Dr Girish Patel

Dr Girish Patel

Consultant Dermatologist

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Girish Patel at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Dermatologist at the Welsh Institute of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University. I trained in dermatology at the St. Johns Institute of Dermatology (London), Welsh Institute of Dermatology (Cardiff) and National Cancer Institute (NIH, USA). I was a recipient of a number of awards, including the Geoffrey Dowling Fellowship (2004), the most prestigious fellowship awarded by the British Association of Dermatologists; Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellows Research Fellowship (2004), National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; NIH Merit Award (2006), National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; NISCHR Clinical Research Fellowship (2012). I was Dermatology Clinical Lead and Skin Cancer Lead in Hywel Dda University Health Board. In 2016, I returned to the Welsh Institute of Dermatology as a substantive Consultant Dermatologist.

I am a specialist in general dermatology, with both a clinical and scientific interest in skin cancer.

My interest in dermatology began in 1996, then as a junior doctor in the dermatology department in Cardiff. Since that time, I have cared for patients with common and rare skin diseases. I have extensive knowledge in the management of skin lesions, including those that are cancers. Each year I see over 1,000 new patients with skin problems, and regularly deal with things that are a tad bothersome as well as those that are life-threatening.

I have previously been dermatology clinical lead and skin cancer lead in Hywel Dda University Health Board.

As well as being a consultant dermatologist, I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer and head of the skin cancer research programme in Cardiff University.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MD / University of Wales College of Medicine (now Cardiff University) / 2004
Medical Doctorate

FRCP / London / 2012
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

Member of the European Society of Dermatological Research
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians London
Member of the British Society of Dermatopathology
Member of Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Patients (SCOPE)
Member of the British Society of Investigative Dermatology
Member of the British Association of Dermatologists

Professional leadership

Member, Skin Care Cymru
Grant Committee Member, British Skin Foundation
Executive Committee, British Society of Investigative Dermatology
Head of the Skin Cancer Programme, European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, Cardiff University

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Research and Publication

I have published over 50 clinical and scientific journal articles.


Skin Cancer Stem Cells

What to do if you accidentally get sunburnt, Wales Online

80% of adult acne occurs in women, Wales Online

Halting the Skin Cancer, Cardiff University

Skin Cancer Research

Sun Exposure Is No Joke. You Need to Get Your Skin Checked ASAP, Reader's Digest

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Cardiff Hospital 0292 054 2509