Dr Joey Lai-Cheong

Consultant Dermatologist

BMedSci (Hons), MBBS, PhD, MRCP

Specialises in

I am a consultant adult and paediatric dermatologist and hold an NHS post at the King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor where I am the clinical lead for paediatric and adolescent dermatology.

I hold a first-class honours degree in genetics and ranked top of my year from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. I graduated in medicine from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School with the Goyder Memorial commendation in medicine and surgery. I am one of a handful of UK dermatologists who have been awarded the prestigious and highly competitive Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship. I also hold a PhD in skin sciences from the University of London and was the first National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) clinical lecturer in dermatology in London.

I am trained in dermatology at the world renowned St John's Institute of Dermatology based at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I have had further training in paediatric and adolescent dermatology at the world famous Chicago Children's Memorial Hospital in the United States.

I have published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in high impact international journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Human Genetics, American Journal of Pathology, Trends in Molecular Medicine and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

I have presented at major international conferences and have been invited to give talks in the United States and Japan. I have received national and international prizes in dermatology including the Euroderm Excellence Prize, St John's Dermatological Society Registrar Prize, British Association of Dermatologists Registrar Prize, British Society for Investigative Dermatology Young Investigator Prize, British Society for Paediatric Dermatology Fellowship, Joint European Society for Dermatological Research/ Society for Investigative Dermatology Collegiality Award and Joint European Society for Dermatological Research/ Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology Collegiality Award.

My aim is to provide a high-end individually tailored specialist dermatology service and accepts referrals from GPs, paediatricians and other doctors. I recommend a GP referral, but will see patients without one.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Joey Lai-Cheong at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Dermatological surgery
  • Paediatric dermatology

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Additional information

General and paediatric dermatology; skin cancer diagnosis and management; mole checks and mole removal; medical dermatology including eczema, psoriasis and acne; dermatological surgery; medical microneedling for acne scars and facial rejuvenation (derma roller)

BMedSci (Hons) / University of Newcastle upon Tyne / 2001
Bachelor of Medical Sciences

MBBS / University of Newcastle upon Tyne / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP(UK) / Royal College of Physicians / 2004
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)

PhD / University of London / 2010
Doctorate of Philosophy

FRCP (UK) / Royal College of Physicians / 2016
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

General Medical Council

Royal College of Physicians

British Association of Dermatology

British Society of Paediatric Dermatology

British Society for Investigative Dermatology

Consultant Dermatologist, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

I am married to a doctor and have two young children. I enjoy spending time with my family and my hobbies include table tennis and photography.

Telephone 01753 665404
Website http://www.windsorskin.com/
Private secretary Kate Breslin