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Last updated: 20 Sep 2020
- Skin cancer
Dr Arif Aslam is an experienced consultant dermatologist and double fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon.
He graduated from the University of Dundee School of Medicine in 2004 and completed postgraduate training in both general medicine (MRCP) and general practice (MRCGP) in the north west. He specialised in dermatology at the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust where he developed his interest in skin cancer and Mohs micrographic surgery.
He then went on to a complete a 12 month fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and laser dermatology at the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre where he personally performed over 1000 surgical procedures. After working in the NHS for two years as a substantive consultant dermatologist and Mohs surgeon he spent two years overseas - in New Zealand and Australia where he completed a second fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology, gaining membership of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) - the world leading membership organisation of more than 1500 fellowship-trained skin cancer and reconstructive surgeons specalising in the Mohs micrographic surgical technique pioneered by Dr Frederic E Mohs.
Mohs micrographic surgery is a dermatologist provided scar-minimising surgical technique for skin cancer which has the highest cure rate of any treatment. Mohs surgery is a highly specialised and precise treatment for skin cancer using a microscope at the time of surgery to ensure all the roots of a skin cancer are entirely removed.
Why choose a fellowship-trained ACMS member surgeon?
You want your skin cancer treatment to be performed with the highest standards of quality and competency. Dr Arif Aslam is an experience Mohs micrographic surgeon having completed several thousand cases.
A strong believer in evidence-based medicine he regularly attends top research meetings in surgical and laser dermatology and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters and has given presentations at national and international scientific meetings.
Areas of interest
Mohs micrographic surgery; Dermatologic surgery; Skin cancer including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma; Full skin examination and mole removal; General medical dermatology including eczema, psoriasis, acne and other inflammatory dermatoses.
Improving access to Mohs micrographic surgery
Surgical treatment of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
Histopathology concordance in Mohs micrographic surgery and slide quality review
Dr Aslam has published scientific articles in the British Medical Journal, British Journal of Dermatology, Clinical Medicine, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Canadian Medical Association Journal and International Journal of Dermatology.
Regular audit of my histopathological analysis of Mohs slides.
- FACD Australasian College of Dermatologists 2019
- FRACP Royal Australasian College of Physicians 2018
- MRCP (Dermatology) Royal College of Physicians 2012
- MRCGP Royal College of General Practitioners 2008
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 2007
- MBChB University of Dundee School of Medicine 2004
- Fellow in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology Oxford Dermatology 2019
- Post-CCT fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery JRCPTB 2015
Reference number 6101969
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Slide committee American College of Mohs Surgery 2020
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant Dermatologist, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
American College of Mohs Surgery
British Association of Dermatologists
British Society for Dermatological Surgery
Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of the Royal College of Australiasian Physicians
Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists
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