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Last updated: 10 Sep 2020
I trained at Charing Cross Hospital and then did my Specialist Dermatology training at St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London and then at St George's Hospital London
My research work under the supervision of Prof Malcolm Greaves was involved in studying skin Inflammation and the Mediators involved .
After training I was appointed the sole consultant dermatologist at Kingston Hospital in 1986 and developed the Dermatology service from scratch to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all skin diseases for all ages.
I retired from the NHS in the Summer of 2014 leaving 5 colleagues to continue the service and continue at the New Victoria Hospital as the senior dermatologist.
Areas of interest
I treat all ages from cradle [paediatric dermatology] to grave.
I have special interests
Skin Cancer [ oncology] including Moles and Melanoma , and Benign skin tumours
Acne ; Psoriasis; Eczema; Rosacea ; Urticaria; Hyperhidrosis; Skin Infections including Impetigo and Warts ;
Procedures include Skin surgery for Cancer and Benign lesions; Skin biopsy for diagnosis; Cryosurgery; Phototherapy [UVB TLO1 PUVA] ; Testing for Bacterial , Fungal and Viral infections; Patch Testing for skin allergies. Botox injections for Hyperhidrosis; Steroid injection; Blood tests; Skin scrapings;
Current NHS consultant posts held
I retired from the Kingston Hospital NHS in the Summer of 2014 leaving 5 colleagues to continue the service I had built up.
Urticaria, Hyperhidrosis, Acne
Music [ARCM] Violinist - string quartets - European Doctors orchestra
British Association of Dermatology Travelling Fellowship to USA 
Bristol Myers award for 'Highly meritorious paper' in the British Journal of Dermatology [ 1984 III 23-28]
Many research papers on Inflammatory Mediators in Skin disease and Urticaria and also several papers on Clinical dermatology ,
Courses offered to GPs
I lecture on all aspects of dermatology including the ever popular Skin Quizzes.
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 1976
- MBBS Charing Cross Hospital London University 1973
- BSc [hons] Charing Cross Hospital London University 1970
Reference number 1647619
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Director Dermatology Kingston Hospital Surrey 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Accreditation JCHMT Dermatology, 1985
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatology
Royal College of Physicians
St Johns Hospital Dermatology Society
Royal Society of Medicine.
- New Victoria Hospital, KT2 7EG
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 020 8949 9077
- The New Malden Diagnostic Centre, KT3 3TX
- 14:00 - 16:30
- 020 8942 6555
- Video consultation
- 08:30 - 17:30
- 020 8949 9077
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
New Victoria Hospital
Linda Burgess Practice manager
0208 949 9077
When on leave my colleagues Dr Lucy Ostlere and Dr Claire Fletcher cover any urgent problems and can be contacted via the hospital switchboard
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: drkmderm