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Smith, Catherine – professor of dermatology and therapeutics

Consultant profiles

Catherine Smith


Medical secretary (psoriasis) – Shanti Martin
Tel: 020 7188 6417

Medical secretary (eczema) – Aisha Nakasi
Tel: 020 7188 0844


  • Biography

    Catherine Smith is adjunct professor of dermatology and therapeutics and consultant dermatologist at St John's Institute of Dermatology, King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. 

    She is lead clinician in our national specialised services for adults with severe psoriasis and eczema.

  • Specialist interests

    • Inflammatory skin disease – psoriasis, eczema (dermatitis)
    • Therapeutics including biologic therapies
    • Evidence-based medicine
  • Research interests

    Catherine's clinical and research interests focus on inflammatory skin disease and translational medicine, extending from biomarker discovery through to interventional studies (phase II-IV), and involve major national and international collaboration.

    She also has a major interest in guideline development and implementation in the UK and Europe, with the aim of bringing research findings into clinical practice. She chaired the UK’s NICE guidelines on psoriasis and the British Association of Dermatologists guidelines on biologic therapy.