Dr  Manisha Panchal

Dr Manisha Panchal

Consultant Dermatologist

MBChB MRCP (UK) MRCP (Dermatology)

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi

I am a Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospitals of Leicester. I qualified from Leicester Medical School in 2008 and completed my specialist training in Dermatology in the West and East Midlands in 2019.

I perform dermatological surgery and have a variety of procedures that I offer for symptomatic benign growths and for the treatment of skin cancers. I also perform cryotherapy and administer intralesional steroid injections where indicated.

I am passionate about embracing digital solutions geared towards improving service and quality of dermatology care. I received national recognition on the implementation of a photo-sharing app to facilitate consultant led service in Dermatology at Leicester Hospitals.

My clinical and academic interests include complex medical dermatology with a specialist interest in inflammatory skin disease in adults and children. I am the Biologics Lead for Psoriasis in University Hospitals of Leicester driving psoriasis research locally.

I am fluent in Gujarati and Hindi and can consult effectively with patients who require a doctor familiar with their language without the need for a translator.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Manisha Panchal at Spire include:

Dermatology

Other treatments

  • Cryotherapy
  • Curettage and cautery of lesion
  • Excision of lesion from head, neck, limbs and trunk
  • Inflammatory skin disease – Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, Rosacea, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Hair and Nail disorders
  • Punch biopsy of lesion or rash
  • Shave excision
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin surgery

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Additional information

Inflammatory skin disease
Skin cancer

Professional memberships

British Association of Dermatologists

British Society for Medical Dermatology

British Cosmetic Dermatology Group

Member of the Royal College of Physicians

Professional leadership

Lead for Biological treatment in Psoriasis at University Hospitals of Leicester

I am a Principal Investigator for the PSoHO Study for Plaque Psoriasis.

I have been a Co-Investigator for several trials.

I have completed my Good Clinical Practice Training.


Articles

D. Gnanappiragasam, J. Oldham, M. Panchal, W. A. Woo. Experience and perception of face-to-face vs. remote consultations: a patient survey across two UK dermatology centres. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2021 Jun;46(4):736-737.

Panchal MR, Scarisbrick JJ. The utility of bexarotene in mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome. Onco Targets and Ther. 2015 Feb 3;8:367-73

Panchal MR. Reflecting on my personal journey as a new consultant during the pandemic. Commentary magazine RCP.

Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester

Telephone 0116 265 3021
Email manishamorjaria@hotmail.co.uk
Private secretary Rebecca West
Private secretary telephone 0116 216 8175
Private secretary email rebecca@leicesterbowelclinic.co.uk