Dermatologist in London.
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. The clinic has a team of experienced dermatologists who can help with all kinds of dermatological conditions.
You can come visit one of our dermatologists in London if you have any kind of concerns about your skin. A dermatologist can help to identify the cause of a rash, growth or skin allergy. The doctors can also check moles for signs of skin cancer or recommend the best approaches to treat skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. You will get all of the tests and treatments that you need when you see a skin specialist at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic.
You can make an appointment with a skin specialist directly, but many patients visit The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic after getting a referral from their GP. Sometimes it is necessary to see a skin specialist to get a diagnosis. Many skin conditions can be difficult to diagnose and dermatologists can perform specialist tests to get a clearer picture of what is going on with your skin. In other cases, your GP may refer you to a dermatologist so that you can get the best treatment for a skin condition that they have diagnosed.
Our dermatologists can provide ongoing treatment for chronic conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The doctors at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic can also perform specialist treatments including skin surgery to remove growths such as skin cancers. Seeing a skin specialist is the best way to ensure that you are getting access to all of the latest treatments and expertise in dermatology. We can do a lot to treat skin conditions with medication, cryotherapy, phototherapy, surgery and other kinds of treatment.
At the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic you will also receive all of the support you need to manage your skin condition and well-being. You will get advice on looking after your skin and how diet and other aspects of your lifestyle can affect your skin. You will also be able to talk to the skin specialist about your condition and the impact it is having on your life.
The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic also provides a psychology service so that we can address the psychological impact of skin conditions and reduce the impact that stress and anxiety might be having on your skin. Although you are visiting the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic to see a skin specialist, we will treat you as a whole person rather than just focusing on your skin-related symptoms.
Seeing a skin specialist is the best way to get a prompt diagnosis and expert treatment. Our team of dermatologists can provide the highest quality care for both acute and chronic conditions. We have a number of consultant dermatologists who are experts in conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. Each of our consultant dermatologists is a highly trained specialist with many years of experience in dermatology. Our doctors are familiar with all kinds of dermatological conditions. Our doctors also have plenty of experience in children’s dermatology, so we can provide care for both adults and children. You can find out more about each doctor’s experience and training by following the links on this page to read their profiles.
Dermatologists are doctors who specialise in treating conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. In order to qualify as skin specialists, each of the dermatologists working at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic has completed a medical qualification and undergone specialist training in dermatology. After completing their training and gaining plenty of experience in dermatology, they have reached the top-level of medical expertise as consultants.
Consultant dermatologists can provide all of the care that you need to look after your skin, hair and nails. A dermatologist can examine your skin and perform any tests that are needed to understand your condition. The doctor can then provide diagnose and make recommendations for the best treatment plan. Once the correct treatment has been selected, the doctor can then prescribe medication or administer the treatment. Skin specialists can perform a wide range of different treatments to improve the condition or your skin or to remove growths such as warts or skin cancer. If you have a chronic condition, then your dermatologist will be there to support you whenever you need more advice on managing your condition. You can also get advice from your dermatologist on looking after your skin, protecting it from the sun, and making sure that it remains in the best possible condition.
Dermatologists can also help with any issues that are affecting your hair or nails. Hair loss is one of the most common issues that is treated by skin specialists. Dermatologists can also help with conditions such as infections or psoriasis that can affect the nails. The doctor can diagnose the cause of the problems and provide treatment to help improve your condition and appearance. Getting treatment for skin, hair and nail conditions can have a big impact on your well-being and how you feel about yourself.
In addition to having lots of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions, many of the skin specialists who work at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic have also completed research projects, assisted in the training of medical students and dermatologists, or made other important contributions in their field. You can learn more about the varied experiences of our skin specialists by reading the quick introductions below or checking their individual profile pages.
If you are visiting The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic with a specific concern then you will be able to find a skin specialist in London who has experience managing the condition that is affecting your skin, hair or nails. Many of the doctors here have a specific interests or experience in a particular condition. If you are concerned about your child’s skin then you will also find plenty of skin specialists at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic who have experience in children’s dermatology.
In addition to providing treatment for your physical symptoms, we also provide care to help with the other effects that these conditions can have on your health and well-being. Having a skin condition or another dermatological problem can have a big impact on your mood and confidence, and it can leave you feeling self-conscious or anxious when you meet other people. We have a clinical psychologist in the clinic, who can help with the social and emotional side of your care. Our experienced psychologist can help you to adjust to your diagnosis or provide tools to help you cope with your symptoms.
Our team wouldn’t be complete without the excellent managers, admin and support staff who work alongside our doctors. We work hard to create a friendly, welcoming clinic where you can get all the care that you need for your skin, hair and nails. When you come in to see a skin specialist, you will also be cared for a team of people who aim to make your visit go as smoothly as possible. Everyone who works at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic is dedicated to providing the highest quality service alongside the best medical care. If you have a skin condition or a problem affecting your hair or nails, our clinic is the best place in London to find the care and treatment that you need.
