Dr Philip Laws

Dr Philip Laws

Consultant Dermatologist

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (Derm)

Specialises in

  • Inflammatory skin disease
  • Eczema and dermatitis
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Skin cancer
  • Acne and general dermatology

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I am a Consultant Dermatologist at Spire Leeds Hospital and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. My clinical interests include inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, skin cancer and acne.

I qualified from Manchester Medical School in 2004 and subsequently undertook my specialist dermatology training in Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester. During this time I undertook a fellowship in medical education, which included a diploma in medical education. Following this I moved to Toronto, Canada to gain additional training as a fellow in advanced medical dermatology.

Following this, I returned to the UK where I have been working as a consultant since 2014 in Leeds. Within this role I undertake a weekly complex medical dermatology clinic (including connective tissue diseases), skin cancer clinic and psoriasis clinic. In addition, I am the dermatology lead for cutaneous lymphoma.

I have a diverse research interest in inflammatory skin diseases and have a number of active clinical research activities ongoing at present. I am also a keen medical educator and oversee undergraduate dermatology training for the University of Leeds.


General Medical Council Number: C6102217

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Philip Laws at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Blistering skin diseases
  • Connective tissue diseases (including lupus)
  • Inflammatory skin disease including psoriasis and eczema
  • Punch and incisional biopsies
  • Skin lymphoma

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Additional information

Skin cancer
Inflammatory skin disease
Dermatological surgery

Special clinical interests: I undertake a weekly complex medical dermatology clinic (including connective tissue diseases), skin cancer clinic and psoriasis clinic. In addition, I am the dermatology lead for cutaneous lymphoma.

BSc (Hons) / University of York / 1999
Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry

MBChB / Manchester / 2004
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP (Derm) / London / 2011
Membership Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

Royal College Physicians, London

British Association of Dermatologists

British Society for Medical Dermatology

Professional leadership

Multidisciplinary Team Lead, Skin Lymphoma Service
Education lead for undergraduate dermatology training, University of Leeds

My research interests include psoriasis and cutaneous lupus.


List of publications

Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Leeds NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust.

I grew up in the North East and completed studies in biochemistry in York before moving to Manchester to undertake medical training. I live in Leeds with my wife and two young boys. When I get the chance I enjoy a wide range of sports including cycling, although sadly I don't get out on my bike as often as I would like!