Dr Claudia DeGiovanni


Dr Claudia DeGiovanni is an experienced consultant dermatologist and skin surgeon.

Claudia’s philosophy is to deliver high quality dermatological care in a relaxed friendly environment.  She confidently treats all general skin conditions including general rashes such as eczema psoriasis and acne,  diagnoses and manages new or changing skin lesions including mole checks, tags, warts, sun damage and skin cancer lesions. In addition she offer aesthetic treatments including Botox and fillers for facial rejuvenation with the aim of achieving a natural looking, enhanced appearance.

She is a member of the local skin cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), a group of experts with a specialist interest in the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with skin cancer, and has been it’s deputy lead (2008-10). She has particular expertise in skin surgery. She is able to put you at ease during any procedures that are required.

Claudia is clinical lead for the dermatology service at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.  She is the regional research lead for dermatology for the Kent Surrey Sussex Clinical Research Network (KSS CRN) and has been a principle investigator for several important dermatological studies.

She qualified from Imperial College at St Mary’s in 1999 and was appointed as a consultant dermatologist to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2008. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, and British Society for Dermatological Surgery. She is registered with the General Medical Council.

She is widely published in a range of peer-reviewed medical journals and has won a host of medical awards for her work.

To find out more visit: drdegiovanni.co.uk

Claudia is an experienced skin surgeon and uses several techniques to treat skin lesions including prescribed creams, liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy), photodynamic therapy for sun damage and superficial skin lesions,  removal of simple lesions under local anaesthetic, and larger procedures including head and neck surgery and flap and skin graft repairs.

She manages all types of dermatological rashes including eczema, psoriasis, acne and blistering skin conditions.

She offers Botox and filler injections for facial rejuvenation. She aims to deliver a natural looking enhanced appearance, allowing for some facial expression.

Procedures performed by Claudia include:

  • Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen)
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Curettage/Shave excision under local anaesthetic for smaller lesions
  • Mole/ skin tag/ wart removal
  • Excision and repair of all skin lesions including skin cancers
  • Flap repair
  • Full thickness skin graft repair
  • Split thickness graft repair
  • Head and neck skin surgery
  • Botox injections
  • Filler injections

Claudia is widely published in a range of peer reviewed medical publications including:

Amin AN, DeGiovanni CV, Farrant PB, Hull PR, Woollons A. Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of keratolytic winter erythema. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2011 Aug;36(6):668-9

Flann S, Degiovanni C, Derrick EK, Munn SE. Two cases of palmar petechiae as a presentation of dermatitis herpetiformis. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2010 Mar;35(2):206-8.

C.V. DeGiovanni, A.Robson, D. McGibbon, S.J.G. Cummins, J.M. Hextall. Multiple nodules – cause for concern? Clin Exp Dermatol. 2010 Jun;35(4):e193-5

Farrant, C.V. DeGiovanni, R. Emerson. Familial Yellow Papules. Clin Exp Dermatol 2009 Apr;34(3):435-6.

C.V. DeGiovanni, P.B.J. Farrant, S. Howell, P.R. Hull, A. Woollons. Erythrokeratolysis hiemalis with facial involvement: A novel presentation. Clin Exp Dermatol 2009 Mar;34(2):206-8. Epub 2008 Nov 6.

C.V. DeGiovanni,  C.R. Darley. Pseudoporphyria occurring during a course of ciprofloxacillin. Clin Exp Dermatol2008; 33(1): 109-110

C.V. DeGiovanni, R. Russell-Jones, P. Coburn. Atrophic scars in a 54 year old.

Arch Dermatol 2009 Mar;145(3):321-6.

AAD, San Francisco 2006. Article BAD newsletter summer supplement 2006 p9

C.V. DeGiovanni, M. Chard, A. Woollons. Eosinophilic fasciitis secondary to treatment with atorvastatin.  Clin Exp Dermatol 2006; 31(1): 131-132

C.V. DeGiovanni, C. Jong, A. Woollons. What syndrome is this? Apert syndrome. Ped Dermatol 2007; 24(2): 186-188

A.Purohit, C.V. DeGiovanni, M.J. Reed. The regulation of oestrone sulphate formation in breast cancer cells.  J Ster Biochem Mol Bio 1999; 68: 129-135



 Arujuna NR, Brendling L,  DeGiovanni C. Dermatology surgery consent photo booklet enhances patient satisfaction. Br J Dermatol 2016; 175 (suppl S1) :107

O’Callaghan D, Brendling L, DeGiovanni CV.  Review of perioperative antibiotic therapy in skin surgery.  Br J Dermatol 2015;  Suppl 1

George S, DeGiovanni C, Ibrahim K, Giles C, Cadogan P, Alexander E and Doffman S, TB or not TB? Prebiologic screening in a low-medium prevalence population. Br J Dermatol 2013; 169(Suppl 1):110.

