Dr Faisal Ali
Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon
MA(Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge), BM BCh (Oxford), MRCP(UK), MRCS, MRCP(Derm)
"At Spire Regency and Spire Manchester, patients enjoy outstanding care in superb facilities in a very convenient location."
I am an experienced Consultant Dermatologist, Mohs Micrographic Surgeon and Laser Surgeon. I see all aspects of general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. My specialist interests include acne and rosacea, Mohs micrographic surgery, laser surgery, non-surgical skin cancer treatments, hyperhidrosis 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 been awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) 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 for advanced training in skin pigmentation disorders in the National Skin Centre, Singapore and have undertaken additional training in the USA and France.
I have wide-ranging research experience with a PhD from the University of Cambridge and over 185 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 awards and scholarships throughout my career (including 18 national and international prizes) and was one of the lead consultants in the prestigious BMJ Dermatology Team of 2018. I am frequently asked to teach and lecture on my areas of expertise throughout the UK and internationally.
I am a medical advisor for Melanoma UK and specialist advisor and inspector for the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Faisal Ali at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Manchester Hospital.
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.