Dr Kim Varma
FRCP (UK) , MB ChB, BSc
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Areas of expertise:
Weekly Thursday 09:00 - 13:00
Weekly Saturday by arrangement
- British Association of Dermatologists
- Royal College of Physicians (Ed)
- British Society for Dermatological Surgery
Dr Varma qualified from the University College Cork, Republic of Ireland in 1998 with a degree in medicine and a bachelor degree in medical science.
Dr Varma trained in General Medicine at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. She underwent her specialist training in Dermatology at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and also at West Midlands. She subsequently completed the highly acclaimed one year Mohs Micrographic Surgical Fellowship involving surgery, reconstruction and laser therapy at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.
She was then appointed as a Consultant Mohs Surgeon at the same centre, where she still continues to work a few sessions a week (Nottingham Treatment Centre). She also works as a consultant dermatologist and dermatological surgeon at City Hospital in Birmingham, where she performs dermatological surgery as part of skin cancer therapy as well as laser therapy for various skin disorders.
Dr Varma's interest is in the area of detection and treatment of skin cancer. She can perform specialised surgical procedures, including reconstructions creating skin flaps, split thickness grafts and full thickness skin grafts for closure of large wounds following Mohs surgical excisions for skin cancer. Dr Varma has been a reviewer for journals: British Journal of Dermatology and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology.
- Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the hand - a clinical case with an aggressive and uncommon presentation - awaiting publication.
- Cyclophosphamide induced nail discoloration and skin hyperpigmentation - a rare presentation. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2009; 34:405-6
- Palisaded neutrophils granulomatous dermatitis in a 10 year old girl with insulin dependent diabetes and coeliac disease. British Journal of Dermatology 2008; 159:488-9
- Exacerbation of psoriasis by Thalidomide in a patient with Erythema Multiform. British Journal of Dermatology 2006; 154:789
Non melanoma skin cancer.
English and Mandarin
City Hospital, Birmingham.
Nottingham Treatment Centre, Nottingham