The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic was founded by Dr Adam Friedmann MBBS, FRCP with the aim of establishing the clinic as a leading service provider in the field of private dermatology in London.
Dr Friedmann is a UK-trained Dermatologist who trained at King's College School of Medicine, London. He has worked at many of London's teaching hospitals including King's College, St Georges, Hammersmith, Barts and the London and the Royal Free Hospitals.
With more than a decade's experience in the field, Dr Friedmann has conducted and published research on skin cancer at the Melanoma Institute in Sydney, Australia and has been a consultant since 2008.
His former NHS post was as a Consultant dermatologist at The Whittington Hospital in North London and until recently, he was the Dermatology Teaching Lead for University College London medical students for which he was a multiple 'Top-Teacher' award winner.
Dr Friedmann consults on all general dermatology in both adults and children, and will treat conditions such as acne, eczema, allergy and psoriasis. His special interests include emergency dermatology, skin cancer, moles and blistering conditions.
Dr Victoria Akhras 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.
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.
Dr Natalie Attard is a UK-trained dermatologist. She studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh where she was also awarded a 1st class honours degree in physiology. She has over 10 years dermatology experience based at many of London’s teaching Hospitals including The Royal London, The Royal Free and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Dr Attard is an NHS Consultant Dermatologist at the internationally renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital where she is Lead for the skin cancer screening service. As well as skin cancer, her other areas of special interest are medical dermatology and dermatology education.
During her postgraduate training in dermatology, Dr Attard was awarded a Research Fellowship with Cancer Research UK. Her studies concerned the role of immunosuppressant drugs in the hugely elevated incidence of skin cancer in organ transplant recipients.
Dr Attard consults on all aspects of skin disease including acne and rosacea, infections, eczema, psoriasis, mole checks and other skin lesions.
Dr Daly studied medicine and completed postgraduate research at the University of Cambridge and has worked at a number of Cambridge and London teaching hospitals (King’s College and Guy’s and St. Thomas’). Dr Daly has published numerous scientific papers, a Dermatology textbook and has presented at national and international conferences and continues to carry out clinical research. As a Consultant post holder at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Dr Daly has taken on roles in Departmental Management and Medical Education and is the lead for treating complex inflammatory skin disease in the Biologics clinic. Dr Daly enjoys building a rapport with patients, consults on all aspects of skin disease and can perform surgical procedures; in particular she can help with conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections as well as moles and skin cancers.
Dr Coles is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology, a fellow of the British Psychological Society as well as a member of the Health Professionals Council. She is also a qualified Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist).
She studied Psychology at the University of Liverpool before working in the NHS as a Research and Assistant Clinical Psychologist. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London in 2008. She has worked in the NHS for over 13 years NHS in a range of clinical settings including with children and young people, older adults, and people with Intellectual Disabilities around a wide range of clinical issues including adjustment to diagnoses, and long-term health conditions.
Dr Coles has 8-years post-qualification experience working in the NHS as a chartered Clinical Psychologist in Oxfordshire for individuals, groups, families and staff teams. She provides teaching to Southampton, Oxford and Salomon’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Courses. She regularly supervises others and receives supervision on both her private and NHS work.
She works using a range of talking therapies including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic psychotherapy, and Narrative approaches. She believes in important to work alongside her clients to gain a shared understanding and approach to difficulties, tailoring interventions to meet the individual needs and preferences of her clients. Dr Coles has a special interest in systemic models of working and completed her post-graduate diploma in applied systemic practice in June 2013. She is now undertaking a Masters in Systemic Psychotherapy.
Dr Laura Proudfoot is a UK and US-trained consultant dermatologist. She studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh where she was also awarded an honours degree in Psychology. She undertook specialist dermatology training at the internationally renowned St John's Institute of Dermatology, London. This included 3 years of research characterising inflammation in epidermolysis bullosa, a genetically inherited blistering disease, which culminated in the award of a PhD degree in Genetics and Molecular Medicine.
She has published extensively in the dermatology and cutaneous pathology literature and has presented nationally and internationally at dermatology and scientific meetings.
Dr Proudfoot was then selected for a prestigious fellowship in paediatric dermatology at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University, the largest paediatric dermatology service in the US, gaining expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin disease in children.
