Dr Syed Shah

Dr Syed Shah

Consultant Dermatologist

MBBS, MCPS, Dip. Derm (BKK), MRCP(UK), FRCP(Lon)

"Spire is a well reputed health provider. It has a great environment for working. The staff are very helpful and always willing to guide you. I hope to provide a stress free service to my patients of a high standard."

I am an expert in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. I am a reputed Mohs Micrographic surgeon and experienced skin surgeon. I perform a high standard of skin surgery, including flaps and grafts with excellent cosmetic results. I remove moles and cysts, and treat warts and haemangiomas. I treat pre-cancerous conditions, medically and surgically. I am an expert in skin cancer chemo-prevention, photoaging and sun protection. I am a qualified specialist in tropical dermatology and skin infections. I have special interests in inflammatory skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis, and have done research and trials in these areas.

I am a regional tertiary specialist in transplant dermatology and hidradenitis supporativa. I take referrals directed to me from as far as London and the West Anglia region. I am currently doing trials on Hidradenitis supporativa.

I had the unique opportunity to study and learn dermatology in Pakistan; to study subtropical dermatology in Bangkok, Thailand; as well as tropical dermatology in the United Kingdom and western regions. Hence I have a huge amount of experience in a variety of general and tropical dermatology. This has enhanced my ability to the diagnoses and treatment of skin conditions. I am also experienced in genital skin problems. 

I have been a consultant dermatologist since 2007 in Norwich. Prior to that I was an Associate Specialist for four years. I have performed more than 700 Mohs surgery cases and the majority of them I have repaired myself, including periocular cases. I have performed a countless number of skin flaps of various varieties on head and neck areas as well as on limbs. I also perform full thickness and partial thickness skin grafts on a weekly basis.

I am a member of the patient safety committee of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. I have been MDT chairman for three years and deputy CD for appraisals.

In addition to my clinical work I am a recognised teacher at the University of Norwich Medical School. I am also a faculty member at St George's Medical School and teach their students when they arrive at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. I am the educational and clinical supervisor for the dermatological trainees and regularly examine the trainees in dermatology and do work-based assessments for them. I also regularly give lectures to GPs and other specialty registrars to enhance their skills in dermatology.

For three years, I have been the Chair of a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), which is a team of dermatologists, plastic surgeons, oncologists, pathologists and nurses who meet on a weekly basis to discuss the skin cancer cases reported and decide the best management for the individual. I am also the Deputy Clinical Director for appraisals of doctors working in dermatology particularly and hospitals in general on an annual basis. 


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Syed Shah at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • General dermatology
  • Dermatology of transplant and immunosuppressed patients
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Tropical dermatology

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Additional information

Connective tissue disease
Dermatological surgery
Hair and nail disease
Inflammatory skin disease
Skin cancer

MBBS / University of Peshawar, Pakistan / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
The is the primary medical qualification needed by a doctor to work in any medical field.

Professional memberships

British Society of Dermatological Surgery (BSDS)

American Society of Moh's Surgery

British Society of Skin Care in Immuno-Compromised Individuals (BSSCII)

Royal Society of Medicine

British Association of Dermatologists

British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Clinical Governance Lead in Dermatology - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Lead and specialist of the tertiary service of hidradenitis suppurativa - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Regional transplant specialist in dermatology - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Tertiary service of biologic treatments in dermatology - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

  • Incontinentia Pigmenti with cerebral palsy and leukomalacia; a case report and review of the literature, Pediatric Dermatology, 2003, 20 (6):491 - 494
    Shah SN, Gibbs S, Upton CJ, Pickworth FE, Garioch JJ
  • Chronic urticaria associated with positive strongyloidese serology- experience with three cases, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology,2002 27 ;84-85
  • Identifying, classifying, and managing chronic urticaria, Dermatology in Practice 2004;Vol 12 No 2
    Shah SN, Grattan CE
  • Alopecia Universalis treated with bone morphogenetic protein. Br J Dermatol. 2006 Jan;154(1):190-1 Leslie KS, Shah SN, Darrah C, Cooper A, Valentin-Opran A, Patel AD, Donel ST.

I enjoy watching cricket matches in the stadium or on television and follow the game. I am also fond of good movies, especially sci-fi. My favourite actor is Roger Moore. In my spare time I enjoy working in my garden and playing with my three granddaughters.

Telephone 01603 255 574
Email snshah1960@gmail.com
Private secretary Sarah Cary and Lucy Tansley-Thomas
Private secretary telephone 01603 255 644
Private secretary email sarah.cary@spirehealthcare.com or lucy.tansley-thomas@spirehealthcare.com