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Dr Faheem Latheef graduated from the University of Manchester and undertook his postgraduate training at the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He then specialised in dermatology in Leeds where he developed his interest in Allergy and skin cancer.
His main interests are in the subjects of skin allergy with the use of specialised tests such as cutaneous patch testing and skin prick testing as well as the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. In his NHS practice he also regularly sees patient with general dermatology and inflammatory skin conditions including Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, Alopecia, nail disorders and other rashes.
Areas of interest
Allergy Specialist- Undertakes allergy testing with specialised patch testing and skin prick testing for patients with allergic skin reactions, persistent eczema and occupational skin disease.
Skin tumours; Cancer; Melanoma; Basal cell carcinoma; Squamous cell carcinoma; Mole screening; Mole Checks; Mole removal; Sun damaged skin; Acne; Rashes; Skin lumps and bumps; Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating); General dermatology; Hair dermatology; Nail dermatology; Skin cancer dermatology
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Dermatologist and Allergy specialist as well as Lead Clinician at the Leeds Centre for Dermatology, at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds and is actively involved in teaching and supervision of medical students and junior doctors in training.
Lead Consultant for the Livingcare and Clinicare Community Dermatology Services and also runs the largest Acne clinic in Leeds.
Dr Latheef's main research interests are in the field of Melanoma skin cancer in which he is actively involved in a research project with the University of Leeds.
He has also published on allergic skin disease including on a recent outbreak of preservative allergy in the EU- Methylisothiazolinone outbreak in the European Union, Latheef F, Wilkinson SM, Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2015 Oct;15(5):461-6
Sports enthusiast including being a keen basketball and tennis player and also an avid reader of personal development and business books
Methylisothiazolinone outbreak in the European Union, Latheef F, Wilkinson SM, Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2015 Oct;15(5):461-6.
25-Hydroxyvitamin D2 /D3 levels and factors associated with systemic inflammation and melanoma survival in the Leeds Melanoma Cohort Newton-Bishop JA1, Davies JR, Latheef F, Randerson-Moor J, Chan M, Gascoyne J, Waseem S, Haynes S, O'Donovan C, Bishop DT. Int J Cancer 2014 Nov 18.
Courses offered to GPs
Dermatology in primary care
Actinic keratosis for GPs
Eczema and patch testing in primary care
Skin cancer- recognising them and common pitfalls
Psoriasis for the primary care doctor
- MBCH Medicine University of Manchester 2006
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Affiliations / memberships
Member Royal College of Physicians (MRCP LONDON)
British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD)
British Society for Cutaneous Allergy (BSCA)
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.