Alongside her private work at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, Dr Proudfoot is a substantive consultant dermatologist and paediatric dermatologist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Proudfoot is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Society of Paediatric Dermatology, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the Royal Society of Medicine. She consults on all general dermatology in both adults and children including eczema, acne, psoriasis, alopecia, vascular lesions, birthmarks and mole checks and performs intralesional steroid injections. She has specialist expertise in skin disease affecting babies, children and teenagers.
Dr Gulati is a UK-trained consultant dermatologist. She studied medicine at University College London where she was also awarded a first-class honours degree in Physiology and Pharmacology. She has been practising dermatology since 2003 which has included training at a number of London’s teaching hospitals including Bart’s Health, Hammersmith & Ealing, Chelsea & Westminster and University College Hospitals.
Her dermatology training included a PhD study at QMUL exploring the early changes in skin cancer development and impact of common treatments. She has also held the prestigious post of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)-funded Academic Clinical Lecturer at QMUL during which she explored ways of improving education and early recognition of skin cancers.
She is currently the lead clinician for skin cancer services and dermatology teaching lead at Homerton University Hospital. She is an active member of the British Association of Dermatologists Skin Cancer Prevention Committee and British Society for Skin Care of Immunocompromised Individuals (BSSCII). She is also a MRCP examiner.
She also has over 10 years of experience in all aspects of general dermatology in adults and children and consults on all aspects of skin disease including acne, skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis and allergy.
Qualifications: MBBS (HK) MSc (Lond.) PGDPD (Card.) DTM&H (Lond.) PGDipDerm (Glas.) MRCP (UK) (Dermatology)
Dr Lee is a fully qualified, UK trained (CCST) dermatologist. He studied and obtained his Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology in 2005, under King’s College London, at the prestigious St John’s Institute of Dermatology. His graduation thesis was on “Lasers in Dermatology”.
In 2008, he was appointed as the teaching fellow for Queen Mary University of London. He was one of the many teachers responsible for educating aspiring doctors from different parts of the world (including Australia, Africa, New York and Hong Kong) who studied for the postgraduate diploma in clinical dermatology. He was an examiner for the undergraduate final year medical students, as well as given clinical teaching and lectures, in particular, acne and eczema.
Dr Alvin Lee was trained in Wessex, worked most closely with the University Hospital Southampton, a tertiary referral centre for dermatology in the region. Apart from general dermatology, he received in-depth and extensive training in advance cutaneous surgery, dermatopathology, atopic eczema, psoriasis, cutaneous lymphoma and paediatric dermatology. He has given numerous local, and national presentations and his research interest was in “Microwave & cryotherapy induced histological, immunological & cytotoxic changes in human skin” and “Squamous cell carcinoma of the pinna: which histological features could be used to predict prognosis?”
He has worked as a consultant dermatologist in many secondary and tertiary dermatology referral centres and is currently working as a Substantive Consultant Dermatologist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, International Society of Dermatopathology, British Society of Dermatopathology, Royal College of Physicians, British Medical Association and regional Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. His academic and working experience allows him to provide a world class, high quality patient-centred and tailored approach to a diversity of patients.
Dr. Rajpara qualified in India and after gaining a degree in Dermatology & Venereology he undertook further training in the UK. This included training and experience in general medicine and dermasurgery (including Mohs surgery and Lasers) in England and in dermatology in Scotland. His current post is a consultant dermatologist and derm (Mohs) surgeon at Kings College Hospital.
He offers consultation on all dermatological problems including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin cancers, mole checks and hyperhidrosis.
Actively involved in clinical research and teaching, Dr Rajpara has given over 50 national and international presentations and invited talks and has published more than 20 articles. He has been on channel 4 body shockers programme and has been a faculty for British Medical Laser Association and for Laser and Aesthetics Europe.
He has been involved in updating SIGN melanoma guidelines and also was in Scottish Cosmetic Interventions Group- High Quality care subgroup (HQC SCIEG) for guidelines for regulations of non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the Scotland. He is external examiner for MSc Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics (NSFA) for University of central Lancashire, UK and faculty for University of Manchester anti-ageing course.
Qualifications: MBBS, BSc (hons), FRCP, PGCME
Dr Dhoat is a U.K.-trained Consultant Dermatologist with over 15 years of experience in the field, 11 of which as a substantive NHS Dermatology Consultant and Paediatric Dermatologist. She was initially appointed at The Royal Free Hospital and currently works at the world-renowned Bart’s and The London Hospitals; the second largest paediatric unit in London.
