Familial Haemophagocytic Histiocytosis published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Karolina has gone on to become one of only two doctors dually accredited in Paediatrics and Dermatology in the United Kingdom. 

Regarded as a leader within the field of Paediatric Dermatology, her areas of speciality are Inflammatory Dermatosis (including Eczema and Psoriasis), Birthmarks, Acne and Adolescent Dermatology. She is a member of the British Society for Paediatric Dermatology Training Committee. 

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Special interests

  • Inflammatory Dermatosis (Eczema and Psoriasis)
  • Birthmarks
  • Acne
  • Adolescent dermatology

 

 

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Education

  • MBBS University of Patras, Greece 1998
  • MSc Institute of Child Health, University College London 2007
  • FRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2010
  • SCEderm Membership of the Royal College of Physicians 2014
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Reviews

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Excellent Advice

11-12-2019
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She was great and very good at explaining in a kind manner while also being very understanding.

26-10-2019
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She was amazing! Clearly great at what she does. My son was impressed as was I.

26-10-2019
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Clear diagnosis, explanation of treatment

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Acne and scarring treatments
05-07-2019
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Dr Gholam has made our child's skin condition manageable and comfortable, vastly improving his quality of life. Thank you!

05-07-2019
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Excellent care, wonderful with my son.

04-05-2019
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Dr Karolina Gholam has successfully helped our 4mth old son dealing with eczema; she is very professional and available for further questions, which I appreciate a lot! I highly recommend her as a pediatric dermatologist.

16-04-2019
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I only met Dr Gholam twice for my son’s skin problem and I am satisfied with the kind of care she provide her patient. I can say that she is expert in her field & highly recommend her.

13-04-2019
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Very kind and efficient.

13-03-2019
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Very specific and straight to the point!!

09-12-2018
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Very efficient, friendly with clear and helpful advice. Most importantly an accurate prognosis and positive outcome for us.

09-12-2018
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Advice and treatment given has been spot on, with great results.

03-09-2018
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She’s professional, friendly, and well experienced

02-09-2018
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Dr. Gholam is a true gem who truly cares for her patients. My son liked her very much and above all he found much needed relief for his skin condition. Thank you Dr. Gholam ❤️

01-09-2018
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We were able to secure an appointment with Dr Gholam at a convenient time. At our meeting, Dr Gholam quickly assessed the issue and explained her proposed treatment clearly and simply. She was very pleasant and easy for us to talk to.

20-08-2018
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Dr. Gholam was excellent with my three kids ages 4 and under. They had a range of difficulties with their skin which she was able to diagnose expertly and quickly. We found her tremendously reassuring in her treatment, and always a pleasure to see!

18-08-2018
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After various appointments with GP's, midwives and health workers, I took my daughter to see Dr Gholam about a rash on her arms and legs. Literally after a few moments of examination Dr Gholam had her diagnosis. Unfortunately there was no immediate cure, but it was good to finally get a definitive answer. She was great with our very young daughter, spoke to us in a manner in which we understood, no medical jargon and was just a very nice and pleasant lady. Would definitely recommend her.

17-08-2018
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We were very happy with the diagnosis and treatment provided for our son Adam.

16-08-2018
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The doctor did a thorough exam of my daughter's entire body and her treatment plan was successful. She was friendly and approachable throughout.

16-08-2018
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Excellent doctor!

18-07-2018
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Highly professional in every respect. Her sensible and individual approach is great.

13-06-2018
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Our newborn son developed exzema in his first weeks. His condition quickly deteriorated. He became very restless, crying all the time, even needing antibiotics for infected weeps behinds the ears. He was still so young that our GP wasn't sure how to proceed. When we visited Dr Gholam he was just 8 weeks old and had been miserable most of that time. Dr Gholam quickly diagnosed the problem and gave us a regime of creams to use on his skin. It cleared up within two days. We had our happy little boy back again. We would recommend Dr Gholam not just for her expertise, but also because she's warm, approachable and a good communicator. We had a complex regime to follow and needed to ask her several clarifications on the correct procedure. She made her self available to us out of hours, promptly replying to our emails in the following days, even calling us back from home to run through it all again. We don't usually use private healthcare but in this case it was absolutely the right this for us. It gave us our lives back.

18-05-2018
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Dr Gholam had a very professional and proactive approach combined with a friendly manner in treating our 3 and 7 year old daughters for different dermatological issues which are now being successfully resolved thanks to her prescribed treatment. We would not hesitate to recommend her as a Paediatric Dermatologist to friends and family.

09-05-2018
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Dr Gholam has been treating my 6 month old son for the past couple of months and I have found her to be exceptional. I can not recommend her enough. She is practical in her approach but also caring and understanding which I think is a necessity when treating babies/young children. She is always available if I have any questions and responds promptly to emails. I have come across few doctors who are able to provide both medical care and patient care in equal measure.

19-04-2018
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Happy with the consultation. Dr Gholam was very patient, gave good advice and made our daughter at ease. I would recommend her for paediatric dermatology.

16-04-2018
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Excellent treatment advice and reassuring manner with my 9 year old. Thank you.

19-03-2018
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We found Dr Gholam extremely thorough and knowledgeable. She diagnosed the issue immediately and had a lovely caring attitude. Would highly recommend.

19-03-2018
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Dr Gholam is very professional and has been extremely meticulous with the diagnosis of my son's health. Her excellent advice has led to the speedy recovery of my son's skin conditions. Would highly recommend Dr Gholam to other parents who are seeking the best advice to treat children's skin related health issues.

18-03-2018
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Friendly and a welcoming experience. She gave me very in-depth information on my child's skin problems. Would highly recommend.

17-03-2018
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Dr Gholam is an exceptional professional very much dedicated to her job. She is very knowledgeable and with wealth of experience in dermatology. Dr Gholam was great with our baby daughter and actually the only doctor that managed to put a proper treatment plan in place and put my mind at ease.

17-03-2018
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I was pleased with my experience with the care of Dr. Karolina. She listened and addressed my concerns very well.

16-03-2018
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Really pleased! She is amazing with kids!

12-02-2018

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 2 doctors for:
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Dermatology

Dr Gholam is an excellent dermatologist, very professional, approachable and and highly recommended by myself and colleagues.

For specialty: Dermatology
Connection: Is a colleague

I would recommend Dr Karolina Gholam for Paediatric Dermatology consultations. She is fully trained in both Paediatrics and Dermatology and she is a Great Ormond Street Hospital Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist. All patients are very happy with her diagnoses and management.

For specialty: Dermatology
Connection: I have referred them patients

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