If you want to see dermatologists in London then you can make an appointment with one of the experienced consultant dermatologists at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic. We understand how important it is for you to feel comfortable with your skin specialist and to know that you are being treated by an experienced doctor who you can trust to provide the best quality of care. Check out the full profiles on our team pages or keep reading to get to know our team of skin specialists 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. She has worked at many teaching hospitals including Addenbrooke’s, King’s College and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ and has recently published a Dermatology handbook for trainee doctors and GPs.
During her specialist training she won the prestigious St. John’s Society Registrar prize and was a co-investigator in clinical research trials at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospital. Dr Daly has published numerous scientific papers, editorials and review articles and continues to carry out clinical research with a particular interest in dermatomyositis.
As well as being a Consultant Dermatologist with us at Canterbury Skin and Laser, Dr Daly practices at our partner clinic The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic. Dr Daly also holds a Consultant post at the NHS Lewisham and Greenwich Trust in South London where she was previously Lead Clinician and the head of teaching for undergraduate medical students.
Dr Daly consults on all aspects of skin disease in both adults and children and can perform surgical procedures. She can treat conditions such as acne, eczema, allergy, psoriasis, rosacea, stubborn warts and verrucae, emergency dermatology, and skin cancer. Her special interests include acne and rosacea, skin infections, emergency dermatology, connective tissue disease/dermatomyositis, skin cancer, moles and the use of biologics in psoriasis.
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.
All of the consultant dermatologists at the HSDC are trained to the highest standards and have plenty of experience treating skin conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis and skin cancer. Whatever your reasons for seeing a dermatologist, there is sure to be a doctor at the HSDC who has experience with your condition. You can select the consultant dermatologist who matches your needs or ask us to recommend the doctor who is best suited for you. Whoever you see at the HSDC, you will be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. You will receive the highest quality of care from an experienced skin specialist in London when you visit us at the HSDC.
Dr Adam Friedmann: Founder and clinical leader of the HSDC, Dr Friedmann has more than a decade of experience at the consultant level. He has particular expertise in melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. He practices both adult and children’s dermatology.
Dr Victoria Akhras: Dr Akhras has many years of experience as a consultant dermatologist. She is an expert on skin cancer and was awarded an MD for her research on melanoma. Another speciality is the treatment of warts and alopecia areata (hair loss) using diphencyprone. She treats both adults and children.
Dr Emanuela Campalani: Dr Campalani is an experienced consultant dermatologist who gained an MD in recognition of her research into psoriasis. She specialises in treating this condition and also in the use of Botox for both medical and cosmetic treatments. She treats both adults and children.
Dr Natalie Attard: Dr Attard has a lot of experience in skin cancer screening and has conducted research in this field. She can treat all kinds of skin diseases in adults including eczema, acne, rosacea, and skin infections.
Dr Marie-Louise Daly: author of a dermatology training handbook for GPs and other doctors, Dr Daly is also involved in teaching medical students about skin disorders. She has a lot of experience with psoriasis and she treats both adults and children.
Dr Laura Proudfoot: Dr Proudfoot specialises in children’s dermatology and treats babies, children and teenagers as well as adults. She was awarded a PhD for her research into genetic skin conditions and has lots of experience treating skin conditions in patients of all ages.
Dr Abha Gulati: Dr Gulati has more than a decade of experience treating skin disorders in both adults and children. She was awarded a PhD for her research into skin cancer and has worked on improving the early recognition of this condition.
Dr Alvin Lee: Dr Lee has extensive experience as both a consultant dermatologist and an educator. He has research experience in laser treatments, microwave and cryotherapy. He has also undergone training in advanced skin surgery.
Dr Aisling Ryan: Dr Ryan is an experienced consultant dermatologist who focuses on adult patients. She has a particular interest in medical therapeutics and complex medical dermatology. She treats all kinds of skin conditions including acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.
Dr Sanjay Rajpara: Dr Rajpara treats all kinds of skin problems at the HSDC, including psoriasis, skin cancer, hyperhidrosis and acne. He has undergone extensive training in dermatology, including skin surgery such as Mohs micrographic surgery.
Dr Sasha Dhoat: with more than 15 years of experience in dermatology, Dr Dhoat is an expert on all kinds of skin conditions in both adults and children. She specialises in children’s dermatology, emergency dermatology and skin cancer. She places a particular emphasis on patient education and communication.
Dr Suchitra Chinthapalli: Dr Chinthapalli sees adult patients with all kinds of skin problems, including eczema, psoriasis and rashes. She has many years of experience treating patients in London, where she has also helped to train students at the top teaching hospitals and medical schools.
Dr Richard Coelho: Dr Coelho has experience in all areas of general dermatology including eczema, acne, psoriasis and mole checks. He treats adult patients with all kinds of skin disorders at the HSDC.
Dr Andrew Lock: Dr Lock treats both adults and children with all kinds of skin conditions. He has a particular interest in skin cancer and the examination of moles, but his experience covers all areas of general dermatology.
Did you know?
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