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Harley Street Dermatology

Harley Street Dermatology

Dr. Victoria Akhras

Consultant Dermatologist
Dr. Victoria Akhras

Dr Victoria Akhras MBBS (Hons), BSc (Hons), MRCP, MD is a UK-trained consultant dermatologist. As well as having expertise in general dermatology, she is the lead clinician in one of the largest skin cancer screening and treatment centres in the UK. Dr Akhras is actively involved in dermatological research and has set up the Skin Tumour Tissue Research Centre at St George's Hospital, where her NHS practise is based.

Dr Akhras studied Medicine at Imperial College London and graduated in 2000 with honours. She has trained in a number of teaching hospitals in London including Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Barts and The London NHS Trust, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Awarded a travelling fellowship, Dr Akhras has spent time at the Sydney Melanoma Unit in Australia. In 2010, she completed a research project looking at lymphatic function and its role in the spread of melanoma, for which she was awarded an MD. These findings have been published (see below).

Dr Akhras consults on all general dermatology in both adults and children, and will treat conditions such as acne, eczema, allergy and psoriasis. In addition, she runs a specialised diphencyprone clinic for the treatment of viral warts and alopecia areata.

Clinic Days

Monday 4pm - 7pm

 

Publications

Jen A, Akhras V et al. "Does basic fibroblast growth factor participate in amyloidogenesis in Alzheimer's disease?" Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology 24, 131-163 1998.

Akhras V, Ostlere L.'Is patch testing for PPD necessary for patients with reactions to henna tattoos?' Contact Dermatitis 53(4) 238 Oct 2005.

Akhras V, et al. 'Changes in the density of functioning skin lymphatics around human melanoma.' Br J Dermatol 2009;160(4):907.

Akhras V, et al. The density of functioning skin lymphatics around human melanoma in vivo is decreased relative to normal skin. JID 2009;129:S78.

Mellor RH, Hubert CE, Stanton AW, Tate N, Akhras V, Smith A, Burnand KG, Jeffery S, Mäkinen T, Levick JR, Mortimer PS. 'Lymphatic dysfunction, not aplasia, underlies milroy disease.' Microcirculation. 2010 May;17(4):281-96.

Akhras V, Stanton AWB, Levick JR and Mortimer PS. 'A quantitative examination of lymph drainage from perilesion skin in melanoma.' Lymph Res Biol; 10(3): 107-111.

Crouch R, Akhras V, Sarkany R. 'Schnitzler's syndrome: successful treatment with Anakinra.' Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 48(3):178-181, Aug 2007.

Akhras V, McCarthy G. 'Papulonecrotic tuberculid in an HIV positive patient.' International Journal of STD & AIDS 18(9) 643-644 Sept 2007.

Akhras V, et al. 'Superficial granulomatous pyoderma treated preoperatively with infliximab.' Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009 Jul;34(5):e183-5. Epub 2009 Dec 15.

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