Dr Dhoat has extensive and broad experience in all aspects of the speciality and consults on acne, rosacea, eczema, other skin rashes, psoriasis, hyperhidrosis, (excessive sweating), melasma, genital dermatoses, pigmented lesions, intralesional steroids for keloid scars or inflamed cysts, TCA for xanthalasma and skin allergies. Her special interests include paediatric dermatology, emergency dermatology, skin cancer and moles.
She studied medicine at St George’s Hospital and graduated in 2000, with honours in physiology, clinical medicine and neurology. She obtained a first-class degree from Imperial College for her B.Sc. in clinical and biological sciences and was awarded the E Woodford Williams Prize for best scientific paper. She has attained numerous awards and prizes during her career in Dermatology, including the esteemed Hugh Wallace prize at The Royal Society of Medicine three years running and the Bristol Cup Paediatric Prize from the British Association of Dermatologists. She has been voted best clinical tutor award by medical students three times across London, at University College London, Bart’s and The London NHS Trust and King’s College Hospital and is a final year and MRCP examiner. She was nominated to become a Fellow of the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and was invested FRCP in 2015.
Dr Dhoat was involved in research at The Royal Free Hospital on cutaneous manifestations for FOS, a worldwide outcomes database established to study the natural history of Fabry's disease and to examine the effects of enzyme replacement therapy.
Dr Dhoat is passionate about sharing information in an effective, inclusive, empathic, clear, open and supportive manner to patients, relatives and carers, and enhances patient understanding with the provision of appropriate information sheets/booklets, website links, gives advice regarding patient support groups and has advanced training in communication.
Dr Chinthapalli is a Consultant Dermatologist who works as an NHS Consultant at Royal London Hospital, one of the largest NHS trusts in the country. She consults on all areas of General Dermatology, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, mole checks, rosacea, rashes, as well as Skin Cancer and performs Skin Surgery.
She graduated from Imperial College London School of Medicine with Merits. She has completed her entire postgraduate training in central London teaching hospitals including Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery (NHNN, Queen Square), Royal Brompton Hospital, Royal Free Hospital and Royal London Hospital. She has undertaken training internationally in Europe and the USA.
She has been awarded national prizes and scholarships for her work in Dermatology and has presented her research internationally and nationally. She was awarded First Class Honours for her BSc from Imperial College London. She has taught and examined for 4 of the 5 London Medical Schools; Imperial College London, King’s College London, University College London (UCL) and Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry as well as Royal Society of Medicine.
She is a member of the British Association of Dermatology (BAD), British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS) and Royal Society of Medicine.
Qualifications: BA MBBS
Dr Coelho is a UK trained Consultant Dermatologist. He graduated from the University of Cambridge (BA Medical Sciences - Part II Neuroscience) and St. George’s, University of London (MBBS).
He consults on all areas of General Dermatology, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, mole checks, rosacea, rashes, as well as Skin Cancer and performs Skin Surgery.
Dr Coelho trained in Dermatology at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital before working as a Consultant at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton and St. George’s Hospital London. He currently works as an NHS Consultant at St. Helier Hospital.
He has presented at national meetings and was a winner of two prizes from the Royal Society of Medicine as a Dermatology Registrar. He is one of the section authors of the British Association of Dermatologists’ guidelines for the investigation and management of generalized pruritus in adults without an underlying dermatosis, 2018.
He is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and the Royal Society of Medicine.
Qualifications: BMedSci Hons (Neuroscience), BMedSci, BMBS, MRCP UK (Dermatology)
Dr Lock BMedSci Hons (Neuroscience), BMedSci, BMBS, MRCP UK (Dermatology) is a UK trained consultant dermatologist. He works as a substantive NHS dermatology consultant at the Homerton University Hospital in North East London, where he sees adults and children with a wide range of skin problems.
He completed a degree in Medical Science at the University of Birmingham in 2002 and then went on to study Medicine at the University of Nottingham and graduated in 2007. Dr Lock started his dermatology career in Portsmouth in 2011 and this continued in London where he has worked at several teaching hospitals including the Royal Free Hospital and the Royal London Hospital.
During his career, Dr Lock has published articles on a wide range of skin conditions and is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists. He is currently part of the skin cancer team at the Homerton University Hospital and has an interest in skin cancer and dermoscopic examination of moles and other skin lesions.
