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."

Specialises in

  • Eczema
  • Acne and rosacea
  • Hair and nail disease
  • Lesion removal
  • Skin cancer

Also available for:

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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.


General Medical Council Number: C6160329

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Faisal Ali at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • TrueTest allergy patch testing

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Additional information

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

Special clinical interests: I also have interest in pigmentary disorders, lesion removal, acne photodynamic therapy (PDT), eczema & dermatitis, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

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

Professional memberships

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

Professional leadership

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

Private secretary Mrs Jan O'Grady
Private secretary telephone 07806 785 497
Private secretary fax 01625 501 800
Private secretary email dralidermatology@gmail.com