Professor Girish Patel

Professor Girish Patel

Consultant Dermatologist


"The facilities at Spire Cardiff Hospital allow me to provide the care my patients deserve."

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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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