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Fassihi, Hiva - consultant dermatologist and clinical lead for the national XP service


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Hiva Fassihi - consultant dermatologist


Tel: 020 7188 6248

Area of expertise: Xeroderma pigmentosum

  • Biography

    Hiva Fassihi is the clinical lead for the national XP service. She has a strong background in translational research, and expertise in genetic skin disorders, paediatric dermatology and photodermatology.

  • Specialist interests

    • Xeroderma pigmentosum
    • Photodermatology
    • Paediatric dermatology
    • Genetic skin disorders
  • Education and training

    • MA (Hons) Medical Sciences, University of Cambridge, 1996
    • MB BChir, University of Cambridge, 1999
    • MRCP (UK) 2002
    • Doctor of Medicine (MD) ‘The impact of molecular diagnostics on the feasibility of prenatal testing in EB’ Genetic Skin Disease Group, University of London, 2008
    • CCST (Dermatology), 2011

    Hiva undertook dermatology training at St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' (2003 - 2011). This included 3 years as a clinical research fellow working with the national epidermolysis bullosa service.

  • Awards

    • British Society for Paediatric Dermatology Annual Symposium Prize (2003, 2006, 2009)
    • The Martin Beare Millennium Paediatric Award, British Association of Dermatologists 84thAnnual Meeting, Belfast (2004)
    • Albert M Kligman Fellowship, Society for Investigative Dermatology, Missouri (2005)
    • Hugh Wallace Registrar’s prize, Royal Society of Medicine (2004/2005)
    • CDA Best Paper Prize, British Association of Dermatologists 86thAnnual Meeting, Manchester (2006)
    • Royal Society of Medicine section prize winner (2010 - 2011)
    • Whimster Prize (2011)
  • Research interests

    • Xeroderma pigmentosum
    • Prenatal and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis of inherited skin disorders
    • UV carcinogenesis