Dr Abba Alkali

Dr Abba Alkali

Consultant Dermatologist


Specialises in

  • Acne
  • Eczema and dermatitis
  • Mole assessment
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin lesions and cancer

Also available for:

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I am a Consultant Dermatologist and Clinical Director for Dermatology at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Prior to this I was a Consultant Dermatologist and Clinical Director for Dermatology at Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool.

My areas of interest include general dermatology, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, skin cancer, paediatric dermatology, hair and nail diseases, allergy, and hyperhidrosis, inflammatory skin conditions, phototherapy, photodynamic, dermatological surgery, cosmetic dermatology and lasers.

I graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and then subsequently did my general medical training at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. I did my dermatology and venereology training in Nigeria between University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Ile Ife obtaining the Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians in 2002.

I also completed dermatology postgraduate training in the Mersey Deanery in the United Kingdom and have also spent a year at the prestigious St John Institute of Dermatology in London obtaining a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Dermatology with a Certificate of Excellence in Dermatopathology.

I am on the General Medical Council United Kingdom Specialist Register for Dermatology.


General Medical Council Number: 5166923

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Abba Alkali at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Allergy
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Dermatological surgery
  • General dermatology
  • Hair and nail diseases
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Inflammatory skin conditions
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Photodynamic
  • Rosacea

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Additional information

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

MBBS / Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

FWACP / West African College of Physicians, Nigeria / 2002
Fellow of the West African College of Physicians

MSc in Clinical Dermatology / St. John's Institute of Dermatology, Kings College, University of London / 2002
Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2004
Member of the Royal College of Physicians

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2016
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

Member of the British Association of Dermatologists

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Professional leadership

Clinical Director for Dermatology at St. Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust