Dr Rachael Anforth
BAppSci, BMed, PhD, FACD
ACT Dermatology continues to abide by Covid safe protocols. There is reduced waiting room capacity and a limit to the number of people per consultation room. Please monitor advice from ACT Health and DO NOT attend the practice if you are unwell or required to isolate. If you phone (02 6247 5429) or email us () and we will reschedule your appointment. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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 and mentoring 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.
Adult and Paediatric Dermatology
Dr Rachael Anforth is qualified in all areas of Adult and Paediatric Dermatology, including but not limited to:
Skin cancer detection and surveillance
Acne and Rosacea
Rashes including eczema and psoriasis
Pigmentary disorders such as vitiligo
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Surgical and Procedural Dermatology
Dr Rachael Anforth offers the following procedures
Excision of skin cancers including basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas
Phototherapy (Narrowband UVB)
Intralesional steroid injections
Scar management (including keloid and acne scarring)
Dr Rachael Anforth offers the following cosmetic procedures
Medical grade chemical peels
Please note: an initial consultation will be required prior to cosmetic treatments to determine if the treatment is suitable and safe for you.
A referral from a general practitioner is required to see Dr Anforth. Please email your referral to . All referrals are triaged and, if appropriate, appointments offered in order of urgency. Please note that Dr Anforth is currently receiving a large volume of referrals and has a long wait list. As a result referrals assessed as non-urgent may not be able to be accommodated.
Suite 6, 5 McKay Gardens
Ph: (02) 6247 5429
Fax: (02) 6247 3621
Monday and Wednesday: 8:30am - 4pm
Every Second Thursday: 9:30pm - 2pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 3pm
Sat and Sun: Closed