Dr Olivia Dolan - Belfast Skin Clinic
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Dr Olivia Dolan is a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological / Mohs Surgeon. Her specialist interests are Mohs Micrographic Surgery, melanoma and the epidemiology of skin cancer.

Appointments (Current and Previous)

  • Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological / Mohs Surgeon, Belfast Skin Clinic 2017 – present
  • Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological / Mohs Surgeon, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast Trust 1997- present
  • Clinical fellowship in Cutaneous Oncology and Dermatological Surgery at the Department of Dermatology and Cancer Centre, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA 1996-1997


Education / Training / Qualifications

  • MB BCh BAO with Distinction in Medicine & Surgery, Queen’s University Belfast 1987
  • Certificate from the Institute of Physical Sciences in Medicine (in recognition of Training in the Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Radiation Protection) 1992
  • Doctorate of Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast (MD) 1995
  • United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) 1996
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) 2001

 

Specific Interests:

  • Mohs micrographic surgery / cutaneous oncology/ melanoma

 

 Memberships of any Associations / Committees

    Current

  • Director, Irish Association of Dermatologists.
  • Member, British Association of Dermatologists Skin Cancer Standards Working Party Group. 
  • Council Member, Northern Ireland Cancer Registry.
  • Member, Scientific Committee Irish Melanoma Forum.

    Previous

  • President, Irish Association of Dermatologists 2018-2021
  • British Association of Dermatologists Executive Committee – Regional Representative Northern Ireland/ Republic of Ireland 2018-2021
  • British Association of Dermatologists Skin Cancer Committee – member 2014-2018
  • Chairperson, Belfast Trust/South Eastern Trust Specialist Skin MDT 2008-2022
  • Chairperson, Northern Ireland Specialist/ Regional Skin Cancer MDT 2018-2022.
  • Clinical Lead / Chairperson – NICaN Melanoma and Complex Skin Cancer clinical advisory panel 2015-2020.
  • MDT Improvement Lead, Belfast Trust, 2018-2022.
  • Member, Northern Ireland Dermatology Action and Strategy advisory group (NIDAS), 2015-2020.
  • Honorary Secretary, Irish Association of Dermatologists 2010 – 2012.
  • Chairperson, Scientific Committee – Irish Association of Dermatologists 2011- 2015.

 

 Research/publications  

  • Skin in The Game: The cost Consequences of Skin Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Care in Northern Ireland. E McFerran, S Donaldson, O Dolan and M Lawler. Journal of Cancer Policy 2024.
  • Improving descriptive terminology using a descriptive algorithm as an educational intervention to improve referral accuracy. DW Middleton and O Dolan. Clin Exp Dermatol 2023.
  • Service Guidance and Standards for Mohs Micrographic surgery (NICE accredited). Co-author, published 2021. 
  • British Association of Dermatologists guidelines for the management of people with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma 2020. Co- author, British Journal of Dermatology 2021.

See researchgate.net for full list 

            

Awards

  • Arthur Black Bequest (QUB).
  • Allison Postgraduate Prize for Outstanding Clinical Merit (RVH).
  • Geoffrey Dowling Fellowship (BAD).

 

Teaching 

  • Dr Dolan is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.
  • Faculty member British Society for Dermatologists annual surgical workshop.
  • Facilitator, Surgical SIM Workshop for NI Dermatology trainees and specialist nurses.