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Having qualified in Johannesburg, he performed his postgraduate general medical training at Hammersmith Hospital and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. He entered UK dermatology as Research Fellow to Professor Malcolm Greaves and has an MD (in physical urticarias) from the University of London. After completing general dermatology training at St John’s Institute of Dermatology in St Thomas’s Hospital, he spent a year as Fellow in Advanced Dermatologic and Mohs Surgery to Dr Neil Swanson in Portland, Oregon.

Since 1996, he has been a Consultant Dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology (now at Guy’s Campus) and more recently to the Joint Tumour Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital.  His clinical and research interests include skin cancer management, including Mohs’ surgery, cutaneous laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology. He was the founding President of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group and was President of the St John's Dermatology Society (2009/10).


FRCP               UK                                                  2001

MD                  London                                          1995        

MBBCh           University of Witwatersrand,        1983

Academic & NHS appointment

Consultant dermatologist / honorary senior lecturer

St John’s Institute of Dermatology

Cancer Centre

Guy’s Hospital

Great Maze Pond

London  SE1 9RT


Founding President, British Cosmetic Dermatology Group  (2004-9)
President St John’s Dermatology Society (2009-10)
BAD and BCDG representative - British Academy of Cosmetic Practice    (2007-16)
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