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Dr Richard Watchorn is a consultant dermatologist specialised in all areas of adult dermatology, and also an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Imperial College London.

Dr Watchorn is a medical graduate of University College Dublin (2009). He undertook his postgraduate medical training at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, where he also commenced his dermatology career. He undertook the majority of his training in dermatology in the south west of England. He completed his doctoral thesis investigating the etiopathogenesis of lichen sclerosus at University College Hospital, London.

Dr Watchorn has presented at numerous national and international meetings including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Royal Society of Medicine, British Association of Dermatologists and the Congress of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology. He has received several awards during his medical career, including those from the Irish Association of Dermatologists, the British Association of Dermatologists and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. His subspecialty interests include inflammatory dermatology, genital dermatology and skin cancer.


Inflammatory skin disease (including acne, psoriasis, lichen sclerosus, eczema and drug reactions), skin cancer

Research & publications

Panou E, Watchorn R, Bakkour W, Bunker, CB. Multiple eruptive dermatofibromas in HIV: An immune reconstitution associated disease? Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 2019 doi 10.1111/jdv.16015 [in press]

Chan S, Watchorn RE, Panagou E, Panou E, Ong E, Heelan K, Haider K, Freeman A, Bunker CB. Dermatoscopic findings of penile intraepithelial neoplasia: bowenoid papulosis, bowen disease and erythroplasia of Queyrat. Australasian Journal of Dermatology 2018;60(3):e201-e207

Watchorn, R.E., Calonje, E., Taibjee, S.M. (2018) Germline BAP-1 mutation presenting as BAP-1 inactivated melanocytic nevi in a child with fatal paraganglioma in the father. Pediatric Dermatology;35:e316-e318.

Watchorn, R.E., Thomas, S., Miller, C., Carr, R.A., Kock, D., Thomas, P., Taibjee, S.M. (2017) Keratoacanthoma management: results of a survey of UK dermatologists and surgeons. British Journal of Dermatology Jul 30. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15858

Watchorn RE, Pawade J, Wachsmuth RC. Unilesional CD30+ mycosis fungoides with large cell transformation and spontaneous regression, masquerading as verruca vulgaris. Clinical & Experimental Dermatology 2018;43(5):633-635

 Watchorn RE, Bunker CB. Genital diseases in the mature man. Clinics in Dermatology 2018;36:197-207

Watchorn, R.E., Babu, S., Lewis, F., Calonje, E., Taibjee, S.M. (2017) Paroxysmal purple palmar macules with a rare aetiology. Clinical & Experimental Dermatology 2017;42:561–563.

Brown, A., Watchorn, R.E., Cope, N.J., Downs, A.M.R. (2017) Proteinase 3-ANCA-associated cutaneous vasculitis without systemic involvement. Clinical & Experimental Dermatology;42:582–584.

Daniels, E., Watchorn, R. (2016) Unilateral facial flushing precipitated by eating. BMJ;352:i1377

Watchorn, R., Meys, R., Jolliffe, V. (2014) Cold panniculitis in a horse rider. BMJ;349:g4162

Watchorn, R.E., Ma, S., Gulmann, C., Keogan, M., O’Kane, M. (2014) Linear IgA Disease associated with Ulcerative Colitis: the role of surgery. Clinical & Experimental Dermatology;39:327–9

Watchorn, R.E., Poder, L., Wang, Z., Yeh, B.M., Coakley, F.V. (2009) CT findings mimicking appendicitis as a manifestation of colorectal cancer. Clinical Imaging;33:430–2