Wisam Alwan

Wisam Alwan, consultant dermatologist

Consultant dermatologist


Wisam Alwan is a consultant dermatologist at the St John's Institute of Dermatology based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He is the clinical lead for children's dermatology.
He is currently completing his PhD at King's College London focusing on the role of the skin microbiome in psoriasis, funded by the Medical Research Council, British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and British Skin Foundation.

Wisam has a keen interest in medical education and is also an educational supervisor.  

Education and training

  • Specialist dermatology training, Guy's and St Thomas'/Lewisham Hospital, CCT 2021
  • Postgraduate certificate in clinical education (with merit), King’s College London, 2019
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2018
  • MRCP (UK) dermatology, Royal College of Physicians, 2015
  • MBBS, University of London (St George's), 2009
  • BSc Basic medical sciences with medical genetics (1st class honours), University of London (St George's), 2006

Research interests

  • Skin microbiome 
  • Inflammatory skin diseases


  • British Society of Investigative Dermatology prize for registrars, 2021
  • Royal Society of Medicine Dermatology trainee research prize, 2020
  • American Academy of Dermatology registration scholarship, 2020
  • Emirates Dermatology Fellowship and best presentation prize, 2017
  • NIHR/BAD Trainee Award, 2016
  • Academic Foundation Doctor presentation prize, 2011
  • Mark of Merit for Medical Sciences and Clinical Sciences in MBBS examinations, 2009
  • BAD Elective Prize, 2009
  • William Brown and Devitt-Pendlebury exhibition prize for pre-clinical MBBS examinations,  2005

Last updated: October 2023

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