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The Derm Doctor

Dr Ferina Ismail BSc (Hons) MBBS PhD MRCP


Private Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Ferina Ismail BSc (Hons) MBBS PhD MRCP


During the course of her dermatology training she was awarded a prestigious 3 year Medical Research Council (MRC) clinical fellowship for which she completed a PhD in the area of skin cancer at the Cancer Research UK and Centre for Cutaneous Research, Barts and The London School of Medicine (January 2009). She has presented her research at national and international skin cancer meetings and has several journal publications arising from her work (see publications).


Dr Ismail has taught and examined undergraduates at Barts and The London and University College London Medical Schools, as well examined for the Post Graduate Clinical Dermatology Diploma Course (Barts and The London).


Dr Ismail is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) as well as board member of a specialist sub group of the BAD, the British Society of Skin Care in Immunocompromised Individuals (BSSCII). Dr Ismail is listed on the Dermatology Specialist Register by the General Medical Council and currently works as a Consultant Dermatologist at The Royal Free Hospital, London.


Dr Ismail has particular expertise in the area of skin cancer and as such leads the dermatology skin cancer service at The Royal Free Hospital in London. She works in close collaboration with plastic surgeons, oncologists, psychologists and clinical nurse specialists. She specialises in the assessment of moles and skin lesions using dermoscopy, and has specific experience in dealing with skin problems in organ transplant patients, who tend to present with more challenging skin cancers and skin conditions.


Dr Ismail also has extensive experience in other areas of general dermatology including eczema, psoriasis and acne as well as dealing with acute and chronic inflammatory rashes, benign skin lesions, warts and skin tags.


Dr Ismail is registered with the following professional bodies:

General Medical Council (4535012)

Royal College of Physicians (London)

British Association of Dermatologists



Dr Ferina Ismail is a Consultant Dermatologist having qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, University of London (1998). During her medical school training she obtained a first class honours BSc degree in Genetics (1996). She became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 2001, following which she trained as a Dermatologist at Barts and The London, The Royal Free and King’s College Hospitals in London.


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