Dr Afrina Alam: Dermatology
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Dr Afrina Alam

Dermatology

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About me

Dr Alam was awarded the Gold Medal at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School for placing first in MBBS finals. She was additionally awarded Distinctions in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology and prizes in Thoracic Medicine, Neurology and Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Her postgraduate training in general medicine was at The Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College and St. George’s Hospital. She carried out Dermatology specialist training at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Chelsea & Westminster, St Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College London.

She completed a PhD with award-winning postgraduate research in genetic skin conditions with prizes from the Royal College of Physicians, the Skin Investigation Society and the British Association of Dermatology annual trophy and prize. Dr Alam’s research has been published in Nature Genetics and many additional high impact factor medical journals.

Dr Alam practices as Consultant Dermatologist at West Middlesex University Hospital and is an Honorary Seior Lecturer at Imperial College London. She also carries out joint specialist clinics in inherited skin cancer syndromes at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

As well as enjoying clinical practice in adult and paediatric dermatology, she is an Imperial lead for medical student teaching, has been awarded a commendation for teaching excellence and is a chair of the Imperial College Dermatology Society. She also acts as clinical editor of a quarterly scientific journal, Current Medical Literature in Dermatology.

Areas of interest

Adult and children's skin, hair and nail conditions including:
Skin allergy testing, eczema, acne, cryotherapy for viral warts and verrucas, psoriasis, fungal infections, skin tags , cysts and other benign lesion removal, mole checks, skin cancer surgery, skin peels and cosmetic procedures, skin pigmentation disorders, alopecia and hair thinning.

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Procedures completed

  • S1110

    Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation) - up to three - (>50)

    BMI Syon Clinic (5-50) Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • S0820

    Curettage/cryotherapy of lesions of skin (including cauterisation) - four or more - (5-50)

    BMI Syon Clinic (5-50) Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • S1500

    Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (5-50)

    BMI Syon Clinic (5-50) Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • S1420

    Shave biopsy of lesion of skin - (5-50)

    BMI Syon Clinic (5-50) Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    BMI Syon Clinic (5-50)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5) BMI Syon Clinic (1-5)

  • S0651

    Removal of benign lesion on trunk or limbs less than 10 cm in diameter or on scalp less than 5cm in diameter (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)

    BMI Syon Clinic (1-5)

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