Dr Tess McPherson - Consultant Dermatologist

Dr McPherson manages patients of all ages with a high level of expertise in paediatric and adolescent dermatology.

  • MD Dermatology – management of lymphatic filariasis
  • MA Cambridge
  • MBBS Imperial College. Honours in Medicine and Surgery. Medicine Prize
  • FRCP [Derm] (London)
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Dermatology (executive committee)
  • European Society for Paediatric Dermatology
  • Royal Society of Medicine (Dermatology section council member)

Dr Tess McPherson trained in Cambridge and London. Her dermatology training was in London, Guyana, USA, Oxford and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Training included a doctorate in care of skin in tropical countries and a post-doctoral clinical lectureship in the immunology of eczema in Oxford. She has been a Consultant Dermatologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2012 where she leads the specialist paediatric and adolescent dermatology service and has established an award-winning service for young people with skin conditions.

Dr McPherson manages patients of all ages with a high level of expertise in paediatric and adolescent dermatology with a particular interest and active research into inflammatory conditions (acne, eczema and psoriasis) and the psychological impact of skin conditions.

She has an international reputation as a leader in paediatric and adolescent dermatology and is regularly an invited speaker to international conferences. She is committed to providing better services and support for patients with skin conditions and improved education for health-workers. She was recently president of the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Dermatology (2020-23), works with the British Association of Dermatology including development of patient information. Dr McPherson is involved in national work monitoring effects of medications on children and young people (BADBIR and AStar registry) and developing national guidelines. She was lead clinician on an NIHR funded project to develop a web resource for young adults with skin disease on www.healthtalk.org, works with charities and patient groups to improve resources and has written a book; ‘Skin Conditions in Young People: A practical guide on how to be comfortable in your skin’. 

Tess lives with her husband and has 3 children (ages 17-24) and enjoys art, outdoor swimming and travel. 

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