Dermatology

Main Address

  • Dermatology Department
    Clinic 3B
    Whittington Hospital
    Magdala Avenue
    London
    N19 5NF
  • 020 7288 5331

Hours

  • Monday to Friday
    9am to 5pm
The Department of Dermatology at the Whittington is a progressive forward looking centre of excellence in its field. We provide a wide range of services both at mainstream level and in a number of sub-specialities like skin cancers and dermatological surgery, children’s skin clinic, vulval dermatology and contact dermatitis.

We are based in the outpatient department on level 3B of the Whittington Hospital and have a dedicated out-patient surgical theatre, and an outpatient area from which we provide other services like phototherapy, photodynamic therapy and Nurse-led clinics. We also have strong links with other departments within the Whittington e.g. pathology, microbiology, paediatrics and women’s health and beyond including the Department of Plastic and Re-constructive Surgery at the Royal Free and the Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy at UCLH.

We actively participate in the teaching of undergraduate medical students from UCL Medical School both in clinic and through seminars and group tutorials. We also play an active role in postgraduate teaching of General practitioners and those intending to sit the higher examination in Medicine, the MRCP Diploma. We have designed this website so that you can gain a greater understanding of the services we offer in our Dermatology department. We have included links on the right hand side where you can find further information about the services we provide, information about common conditions, information about patient support groups and some leaflets which you may find useful.

Range of services

  • General Dermatology
  • Rapid Access for Skin Cancers mainly Malignant Melanomas and Squamous Cell Carcinomas
  • Specialist Children’s Skin Clinic
  • Diagnostic Skin Biopsies and Expert Skin Pathology
  • Dermatological Surgery including wide excisions, local flaps and skin grafts
  • Phototherapy & Photo-chemotherapy – ie UVB, PUVA and TLO1
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT) for superficial skin cancers and solar keratoses
  • Patch Testing, Contact and Occupational Dermatology
  • Vulval Dermatology in conjunction with the department of Women’s Health
  • Cryotherapy and warts treatment clinic
  • Other services including skin dressings, skin prick testing and drug monitoring are also offered

Appointments

For information or help with an appointment made to this service, please contact the Appointments department on 020 7288 5511.

Referral

Internal referrals for outpatient appointments for our dermatology service should only be made for urgent patients who need to be seen within 2 weeks. Other referrals need to be made via the patient’s GP.

Further Information

Let us know how we are doing:

We want your feedback and we are always eager to improve things. If you have a suggestion, or wish to contact us for any other reason, please write to:

Dermatology Department
Clinic 3B
The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
London
N19 5NF

You can also telephone 020 7288 5331 to contact the department.
 
We also run some community clinics at Partnership Primary Care Centre, 331 Camden Road, London N7 0SL.
 
Patient Support Group
The National Eczema Society, with the help of senior dermatology nurse run a patient support group from the Whittington Hospital every three months.

Key staff

Dr Chris Duhovic

Dr Chris Duhovic[StaffQualifications]

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Ben Esdaile

Dr Ben Esdaile[StaffQualifications]

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Natasha Kapur

Dr Natasha Kapur[StaffQualifications]

Consultant Dermatologist and Clinical Lead

Dr Kathy Taghipour

Dr Kathy Taghipour[StaffQualifications]

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Riadh Wakeel

Dr Riadh Wakeel[StaffQualifications]

Consultant Dermatologist

Working on it!