Dr Hélène Menagé is a leading London dermatologist, who specialises in photodermatology, sun allergies, skin cancer and inflammatory diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.
Dr Menagé qualified from Guys' Hospital with an intercalated BSc in psychology. She worked on the professorial units at Guys' and Lewisham and thereafter for 4 years in general (internal) medicine in teaching, and postgraduate hospitals before training in dermatology at St John's Institute. Dr Menagé’s research was in photodermatology and her most significant academic contributions were the finding of a highly significant HLA association with the photodermatosis actinic prurigo, a rare type of skin sensitivity induced by sunlight.
In 1996 Dr Menagé was appointed as Consultant Dermatologist to Lewisham Hospital with sessions in photodermatology at St John’s. As a keen teacher, she oversaw the integration of medical student teaching into Lewisham dermatology, interviews for KCl medicine, teaches dermatology trainees and also lectures.
Dr Menagé is a previous clinical editor of Current Medical Literature: Dermatology. She is a past president of the St John's Dermatological Society, which holds monthly educational meetings for consultants and dermatologists in training. Dr Menagé is President of the dermatology section of the Royal Society of Medicine.
She has published academic papers, book chapters and clinical case reports. She has assisted in the development of consensus statements for the public through the British Photodermatology Group and NHS choices and contributed to Guidelines action groups and publications for the British Association of Dermatologist.