Gossain S,  Simcock R, Derrick EK, DeGiovanni CV. Paraneoplastic pemphigus secondary to metastatic carcinoma of the breast successfully treated with rituximab with long term remission. A rare case and review of the literature on the success of rituximab therapy in paraneoplastic pemphigus.   Br J Dermatol  2012 167 (Suppl. 1), p24 P-08

Felton J, Atkinson L, DeGiovanni C. An unusual cause of alopecia, rash and retinitis. British Journal of Dermatology 2010; 163 (Suppl. 1), p26.

E.Topham, C DeGiovanni, C.R Darley. What medical students value from a specialist dermatology rotation: course evaluation from a UK medical school. Br J Dermatol 2008; 159 (Suppl 1): P27

C.V DeGiovanni, B.Bhogal, E.Upjohn, M.Allen, J Barker, R.W Groves. IgG antibasement membrane antibodies detected in patients with psoriasis. Br J Dermatol 2008; 159 (Suppl 1): P47

C.V DeGiovanni , P. Farrant, S. Howell, F.Kiani, C.R Darley, M. Quante, J. Hextall. Managment of skin lesions in primary and secondary care. Is the correct diagnosis important?   Br J Dermatol 2008; 159 (Suppl 1): 10-14 RF06

C.V. DeGiovanni, S.B. Syed, J.R. Felton, P. Amess. C.R. Darley. Unilateral cutis marmorata telangietatica congenita with skin necrosis. Br J Dermatol 2007; 157 (Suppl.1): 127 PA-19

C.V. DeGiovanni, J.M. Hextall, R. Barlow. Autologous fat transfer as a treatment for lupus associated facial lipoatrophy. Br J Dermatol 2006; 115 (Suppl.1): 101 DS-20

C.V. DeGiovanni, P. Coburn. Perioperative management of patients on warfarin and aspirin undergoing cutaneous procedures – a review of current practice in the UK. J Am Acad Dermatol 2006; 54(3): AB231 P-3202

C.V. DeGiovanni, A. Woollons, M.M. Black. Primary cutaneous nodular localised amyloidosis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol  2005; 19 (Suppl. 2):  P-4.60

C.V. DeGiovanni, P. Oliver, A Woollons. Recurrence rates of superficial basal cell carcinoma treated with photodynamic therapy: An audit of clinical practice in a district general hospital. Br J Dermatol 2005; 153 (Suppl. 1): 28 P-27

C.V. DeGiovanni, P.Coburn.  Perioperative management of patients on warfarin and aspirin therapy undergoing cutaneous surgical procedures – A survey of current practice and complications. Br J Dermatol 2005; 153 (Suppl 1): 78 DS-13

C.V. DeGiovanni, A. Woollons.  Sarcoidosis associated with lichen planus. J Am Acad Dermatol 2005; 52 (3): P59 P-572

C.V. DeGiovanni, P. Coburn. Recalcitrant giant pyoderma gangrenosum occurring after minor surgery – A successful outcome with mycophenolate mofetil treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol 2005; 52 (3): P58 P-568

C.V. DeGiovanni, A. Purohit, M. J. Reed. The regulation of oestrone sulphotransferase in breast cancer cells. J Endocrinol 1996; 148 (Suppl): R8

Claudia is the recipient of numerous awards:

  • Ashley Cooper prize BSDS section British Association of Dermatologists July 2016
  • Bristol Cup Poster Award, British Association of Dermatologists July 2012
  • AAD Registration Scholarship,British Association of Dermatologists  2005
  • BAD/Dowling Club Travel Award,British Association of Dermatologists 2004
  • MB BS with Distinction in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of London 1999
  • Goldberg-SchachmannMemorial Fund Award, University Of London  1995
  • Distinction Medical Biochemistry,St Mary’s Hospital Medical School 1995
  • Prize Biochemistry,St Mary’s Hospital Medical School 1994

Claudia has written widely on a variety of skincare and treatment topics for her clinic, local media and medical associations:

Botox Injections  http://www.drdegiovanni.co.uk/treatments-offered/botox-injections-brighton/

Dermal Filler Injections  http://www.drdegiovanni.co.uk/treatments-offered/hyaluronic-acid-filler-injections-brighton/

Cryotherapy  http://www.drdegiovanni.co.uk/treatments-offered/cryotherapy-brighton/

Curette  http://www.drdegiovanni.co.uk/treatments-offered/curette-brighton/

Shave excision  http://www.drdegiovanni.co.uk/treatments-offered/shave-excision-brighton/

Editorial – Checking your skin – my top ten tips for healthy skin The Argus Brighton January 2017.

Getting involved in research, relevant, rewarding and relatively easy BAD newsletter January 2012


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