Dr Chris Harland

Consultant Dermatologist


Specialises in

I am an experienced General Dermatologist, having first entered the specialty in 1987. Since then I have accrued 30 years of experience at leading NHS Trusts, whilst developing interests in skin cancer and laser therapy. I am the past-president (2016-17) of the prestigious St John's Dermatology Society, and am Lead Clinician in dermatology and skin cancer at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. My other NHS post is at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, where I face challenging cases of cancer-related skin problems as well as skin cancers. A proportion of my referrals relate to skin cancers and moles.

I am an expert in the use of dermoscopy for subsurface visualisation of suspicious lesions, and I offer surgical removal of moles and skin cancers. My areas of interest include: General adult and paediatric dermatology; mole checks and dermoscopy; mole excision and skin cancer surgery; laser treatment of various skin conditions including birthmarks, red faces and thread veins, lentigos/liver spots, acne scars, warts and verrucas etc.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Chris Harland at Spire include:



Other treatments

  • Pigmented skin lesions
  • Photodermatology
  • Skin cancer surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

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

Research and publications

Interests include skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, mole scanning (digital dermoscopy and SIAscopy) and non-invasive imaging (research); cutaneous laser therapy (Skin Sutton Hospital, but patients can be referred to St Anthony's for assessment), with special interest in vascular lesions (including portwine stains in children and adults, and other birthmarks such as epidermal naevi; lymphangiomata-largest series of carbon dioxide laser cases in UK).

Current NHS posts

Epsom & St Helier University Hospital NHS Trust
Senior lecturer at St George's Hospital Medical School