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Dr Gayathri Perera undertook her medical training at the University of Oxford Medical School where she graduated with an MA in Physiological sciences in 1994 and Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1997. Her internship was at the prestigious John Radcliffe Hospital and the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Dr Perera trained in Dermatology at St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London from 2002-2012. In 2007 she was awarded a 1 year Biomedical Research Centre Clinical Training Fellowship in Translational Medicine and then secured a prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Training Research Fellowship to undertake a 3 year period of research on psoriasis. She was awarded a PhD by King's College London in 2012. Dr Perera's research and clinical interests are in inflammatory skin diseases. She continues her research activity with King’s College London where she is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow.
Dr Perera is also the Specialty Group Lead for the NW London Comprehensive Research Network which sees her coordinate clinical research activity in NW London. She is continuing to build on existing research networks whilst instigating new pathways by which patients can access research beneficial to them.
Education of medical students and junior doctors is a very important activity within her NHS practice. She supervises and delivers lectures to GPs, GPs with special interest in dermatology, medical students, junior doctors and nurses.
Dr Perera continues to publish in peer-reviewed clinical and scientific journals, presents at international and national clinical and academic meetings (see below). She writes reviews for clinical and academic journals and chapters in dermatology and immunology books.
Dr Perera is also a clinical advisor to pharmaceutical companies.
Dr Perera sees adult and paediatric patients in both NHS and private dermatology clinics. She is a Consultant Dermatologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust (West Middlesex University site) and her private clinics are at The Medical Chambers Kensington, BMI Syon Clinic in Brentford and the BMI Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor.
She sees patients for general skin disease, acne, psoriasis, eczema, lupus, connective tissue disease, rosacea, lumps and bumps, removal of minor skin lesions, skin cancer, mole surveillance.
Areas of interest
General adult and paediatric dermatology; Eczema; Psoriasis; Rosacea; Seborrheic dermatitis; Lupus; Connective tissue disorders; Skin cancer surveillance; Mole surveillance; Lumps, bumps and rashes
Current NHS consultant posts held
Dermatology Consultant at West Middlesex University Hospital, (Chelsea &Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust) Twickenham Road, Isleworth, TW7 6AF
Chronic inflammatory skin disease such as psoriasis, eczema and lupus erythematosus
NIHR CRN awards for leading PI in clinical trial activity
Courses offered to GPs
- MA in Physiological Sciences (Oxon.) University of Oxford 1994
- BM.BCh. (Oxon) University of Oxford Medical School 1997
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2000
- PhD King's College London 2012
Reference number 4430849
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Royal College of Physicians
British Association of Dermatologists
Medical Defence Union
- BMI Syon Clinic, TW8 9DU
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 020 7887 2412
- BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital
- 16:00 - 20:30
- 020 7887 2412
- The Medical Chambers Kensington (TMCK), SW5 0TG
- 13:00 - 15:00
- 020 7244 4200
Post treatment communication
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