Dr Lock has experience in all areas of dermatology in adults and children. He consults on all aspects of dermatology including moles, skin cancer, warts, eczema, urticaria (hives), psoriasis, acne, rosacea and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Qualifications: MB BCh BAO BMedSc MRCPI
Dr Aisling Ryan is a UK-trained Consultant Dermatologist. She studied Medicine at University College Cork, Ireland and graduated with Honours in 2004. Dr Ryan has worked at many of London’s teaching hospitals including King’s College NHS Foundation Trust, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Bart’s Health NHS Trust, The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, and St. George’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Ryan has an interest in medical therapeutics & complex medical dermatology. She undertook a year-long Medical Dermatology Fellowship (treating severe psoriasis, eczema, hidradenitis, and immunobullous disease) at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in 2012.
As well as working at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, Dr Ryan works as an NHS Consultant at King’s College NHS Foundation Trust. At The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, Dr Ryan consults on all aspects of adult dermatology; including acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), mole checks, and skin cancer.
As a result, she is double-board certified in both the EU and the UK. She has presented her research on vitiligo internationally at both the American Academy of Dermatology Resident’s Symposium and at the European Pigment Cell Conference. Whilst in the UK, she has worked as a consultant in key London teaching hospitals including the Royal London and UCLH. She consults on all areas of general dermatology and venerology in adults, including acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, mole checks, skin cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Her special interests include dermoscopy, (which allows for the early detection of skin cancer), and was part of the UK team which ranked 2nd out of 51 countries in the recent world dermoscopy bowl. Her other interests include medical dermatology, vitiligo, mycology, and skin surgery. Lastly, she has published more than 50 articles with an impact factor of above 100.
Wednesday 3pm - 6pm
She completed her core medical and higher specialist Dermatology training in London and has worked as an NHS Consultant since 2015 in Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, where she is lead of the bi-weekly medical dermatology team meeting. Dr Worsnop has visited and taught Dermatologists in Ethiopia and Russia and has also completed Dermatology observerships in Singapore, Sydney & Melbourne.
With an interest in medical education, Dr Worsnop has twice been awarded the Certificate of Commendation for Excellent Teaching by St Georges University of London.
Dr Worsnop has given over 30 national and international presentations, and has twice been awarded national prizes. She has been featured as the Dermatology specialist on ITV’s ‘This Morning’. She is a member of the British Association of Dermatology Therapies and Guidelines sub-committee, one role of which is to produce the BAD’s Patient Information Leaflets. She has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, as listed below.
Dr Worsnop consults on all general dermatology in both adults and children, including eczema, psoriasis, other skin rashes, mole checks, acne and rosacea. Her specialist areas of interest include emergency dermatology, skin cancer, skin surgery and connective tissue disease.
Tuesdays 11am - 2pm
She has a degree in business administration and finance from The University of Brighton.
Sarah has been part of team that has seen the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic grow from three consultants to fourteen consultant dermatologists, a skin psychologist, three dermatology nurse experts, a physicians’ assistant as well as five administrators.
Her vision is to create the best patient journey possible. For example, in 2017 a clinical psychologist joined the team, recognising the mental impact skin disease can have for some people. In 2018, Sarah oversaw the launch of nurse led services to complement the dermatology consultations and created an in-house operating theatre, driven by the motivation to improve the patient journey and have the capability to care for patients from start to end without needing to delay treatment by referring elsewhere.
The clinical services at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic continue to grow and now includes phototherapy UVA/B, photodynamic therapy, patch testing and blood tests. In the pursuit of clinical excellence, the clinic has also developed its modern operating theatre for minor, intermediate and major skin surgery requirements along with an on-site Moh’s lab for micrographic surgery.
Nursing and Midwifery Council: 09F2057E
British Dermatology Nursing Group
Royal College of Nursing
Bridget Akwa-Otu has extensive experience in Phototherapy (Puva, UVB), Photodynamic therapy (conventional and daylight) Patch testing, dressings, iontophoresis, and as a skin cancer nurse specialist.
She been a clinical dermatology nurse specialist since 2015 at the Whittington Health and joined the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic team in July 2018.
Before this Bridget worked as a dermatology sister and staff nurse since 2009.
Celia completed her Masters in dermatology skills and treatments in 2017 and is experienced in dermatascopy, skin lesion recognition and minor surgery.
Celia is also able to help patients with hyperhidrosis management through iontophoresis and other treatments; injections for alopecia and keloid scaring; DPC for warts and alopecia; and phlebotomy.
Did you know?
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