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Specialist Dermatologist
B.Med B.Econ FACD,
Mohs Surgery

Dr Tom Barrett

Trusted dermatology care

Dr Barrett is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD).

Dr Barrett completed his medical training at the University of Newcastle following undergraduate studies in economics, and continued his prevocational training within Hunter New England Health. Throughout his dermatology training Dr Barrett has worked at the Skin and Cancer Foundation, Westmead Children’s Hospital, and the Royal Newcastle Centre. He has completed rural rotations throughout NSW including Lismore, Port Macquarie, Walgett, Dubbo, Orange and with the Aboriginal Medical Service.

Dr Barrett is actively engaged in research, having had multiple papers published in domestic and international dermatology journals, and continues to be involved in the education of junior doctors and dermatology trainees through his work at the John Hunter Hospital, where he works as a Visiting Medical Officer.

Dr Barrett manages all conditions involving the skin, hair and nails including eczema, psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, hyperhidrosis, acne, and paediatric dermatology. He has a special interest in skin cancer management, autoimmune bullous disease, cutaneous lymphomas and
 has completed further sub-specialty training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. 

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Diagnosis and treatment of conditions

of the skin, hair and nails.

Dr Barrett is qualified in all areas

of dermatology including: 

  • Skin cancer detection & surveillance

  • Acne and rosacea

  • Eczema (dermatitis)

  • Psoriasis

  • Patch (allergy) testing

  • Biologic therapy for inflammatory skin conditions

  • Autoimmune skin disorders such as cutaneous lupus

  • Pigmentary disorders such as vitiligo

  • Blistering conditions

  • Vulval dermatology

  • Hair loss


Surgical & Procedural Dermatology

Comprehensive range of surgical treatment for benign lesions and skin cancers.

Dr Barrett offers the

following procedures:


  • Skin biopsy for diagnostic purposes

  • Excision of skin cancers including basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas

  • Cryotherapy (freezing)

  • Phototherapy (Narrowband UVB)

  • Photodynamic therapy

  • Intralesional steroid injections

  • Scar management 

  • Iontophoresis

  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) including botulinum toxin (Botox) injections

Dr Barrett consults at Frontier Dermatology and Lotus Dermatology and holds public clinics at
the John Hunter Hospital.


Frontier Dermatology - 294 Charlestown Road,
Charlestown, NSW 2290. 

Ph: (02) 4022 8739          Fax: (02) 4088 8086

Lotus Dermatology - Level 5 Hunter Mall Chambers,
175 Scott St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Ph: (02) 4929 3400          Fax: (02) 4929 3144

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