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Dr Rakesh Patalay is a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. He has particular expertise in skin cancer diagnosis and management, Mohs micrographic surgery, lasers and skin imaging and cosmetic dermatology.
"I have always strived to be an expert across multiple fields within dermatology. This level of expertise gives me the confidence that I offer the best individualised care possible."
He acquired his MBBS from University College London Medical School, BSc in Neuroscience from UCL, PhD in optics and skin imaging from Imperial College London and his Mohs and cutaneous lasers fellowship at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. An overseas internship was awarded in applied biophotonics and laser dermatology at the prestigious Beckman Laser Institute, University of California Irvine, USA.
He is currently the clinical lead for the cancer screening service at the Guy’s Hospital, London and clinical lead for an internationally recognised diploma in Dermatology. He teaches dermatology both in the UK and abroad.
At Guy’s Hospital, he is part of the largest dermatology surgery & Mohs surgery service in the Southeast, the regional laser service and the first skin imaging service for the NHS.
Furthermore his experience in general, surgical and laser dermatology both in the NHS and privately places him amongst a select few practicing cosmetic dermatology with this breadth of expertise.
Areas of interest
adults;skin cancer;skin surgery; mohs micrographic surgery;laser treatment;acne;rosacea;acne scarring;melanoma;non-melanoma skin cancer;basal cell carcinoma;skin cancer surgery; photodynamic therapy;skin cancer treatment(non-surgical);mole removal;mole screening;skin lesion removal;cryotherapy;warts;verrucae;seborrhoeic keratosis;laser scar treatment;birthmarks;facial thread veins;spider veins;haemangioma; botox;fillers;pigmentation; melasma;
- Medical Secretary to Dr Patalay
- Guy's Private Practice Wing Guy's Hospital Great Maze Pond London SE1 9RT
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatology Surgeon
Great Maze Pond
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Clive Archer Thesis Fellowship 2014
Hugh Wallace Essay Prize 2013
BAD British Society Dermatology Surgery Prize, 2012
Dinnes J, Deeks JJ, Saleh D, Chuchu N, Bayliss SE, Patel L, Davenport C, Takwoingi Y, Godfrey K, Matin RN, Patalay R, Williams HC, Cochrane Skin Cancer Diagnostic Test Accuracy Group. Reflectance confocal microscopy for diagnosing cutaneous melanoma in adults' (#164b). (2018)
Dinnes J, Deeks JJ, Chuchu N, Saleh D, Bayliss SE, Takwoingi Y, Davenport C, Patel L, Matin RN, O'Sullivan C, Patalay R, Williams HC, Cochrane Skin Cancer Diagnostic Test Accuracy Group. Reflectance confocal microscopy for diagnosing keratinocyte skin cancers in adults' (#165b) (2018)
K. Sinha, F.R. Ali, G. Orchard,W. Rickaby, M. Shams, R. Mallipeddi, R. Patalay,. The use of a novel 1-hour protocol for rapid frozen-section immunocytochemistry, in a case of squamous cell carcinoma treated with Mohs micrographic surgery. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2018 Jun;43(4):454-45
E. Craythorne, R Patalay, R Mallipeddi. Confocal microscopy facilitates the 'one-stop-chop'. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Sep;177(3):614-615
R. Patalay, C. Talbot, Y. Alexandrov, M. O. Lenz, S. Kumar, S. Warren, I. Munro, M. A. A. Neil, K. König, P. M. W. French, A. Chu, G. W. H. Stamp and C. Dunsby. Multiphoton Multispectral Fluorescence Lifetime Tomography for the Evaluation of Basal Cell Carcinomas. PLoS ONE 7(9): e43460.(2012)
- MBBS University College London 1999
- B.Sc. Neuroscience University College London 1996
- MRCP(Dermatology) Royal College of Physicians 2009
- MRCP(UK) Royal College of Physicians 2002
- PhD Imperial College London 2013
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Laser Fellowship Guys & St Thomas Hospital, London 2014
- Internship in Applied Biophotonics and Laser Dermatology Beckman Laser Institute, USA 2015
Reference number 4626136
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST Dermatology, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
• General Medical Council
• Royal College of Physicians
• Royal Society of Medicine
• British Association of Dermatology
• British Society of Dermatology Surgery
- Great Maze PondLONDONSE1 9RT
- 17:00 - 19:00
- 020 7188 6407
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