Shireen Sidhu, MB BS, FRCP, FACD

North Eastern Health Specialists

230 St. Bernards Road

Hectorville, South Australia, Australia
08 7324 9938


Specialty: Dermatology


Research Interests: Acne, Actinic Keratoses, Allergies, Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), Basal Cell Carcinoma, Dermatitis, Herpes Simplex, Hidradenitis, Keloids, Keratinization disorders, Melasma, Onychomycosis, Premalignant skin conditions, Psoriasis, Urticaria, Vitiligo

Dr. Shireen Sidhu is a Principal Investigator and clinician known for her thorough, in-depth research and patient care.  She maintains close ties with the South Australian medical community by serving as Head of the Dermatology Unit and Visiting Medical Officer in Dermatology at Royal Adelaide Hospital. 

Dr. Sidhu is widely respected among the academic community for her range and depth of dermatological expertise.  She holds a Clinical Senior Lecturer position with her alma mater, the University of Adelaide School of Medicine, and her credentials include positions with some of the foremost institutions in British and Australian healthcare.

The Hectorville, South Australia-based dermatologist is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), and a Member of the European Academy of Dermatologists and Venereologists, the South Australia Salaried Medical Officers Association, the Australasian Dermatopathology Society, and the American Academy of Dermatologists.

As a practicing dermatologist, distinguished lecturer, active clinician and lead author of a number of publications, Dr. Sidhu personifies the ideal of the multifaceted, well-rounded Investigator.


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Chong HT, Yang GN, Sidhu S, Ibbetson J, Kopecki Z, Cowin AJ. Reducing Flightless I expression decreases severity of psoriasis in an imiquimod-induced murine model of psoriasiform dermatitis. Br J Dermatol 2017 Mar; 176(3): 705-12. Epub 2016 Dec 10. PMID: 27373931 / doi: 10.1111/bjd.14842

McNally A, Ibbetson J, Sidhu S. Azathioprine-induced Sweet's syndrome: A case series and review of the literature. Australas J Dermatol 2017 Feb; 58(1): 53-7. Epub 2015 Aug 24. PMID: 26299606 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12383

Gordon KB, Blauvelt A, Papp KA, Langley RG, Luger T, Ohtsuki M, Reich K, Amato D, Ball SG, Braun DK, Cameron GS, Erickson J, Konrad RJ, Muram TM, Nickoloff BJ, Osuntokun OO, Secrest RJ, Zhao F, Mallbris L, Leonardi CL; UNCOVER-1 Study Group; UNCOVER-2 Study Group; UNCOVER-3 Study Group. Phase 3 trials of ixekizumab in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. N Engl J Med 2016 Jul; 375(4): 345-56. PMID: 27299809 / doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1512711

Griffiths CE, Reich K, Lebwohl M, van de Kerkhof P, Paul C, Menter A, Cameron GS, Erickson J, Zhang L, Secrest RJ, Ball S, Braun DK, Osuntokun OO, Heffernan MP, Nickoloff BJ, Papp K; UNCOVER-2 and UNCOVER-3 investigators. Comparison of ixekizumab with etanercept or placebo in moderate-to-severe psoriasis (UNCOVER-2 and UNCOVER-3): results from two phase 3 randomised trials. Lancet 2015 Aug 8; 386(9993): 541-51. Epub 2015 Jun 10. PMID: 26072109 / doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60125-8

Wallett A, Ibbetson JS, Kearney D, Newland K, Sidhu S. Cutaneous manifestations of peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified: A case series highlighting the diagnostic challenges for this heterogeneous group. Australas J Dermatol 2015 Aug; 56(3): 197-201. Epub 2015 Mar 6. PMID: 25752190 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12307

Khoury S, Common J, Shirato K, Sidhu S. Follicular naevus with epidermolytic hyperkeratosis – a rare but an important clinical entity. Clinical Dermatology 2015 Jan-Mar; 3(1): 27-30. Epub 2015 May 8.

