Dr Tarryn Jacobs is a Dermatologist that specialises in general medical dermatological conditions and skin cancer detection and treatment. She is experienced in the management of complex skin conditions and enjoys working with her patients to create a treatment plan that is best for them. Her patients enjoy her caring and approachable dermatology consultations, knowing they will always get individualised care appropriate to their skin's needs.


Dr Jacobs completed her undergraduate MBChB medical degree at the University of Pretoria in 2008. She did her registrar dermatology training at the University of Pretoria, qualifying as a Specialist Dermatologist and obtaining both the Fellowship of the College of Dermatology as well as her Masters in Medicine (Dermatology) with Cum Laude. Dr Tarryn Jacobs was honoured to receive the prestigious Peter-Gordon-Smith Award in recognition of her academic excellence in the Fellowship examination of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa. She completed her MMED research looking at the quality of life of patients with blistering diseases, and was awarded a prize at the Dermatology for Africa Conference in 2018.

Dr Jacobs is actively involved in medical education and training, as she is a part-time lecturer and consultant at the University of Pretoria, dermatology Department.

She is highly driven by patient care and a desire to never stop learning and stays up to date on medical research and new therapies for dermatological disease. Dr Jacobs has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at numerous academic medical conferences.

Her expertise in skin health is sought out in various media outlets. Her advice is featured regularly in Aesthetic and Aging and Longevity magazines, Health 24 and TV and radio stations.


I consider providing dermatological care a privilege and strive to deliver patient-centred care. I enjoy a collaborative relationship with my patients - one where you are free to ask questions and no concern is too small to discuss.

I believe in the power of prevention and I'm passionate about healthy skin, so it's my responsibility to use each visit as an opportunity to teach and empower my patients.



Dermatology Society of South Africa

South African Society for Dermatological Surgery

African Women's Dermatologic Society.

Women's Dermatologic Society

International Dermoscopy Society

American Academy of Dermatology

What is a dermatologist?
A dermatologist manages the treatment of conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. Dermatology is the medical field concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the skin, hair and nails.
How are dermatologists trained?

Dermatologists are medical doctors. In South Africa, after completing six years of medical school, doctors complete a general medical training programme which includes 2 years of internship and a year of community service. Only then are dermatologists-to-be eligible to specialise.

Specialising in dermatology involves a further four years of intensive study, research and practice in academic hospitals linked to a University as a registrar. During this period, registrars need to do 2 examinations by the College of Medicine South Africa in order to qualify as a specialist dermatologist as well as a Master’s degree in dermatology.