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Dr Gabriela Petrof

Dermatology Consultant


Gabriela Petrof is a Paediatric Dermatology Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She underwent specialist training in London and the West Midlands. She studied for her PhD in severe inherited skin disorders at King's College London in Genetics and Molecular Medicine. 

She is part of the Nationally Commissioned Highly Specialist Service for Epidermolysis Bullosa at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and has contributed to highly cited, peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Moreover, Gabriela is an active member of the Therapy and Guidelines British Association of Dermatology Committee, which is responsible for advising members on aspects of therapeutics and disease management guidelines and produces information for patients. She has presented at National and International meetings. 

Languages Spoken:

  • Greek


  • Rashes
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Skin infections
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Genetic skin diseases
  • Infantile haemangiomas
  • Genetic skin diseases
  • Clinical research
  • Eczema

Medical Degree:

  • MRCP (UK)
  • PhD in Molecular Dermatology with title: Allogeneic cell-therapies for individuals with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, King's College London, UK
  • Specialty Certificate in Dermatology


  • British Association of Dermatology
  • European Society of Paediatric Dermatology 
  • UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network
  • British Society of Medical Dermatology
  • British Epidermo-Epidemiology Society


Genetic skin diseases and translational research/clinical trials

News & Publications

To what extent do disease severity and illness perceptions explain depression, anxiety and quality of life in hidradenitis suppurativa? Pavon Blanco A, Turner MA, Petrof G, Weinman J. Br J Dermatol. 2019 Feb;180(2): 338-345.

Retrospective review of 18 British South Asian women with frontal fibrosing alopecia. Petrof G, Cuell A, Rajkomar VV, Harries MJ, Takwale A, Holmes S, Cunningham F, Kaur MR. Int J Dermatol. 2018 Apr;57(4): 490-491.

Clarithromycin as a steroid sparing agent for the management of infantile bullous pemphigoid. Tso S, Petrof G, Unter S, Humphreys F. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jan 26;2018. 

Activating CARD14 Mutations Are Associated with Generalised Pustular Psoriasis but Rarely Account for Familial Recurrence in Psoriasis Vulgaris. Berki DM, Liu L, Choon SE, Burden AD, Griffiths CE, Navarini AA, Tan ES, Irvine AD, Ranki A, Ogo T, Petrof G, Mahil SK, Duckworth M, Allen MH, Vito P, Trembath RC, McGrath J, Smith CH, Capon F, Barker JN. J Invest Dermatol Dec 2015; 135: 2964-70.

Potential of Systemic Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stormal Cell Therapy for Children with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. Petrof G, Lwin SM, Martinez-Queipo M, Abdul-Wahab A, Tso S, Mellerio JE, Slaper-Cortenbach I, Boelens JJ, Tolar J, Veys P, Ofuya M, Peacock JL, Martinez AE, McGrath JA. J Invest Dermatol Sept 2015; 135: 2319-21.

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