Dr Karolina Gholam

Dr Karolina Gholam

MBBS MSc FRCPCH SCE

Dermatology

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 2 specialists
24 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Gholam is knowledgable, attentive and wonderful with my teenage daughters. She always answers all our questions, is very understanding , and has solved their medical issues brilliantly “
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Subspecialty

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Dermatology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4591522
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £220

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    212 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1,473 reviews

    Cromwell Hospital

    164-178 Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
    855 reviews

    About

    Dr Karolina Gholam, Consultant in Paediatric Dermatology, currently works within the Great Ormond Street Hospital. She also holds the position of Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health.

    Dr Gholam is dually accredited in paediatrics and dermatology, one of only 2 doctors throughout the entire UK to do so. She undertook her postgraduate Master’s in Clinical Paediatrics, her Master’s thesis focused on Familial Haemophagocytic Histiocytosis. Her research work was later published in the journal “Clinical and Experimental Immunology”. She has also had other peer-reviewed publications including articles on the use of propranolol for infantile haemangiomas and other paediatric dermatology conditions. She continues to contribute back to the education of young doctors, she qualified from the Paediatric Educator’s Programme and regularly lectures on all aspects of paediatric dermatology. 

    Procedures

    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Dermoscopy
    • Light Therapy
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Patch Test
    • Psoriasis Treatment
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    Special interests

    • Dermatitis
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Blistering Disorders
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Hives
    • Impetigo
    • Measles
    • Melasma
    • Napkin Dermatitis (Nappy Rash)
    • Psoriasis
    • Rash
    • Verruca
    • Vitiligo
    • Warts (Viral)
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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

    Memberships:

    • British Association of Dermatology
    • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
    • British Society of Paediatric Dermatology
    • European Society of Paediatric Dermatology
    • International Society of Paediatric Dermatology
    • Royal Society of Medicine
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Dermatology
    2/37
    Dermatitis
    1/37
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    1/37
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    (5/5)
    Dr Gholam is knowledgable, attentive and wonderful with my teenage daughters. She always answers all our questions, is very understanding , and has solved their medical issues brilliantly
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    We’ve seen doctor Karolina a couple of times for my baby’s eczema. She has taken her time to explain in detail the treatment process , food requirements, allergies etc. Karolina was very professional, knowledgable and able to give me a lot of information in regards not only to the skin problem but also to the life style and dietary requirements of the baby . I would highly recommend her!
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    Dr Gholam was recommended to us, after a frustrating period waiting for NHS referrals for my son’s acne. It was the best thing we could have done, I just wish we’d gone straight to her in the first place. She prescribed various medications/creams (including miracle drug, roaccutane) , explaining the whole process along the way. She met with us regularly for a review, blood tests , review of side effects etc. Dr Gholam even scheduled a last minute emergency appointment over the Christmas holidays to prescribe antibiotics when my son was struggling with the severity of the breakouts. She was able to recommend suitable skincare products too , which varied throughout the process depending on what medication/steroids my child was taking. My child has now completed 18 months of roaccutane (this is much longer than most people need it but the acne was severe). His skin is clear (did I tell you roaccutane is a miracle drug?!) and he is now using a topical cream to help with the mild scarring that remains (but will fade) . My son has his confidence back, he’s a different person. I cannot praise Dr Gholam any more. I now take my youngest to see her who has just mild acne. I have seen the psychological harm acne can have on teenagers, so my daughter now takes a mild dosage of roaccutane. Three months in and it’s already working wonders . If you/your children suffer with acne, please see Dr Gholam. You will be in safe expert hands, and you won’t look back.
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    Very helpful. A lovely, understanding manner with children
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    Insighful and empathetic. Great doctor and great fun.
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    Excellent Advice
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    She was great and very good at explaining in a kind manner while also being very understanding.
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    She was amazing! Clearly great at what she does. My son was impressed as was I.
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    Clear diagnosis, explanation of treatment
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    Dr Gholam has made our child's skin condition manageable and comfortable, vastly improving his quality of life. Thank you!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Dr Yiannis Ioannou
    Dr Yiannis Ioannou
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    Is a colleague

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

    31-08-2018

    Dr Olga Kapellou
    Dr Olga Kapellou
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    I have referred them patients

    "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."

    05-10-2017

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