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Dr Rachael Anforth
Specialist Dermatologist

BAppSci, BMed, PhD, FACD

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Dr Anforth is consulting from WODEN DERMATOLOGY!

Please see contact details below.


About Dr Rachael Anforth

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.

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Medical Dermatology

Dr Rachael Anforth is qualified in all areas of Dermatology, including but not limited to:

  • Skin cancer detection and surveillance

  • Hair loss

  • Acne and Rosacea

  • Rashes including eczema and psoriasis

    • Biologic treatments

  • Pigmentary disorders such as vitiligo

  • Blistering disorders

  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

  • Vulval dermatology


Surgical and Procedural Dermatology

Dr Rachael Anforth offers the following procedures

  • Skin biopsy

  • Excision of skin cancers including basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas

  • Cryotherapy (freezing)

  • Phototherapy (Narrowband UVB)

  • Photodynamic therapy

  • Intralesional steroid injections

  • Scar management (including keloid and acne scarring)

  • Iontophoresis

  • Botox injections for hyperhidrosis

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Laser and Microneedling - (temporarily unavailable)

Dr Rachael Anforth offers laser treatments for medical conditions including:

  • Rosacea

  • Pigmentation

  • Scarring

  • Sun damage

Microneedling using SkinPen® is available for management of conditions including:

  • Scarring

  • Melasma







Please note: an initial consultation will be required prior to these treatments to determine if they are suitable and safe for you.

Contact Me

A referral from a general practitioner is required to see Dr Anforth. 

Please note: Dr Anforth's books are open to urgent referrals. Please forward referrals to Woden Dermatology.

Level 1 / 1 Bowes Place

Phillip ACT 2606

Phone: (02) 6282 8410

Fax: (02) 6285 4112

Dr Rachael Anforth is committed to training future Dermatologists who will one day serve our community. You may therefore be reviewed by a Registrar under Dr Anforth's supervision during your consultation. Please notify staff if you do not wish to see a Registrar when asked. 

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Consulting Hours

Tuesday: 8:15am - 4:00pm

Wednesday: 8:15am - 4:00pm

Friday: 8:15am - 3:00pm
Sat and Sun: Closed

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COVID 19 Update
We take the health and safety of our patients seriously and ask that you please do not attend our practice if you have flu-like symptoms. Contact our friendly staff to reschedule your appointment or if suitable change to a telehealth review if available. Masks are no longer mandatory within our practice, but are recommended for those who are at higher risk. 

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