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

I have been a dermatologist for eight years. I trained and was subsequently appointed at a consultant as 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 national newspapers and my knowledge and skills are respected amongst both peers and patients.

I see and treat patients with any dermatological concerns. My areas of special interest include vulval (genital) dermatology, skin cancers and skin surgery. I have experience in cosmetic dermatological treatments and enjoy expertly combining the medical and aesthetic skills needed for safe, effective and rewarding results.

To date I have performed over a thousand skin procedures and have experience in dermatological surgery. I have treated patients with complex and challenging dermatological conditions.

I am an elected member of the Royal Society of Medicine's Dermatology Council. I am also a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. I frequently participate in educational sessions to raise awareness on skin related issues.

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 the dermatology surgical lead at University Hospital, Lewisham. I supervise and train nurses and future dermatologists whilst having an oversight of the surgery performed by the department. I thoroughly enjoy this role as it allows me to teach and pass on skills that I have learnt and refined over my many years of experience and specialist surgical training.


General Medical Council Number: C7014058

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

Clinical interests

Aesthetic dermatology
Dermatological lasers
Skin cancer

Qualification and professional memberships

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.

Research and publications


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?

Current NHS posts

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.

Personal profile

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

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