Dr Anna Elizabeth Martinez

Consultant Dermatologist


Dr Anna Martinez is the Specialty Lead of the Paediatric Dermatology Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at The Institute of Child Health, University College London. Anna’s private practice is based at Great Ormond Street and The Portland Hospital for Women and Children.

Anna trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and was appointed as a Consultant in Paediatric Dermatology at Great Ormond Street Hospital in January 2003. Since her appointment Anna has led the Nationally Commissioned Highly Specialist  Service for Epidermolysis Bullosa and is a world leader in the management of skin fragility diseases. Anna runs the paediatric dermatology service at GOSH and manages children with any skin condition. She set up and runs a combined allergy/dermatology service at GOSH.

Dr Martinez was nominated Colleague of the Year at GOSH in 2018 and voted in the Top Three Doctors for the NHS Health Hero Awards 2018.  Anna has over 45 peer-reviewed publications on aspects of paediatric dermatology and has written chapters for the major dermatological textbooks.

Anna is a major contributor to research in the field of paediatric dermatology, she is Chief Investigator and Principal Investigator on a rolling programme of clinical trials into novel therapies in paediatric dermatology. She frequently lectures nationally and internationally.

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Difficult eczema
  • Skin fragility disorders in particular epidermolysis bullosa
  • Birth marks and vascular malformations
  • Genetic skin diseases such as ichthyosis and Netherton syndrome
  • Clinical research and new treatments in paediatric dermatology 


  • MBBS having trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London
  • MRCH 
  • NIHR Principal Investigator award 2016-2017
  • Clinical excellence awards last awarded September 2017


  • British Society of Paediatric Dermatology (BSPD)
  • European Reference Network lead for EB and Ichthyosis 2017 onwards
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH)
  • Associate member of the British Association of Dermatologists
  • European Society Paediatric Dermatology
  • Medical Advisor to the Ichthyosis Support Group
  • External Advisory Panel Cell therapy, Netherlands 2017
  • International Consensus Committee of the Classification EB from 2013
  • Expert working Group BSCI allergy eczema guidelines 2016

Dr Martinez is actively involved in clinical research having been awarded grants of over £1.5M in the last three years for research. She is the Principal Investigator/ Co-investigator for several clinical trials.

News & Publications

Mellerio, J.E., Robertson, S.J., Bernardis, C., Diem, A., Fine, J.D., George, R., Goldberg, D., Halmos, G.B., Harries, M., Jonkman, M.F., Lucky, A., Martinez, A.E., Maubec, E., Morris, S., Murrell, D.F., Palisson, F., Pillay, E.I., Robson, A., Salas-Alanis, J.C., McGrath, J.A., 2016. Management of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in patients with epidermolysis bullosa: best clinical practice guidelines. Br J Dermatol. 174 pp 56-67.

Rashidghamat, E., Ozoemena, L., Liu, L., McGrath, J.A., Martinez, A.E., Mellerio, J.E., 2015. Mutations in EXPH5 (exophilin-5) underlie a rare subtype of autosomal recessive epidermolysis bullosa simplex. Br J Dermatol.  

Petrof, G., Lwin, S.M., Martinez-Queipo, M., Abdul-Wahab, A., Tso, S., Mellerio, J.E., Slaper-Cortenbach, I., Boelens, J.J., Tolar, J., Veys, P., Ofuya, M., Peacock, J.L., Martinez, A.E., McGrath, J.A., 2015. Potential of Systemic Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Therapy for Children with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. J Invest Dermatol.

Fuggle, N.R., Bragoli, W., Mahto, A., Glover, M., Martinez, A.E., Kinsler, V.A., The adverse effect profile of oral azathioprine in pediatric atopic dermatitis, and recommendations for monitoring. J Am Acad Dermatol. 72(1) pp. 108-14.

Goldschneider, K.R., Good, J., Harrop, E., Liossi, C., Lynch-Jordan, A., Martinez, A.E., Maxwell, L.G., Stanko-Lopp, D., 2014. Pain care for patients with epidermolysis bullosa: best care practice guidelines. BMC Med. 12(1) p. 178.

Waelchli, R., Aylett, S.E., Robinson, K., Chong, W.K., Martinez, A.E., Kinsler, V.A., 2014. New vascular classification of port-wine stains: improving prediction of Sturge-Weber risk. Br J Dermatol. 171(4) pp. 861-7.

Fine, J.D., Bruckner-Tuderman, L., Eady, R.A., Bauer, E.A., Bauer, J.W., Has, C., Heagerty, A., Hintner, H., Hovnanian, A., Jonkman, M.F., Leigh, I., Marinkovich, M.P., Martinez, A.E., McGrath, J.A., Mellerio, J.E., Moss, C., Murrell, D.F., Shimizu, H., Uitto, J., Woodley, D., Zambruno, G., 2014. Inherited epidermolysis bullosa: updated recommendations on diagnosis and classification. J Am Acad Dermatol. 70(6) pp. 1103-26.

Liu, L., Mellerio, J.E., Martinez, A.E., McMillan, J.R., Aristodemou, S., Parsons, M., McGrath, J.A., 2014. Mutations in EXPH5 result in autosomal recessive inherited skin fragility. Br J Dermatol. 170(1) pp. 196-9.

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