Professor David Burden

Consultant Dermatologist

BSc (Hons), MB CHB, MD (Hons), DTM&H, FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCPS (Glasgow)

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My clinical practice covers many aspects of adult dermatology including moles, skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and eczema.

I trained in Medicine and Dermatology in Manchester and Glasgow Universities. Over the past 20 years I have been involved in many aspects of research into causes of inflammatory skin disease and the development of new treatments for skin diseases. I have worked as a consultant dermatologist within the NHS since 1999 and am currently based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

I am a member of the examination board that sets the qualification examination for all consultant dermatologists, and sit on the editorial board of the British Journal of Dermatology.

I have published over 150 scientific papers in major medical journals and international dermatology textbooks over the past 25 years, particularly in relation to inflammatory skin disease and psoriasis.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor David Burden at Spire include:

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Additional information

Dermatological surgery
Inflammatory skin disease
Skin cancer

Special clinical interests: Inflammatory skin disease, moles, skin cancer, dermatological surgery.

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Member of the British Association of Dermatologists