Ellis E, Sidhu S. Circulating plakin autoantibodies in a patient with erythema multiforme major: Are they pathogenic or a manifestation of epitope spreading? Australas J Dermatol 2014 Nov; 55(4): 266-9. Epub 2014 Apr 1. PMID: 24689866 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12162

Tilakaratne D, Sidhu S. Heavy metal (monoclonal) bands: a link between cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and contact allergy to potassium dichromate, nickel and cobalt? Australas J Dermatol 2015 Feb; 56(1): 59-63. Epub 2014 Oct 10. PMID: 25303728 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12182

Chaptini C, Sidhu S. Mycophenolate mofetil as a treatment for urticarial dermatitis. Australas J Dermatol 2014 Sep 1. Epub 2014 Sep 1. PMID: 25178716 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12192

Black CL, Foster-Smith E, Lewis ID, Faull RJ, Sidhu SK. Post-transplant plasmablastic lymphoma of the skin. Australas J Dermatol 2013 Nov; 54(4): 277-82. Epub 2012 Aug 17. PMID: 22897322 / doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2012.000939.x

Baker C, Mack A, Cooper A, Fischer G, Shumack S, Sidhu S, Soyer P, Wu J, Chan J, Nash P, Rawlin M, Radulski B, Foley P. Treatment goals for moderate to severe psoriasis: An Australian consensus. Australas J Dermatol 2013 Jan 18. PMID: 23330815 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12014

Wallett A, Sidhu S. Management pathway of skin conditions presenting to an Australian tertiary hospital emergency department. Australas J Dermatol 2012 Nov; 53(4): 307-10. PMID: 22671431 / doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2012.00900.x

Wallett A, Sidhu S. Degos’ like lesions in a patient with dermatomyositis. Australas J Dermatol 2011 May; 52: 39-40.

Armenores P, Shirato K, Reid C, Sidhu S. Frontal fibrosing alopecia associated with generalized hair loss. Australas J Dermatol 2010 Aug; 51(3): 183-5. PMID: 20695856 / doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2010.00653.x

Shirato K, Reid C, Ibbetson JS, Hissaria P, Sidhu S. Diagnosis of type I cryoglobulinaemia made through identifying crystals in the blood smear. Australas J Dermatol 2009 Nov; 50(4): 281-4. PMID: 19916973 / doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2009.00559.x

Pearce A, Reid C, Gramp A, Sidhu S. A 30-year history of CD4+ vesiculo-bullous mycosis fungoides and multiple visceral malignancies. Australas J Dermatol 2007 Feb; 48(1): 46-9. PMID: 1722230

Ooi CG, Walker P, Sidhu SK, Gordon LA, Marshman G. Allopurinol induced generalized eosinophilic pustular folliculitis. Australas J Dermatol 2006 Nov; 47(4): 270-3. PMID: 17034470

Palmer RA, Sidhu S, Goodwin PG. 'Microdose' isotretinoin. Br J Dermatol 2000 Jul; 143(1): 205-6. PMID: 10886171

Haworth A, Sidhu S, Palmer R, Goodwin P, Friedmann P. Flare of psoriasis following change from Psorigon cream to Ps98. British Association of Dermatologists Newsletter 1999 Oct

Sidhu SK, Shaw S, Wilkinson JD. A 10-year retrospective study on benzocaine allergy in the United Kingdom. Am J Contact Dermat 1999 Jun; 10(2): 57-61. PMID: 10357712

Sidhu SK, Shaw S. Allergic contact dermatitis to acrylates in disposable blue diathermy pads. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 1999 May; 81(3): 187-90. PMID: 10364952

Sidhu SK, Wakelin SH, Wilkinson JD. Multiple familial trichoepitheliomas. Cutis 1999 Apr; 63(4): 239-40. PMID: 10228755

Wakelin SH, Sidhu S, Orton DI, Chia Y, Shaw S. Amoxycillin-induced flexural exanthem. Clin Exp Dermatol 1999 Mar; 24(2): 71-3. PMID: 10233656

Sidhu S. Review of Dermatology in emergency care. Brit J of Dermatol 1998; 138(5): 928.

Sidhu S, Wakelin SH, Wojnarowska F. Prolonged remission of urticaria pigmentosa following topical steroid therapy under hydrocolloid occlusion. Clin Exp Dermatol 1997 Nov; 22(6): 302-3. PMID: 9604463

Holmes G, Sidhu S, Wakelin SH, Orton D, Marren P. Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis occurring in two members of an Asian family. Clin Exp Dermatol 1997 Nov; 22(6): 280-2. PMID: 9604455

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