Consultant Profile

Dr Walayat Hussain

Dr Walayat Hussain BSc (Hons) MBChB MRCP (UK) FRACP FACMS
Practicing at:
Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Dermatology
    • Dermatological surgery
    • Skin cancer
Special clinical interests:

Skin cancer
Complex facial skin cancer
Mohs Micrographic Surgery (a specialised way of removing skin cancers where the surgeon uses a microscope)
Skin surgery
Skin checks
Mole removal
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
General dermatology
Skin rashes
Cosmetic dermatology
Cosmetic mole removal
Botox anti-wrinkle treatment
Scar Revision
Hyperhidrosis - treatment for excess sweating

Research interests:

Optimising outcomes in dermatological surgical techniques and reconstruction

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Dermatological Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Leeds University Faculty of Medicine and Health

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Fellow Royal Australasian College of Physicians
American College of Mohs Surgery
British Society for Dermatological Surgery
British Association of Dermatology
International Dermoscopy Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary:
Emma Henney
Private secretary telephone number:
07580 411 350
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Walayat Hussain graduated from the University of Leicester and undertook his postgraduate training at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. He then specialised in dermatology in Manchester where he developed his interest in skin cancer and dermatological surgery.

Dr Walayat Hussain is the only dermatological surgeon in the Yorkshire region to be accredited by the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery, having undertaken a two-year fellowship at the Skin Cancer Institute, New Zealand.

His main interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. He specialises in Mohs surgery – a specialised technique using a microscope at the time of surgery to ensure all the roots of a skin cancer are removed. Mohs surgery offers the highest cure rate following facial skin cancer removal and subsequently allows a cosmetically pleasing repair to be performed (as the hole to remove the cancer is kept as small as possible).

His main research interests are in highlighting surgical techniques that provide patients with the best results. He is one of the most widely published dermatological surgeons in the UK.

Personal profile:

Dr Walayat Hussain is married with 5 children. He enjoys trail running and muay thai martial arts.

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Dr Walayat Hussain

Dr Walayat Hussain Dermatology Consultant, Leeds, West Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

Dr Walayat Hussain in the news

Dr Walayat Hussain appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Post on 16 January 2013 in an article focusing on MOHS treatment.

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