Dr Nicole Chiang

Consultant Dermatologist

MBChB (Hons), MRCP (UK), MRCP (UK) (Derm)

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I am a UK-trained consultant dermatologist on the GMC Specialist Register. I was previously a consultant dermatologist at the University Hospitals of Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. 

I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Liverpool and graduated with an Honours degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2007. I then underwent general medical training and pursued my dermatology higher specialist training in Birmingham and Manchester. I have completed two advanced dermatology fellowships in Oxford, the UK and Sydney, Australia. In addition, I have gained further experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and the Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Centre, Pittsburgh, USA. I have also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine with Distinction at the University of London.

I currently sit on the British Association of Dermatologists’ Therapy and Guidelines Subcommittee, contributing to the national guidelines on treatments for skin conditions. I am also a founding Committee Member of the British Society for Medical Dermatology and British Association of Dermatologists’ DermSchool. I enjoy teaching and regularly deliver dermatology and aesthetic training to doctors and nurses.

I have written the following books - “Dermatology: a handbook for medical students and junior doctors” and “Dermatology: a handbook for general practitioners”, and authored book chapters. I have presented at many national and international conferences, and I have had publications in the fields of cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatology in international peer-reviewed journals.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Nicole Chiang at Spire include:


Cosmetic surgery

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Additional information

Aesthetic dermatology
Cosmetic surgery
Dermatological surgery
Inflammatory skin disease
Non-surgical procedures
Skin cancer

MB ChB (Honours) / University of Liverpool / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP (UK) / Royal Colleges of Physicians / 2010
Royal Colleges of Physicians

Specialty Certificate Examination in Dermatology / Royal College of Physicians / 2012
Specialty Certificate Examination in Dermatology

PGCert / Edge Hill University / 2014
PGCert in Workplace-based Medical Education (Module 1)

PGCert / University of London / 2014
PGCert in Non-Invasive Aesthetic Techniques (Distinction)

MRCP (UK) (Derm) / London / 2015
Royal College of Physicians & British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)

Professional memberships

British Association of Dermatologists

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

British Society for Medical Dermatology

British Society for Dermatological Surgery

Women’s Dermatologic Society

Professional leadership

Therapy and Guidelines Committee, British Association of Dermatologists (2006-present)
Sub Section Editor, International Journal of Women’s Dermatology (2005 - present)
Associate Faculty Member, Faculty of 1000 (2015 - present)
Associate College Tutor, Royal College of Physicians (2010 - present)


  1. Chiang NYZ, Verbov J. Dermatology: Handbook for medical students and junior doctors. 2nd London: BAD, 2014 
  2. Chiang NYZ, Verbov J. Dermatology Handbook: A handbook for general practitioners, 2010.
  3. Chiang NYZ, Verbov J. Dermatology: Handbook for medical students and junior doctors. London: BAD, 2009.

 Book chapters

  1. Chiang NYZ, Clayton TH. 2016. Chapter 25 Dermatology. In: The Science of Paediatrics: MRCPCH Mastercourse. Oxford: Elsevier, pp.475-494.
  2. Chiang NYZ, Ian Coulson. Chapter 156: Necrobiosis Lipoidica. In: Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies. Oxford: Elsevier [In press].
  3. Chiang YZ, Al-Niaimi F, Craythorne E, Mallipeddi R. Perioperative management of novel oral anticoagulants in skin surgery: a national survey. Br J Dermatol. 2016 Sep;175(3):615-8.
  4. Chiang YZ, Al-Niaimi F, Madan V. Comparative efficacy and patient preference of topical anaesthetics in dermatological laser treatments and skin microneedling. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2015;8(3): 143-6.
  5. Chiang YZ, Bundy C, Griffiths CE, Paus R, Harries MJ. The role of beliefs: lessons from a pilot study on illness perception, psychological distress and quality of life in patients with primary cicatricial alopecia. Br J Dermatol 2015;172(1):130-7
  6. Haylett AK, Chiang YZ, Nie Z, Ling TC, Rhodes LE. Sunscreen photopatch testing: a series of 157 children. Br J Dermatol 2014;171(2):370-5.
  7. Chiang YZ, Al-Niaimi F, Ferguson J, August PJ, Madan V. Carbon dioxide laser treatment of cutaneous neurofibromas. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2012;2(1):7.
  8. Al-Niaimi F, Chiang YZ, Chiang YN, Williams J. Latex allergy: assessment of knowledge, appropriate use of gloves, and prevention practice amongst hospital healthcare workers. Clin Exp Dermatol 2013;38(1):77-80.
  9. Chiang YZ, Al-Niaimi F. Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia: an overview and a clinical approach to diagnosis. Dermatology Nursing 2012;11(4):32-34.
  10. Simpson RC, Littlewood SM, Cooper SM, Cruickshank ME, Green CM, Derrick E, Yell J, Chiang N(YZ), Bell H, Owen C, Javed A, Wilson CL, McLelland J, Murphy R. Real life experience of managing vulval erosive lichen planus: a case-based review and UK multi-centre case note audit. Br J Dermatol 2012;167(1):85-91
  11. Chiang YZ, Tosti A, Chaudhry IH, Lyne L, Farjo B, Farjo N, Cadore de Farias D, Griffiths CE, Paus R, Harries MJ. Lichen planopilaris following hair transplantation and face-lift surgery. Br J Dermatol 2012;166(3):666-370


Wijayanti A, Zhao CY, Boettiger D, Chiang YZ, Ishii N, Hashimoto T, Murrell DF. The reliability, validity, responsiveness of two disease scores (BPDAI and ABSIS) for bullous pemphigoid: which one to use? Acta Derm Venereol 2017 Jan 4;96(7):24-31.

Chiang YZ, Pierone G, F Al-Niaimi. Dermal fillers: pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of complications. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2016 Sep 23. DOI: 10.1111/jdv.13977. [Epub ahead of print]

Massa AF, Chiang YZ, Tosti A, Harries M. Primary cicatricial alopecia and inflammatory bowel disease – is there a link? J Eur Acad Dermatol Venerol 2016 Jul;30(7):1198-9.

Chiang YZ, Bundy C, Griffiths CE, Paus R, Harries MJ. The role of beliefs: lessons from a pilot study on illness perception, psychological distress and quality of life in patients with primary cicatricial alopecia. Br J Dermatol 2015;172(1):130-7.

Independent consultant dermatologist.

In my free time I am actively involved in raising awareness of skin cancer. I regularly work with Melanoma UK and the British Association of Dermatologists, performing skin checks and giving sun protection advice to the public. I also enjoy playing the piano, swimming and travelling.