Dr John McKenna

Dr John McKenna

Consultant Dermatologist

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr John McKenna at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Dermatologist experienced in the diagnosis and care of all aspects of skin problems. I have particular expertise in the early diagnosis and the surgical management of skin cancers and believe in taking the time to listen to my patients, fully explaining the diagnosis and all appropriate treatment options.

I graduated from Glasgow University. I completed my specialist dermatology training in Belfast where I was involved in research to improve computed assisted diagnosis of melanoma. I then went on to train in additional advanced dermatological surgery, lasers, and Mohs micrographic surgery for complex skin cancers at St Thomas' Hospital, London. I am one of only a few consultants in the UK that have completed a prestigious Mohs micrographic surgery training fellowship in addition to their general dermatology training.

I moved to Leicester in July 2008, after being appointed as a Consultant Dermatologist with a specialist interest in dermatological surgery and skin cancer at Leicester Royal Infirmary. I quickly set up a much needed Mohs micrographic surgery service permitting access to this specialised treatment to patients across the region.

I am the only Mohs micrographic surgeon in Leicester, accepting referrals from GPs and from other consultant colleagues both locally and regionally.

I am the Deputy Lead for the Comprehensive Local Research Network for Leicester, Northampton, and Rutland. I promote research and recruits to several national research studies, particularly in psoriasis and acne. I am also a collaborator in ongoing research into keloid scarring and experimental medical imaging of basal cell carcinoma.

Clinical Interests

Dermatological surgery
Inflammatory skin disease
Skin cancer

Special clinical interests: Skin cancer surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, Mole screening/ skin cancer, Acne, Psoriasis.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Dermatologists
British Association of Dermatological Surgery
American Society of Dermatological Surgery
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
International Dermoscopy Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Dermatologist, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester

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Personal Profile

I am married and have four young daughters. My free time is mainly spent trying to keep my children entertained. I spend my holidays back in Ireland visiting relatives, fishing and boating when the weather allows.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Jo Cox
Private secretary telephone 0116 2653690
Private secretary email jo.cox@spirehealthcare.com