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Dr Arif Aslam is an expert in skin disease, skin cancer, skin surgery, cosmetic and laser dermatology and is the only fellowship trained Mohs micrographic surgeon in Lancashire.
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 deanery. He specialised in dermatology at the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust where he developed his interest in skin cancer, dermatological surgery and laser dermatology.
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. He consolidated his fellowship with further training at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery, The Skin Cancer Center in Cincinnati and University of Vermont.
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.
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.
Please note - I am away overseas on sabbatical and will be returning in July 2020
Areas of interest
Skin cancer including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma; Dermatological surgery; Mohs micrographic surgery; Full skin examination and mole removal; General medical dermatology including eczema, psoriasis, acne and other inflammatory dermatoses; Laser dermatology; Hair and nail dermatology; Photobiology and photodynamic therapy; Cosmetic dermatology; Hyperhidrosis
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Non melanoma skin cancer
Mohs micrographic surgery
Hugh Wallace Presentation Prize.
Royal Society of Medicine, London
Best Poster runner up Prize.
92nd Annual Meeting of British Association of Dermatology. Birmingham
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.
- MBChB University of Dundee School of Medicine 2004
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 2007
- MRCGP Royal College of General Practitioners 2008
- MRCP (Dermatology) Royal College of Physicians 2012
- Post-CCT fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery JRCPTB 2015
Reference number 6101969
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant Dermatologist, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatologists
British Society for Dermatological Surgery
Royal College of Physicians
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Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.