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- Skin cancer
Dr Stables trained in Leeds, Glasgow, London and Oxford. He was appointed a Consultant in the Centre for Dermatology, Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) in 1999 and began working at the Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital in 2001.
During his training Dr Stables completed a Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery in London and Oxford. Mohs micrographic surgery is a technique used to remove some types of locally invasive skin cancers under microscopic control resulting in very high success rates, whilst sparing normal tissues. He set up the first Mohs Surgery service in Yorkshire, at the LGI in 2002.
Dr Stables sees patients with general dermatological problems (acne, eczema and psoriasis) and has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of pre-malignant skin lesions and skin cancer. Dr Stables performs general skin screening checks and mole checks. The diagnosis of skin cancer involves clinical diagnostic skills, dermoscopy and sometimes lesion biopsy or excision. There are a number of different treatment modalities for skin cancer including topical treatments, cryosurgery, photodynamic therapy, surgical treatments and radiotherapy.
Areas of interest
Basal cell carcinoma;
Excision of Skin Lesion;
Mohs Micrographic Surgery;
Skin Assessment Clinic;
Squamous cell carcinoma;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Dermatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
Lead, Local Skin Cancer and Regional Specialist Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer MDT 2002-2014.
Skin Cancer Service Team Lead 2014-present.
President of the British Society for Dermatological Surgery (2011-2013).
Dr Stables was a Yorkshire Cancer Research Campaign Clinical Research Fellow (1993-1994) resulting in an MD thesis on topical photodynamic therapy for the treatment of premalignant and malignant diseases of the skin. Dr Stables has over 60 publications on a range of topics including general dermatology, photodynamic therapy and skin cancer.
- MB ChB Leeds University 1986
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1989
- MD Leeds University 2001
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2003
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President British Society for Dermatological Surgery (2011-2013) 2011
- RCP Dermatology Speciality Certificate Examination Standard Setting Board (2013-18) Royal College of Physicians 2013
- BAD/NICE National Mohs Surgery Standards Group BAD/NICE 2014
- Member National BAD Skin Cancer Committee (2016-18) British Association of Dermatologists 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training, 1997
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatologists
Fellow Royal College of Physicians
American Society for Dermatological Surgery
British Society for Dermatological Surgery
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