Prof Caitriona Ryan


Assistant Clinical Professor, University College Dublin

Professor Ryan is a Consultant Dermatologist in Blackrock Clinic and specialises in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She attained a first class honours medical degree at University College Dublin where she graduated first place in her medical class. She commenced her training as a Dermatology Specialist Registrar at St. Vincent's Hospital and completed a residency and research fellowship at the esteemed Baylor Dermatology Residency program in Dallas, Texas. She was appointed to faculty and became Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas and Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology for the Texas A+M Health Science Center. She is now an Associate Clinical Professor at University College Dublin.

Professor Ryan has published a textbook on psoriasis, six book chapters, an encyclopaedia chapter, and over 60 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, including first author articles in JAMA and The Lancet. She regularly presents at international dermatology conferences. She has conducted both scientific and clinical research in psoriasis and other inflammatory dermatological conditions and was the Principal Investigator for drug trials in psoriasis and eczema conducted at the Menter Dermatology Research Institute, Dallas, Texas.

Professor Ryan specialises in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Her main areas of medical dermatological interest include psoriasis, melanoma, skin cancer, acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), lupus, contact dermatitis, melasma, disorders of pigmentation and hair loss. She was the director of cosmetic training for the Baylor Dermatology Residency program and has a wide range of experience in facial rejuvenation and cosmetic procedures, including the use of anti-wrinkle injections, injectable dermal fillers and laser therapies.

Professor Ryan has a considerable interest in medical education, particularly with regard to psoriasis education and melanoma awareness. She has been appointed as a councillor of the International Psoriasis Council, a member of the Medical Board and Editorial Board of the US National Psoriasis Foundation and a representative on the International Affairs Committee of the Women’s Dermatological Society. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, the ​British Association of Dermatologists, the Irish Association of Dermatologists, the British Society of Cutaneous Allergy and the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group.

Special Interests

Skin cancer
Eczema/Atopic dermatitis
Contact dermatitis/ patch testing
Hair disorders
Pigmentary disorders
Paediatric dermatology
Cosmetic dermatology

Caitriona Ryan Dermatology

62 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland, 4


Phone: 01 6582193

Blackrock Clinic

Rock Road, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland

Hermitage Medical Clinic

Old Lucan Road, Dublin, Ireland