Dermatology Consultant At Saint Francis Private Hospital

Dermatology Consultant

Dr Taj Shaikh
Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Taj Shaikh graduated from medicine in 1983 from Sind Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He trained in Pakistan, UK and Ireland. He moved to Ireland twenty-two years ago. He has been practicing as a Consultant Dermatologist for many years.

Professional Profile:

Dr Taj Shaikh has a membership with the Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom and he also has a diploma in Dermatology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He has extensive knowledge in diagnosis and management of all General and Paediatric Dermatology conditions.

Special Interest:

Dr Shaikh's main areas of interest are common skin conditions like Acne, Eczema and Urticaria/Allergies. He also carries out dematological surgery for removal of moles, pigmented lesions, skim cancer and other skin lesions.

Current Membership:

  • MRCP (UK), Member of Royal College of Physician (United Kingdom)
  • FRCP (Edin), Fellow of Royal College of Physician (Edinburgh)
  • FACP, Fellow of American College Physicians (United States of America)
  • Dip. Derm (Glasg), Diploma in Dermatology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Contact Niamh or Ann for appointments:
Tel: 091 720080
Fax: 091 720083

Dr Aizuri Murad

Dr Murad is a Consultant Dermatologist with special interest in dermatological surgery and hair disorders (alopecia). He has worked and trained as a general surgical resident and was later awarded memberships with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Subsequently, he started his Basic Specialist Training with the Trinity College medical scheme and awarded membership with the Royal College of Physicians of London. After that, he completed the Dermatology Residency (Specialist) Training Program with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

He undertook a fellowship in procedural dermatology, micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic in the United States of America. He resumed his work at the Cleveland Clinic as an international scholar with the Hair Research Society and completed a mentorship program on therapeutics and dermatopathology in hair disorders. He gained clinical experience, undertook research projects and had his work published during his time there. As part of his practice, he also reviews patients with disorders in medical dermatology such as psoriasis, eczema, contact dermatitis, urticaria and acne.


  • Excisions of benign skin lesions (skin tags, cysts, lipoma), malignant skin cancers (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma)
  • Local skin flaps, grafts
  • Cryosurgery
  • Surgery and injections for scalp disorders
  • Diagnostic biopsies for skin cancers, scalp disorders, rashes

Professional Memberships/fellowships:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • Irish Association of Dermatologists
  • North American Hair Research Society
  • British Society for Cutaneous Allergy

Appointments for the following:

  • Rapid Access Skin Cancer Clinic
  • Mole Checks
  • Dermatology

Tel: 083-0406573


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