Magnus Lynch


Consultant dermatologist and dermatological surgeon


Dr Magnus Lynch is a consultant dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermatological and Mohs surgeon at St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust.

He is experienced in all aspects of adult general dermatology and has a particular interest in skin surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.

He leads the melanoma multidisciplinary meeting, as well as performing Mohs surgery for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Education and training

Magnus studied medicine at Christ's College, Cambridge and subsequently passed membership examinations for both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons. He trained under leading dermatologists at the world-renowned St John's Institute of Dermatology, gaining entry to the GMC specialist register in 2017.

After completion of training in dermatology, he undertook a highly competitive fellowship in Mohs surgery and advanced dermatological surgery at St John's.

Research interests

Alongside his clinical work, Magnus is actively involved in academic research. He completed a PhD at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford and was awarded a prestigious Academic Clinical Lectureship at St John's Institute of Dermatology where he performed postdoctoral research at King's College London. This work led to multiple high impact publications.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College London, and leads a research team investigating the cellular biology of skin cancer and normal skin and the role of artificial intelligence in dermatology.


Hugh Wallace Prize, Royal Society of Medicine Dermatology Section Scholar, Christ’s College Cambridge

Last updated: April 2022

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