About me

Dr. Sebastian Podlipnik, MD PhD

Learn more about me and discover how I can help you achieve healthy skin, prevent skin cancer, and solve your dermatological problems. 

My name is Sebastian Podlipnik, and I am an English-speaking Dermatologist.

My purpose is to help you and ensure you don't feel alone during the process of diagnosis and treatment. All you need is involvement, understanding, and dedication to achieve the results you expect. 

I did my residency in dermatology at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona which has been chosen among the best hospitals in the world (21st) and the best in Spain in the World's Best hospitals 2020My main area of expertise expertise are skin cancer, new laser technologies, and longevity and age prevention. Currently, I continue to work at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and at the Clinic Diagnosis Dermatologica, collaborating with the most renowned dermatologists in Barcelona. You can also check my profile on Linkedin for more details. 

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Published scientific articles
Presentations at congresses
Book chapters

My story about how I got here...

The road to this point has not been easy, but it has been rewarding. I was born and raised in Santiago de Chile, with a Chilean mother and an Austrian father. Since I was a child, I had a special interest in medicine, even though my great passion has always been sports, especially tennis, skiing, and athletics.At the age of 16, I suffered a major knee injury that led to an operation and months of rehabilitation. Thanks to the excellent care of the doctors and physiotherapists, I was able to continue doing what I loved most: sports!

This experience marked my life and inspired me to start a career in medicine. At the age of 18, I began my studies in Chile, and over the course of seven years, I became convinced that it was the right choice. It was in my fourth year when I did a rotation in Dermatology that I knew I wanted to dedicate the rest of my life to it.

I always dreamed of living in Europe and working in a prestigious hospital. Therefore, I decided to move to Spain and prepare for the MIR exam in medicine. In May 2013, after months of study, I finally started my specialty in dermatology at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona. It was an exciting moment and the reward for all my efforts.

Today, looking back, every obstacle overcome has been worth it. I found my true calling and am grateful for all the opportunities life has given me. Now, I am ready to give my best and make a difference in the lives of my patients, just as those specialists did for me throughout my life.

My main values as a dermatologist are defined as hard-working, honest, innovative, decisive, clear and approachable.

Sebastian Podlipnik

Involved in research

"If I don't know a thing, I will investigate it" - Louis Pasteur

Since the beginning of my training as a physician, I have dedicated a significant part of my time to clinical research. I have always believed that to be a good professional and provide the best patient care, it is necessary to question everything we do, listen to our patients and colleagues, conduct research, and then continuously improve. 

Not least, during the last few years I have been the author of several research studies in national and international journals, speaker at congresses and moderator in training courses for specialists. I have also authored several book chapters in dermatology. 

As a result of these efforts I have been able to publish my Doctoral Thesis at the University of Barcelona entitled: "Prognosis in melanoma. Optimization of follow-up schemes.". Which has obtained the qualification of Outstanding cum laude. 

Sebastian Podlipnik presenting during a skin cancer conference in Spain.

Teaching as a fundamental pillar of our learning process

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela

Teaching in dermatology is a fundamental pillar in improving patient care. As an essential part of our practice, we transmit knowledge and skills to new generations of dermatologists, ensuring a comprehensive and advanced approach to the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions. 

Through strong educational programs and hands-on clinical experiences, we foster a collaborative and empathetic approach to patient care, providing personalized, high-quality care that enhances overall well-being.

For this reason, I emphasize teaching as an essential part of my day-to-day work, assuming the role of coordinator of external dermatologist rotations at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Dedicating time and effort to education becomes a priority, as I consider it fundamental to transmit knowledge and share experiences for the development of future professionals in the field of dermatology.


Check my resume

In the following link you will be able to see all my curriculum vitae

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Scientific societies

Endorsed by multiple medical and scientific societies


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