Dr Richard Groves: Dermatology

Dr Richard Groves



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About me

Dr Groves is currently Head of Clinical Immunodermatology at the St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals in London.

He trained at Guys Hospital Medical School and then in general medicine and dermatology in London. Following a 3-year period of research in Boston Dr Groves returned to London as Senior Lecturer in Dermatology at University College. Subsequently he was appointed Professor of Dermatology at Imperial College and then moved to St. John's in 2005.

He is interested in complex medical dermatology and autoimmune skin disease, particularly immunobullous disorders. For the past seven years he has been Chair of the examining board for the Dermatology Specialty Certificate Examination. He is currently Honorary Treasurer of the British Association of Dermatologists and recent past President of the St. John’s Dermatology Society.

Areas of interest

General dermatology (eczema, psoriasis, acne, moles & so-on), complex medical dermatology, blistering diseases (including pemphigus, pemphigoid & dermatitis herpetiformis), skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Procedures completed

  • S1110

    Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation) - up to three - (>50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • S0632

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Head & Neck (excluding lipoma) - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (5-50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • S1500

    Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (5-50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • S0820

    Curettage/cryotherapy of lesions of skin (including cauterisation) - four or more - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)


  • S0603

    Primary excision of suspicious/malignant lesion - Trunk & Limbs - (1-5)


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