Dr Christopher J Heaton



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Last updated: 8 Sep 2020

About me

I graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh and University of St Andrews in 2005. I first started in dermatology in 2007 in Portsmouth Hospitals Trust dermatology department. I completed my dermatology training in May 2016 on the Wessex rotation. I now work in one of the busiest dermatology departments on the South Coast.

I have interests and speciality training in all aspects of dermatology including: General dermatology (eczema, psoriasis, acne, vitiligo, itchy skin, urticaria, infections), skin lesions (moles, cysts, warts, skin tags and blemishes), sun damage and treatments, photodynamic therapy and skin cancer treatments, including surgical management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers (including basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma).

I have performed thousands of primary and re-excisions from all areas of the body in the management of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. In my NHS position I do twice weekly surgical lists with on average 20+ procedures performed each week. The goal is always treatment of the skin cancer with utmost consideration to preserving the cosmetic profile.

I am married to a local General Practitioner and have a young family at the local Church of England School. At the weekends we enjoy all outdoor pursuits and in the summer our favourite holiday destination is the North Cornwall coast for walking, surfing and occasional fishing and cooking.

Professional memberships
Member of the Royal College of Physicians London.
Member of the British Association of Dermatologists.
Member of the British Society for Medical Dermatology.
Member of the British Society for Surgical Dermatology.
Member of the British Medical Association.

Areas of interest

General dermatology;
eczema; psoriasis; acne; rosacea; vitiligo; itchy skin; urticaria; infections; blackheads; greasy skin; hair disorders; hair loss; alopecia; nail problems; fungal nail; cysts; redness; dermatitis; allergy; roaccutane;

Skin lesions; moles; cysts; warts; skin tags; blemishes; age spots; basal cell carcinoma; rodent ulcer; squamous cell carcinoma; melanoma; bowens disease

Sun damage; treatments; phototherapy; skin cancer treatments; mole mapping; oncology;

Surgery; melanoma; non-melanoma skin cancers; basal cell; rodent; squamous cell carcinoma; benign lesions; bowens disease;

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