Dr Patrick Mahar


Dr Patrick Mahar is an adult and paediatric dermatologist.

In 2014, he was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia, in part for contributions to patient safety. He completed his medical degree at Monash University MBBS (Hons) in Melbourne, Victoria prior to training in dermatology where he received his fellowship specialty accreditation (FACD). He currently practices at Complete Skin Specialists, but also holds a public appointment at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne as a paediatric dermatologist and is a member of the biologic treatment team at the non-for-profit Skin Health Institute, Melbourne the latter of which provides subspecialty care in psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa and chronic spontaneous urticaria.

He has published over 40 research papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Medical Journal of Australia.

In addition to his medical qualifications, Dr Mahar also holds a Bachelor of Laws with first class Honours (LLB (Hons)) from Monash University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Melbourne Business School.

He also achieved a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from the Department of Surgery, School of Health, Deakin University where he evaluated outcomes of severe burns and burn-like skin diseases. In addition, he simultaneously achieved a Doctorate of Medical Science (DMedSc) from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne which examined standards of care from a clinical and legal perspective in the medical profession.

He is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), having previously been involved in corporate governance in the medical indemnity insurance industry and is a fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine (FACLM). He is also qualified and accredited in impairment assessment by the Australian Medical Association.

Dr Mahar enjoys treating both adults and children in medical and surgical dermatology and has a particular interest in biologic therapies for inflammatory skin diseases. He has a strong research background and enjoys translating scientific evidence into clinical practice focused on the individual needs of his patients.

When not working he enjoys spending time with his family and recreational boxing, surfing and mountain-bike riding.

Dr Patrick Mahar

Adult & Paediatric Dermatologist