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Dr Athina Fonia (f)

Consultant Dermatologist

QualificationsBSc (Hons) , MBBS, MRCP Derm ( London)

Main NHS base:

  • Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, London

Clinical interests:

  • Nail diseases: Their treatment and nail surgery
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Premalignant skin lesions, skin cancer and its treatment
  • Botox injection treatment for hyperhidrosis
  • Steroid injections for hair loss or keloid scars
  • Skin surgery

Training and Background

Dr Athina Fonia is a Consultant Dermatologist and Lead for the Systemics Clinic in Dermatology at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust where she holds her NHS post. She trained in medicine at King’s College London after obtaining a First Class honours degree in Pharmacology at King’s College London.

She undertook her specialist dermatological training in Bristol and Wales.

She developed a specialist interest in onychology (the study of the diseases of the nails). She did a fellowship in nail surgery and nail diseases in Brussels (St Pierre and Brugmann University Hospitals). She is a member of the expert committee for the British Nail Society and she writes the patient information leaflets on the diseases of the nails for the same society.

Dr Fonia also specialises in skin cancer and Biologics for psoriasis and eczema and runs a weekly Systemics clinic and a Biologics clinic in her NHS post. She consults on all aspects of general dermatology of children and adults.

She is passionate about teaching and is involved in both the undergraduate teaching of medical students as well as trainee doctors. She has published widely and has presented at national and international conferences.

Member of:

British Association of Dermatologists, British Hair and Nail Society , St John’s Dermatological Society, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology , European Nail Society,

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