Dr Howard P Stevens is a consultant general dermatologist, skin cancer specialist and trained Mohs surgeon. He is the lead and chair of skin cancer at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust (Barnet General Hospital), where he has been a consultant dermatologist since 1998. During this time he has helped build the Trust into the largest skin cancer treatment centre in London (source: BCF). Its multi-disciplinary team (MDT) is London’s largest and the eighth largest in the country. Practising in both the NHS and private sector, Dr Stevens’ ethos is excellence in clinical care combined with a friendly and empathic patient approach.
Dr Stevens trained at Jesus College in Oxford, Middlesex and University College Medical School in London. After gaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians, he studied dermatology at the Royal Free Hospital.
Dr Stevens subsequently undertook a Wellcome Trust research fellowship at the Royal London Hospital. He published in the field of genetic skin disease affecting the palms and soles, and obtained a PhD from Queen Mary’s, Westfield College and Royal London Hospital, where he also undertook research into genetic skin disease. He was involved in the identification of the first gene in the aetiology of genetic deafness. Following this he developed an interest in skin cancer and advanced cutaneous surgery, training in Mohs surgery. Dr Stevens is a member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery. He gained entry to the General Medical Council Specialist Register in 1998 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2011.