Katie Lacy

Consultant dermatologist


Katie Lacy is the clinical lead for the melanoma unit. She also runs a specialist clinic for people with multiple moles who are at high risk of developing melanoma.

Katie is experienced in using mole mapping and dermoscopy to identify suspicious skin lesions that need removing. 

She does a joint skin cancer genetics clinic for people who have had multiple melanomas and their families in addition to other genetic conditions affecting the skin in adults. 

Education and training

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), 2012
  • Honorary senior lectureship awarded King's College London, 2010
  • Completion of specialist training in dermatology, 2008
  • PhD immunology, University College London, 2007
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), 2000
  • MA, University of Oxford, 1999
  • Medicine and surgery (MBBS), Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine,1994 to 1997
  • BA Natural Sciences, first class hons, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, 1991 to 1994

Research interests

  • Immune responses to melanoma and their modulation within the skin
  • Skin cancer imaging using dermoscopy, optical coherence tomography, confocal microscopy
  • The effects of ageing on cutaneous immunity

Last updated: January 2023

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