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David graduated from the University of Manchester Medical School in 1987 and then trained in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Toronto. In 1999 he was appointed Consultant Dermatologist to the Western Infirmary in Glasgow. He specialises in many areas of dermatology including skin cancer and inflammatory skin disease.
David currently holds the post of Consultant Dermatologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and is Professor in Dermatology at the University of Glasgow.
Areas of interest
Moles; mole mapping; Psoriasis; Skin tumours / skin cancer; Rashes; Skin infections; Eczema/dermatitis; Acne; Dermatological Surgery
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- Spire Murrayfield Hospital 122 Corstorphine Road Edinburgh EH12 6UD
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- Ms Patricia Martin
- Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital 25 Beaconsfield Road GLASGOW G12 0PJ
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Dermatologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Immunology and genetics of inflammatory skin disease.
Clinical trials of new treatments for psoriasis.
Long term safety of systemic treatments for skin disease.
Gold medal for MD thesis.
Elected to membership of the Association of Physicians in 2008.
More than 150 scientific papers in the past 20 yrs including
AD Burden et al Diagnosis and Management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults. BMJ 2010 341 987-90
A Strange..AD Burden et al. A GWAS identifies new psoriasis susceptibility loci and an interaction between HLA-C and ERAP1. Nat Genet 2010 42 985-90
LC Tsoi..AD Burden et al Identification of 15 new psoriasis susceptibility loci highlights the role of innate immunity. Nat Genet 2012 44 1341-8
L Burfield, AD Burden. Psoriasis. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2013;43:334-9
Navarini AN... Burden AD, et al. Genome-wide association study identifies three novel susceptibility loci for severe acne vulgaris.
Nature Communications 2014 5, 4020 dos:10.1038
Hussain S, Berki DM, Choon S, Burden AD et al.IL36RN mutations define a severe auto-inflammatory phenotype of generalized pustular psoriasis.
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2015 135 1067 - 70
ZZ Yiu, L Exton, Z Jabbar-Lopez, F Mustapa, E Samarasekera, AD Burden et al. Risk of Serious Infections in Patients with Psoriasis on Biologic Therapies: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2016 136 1584 - 91
- BSc (Hons) Pathology University of Manchester 1985
- MB ChB University of Manchester 1987
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 1990
- DTM&H Royal College of Physicians of London 1991
- MD with gold medal University of Manchester 1997
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons 2002
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dermatology, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
Member of British Association of Dermatologists
Member of Scottish Dermatological Society
International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
International Psoriasis Foundation Councillor
Member of the Association of Physicians
Member of the European Dermatology Forum
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow)
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Myself via the Glasgow Nuffield Hospital, or Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh