Dr Rakesh Patalay - Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Rakesh Patalay is a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon based at the national centre for skin disease at St Johns Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London.


He is the clinical lead for one of the largest skin cancer assessment clinics in the country and part of the largest dermatology surgery & Mohs surgery service in the Southeast and the regional laser service. He is a nationally recognised expert in skin cancer assessment, laser treatment and skin imaging.

His experience in general, surgical and laser dermatology both in the NHS and privately places him amongst a select few practising cosmetic dermatology with this breadth of expertise, which he has done for almost 10 years.

He remains active in academic research and currently trains both junior doctors and consultants in skin cancer assessment and management and advanced skin surgery skills.

  • PhD
  • MRCP (UK)
  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • British Society for Dermatological Surgery

A top consultant and surgeon in his field, Dr Patalay’s special interests are:

  • Skin cancer - diagnosis and treatment, including moles
  • Skin surgery - for benign and malignant lesions
  • Mohs micrographic surgery – for Skin Cancers
  • Mole Assessment
  • Skin imaging - Reflectance Confocal Microscopy
  • Cosmetic dermatology- including Botox, Fillers, lasers
  • Laser treatment
  • Acne & Acne Scarring, Rosacea

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