Dr Tahir Iqbal

Consultant Dermatologist


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I have been working as a Consultant Dermatologist at Basildon and Southend Hospital for the last 14 years. I completed my postgraduate education at King's College London with my training in dermatology at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital. I have a wealth of experience in general dermatology with special interests in skin cancer and dermatological surgery. I have participated in multiple peer-reviews, presentations and teachings and am also currently a departmental audit and clinical governance lead at Mid-South Essex NHS Trust.

I possess an extensive experience in treating inflammatory conditions including acne, psoriasis and eczema. I also have expertise in aesthetic dermatology, administering Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers for fine lines, wrinkles and hyperhidrosis.

Throughout my extensive medical career I have performed various procedures including but not limited to approx:

  • 7,000 Excisions
  • 3,000 Biopsies
  • 1,500 Curettage and Cautery
  • 3,00 Wide Local Excisions
  • 1,000 Shaves

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Tahir Iqbal at Spire include:


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Additional information

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

MBBS / Karachi University / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Dip and MSc Clinical Dermatology
MBBS given to physicians at the completion of basic medical and surgical training. MSC after clinical training.

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

British Association of Dermatologists

British Society for Medical Dermatology

Professional leadership

Departmental Clinical Governance and Audit Lead Appraiser for the Trust

Consultant Dermatologist Mid-South Essex NHS Trust

Aside from my professional life, I enjoy spending time with my family. I take an interest in poetry and books. In terms of sports, I enjoy both watching as well as playing cricket and badminton. In my free time, I like listening to music.