About Dr Rose Mak

Dr Rose Mak


Dr. Rose Mak is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Lond). She is a registered dermatologist in Australia and in the United Kingdom. She has practised in established tertiary teaching hospitals and busy private clinics in London and in Melbourne.

Dr. Mak studied Medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK. She undertook her general medical and dermatology specialist trainings at established London teaching hospitals including the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (comprising of Charing Cross, St Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals), Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust, Barts and the London NHS Trust and the Royal Free Hospital. During the last year of her specialist training, she was awarded the prestigious 3-year Medical Research Council clinical research training fellowship and undertook translational research to investigate (1) the molecular and immunological pathways in skin inflammation [psoriasis] and (2) the development of novel therapeutics in psoriasis at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, an internationally renowned cutaneous research centre. She was awarded a PhD in Cutaneous Immunology by the University of London for her research work. She was a consultant dermatologist at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and ran private clinics at the Wellington Hospital in North London and at the London Medical in Marylebone London prior to working in Melbourne. Apart from private practice, Dr. Mak is a consultant dermatologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital (Laser Dermatology Unit) and the Skin and Cancer Foundation in Melbourne. Dr Mak has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and regularly presents at national and international meetings.

Dr Rose Mak treats patients with a wide variety of general dermatological conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, different skin rashes and skin lesions. She practises both adult and paediatric dermatology and performs a range of surgical dermatology procedures. Her specialist interests include (1) psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions, (2) skin cancer diagnosis and management and (3) medical dermatology.

Dr. Mak is committed to provide a caring, efficient and personalised dermatology service. She is fluent in English and Cantonese.


BSc in Pharmacology (Lond)
MBBS (Lond)
FRCP (Lond)
PhD in Cutaneous Immunology (Lond)
CCT Dermatology (Lond)
FACD (Australia)

Fellowships and Memberships

Fellow, Australasian College of Dermatologists
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (Lond)
British Association of Dermatologists
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
British Medical Association

Medical Registrations

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
United Kingdom General Medical Council
Hong Kong Medical Council


Peered-Reviewed Medical Journals:

  • Di Meglio, P., Villanova, F., Napolitano, L., Tosi, I., Barberio, M., Mak, R., Nutland, S., Smith C.S., Barker, J.N.W.N., Todd, J.A. and Nestle, F.O. The IL-23R A/Gln381 allele promotes IL-23 unresponsiveness in human memory T helper 17 cells and impairs Th17 response in psoriasis patients. J Invest Dermatol 2013; 133(10): 2381-2389.
  • Hundhausen, C., Bertoni, A., Mak R.K.H., Botti, E., Di Meglio, P., Clop, A., Laggner, U., Chimenti, S., Hayday, A.C., Barker, J.N., Trembath, R.C., Capon, F. and Nestle, F.O. Allele-specific cytokine responses at the HLA-C locus: implications for psoriasis. J Invest Dermatol 2012; 132(3): 635-41.
  • Mak, R.K.H., Hundhausen, C. and Nestle, F.O. Invited review: Journey to understanding the immunopathogenesis of psoriasis. Actas dermo-sifiliograficas 2009; 100Suppl: 1-12.
  • Mak, R.K.H., White, J.M.L., McFadden, J.P. and Goon, A.J.T. Lower incidence of sequiterpene lactone sensitivity in a population in Asia Vs a population in Europe: an effect of chrysanthemum tea? Contact Dermatitis 2007; 57(3): 163-4.
  • White, J.M.L., Goon, A.J.T., Jowsey, I.R., Basketter, D.A., Mak, R.K.H., Kimber, I. and McFadden, J.P. Oral tolerance to contact allergens; a common occurrence? A review. Contact Dermatitis 2007; 56: 1-8.
  • Mak, R.K.H., Wakelin, S.H. Shiitake dermatitis: the first case reported from a European country. Br J Dermatol 2006; 154(4): 800-1.
  • Mak, R.K.H., Reynaert, S.M.B., Agar, N. and Black, M.M. A case of Hailey-Hailey Disease failing to respond to treatment. Clin Exp Dermatol 2005; 30(5): 598-9.
  • Mak, R.K.H., Reynaert, S.M.B., O’Donoghue, N.B. and Black, M.M. An itchy summertime rash. Clin Exp Dermatol 2006; 31: 307-8.
  • Mak, R.K.H., Reynaert, S.M.B., O’Donoghue, N.B. and Black, M.M. Atypical ulcerations. Clin Exp Dermatol 2006; 31: 311-2.
  • Mak, R.K.H., O’Gorman-Lalor, O., Croom, A. and Wakelin, S.H. An unusual case of latex allergy: contact urticaria from natural rubber latex in chocolate bar wrappers – Clin Exp Dermatol 2005; 30: 190-1.
  • Mak, R.K.H., Griffiths, W.A.D., Mellerio, J.E. An unusual patient with Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome, porokeratosis and bilateral iris dysgenesis. Clin and Exp Dermatol 2006; 31: 401-3.


Book Chapters

  • Mak, R. Ustekinumab in psoriasis. In Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatment in Dermatology. Wakelin S.H. and Maibach H.I., editor Manson Publishing, London. 2015

Dr Rose Mak consults at the Epworth Freemasons Hospital in East Melbourne and at the St John of God Berwick Hospital in Berwick.

Make an appointment with Dr Rose Mak today.

SJOG Berwick  
03 9769 8206

Epworth Freemasons East Melbourne  03 9769 8206


Rose Mak Dermatology

Rose Mak Dermatology is a specialist dermatology service. Dr. Rose Mak offers medical, paediatric and surgical dermatology services to adults and children. Dr. Mak is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She is a highly qualified and experienced consultant dermatologist and actively participate in clinical and academic activities. Dr. Rose Mak consults at Epworth Freemasons in East Melbourne and at St John of God Hospital in Berwick. Call us today to book an appointment.

Epworth Freemasons Hospital

Phone: 03 94188162
Address: 113 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002

St. John of God Berwick Hospital

Phone: 03 87845600
Address: St John of God Berwick Specialist Centre
Suite 1.3, Level 1, 55 Kangan Drive, Berwick, Victoria 3806