Dr. Rakesh Anand
“My experience, training and approach means I'm able to help patients with every aspect of their skin health and wellbeing, no matter where they are in their skin journey. And I love it!”
There are many reasons why people become dermatologists. For me, having very bad acne as a teenager gave me firsthand experience of the huge impact that skin problems can have on our everyday lives. Trying to get my acne treated, which wasn’t easy, made me passionate about becoming a dermatologist, so I could help others with every aspect of their skin health and wellbeing.
Whether I’m treating skin cancer, skin conditions like acne or eczema, or performing cosmetic procedures, I pride myself on treating every patient as an individual. A big part of this is my holistic approach to dermatology, which combines medical and surgical training at some of the most prestigious intuitions, training in psychology and neuroscience, and my keen eye for detail – originally inspired by the many hours I spent as a child watching my mother at work as a brilliant seamstress and later fine-tuned by my work with some of the leading dermatology surgeons in the UK. I see NHS patients in Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Moorfield’s Eye Hospital. I see patients privately at Chelsea Outpatient Centre and OneWelbeck.
Fellowship in Mohs and laser surgery
Specialist dermatology training
Dermatology Clinical Fellow
Foundation and Core Medical Training
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Clinical Neuroscience (MSc)
- Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon
- Expertise in all aspects of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology
- Specialist in Mohs surgery to treat skin cancer
- Consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital
- Honorary Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
- Private Practice at the Lister Hospital Chelsea Outpatient Centre and OneWelbeck.
- British Association of Dermatologists
- British Society Dermatological Surgery
- British Cosmetic Dermatology Group
- European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
- Royal College Physicians
- Royal Society of Medicine
- Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer. Mohs Surgery (book chapter) – 2022
- Mohs surgery as an aid to optimising cosmetic outcomes in facial surgery – 2021
- Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry. Dermatology: Recognising Acute Skin Conditions That Really Matter – 2021
- Identification of skin cancers in adults referred to dermatologists for suspicious skin lesions – 2020
Skin cancer specialist
As well as my medical and cosmetic dermatology practice, I also have particular expertise in diagnosing and treating skin cancer. I trained in Mohs micrographic surgery – a specialist type of skin cancer surgery – at the world-renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology in Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital in London, where I now hold a consultant post. I regularly perform Mohs surgery as part of my private practice where I am passionate about achieving the very best outcomes for my patients.