Consultant Profile

Dr Emma Topham

Dr Emma Topham BM BCh FRCP
Practicing at:
The Montefiore Hospital
  • Dermatology
    • Aesthetic Dermatology
    • Dermatological surgery
    • Skin cancer
Special clinical interests:
  • Mole assessment
  • Surgical treatment of skin cancer and mole removal
  • Cryotherapy treatment for sun damaged skin and warts
  • Psoriasis
Research interests:
  • Psoriasis
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Skin cancer
Current NHS and /or university posts:
  • Consultant Dermatologist, Brighton General Hospital, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
  • British Association of Dermatology
  • British Association of Dermatological Surgery
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Topham undertook her undergraduate medical training at Cambridge University, and her clinical training at Oxford University, qualifying in 1997.

Her dermatology training was at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas’ Hospital, and subsequently at St George’s, St Mary’s, Chelsea and Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals, London. In 2005 she was appointed as a Consultant Dermatologist in Brighton.

She undertakes general dermatology clinics, looking after patients with eczema/dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, urticaria and rashes requiring diagnosis and treatment.

She also has an interest in the treatment of skin cancers, including melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and  basal cell carcinoma (rodent ulcers) and the assessment of moles. She is experienced in the surgical treatment of skin cancer  and  mole removal.  She offers cryotherapy treatment for sun damaged skin and warts.

Dr Topham was clinical lead for dermatology at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (January 2010-Spring 2012). She is lead for undergraduate medical education in dermatology for Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

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