Dr Zainab Laftah

Dr Zainab Laftah

Consultant Dermatologist

MBChB, BSc(Hons), MRCP(UK), MRCP(Derm), PCME

"I enjoy working at Spire St Anthony's Hospital; with its world class experts it is dedicated to providing the best personalised healthcare."

Specialises in

  • Skin cancer and mole checks
  • Skin surgery
  • Acne and rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis

Also available for:

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I have been a dermatologist for eight years. I trained and was subsequently appointed as a consultant at one of the world's leading dermatology centres; St John's Institute of Dermatology, London. I am a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation and an outspoken advocate of skincare and skin health. My opinion has been sought by newspapers and my skills are respected amongst both peers and patients.

I see patients with any skin concerns and have expertise in the treatment of complex dermatological conditions. My areas of special interest include acne, rosacea, vulval (genital) dermatology, skin cancers and skin surgery. I have performed thousands of skin procedures and have trained in advanced dermatological surgery. I have experience in cosmetic dermatological treatments and enjoy expertly combining the medical and aesthetic skills needed for safe, effective and rewarding results.

In addition to my clinical work, I hold a number of positions of wider responsibility. I am an elected member of the Royal Society of Medicine's Dermatology Council and I frequently participate in educational sessions to raise awareness on skin related issues.

I hold a qualification in Medical Education. I believe strongly in the effective training of doctors and in my NHS work support nurses, medical students, and future dermatologists in their learning. I thoroughly enjoy this role, which enables me to teach and pass on skills that I have refined over my many years of experience and specialist training. I am also the Dermatology Surgical Lead at University Hospital Lewisham where I have an oversight of the surgery performed in the department.

In addition to my clinical work, I hold a qualification in Medical Education. I am actively involved in training future doctors and dermatology trainees.

I am also the Dermatology Surgical Lead at University Hospital Lewisham where I have an oversight of the surgery performed in the department.

Please note I do not treat children. 


General Medical Council Number: 7014058

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Zainab Laftah at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Excision of benign lesions and moles 

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Additional information

Aesthetic dermatology
Dermatological lasers
Skin cancer

MBChB / University of Warwick / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Association of Dermatology (BAD)

Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS)

St John's Dermatology Society

British Cosmetic Dermatology Group (BCDG)

Professional leadership

I am an elected member of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Dermatology Council and also a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation.


Xanthelasma: An update on treatment modalities, Laftah, Z, Al-Niaimi F. JCAS (2018) 11 (1): 1-6

Therapeutic options in hyperhidrosis, Laftah Z, Morris-Jones, R. MIMS 2015

Media Coverage

Hands up if you are worried about sweat patches?

I am a Consultant Dermatologist who trained and now works at the St John's Institute of Dermatology, one of the world's leading centres for patients with skin disease.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, classical music and watching the Ballet.