To top

Areas of Expertise

Prof Jemima Mellerio performs a range of treatments including:

Some of the conditions she commonly treats are:

  • Skin cancer
  • Moles
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Birthmarks
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Pigmentary disorders
  • Ichthyosis
  • Keratoderma

Personal Biography

Professor Jemima Mellerio gained a first class BSc in Physiology at the London Hospital Medical College and undertook her specialist dermatology training at St John’s Institute of Dermatology and King’s College Hospital, joining the Specialist Register for Dermatology in 2002.

In 2003, she was the dermatologist for the Paediatric EB Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust for 14 years. At St John’s Institute of Dermatology, she has been the Chief of Dermatology from 2018 to date.

After completing her MD thesis in Genotype-Phenotype Correlation in EB Professor Mellerio has continued to work on gene discovery for novel forms of EB and promotes holistic multidisciplinary care for paediatric and adult skin disorders, rare disease clinical trials, teaching and training.


Prof Jemima Mellerio has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications including:

Key Publications

  •  Epidermolysis bullosa. Bardhan A, Bruckner-Tuderman L, Chapple ILC, Fine JD, Harper N, Has C, Magin TM, Marinkovich MP, Marshall JF, McGrath JA, Mellerio JE, Polson R, Heagerty AH. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2020; 6: 78.
  • Consensus re-classification of inherited epidermolysis bullosa and other disorders with skin fragility. Has C, Bauer JW, Bodemer C, Bolling M, Bruckner-Tuderman L, Diem A, Fine JD, Heagerty A, Hovnanian A, Marinkovich P, Martinez AE, McGrath JA, Moss C, Murrell DF, Palisson F, Schwieger-Briel A, Sprecher E, Tamai K, Uitto J, Woodley DT, Zambruno G, Mellerio JE. Br J Dermatol. 2020; 183: 614-27.
  • Management of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in patients with epidermolysis bullosa – best clinical practice guidelines. Mellerio JE, Robertson SJ, Bernardis C, Diem A, Fine JD, George R, Goldberg D, Halmos GB, Harries M, Jonkman MF, Lucky A, Martinez AE, Maubec E, Morris S, Murrell DF, Palisson F, Pillay EI, Robson A, Salas-Alanis JC, McGrath JA. Br J Dermatol 2016; 174: 56-67.
  • Phase I/II open-label trial of intravenous allogeneic mesenchymal stromal cell therapy in adults with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Rashidghamat E, Kadiyirire T, Ayis S, Petrof G, Liu L, Pullabhatla V, Ainali C, Guy A, Aristodemou S, McMillan JR, Ozoemena L, Mee J, Prmanik R, Saxena A, Nuamah R, de Rinaldis E, Serrano S, Maurin C, Martinez-Queipo M, Lwin SM, Ilic D, Martinez A, Dazzi F, Slaper-Cortenbach I, Westinga K, Zeddies S, van den Broek M, Onoufriadis A, Mellerio JE, McGrath JA. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020; 83: 447-54.

Get to know Prof Jemima Mellerio…

Prof Jemima Mellerio is a passionate gardener and allotmenteer and enjoys walking in beautiful British countryside.

  • Can Prof Mellerio help diagnose and treat my skin condition?

    Yes, she has many years of clinical experience in dermatology and will work with you to find a treatment that will suit your particular circumstances.

  • Can she do skin biopsies?

    Yes, she is fully trained to undertake minor skin surgery.

  • Can Prof Mellerio help with my rare genetic skin disease?

    Yes, she has extensive experience of genetic skin diseases, both in diagnosis and management, and can arrange genetic testing where indicated.