Dr Vanathy Varathan

Dr Vanathy Varathan obtained her MBBS with honours from the University of Jaffna Sri Lanka in 2002. She has more than 18 years of experience in dermatology and has trained extensively overseas and in Australia. In 2010, Dr Varathan obtained her MD in dermatology from the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine at the University of Colombo. She has been board certified by the College of Dermatologists in Sri Lanka since 2012.

Moving to Australia, Dr Varathan joined St Vincent’s Hospital as a Dermatology Fellow from May 2011 to April 2012. She undertook further post-graduate training in dermatology in Australia under the supervision of Professor Rodney Sinclair. In the meantime, Dr Varathan qualified as a specialist general practitioner with RACGP. Dr Varathan has been a supervisor for general practitioners, GP mentor for medical students, Educational Activity Representative for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and examiner for the RACGP fellowship examinations.

Dr Varathan has successfully undergone her assessment with the Australasian College of Dermatologists and and has received her full qualifications with the college FACD in 2022.

With a broad interest in dermatology, Dr Varathan is highly motivated in dermatology and consults paediatric and adult patients and is competent in diagnosis and performing most skin cancer surgeries, treating psoriasis, eczema, acne, vitiligo, hair disorders, performing PRP injections, autoimmune skin conditions, infections, pigmentary disorders, pregnancy-related dermatology and immunobullous dermatoses.

Dr Varathan is fluent in English and Tamil.


  • MBBS, University of Jaffna, SRI LANKA (2002)
  • MD Dermatology, University of Colombo, SRI LANKA (2010)
  • FACD


  • Skin cancer diagnosis & treatment
  • Eczema
  • Hair disorders
  • Tropical dermatology
  • Acne


  • English
  • Tamil


  • 51 946 855 246

Accreditations & Memberships

Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society
international academy cosmetic dermatology
european medecines agency
deakin university
congress dermatology
bellberry limted
australiasian college dermatologists
australian government national health
australian government ip
australian clinical trials
albinism fellowship australia
american dermatological association
british association of dermatology
international society of dermatology
university of melbourne
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