Dr Anton Alexandroff

Dr Anton Alexandroff

Consultant Dermatologist
MB ChB (Vrach), MRCP, CCT (Dermat), PhD, FRSM, FAAD

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Anton Alexandroff at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Alopecia, hair loss treatment including immunotherapy
  • Dermoscopy for suspected skin cancer
  • Cryosurgery for pre malignant skin lesions
  • Treatment of resistant viral warts and verrucas including diphencyprone therapy

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Professional profile

I am an expert consultant dermatologist specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory skin diseases (psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, urticaria and rosacea), and skin cancers including moles and melanomas. I also have a special interest in diagnosis and management of various types of hair loss (alopecia) and provide Diphencyprone immunotherapy for alopecia areata. In addition I provide topical immunotherapy for viral warts and verrucas resistant to treatment.

I worked as a substantive NHS consultant dermatologist in The University Hospitals of Leicester for seven years during which time I led the phototherapy service, regional alopecia service and co-led the supraregional dermato-oncology service and East Midlands Clinical Research Network. Clinically trained in the United Kingdom, I have worked in the UK since 1999 at major teaching hospitals in Cambridge, Newcastle, Nottingham and Leicester and am currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester.

I began my research career with a PhD at Edinburgh University in the enthralling field of Cancer Immunology and have since published over 40 peer-reviewed research papers and reviews. I have also published over 100 clinical, research and review papers and abstracts in prestigious medical and dermatological journals on the diagnosis and management of skin diseases including psoriasis, urticaria, acne and skin cancers. I continue to believe that research is very important as it widens a clinician's horizons and contributes to improving patient care.

I founded, led and chaired the Leicester Dermatology Forum and have lectured at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, on the IQ Vantage course for dermatology and rheumatology, at the East Midlands Medical Education Cross Specialty IMID meeting, Keynote conferences, GP training courses and GP Masterclasses. I have published chapters in several medical and dermatology textbooks including ‘Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy’ and I regularly advise BBC Radio, television and press on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of various skin conditions including skin cancers. I am the Spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation and the Media Spokesperson for the British Association of Dermatologists.

I have received the following Awards: UK Dermatology Clinical Trial Network Awards in 2016, UK Clinical Research Network funding, P&G Travel Award, British Association of Cancer Research Travel Fellowship and The University of Edinburgh Faculty of Medicine Cancer Research Fund grant.

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory skin disease
Dermatological surgery
Skin cancer
Hair and nail disease
Paediatric dermatology

Special Clinical Interests: Alopecia. Acne. Psoriasis. Dermatitis. Eczema. Urticaria, Vitiligo. Moles. Skin Cancer. Dermoscopy. Cryotherapy.

Private contact details

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Sue Tarry
Private secretary telephone 07503 111509
Private secretary email

Media Coverage

“How that dreadful cold could actually be a SKIN INFECTION: While Mark thought he was just feeling under the weather, he was suffering from deadly cellulitis “. Daily Mail
November 2016

Dr Anton Alexandroff with Sarah Jagger, Celebrity Makeup Artist on rosacea. Chrissy B - Sky TV Medical Show.
June 2016

“Can suncream RAISE your risk of skin cancer?” Daily Mail
May 2016

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Qualification and professional memberships

MRCP / London / 2002
Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London

CCST (Dermatology) / UK / 2009
Certificate of completion of specialist training

FAAD / USA / 2010
International Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology

FRSM / UK / 2010
Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine

FRCP / London / 2016
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of London

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians (Member)
Royal Society of Medicine (Fellow)
British Association of Dermatologists (Member)
British Society for Dermatological Surgery (Member)
American Academy of Dermatology (Fellow)
The British Society for Cutaneous Allergy
International Dermoscopy Society

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Research and Publication


Alexandroff AB and Burova E. Whither... the future for contact dermatitis? – a report from the 2007 International Review of Current Problems in Contact Dermatitis. Publication: British Journal of Dermatology. 2008
September 2008

Alexandroff AB and Graham-Brown RAC. (2010) Report from the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. Publication: British Journal of Dermatology. 2010
July 2009

Alexandroff AB and Harman KE. Urticaria: An Evidence Based Update. Publication: British Journal of Dermatology. 2010
August 2010

Panchal MR, Coope H, McKenna J, Alexandroff AB. Long-term safety of biologics in the treatment of Psoriasis. Publication: Psoriasis targets and therapy. 2014
December 2013

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Personal Profile

I enjoy cooking, gardening and spending time with family. My aspiration is to learn Italian and Japanese.

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