Faisal Ali

Consultant dermatologist


Faisal Ali is a consultant dermatologist, Mohs micrographic surgeon and laser surgeon in the dermatological surgery and laser unit, St John’s Institute of Dermatology.

Following junior medical training at King's College Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital, he completed dermatology training in Manchester. He undertook highly competitive fellowships in

  • Mohs micrographic surgery and laser surgery at St John's Institute of Dermatology
  • cosmetic dermatology and pigmentary disorders at the National Skin Centre, Singapore

Faisal is frequently invited to lecture nationally and internationally.

He is:

  • a speciality advisor and inspector for the Care Quality Commission
  • a medical advisor to Melanoma UK
  • an executive committee member of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group

Education and training

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
  • Fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and laser surgery, St John's Institute of Dermatology, London
  • Fellowship in pigmentary disorders and cosmetic dermatology, National Skin Centre, Singapore
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Trinity College, University of Cambridge 
  • Certificate of completion of specialist training (CCT) in dermatology 
  • Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)
  • Master of Research (MRes), University of Manchester
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BM BCh), Christ Church, University of Oxford
  • Master of Arts (MA), Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), First Class, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Research interests

  • Skin cancer
  • Dermatologic surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Pigmentary disorders
  • Patient safety


  • BMJ dermatology team of the year, 2018
  • British Association of Dermatologists Wycombe prize and chair, 2017
  • British Association of Dermatologists AAD travel scholarship, 2017
  • British Cosmetic Dermatology Group travelling fellowship, 2016
  • British Medical Laser Association best presentation prize, 2016


Faisal has published over 200 publications, including articles in Nature, Science, BMJ and The Lancet.

Find a list of Faisal Ali's publications on ResearchGate.

Last updated: April 2024

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