Ashford and St Peter’s Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom
Dr. Vaughan-Jones is a consultant dermatologist at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital Foundation Trust with a special interest in pregnancy dermatoses. She trained at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London. She then did my medical registrar rotation at St. Peters Chertsey where she decided on a career in dermatology mentored by Dr Sallie Neill. Later returned to St John’s Institute of Dermatology as Senior House Officer for David McGibbon and Martin Black, doing research in Immunofluorescence with Balbir Bhogal. She was introduced to the pregnancy dermatoses in clinic by Martin Black who then supervised me during my two years of research. In 1996 she completed her MD thesis on Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy and set up a dedicated pregnancy skin clinic. She then became a consultant at Ashford and St Peter’s Foundation Trust in 1997 and later in 2012 established a pregnancy skin clinic, accepting local and tertiary referrals.
Dr. Sam has chaired symposia on pregnancy-related skin disease at the World Congress, EADV and AAD and Chaired the European Pregnancy Task Force since 2016. This Task Force has published patient information leaflets on common skin disease in pregnancy and now introduced the Residents’ Fostering course on Pregnancy Dermatology.