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What is a dermatologist?

Dermatologists are highly trained specialist doctors with expertise in disorders of the skin and skin cancers. Dermatologists have over ten years of additional training and education after qualifying as a medical doctor. Once qualifying as a dermatologist additional fellowships in surgery, pathology or subspecialty areas provide further expertise.

About Dr Ryder

Dr Ryder is a New Zealand trained Specialist Dermatologist, Dermatologic surgeon and Mohs micrographic surgeon. She is an expert in skin cancer diagnosis and management. She is experienced in diagnosing and managing inflammatory and immune mediated skin conditions in adults and children.

Emily trained as a Dermatologist in the Auckland and Waikato regions and a completed a two year specialist fellowship in dermatology in Oxford, UK.  She is a graduate of both the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge. Emily previously worked as a Consultant Dermatologist at Capital & Coast DHB and the Royal London Hospital where she gained sub specialist knowledge in complex medical dermatology, children's dermatology and continued her keen interest in teaching and teledermatology as teaching faculty member for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology (training GPs in basic recognition of skin lesions). 

She has been awarded prizes and commendations for teaching and was awarded prize for best presentation at the Royal Society of Medicine. She has conducted research at the University of Auckland and presented her research on the early diagnosis of melanoma at conferences internationally, including the World Congress of Melanoma.

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