Dr Lea Solman

Dr Lea Solman
Dr Lea Solman


Dr Lea Solman is a Consultant in Paediatric Dermatology at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is one of three doctors in the UK fully dually accredited both as a consultant paediatrician and a consultant dermatologist. She has written UK guidelines on the treatment of infantile haemangiomas (strawberry birthmarks) with propranolol as a first author. Her vast experience along with her extensive training allows Lea to deliver care of the highest standards to her patients using a tailored and holistic approach. 




Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Slovenian
  • Croatian


  • Skin conditions of all kinds
  • Rashes
  • Eczema
  • Birthmarks
  • Infantile haemangiomas (strawberry birthmarks)
  • Vascular malformations
  • Acne
  • Skin infections
  • Psoriasis
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Laser treatments
  • Vascular birthmarks, including infantile haemangioma and port wine stains
  • Eczema
  • Vascular malformations
  • Acne
  • PHACES syndrome
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • CCT in Paediatrics 2010
  • CCT Dermatology 2018 

Dr Solman is a member of the following professional bodies and societies:

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 
  • British Society for Paediatric Dermatology 
  • British Association of Dermatology 
  • European Society for Paediatric Dermatology  


  • Infantile haemangiomas
  • Vascular malformations
  • Eczema

News & Publications

  •   Bhoyrul B, Solman L, Kirk S et al. Patch testing with alkyl glucosides: Concomitant reactions are common but not ubiquitous. Contact Dermatitis 2018.
  •  Wilkinson M, Solman L, Coenraads PJ et al. Immediate hypersensitivity to p-phenylenediamine. Contact Dermatitis 2018.
  •  Ho B, Heelan K, Solman L et al. A survey of the treatment and management of patients with severe chronic spontaneous urticaria. Clin Exp Dermatol 2018.
  • Solman L, Glover M, Beattie PE et al. Oral propranolol in the treatment of proliferating infantile haemangiomas: British Society for Paediatric Dermatology consensus guidelines. Br J Dermatol 2018; 179: 582-9.
  •  Ahmed A, Solman L, Williams HC. Magnitude of benefit for topical crisaborole in the treatment of atopic dermatitis in children and adults does not look promising: a critical appraisal. Br J Dermatol 2018; 178: 659-62.
  •  Pettinger KJ, Solman L, Mathew B et al. Cutaneous Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting in a neonate. Arch Dis Child 2018; 103: 993.
  •  Wedgeworth E, Glover M, Irvine AD, Solman L et al. Propranolol in the treatment of infantile haemangiomas: lessons from the European Propranolol In the Treatment of Complicated Haemangiomas (PITCH) Taskforce survey. Br J Dermatol 2016; 174: 594-601.
  • Gnarra M, Solman L, Harper J et al. Propranolol and prednisolone combination for the treatment of segmental haemangioma in PHACES syndrome. Br J Dermatol 2015; 173: 242-6.
  • Solman L, Murabit A, Gnarra M et al. Propranolol for infantile haemangiomas: single centre experience of 250 cases and proposed therapeutic protocol. Arch Dis Child 2014; 99: 1132-6.

  • Solman L, Harper J. Erythema Multiforme, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Practical Pediatric Dermatology; Controversies in Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Solman, L., Glover, M. The Management of Atopic Eczema. The Textbook of Paediatric Dermatology. Blackwell.  In Press.
  • Solman L, Clark S. Urticaria. Paediatric Dermatology. Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics. In Press.
  • Solman L, Clark S. Acne. Paediatric Dermatology. Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics. In Press.

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