prof rod sinclair

Dr Vanathy Varathan obtained her MBBS with honours from the University of Jaffna Sri Lanka in 2002. She has more than 16 years of experience in the field of 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. While training for her MD Dermatology, she worked at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, the Colombo South Teaching Hospital and Lady Ridgeway Hospital of Sri Lanka. As a consultant dermatologist, Dr Varathan has worked in both private and public hospitals across Sri Lanka.

Moving to Australia, Dr Varathan joined St Vincent’s Hospital as a Dermatology fellow from May 2011 – April 2012. Dr Varathan worked alongside Professor Rod Sinclair in Dermatology clinics servicing the rural and remote regional areas and later joined the Sinclair Dermatology team officially in 2016 as a Dermatology fellow.

Dr Varathan consults both paediatric and adult patients and is competent in diagnosis and performing most skin cancer surgeries, treating inflammatory, autoimmune, communicable, pigmentary genetic medical dermatoses and other related conditions.


  • MBBS, University of Jaffna, SRI LANKA (2002)
  • MD Dermatology, University of Colombo, SRI LANKA (2010)
  • AMC Part 1 & 2


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


  • English

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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