Dr Faisal Ali
Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon
MA(Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge), BM BCh (Oxford), MRCP(UK), MRCS, MRCP(Derm)
"At the Spire Regency and Spire Manchester, patients enjoy outstanding care in superb facilities in a very convenient location."
I am an experienced Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon. I see all aspects of general (including acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema), surgical and cosmetic dermatology. My specialist interests include advanced skin surgery (including facial surgery), skin cancer treatments (surgical and non-surgical), photodynamic therapy, hyperhidrosis, laser surgery and disorders of pigmentation.
I graduated from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, with a Double First in pre-clinical medicine before completing clinical studies at Christ Church, University of Oxford. After general medical training in several of London’s leading teaching hospitals, I undertook dermatology training in Manchester. I am one of very few dermatologists to have achieved both Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS).
I then completed a highly competitive advanced dermatological surgery fellowship (including Mohs micrographic surgery and laser dermatology) in the world-renowned St Johns Institute of Dermatology based in Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, where I continue to work as a Mohs micrographic and laser surgeon. I was subsequently awarded the British Cosmetic Dermatology fellowship to study skin pigmentation disorders in the National Skin Centre, Singapore.
I have wide-ranging research experience with a PhD from the University of Cambridge and over 120 scientific and medical publications. This includes articles in Nature, Science, BMJ, The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine. I have been awarded multiple prizes and scholarships throughout my career and was recently recognised as one of the lead consultants in the prestigious BMJ Dermatology Team of the Year in Vernova Healthcare, Macclesfield.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Faisal Ali at Spire include:
Spire Manchester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
BA(Hons) Cantab / University of Cambridge / 2004
Bachelor of Arts. Class 1
BM BCh Oxon / University of Oxford / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MA Cantab / University of Cambridge / 2008
Master of Arts
MRCP(UK) / Royal College of Physicians / 2010
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians
MRCP(Derm) / Royal College of Physicians / 2013
Specialty Certifying Examination (Dermatology)
MRes / University of Manchester / 2013
Master of Research
CCT (Dermatology) / General Medical Council / 2015
Certificate of Completion of Training in Dermatology
MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons / 2015
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons
Advanced Dermatological Surgery Fellowship / St John's Institute of Dermatology, London / 2016
Mohs micrographic surgery and laser surgery fellowship
Britich Cosmetic Dermatology Group Fellowship / National Skin Centre, Singapore / 2017
Disorder of pigmentation
PhD Cantab / University of Cambridge / 2018
Doctorate of Philosophy
British Association of Dermatologists
British Society for Dermatological Surgery
British Cosmetic Dermatology Group
St John's Dermatological Society
North of England Dermatology Society
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society
Lead Consultant, BMJ Awards Dermatology Team of the Year 2018
Specialty Adviser, Car Quality Commission
Chair of East Cheshire Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team
Consultant Dermatologist, East Cheshire Dermatology Department, Vernova Healthcare
Mohs micrographic surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London