Dermatology involves the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of the skin, hair and nails. We aim to provide patients with the convenience of diagnosis and treatment the same day wherever possible, with our dedicated minor ops room.
Our Dermatology Consultants offer outpatient clinics covering medical conditions such as:
Consultant Dermatologist, Dermatological surgeon and dermatological lead for skin cancer at St George’s. Dr Ven Samarasinghe MBChB, MRCP(DERM), is a consultant dermatologist, dermatological surgeon and dermatological lead for skin cancer.He qualified from the University of Manchester in 2002, and undertook dermatology specialist training in the Northwest of England Dermatology programme. On joining the national specialist register for Dermatology in 2012, Dr Samarasinghe completed a further one year fellowship in Mohs micrographic and dermatological surgery at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London.
Dr Samarasinghe has completed multiple international scientific trials on skin cancer. He has lectured nationally and internationally on skin cancer, skin surgery and dermatology for which he has received awards. He has also published widely on skin cancer and currently sits on the national joint Dermatology-Plastic Surgery Integrated Fellowship board.
I trained at Charing Cross Hospital London and then did my Specialist Dermatology training at St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London and then at St George’s Hospital London.
My research work under the supervision of Prof Malcolm Greaves involved studying skin Inflammation and the Mediators involved. I was appointed the sole consultant dermatologist at Kingston Hospital in 1986 and developed the Dermatology service from scratch to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all skin diseases for all ages. During this period I trained many dermatology registrars who are now eminent consultants. I retired from the NHS in the Summer of 2014 leaving 5 colleagues to continue the service.
Contact Us today 020 3277 0160 if you would like to receive information about any of our services or book an appointment using the tab below: