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Location:

Level 1, 1 Bowes Place, Phillip, ACT, 2606

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(02) 6285 4112

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Woden Dermatology

Our Independent Doctors

Dr Diana Rubel

Dr Diana-Rubel

Dermatologist, Founder

Dr Swara Jain

Dermatologist

Dr Rachael Anforth

Rachael- Woden Dermatology

Dermatologist

Dr Chathurika Karunarante

Chathurika-Karunaratne

GP Specialising IN SKIN CANCERS

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Dr. Diana Rubel is a consultant dermatologist in private practice at Woden Dermatology, Canberra, a visiting medical officer at The Canberra Hospital, and Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University (ANU). She is currently a Principal Investigator with Paratus Clinical, and has conducted over 70 clinical trials as Principal Investigator.

She completed her undergraduate medical degree (1988) and postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics (1992) at the University of NSW, her Masters of Medicine (specialising in cutaneous immunology) at Sydney University (1995) and completed her Postgraduate Specialist training in Dermatology (Australasian College of Dermatologists’ fellowship) in 1998. She has had appointments at the Skin Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney, and has been a Staff Specialist at the Sydney Childrens Hospital , Randwick, NSW.

Her goal is to excel in patient care and service to her patients, her referring doctors and her staff. She is passionate about consistently delivering high quality care to all patients, and has developed special interests in skin cancer management, paediatric dermatology, acne, psoriasis, cosmetic dermatology and clinical trials.

Dr Swara Jain is a specialist dermatologist and Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Having grown up in Canberra, she then completed her six-year undergraduate medical degree at the University of New South Wales, graduating in 2016 with the University Medal. During this time, she pursued an Honours research year into epidermolysis bullosa, a rare genetic blistering skin disease, receiving First Class Honours and a scholarship to visit the renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London.

She has presented her work at national and international conferences, leading to several peer-reviewed publications. She subsequently completed a postgraduate Masters of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) degree at the University of Sydney.

Following her medical internship and residency, Dr Jain worked as the Biologics and clinical trials registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, gaining experience in complex therapeutics in medical dermatology. Dr Jain completed her four years of specialist training with the Australasian College of Dermatologists, experiencing a wide breadth of medical, surgical and paediatric dermatology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Canberra Hospital, Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

In her final year she was awarded the Kossard Award for Dermatopathology, and the ACD Travelling Fellowship Award for the top performance in Australia in the National Fellowship Examinations.

Dr Jain is interested in all aspects of dermatology, including medical dermatology, acne, paediatrics, eczema, psoriasis, blistering disorders, and the early diagnosis and management of skin cancers. She is dedicated to providing expert evidence-based care with a collaborative patient-centred approach.

Dr Rachael Anforth is a Specialist Dermatologist and Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists based in Canberra ACT.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Newcastle in 2008, Dr Anforth completed her Intern and Resident years at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. Following this Dr Anforth completed a PhD in the skin side effects of BRAF Inhibitors used in the treatment of melanoma through the University of Sydney and Western Clinical School (Westmead Hospital), while concurrently participating in a number of clinical trials and research projects all within the Dermatology field. In particular Dr Anforth was involved in the diagnosis and management of skin toxicities of systemic oncology agents and has published widely on this topic.

Dr Anforth undertook her specialist training in adult and paediatric dermatology throughout NSW/ACT including Orange Dermatology, The Skin Hospital Darlinghurst, St Vincents Hospital, The Canberra Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital.

Dr Anforth is involved in teaching of medical students as well as mentoring/supervising of junior doctors. She is a Staff Specialist at The Canberra Hospital, Clinical Senior Lecturer at ANU and a member of the Australian Medical Association.

Dr Chathurika Karunaratne, also known as Dr CK, is a GP fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, with a special interest in skin cancer management. He specialises in comprehensive full-body skin checks, managing skin cancers medically and surgically. He is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor at Skin Cancer College of Australasia and is able to manage most skin cancers within Woden Dermatology.

Dr CK Graduated in 2005 from the University of Colombo, and went on to work in the fields of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, and Emergency Medicine before he started his GP career in 2015. He attained a Diploma in Child Health from the University of Sydney in 2015 and received his Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2019.

Dr CK brings a wealth of experience and passion for providing exceptional healthcare to our community. He will be specialising in the screening and management of skin cancers, and precancerous changes.

Woden Dermatology is committed to delivering personalised patient centered care. With the addition of Dr CK joining our team, we are further strengthening our team’s ability to meet your skin’s unique healthcare needs.

Outside of work Dr. CK loves playing cricket, bike riding, sightseeing, travelling, meditating, watching movies and just spending time with his wife and two children