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. 

2022

Fellowship in Mohs and laser surgery

St John's Institute of Dermatology 
2017-2021

Specialist dermatology training

Royal London Hospital and Royal Free Hospital
2015-2017

Dermatology Clinical Fellow

The Whittington Hospital; Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
2011-2015

Foundation and Core Medical Training

University College London Hospital; Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust
2011

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

University College London Medical School
2006

Clinical Neuroscience (MSc)

University College London
2005

Psychology (BSc)

University College London
Memberships
    • 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
Selected
publications 
    • 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.