Medical Director - Belfast Skin Clinic


Dr Pamela McHenry

Dr McHenry launched the Belfast Skin Clinic in 2016 to offer a complete range of treatments for all skin and skin related conditions by consultants who are recognised experts in their field, in a new dedicated, purpose built facility.


  • Consultant Dermatologist
  • MB BCH BAO Queens University Belfast in 1985
  • MD 1995 for research in skin cancer
  • FRCP 2003

After graduation, Dr Mc Henry undertook general medical training in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast, and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (1985-1989). Specialist Dermatology training was in Glasgow from 1989 -1995, initially as a Specialist Registrar in Dermatology and then as a Senior Registrar and Clinical Lecturer. As Clinical Lecturer she was responsible for running an MSC course in Dermatology. During this time, while working for Prof Rona Mackie, she also did research on Skin Cancer in the Elderly for which she was awarded an MD. During her training she undertook secondments in Paediatric Dermatology with Dr David Atherton at Great Ormond Street and in surgery with Dr Richard Motley in Cardiff. In 1995, she began working full time as a Consultant Dermatologist at the Western Infirmary and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children  (RHSC) in Glasgow, eventually becoming clinical lead at RHSC. She has been working in private practice in Belfast since 2007 but continued to work part time in her NHS post in Glasgow until 2013.

Specialist Interests:

Dr McHenry has extensive experience  in all aspects of general dermatology. She has developed  further ‘sub-speciality’ interests in paediatric dermatology, vulval skin disease, hair disorders, moles and skin cancer screening.

Committee Membership:

She is currently Chair of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)Therapy and Guidelines committee which is involved in the development of guidelines for the treatment of skin diseases in children and adults .
She has previously been President of the British Society of Paediatric Dermatology and Chair and Founder Member of the Scottish Paediatric Dermatology Interest Group.

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
British Association of Dermatologists
Irish Association of Dermatologists
Scottish Dermatological Society
British Society of Paediatric Dermatology
British Society of Dermatological Surgeons
British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases

Research and publications:

Author of over 40 publications, she has  been involved in the production  of Clinical Standards for Dermatology in the UK published in 2011 by the BAD and Clinical Standards for Paediatric  Dermatology published in 2012. These standards are used to inform policy for other dermatologists and inform the government of policy for treating skin disease throughout the UK within the NHS