Dr. Shen is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD).

Graduating from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 2008, Dr. Shen further completed a Medical Science degree in the research of surgical anatomy. She gained general medical and surgical experience at St Vincent’s Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre prior to embarking on dermatology research at the Victorian Melanoma Service at the Alfred Hospital, completing a Master of Philosophy in the research of high-risk melanomas, publishing work in both domestic and international dermatology journals.

Sarah undertook her dermatology training in Victoria including at St Vincent’s Hospital, the Austin hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Monash Hospital, Alfred Hospital, the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria as well as the National Skin Centre in Singapore.

Dr. Shen has a wide range of interests including eczema, psoriasis, acne, inflammatory skin conditions and skin cancer diagnosis and management. She currently holds public appointments at the Alfred Hospital. Sarah welcomes new referrals. She is fluent in conversational Mandarin.


  • Shen S, Pham CT, Ryan A, Bruce F: Granular parakeratosis in an adult female secondary to exposure to benzalkonium chloride laundry rinse, Australas J Dermatol 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.
  • Wong GN, Shen S, Nixon R: Severe allergic contact dermatitis caused by topical bufexamac requiring hospitalization, Contact Dermatitis 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.
  • Shen S, Wolfe R, McLean CA, Haskett M, Kelly JW: Characteristics and associations of high-mitotic-rate melanoma, JAMA Dermatology 2014 Oct; 150 (10): 1048-55.
  • Kelly JW, Shen S, Pan Y, Dowling J, McLean CA: Postexcisional melanocytic regrowth extending beyond the initial scar: a novel clinical sign of melanoma, Br J Dermatology, 2014 Apr; 170 (4): 961-4.
  • Shen S, Williams RA, Kelly RI: Neuropathy in a patient with lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis, Australas J Dermatol 2013 May; 54 (2) e28-32.
  • Shen S, Kelly RI: Pharmacotherapy for Skin Disorders in Older People
  • Article in Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research 42(2):150-154 · June 2012
  • Shen S, O’Brien T, Yap LM, Prince HM, McCormack CJ: The Use of Methotrexate in Dermatology: A Review, Australas J Dermatol. 2012 Feb; 53 (1): 1-18.
  • Shen S, Pang J, Seneviratne, Ashton MW, Corlett RJ, Taylor GI: A comparative anatomical study of brachioradialis and flexor carpi ulnaris muscles: implications for total tongue reconstruction, Plast Reconstr Surg 2008 Mar; 121 (3): 816-29.


JAMA Dermatology Author Interviews (iTunes): Characteristics and Associations of High-Mitotic-Rate Melanoma (20 August 2014): Interview with Sarah Shen, MBBS, BMedSci, author of Characteristics and Associations of High-Mitotic-Rate Melanoma


MEDerm as a service provider for Dr Sarah Shen

Melbourne Eastside Dermatology (MEDerm) takes pride in providing a high quality dermatology support services and facility for Dr Sarah Shen.

When booking to see Dr Shen, please understand the following:

  1. Dr Shen practise individually independent of other dermatologists.
  2. MEDerm is responsible for the booking, paperwork, billing and providing facility for Dr Shen.  MEDerm is not responsible for the medical practices or treatment plans instituted by Dr Shen.
  3. Dr Shen’s relationship with MEDerm is one of contractor and service provider.  Dr Shen is not an employee of MEDerm.
  4. Dr Shen may practise in another facility/location outside MEDerm.  It is your right to obtain your clinical notes, and discuss with Dr Shen the best location to organise your consultation or treatment.