Dr Stephen Keohane

Dr Stephen Keohane

Consultant Dermatologist


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I am a consultant dermatologist with a special interest in the diagnosis and management of skin cancers. I am fortunate to be one of the very few clinicians in the UK able to offer all the currently available types of diagnostic tools and treatments for skin cancer.

I run the regional Mohs Micrographic Service at the Portsmouth Dermatology Centre, and serve on a number of regional and national committees for skin cancer. I participate in The American Society of Mohs Surgery Quality Assurance Programme and am a Faculty member of the British Society of Dermatological Surgery. I've also participated in numerous clinical trials in non-melanoma skin cancer.

I trained at St Thomas and after training in Dermatology in Leicester, Sheffield and Edinburgh, I undertook basic research at Sheffield which was extended into a project in rural Malaysia. Subsequently I trained in Dermatological surgery and Mohs Micrographic Surgery in the UK, Seattle, San Diego and Charleston, USA.

I am the President elect for the British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS) (2017-2021): Responsible for coordinating advanced dermatological surgery and Mohs training and education in the UK. In this role I'm also responsible for national guidelines and audits relating to skin cancer surgery.

I was a Treasurer for BSDS from 2015-2017: In this role I was responsible for coordinating the expansion of the Society’s portfolio and charitable grants.

Chair for Wessex Skin site specific Skin Cancer group since 2006: Responsible for coordinating skin cancer policy in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.

Lead clinician Mohs Micrographic Surgery service Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust: One of only six centres nationally to provide formal training in Mohs Surgery.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Stephen Keohane at Spire include:


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Additional information

Dermatological surgery
Inflammatory skin disease
Skin cancer

Special Clinical Interests: Management of non melanoma and melanoma skin cancers. Management of sun damaged skin.

Professional memberships

American Society of Mohs Surgery

British Association of Dermatologists

British Association of Dermatologists Skin Cancer Committee (Chair 2012-2016)

British Society of Dermatological Surgery

Chair National guidelines committee for cutaneous Squamous cell Carcinoma

National Scrutineer for Fellows in Advanced Skin Cancer and Mohs Surgery

NICCE Guidelines Committee for Basal Cell Carcinoma 20110-2012

NICCE Guidelines Committee for Melanoma 2013-2016

Parliamentary Committee for Melanoma

Parliamentary Ombudsman for Dermatology

Reviewer British Journal of Dermatology & Journal European Academy of Dermatology

Royal College of Physicians

Specialist Advisor to National Institute of Clinical and Care Excellence

Professional leadership

Skin Cancer Lead Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultant Dermatologist and Clinical Director, Portsmouth Dermatology Centre.

Portsmouth Hospital.

I am married to a GP and we have three sons.

Website http://www.mohssurgery.org.uk/
Private secretary Zoe Hamilton
Private secretary telephone 07458 981066
Private secretary email hamilton.z@outlook.com