Diana Rubel, MB BS, Dip Paeds, M Med, FACD

Woden Dermatology

Level 1, Suite 10 Corinna Chambers

36-38 Corinna Chambers
Phillip, ACT, Australia
02 6162 1306


Specialty: Dermatology

 Dr. Diana Rubel, Dermatologist, Specialist in Psoriasis

Research Interests: Acne, Actinic Keratoses, Alopecia, Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), Basal Cell Carcinoma, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis

Dr. Diana Rubel graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1989 with her medical degree and continued her training at Sydney University where she received her masters of medicine specializing in skin immunology in 1996.

After over working at the Skin and Cancer Foundation for over 10 years Dr. Rubel opened Woden Dermatology in 2008. Woden Dermatology provides leading edge clinical and cosmetic dermatology to the community.  Dr. Rubel and her expert staff offer the Acne Solutions Clinic and laser treatments for their patients.

In addition to offering the latest in clinical and cosmetic dermatology, Woden Dermatology is also a leading clinical research facility.  Dr. Rubel has been the Principal Investigator for clinical research trials in psoriasis, actinic keratosis, acne, rosacea and basal cell carcinoma.


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Rademaker M, Gupta M, Andrews M, Armour K, Baker C, Foley P, Gebauer K, George J, Rubel D, Sullivan J. The Australasian Psoriasis Collaboration view on methotrexate for psoriasis in the Australasian setting. Australas J Dermatol 2017 Aug; 58(3): 166-70. Epub 2016 Jul 12. PMID: 27402434 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12521

Blauvelt A, de Bruin-Weller M, Gooderham M, Cather JC, Weisman J, Pariser D, Simpson EL, Papp KA, Hong HC, Rubel D, Foley P, Prens E, Griffiths CEM, Etoh T, Pinto PH, Pujol RM, Szepietowski JC, Ettler K, Kemény L, Zhu X, Akinlade B, Hultsch T, Mastey V, Gadkari A, Eckert L, Amin N, Graham NMH, Pirozzi G, Stahl N, Yancopoulos GD, Shumel B. Long-term management of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis with dupilumab and concomitant topical corticosteroids (LIBERTY AD CHRONOS): a 1-year, randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet 2017 Jun 10; 389(10086) 2287-303. Epub 2017 May 4. PMID: 28478972 / doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31191-1

Valecha N, Harrex WK, Rubel DM. A case of cutaneous mesothelioma. Australas J Dermatol 2016 Nov 57(4): 329-30. doi: 10.1111/ajd.12463

See JA, Shumack S, Murrell DF, Rubel DM, Fernández-Peñas P, Salmon R, Hewitt D, Foley P, Spelman L. Consensus recommendations on the use of daylight photodynamic therapy with methyl aminolevulinate cream for actinic keratoses in Australia. Australas J Dermatol 2016 Aug; 57(3): 167-74. Epub 2015 May 31. PMID: 26033230 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12354

Spelman L, Rubel D, Murrell DF, See JA, Hewitt D, Foley P, Salmon R, Kerob D, Pascual T, Shumack S, Fernandez-Penas P. Treatment of face and scalp solar (actinic) keratosis with daylight-mediated photodynamic therapy is possible throughout the year in Australia: evidence from a clinical and meteorological study. Australas J Dermatol 2016 Feb; 57(1): 24-8. Epub 2015 Mar 31. PMID: 25827200 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12295

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

Rubel DM, Spelman L, Murrell DF, See JA, Hewitt D, Foley P, Bosc C, Kerob D, Kerrouche N, Wulf HC, Shumack S. Daylight photodynamic therapy with methyl aminolevulinate cream as a convenient, similarly effective, nearly painless alternative to conventional photodynamic therapy in actinic keratosis treatment: a randomized controlled trial. Br J Dermatol 2014 Nov; 171(5): 1164-71. Epub 2014 Oct 20. PMID: 24861492 / doi: 10.1111/bjd.13138

Peters P, Bissex C, Gajra J, Gorddard N, Rubel D. Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp following cetuximab. Hong Kong J Dermatol Venereol 2014; 22: 131-4.

Rubel D. Specialty practice series: The role of biologic agents in the treatment of severe psoriasis. The Australian Journal of Pharmacy 2013 Sep; 94(1120): 68-71.

Rubel D, Thirumoorthy T, Soebaryo RW, Weng SC, Gabriel TM, Villafuerte LL, Chu CY, Dhar S, Parikh D, Wong LC, Lo KK; ia-Pacific Consensus Group for Atopic Dermatitis. Consensus guidelines for the management of atopic dermatitis: an Asia-Pacific perspective. J Dermatol 2013 Mar; 40(3):160-71. PMID: 23289827

Szeimies RM, Ibbotson S, Murrell DF, Rubel D, Frambach Y, de Berker D, Dummer R, Kerrouche N, Villemagne H; Excilight Study Group. A clinical study comparing methyl aminolevulinate photodynamic therapy and surgery in small superficial basal cell carcinoma (8-20 mm), with a 12-month follow-up. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2008; 22(11):1302-11. PMID: 18624836

Bannister MJ, Rubel DM, Kossard S. Mid-dermal elastophagocytosis presenting as a persistent reticulate erythema. Australas J Dermatol 2001; 42(1):50-4. PMID: 11233723

Kossard S, Rubel D. Folliculotropic T-cell lymphocytosis (mucin-poor follicular mucinosis). Australas J Dermatol 2000; 41(2):120-3. PMID: 10812709

Rubel DM, Watchorn RB. Allergic contact dermatitis in dentistry. Australas J Dermatol 2000; 41(2):63-9; quiz 70-1. PMID: 10812698

Rubel DM, Freeman S, Southwell IA. Tea tree oil allergy: what is the offending agent? Report of three cases of tea tree oil allergy and review of the literature. Australas J Dermatol 1998; 39(4):244-7. PMID: 9838722

Rubel DM, Freeman S. Allergic contact dermatitis to ethoxyquin in a farmer handling chicken feeds. Australas J Dermatol 1998; 39(2):89-91. PMID: 9611377

Rubel DM, Barnetson RS, Halliday GM. Bioactive tumour necrosis factor alpha but not granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor correlates inversely with Langerhans's cell numbers in skin tumours. Int J Cancer 1998; 75(2):210-6. PMID: 9462710

Rubel DM, Wood G, Rosen R, Jopp-McKay A. Generalised granuloma annulare successfully treated with pentoxifylline. Australas J Dermatol 1993; 34(3):103-8. PMID: 8080410

Rubel DM, Walder BK, Jopp-McKay A, Rosen R. Dermal myiasis in an Australian traveller. Australas J Dermatol 1993; 34(2):45-7. PMID: 8311826

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