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British Society for Medical Dermatology

At the 4th annual Medical Dermatology Meeting in 2008, the need for the creation of a specialty group with an interest in the integration of dermatology with general medicine, and the promotion of the role of the dermatologist in hospital medicine was debated. Finding a body of support for the idea, we set about the creation of such a group. BSMD now has a healthy membership, an agreed constitution outlining the aims and objectives and an elected committee. New members are welcome.

Meet the current team

Dr Andrew Carmichael – Immediate Past President

Infection, Inflammation and Immunity Division, University of Southampton

 

Facilitates annual BAD/RCP Medical Dermatology meeting and Medical Dermatology section of Annual BAD meeting.

Mike Ardern-Jones trained in medicine at St Bartholomew’s Medical College and subsequently undertook Dermatology training at St John’s Institute of Dermatology and Oxford. His DPhil at Christ Church, University of Oxford explored the immunology of atopic dermatitis and his research in this area is on-going. Other research areas include infection models of skin disease, molecular signalling in cutaneous dendritic cells and a particular focus on drug hypersensitivity reactions.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT)

President British Society Medical Dermatology 2014-2016; Consultant Dermatologist STHFT; Honorary Clinical Lecturer Dermatology, University Newcastle upon Tyne; Visiting Lecturer Dermatology, Kumasi, Ghana; 


Undergraduate & General Medical training Newcastle upon Tyne & the North East. Postgraduate Dermatology training in Durham, Birmingham & Cardiff. British Association of Dermatologists, British Skin Foundation & BSMD & Northern Regional Dermatology Training Advisor.
General Dermatologist with interest in Medical Dermatology, reflected in research which includes Itch; Dermatopharmacology & Genodermatoses.

Dr Shikha Gupta – Secretary

Kings’ College Trust (Orpington site)


As Secretary for the BSMD carries responsibility for membership of BSMD and quarterly BSMD Committee meetings.

Shikha Gupta graduated from University of Nottingham Medical School in 2000. After completing her specialist dermatology training and obtaining her CCT in 2010, she undertook a 1-year medical dermatology fellowship at St Johns’ institute of dermatology gaining knowledge and skills in managing inflammatory dermatoses, using systemic therapies and biologics. She is currently working as a consultant dermatologist at Kings’ College Trust (Orpington site) and is passionate about medical dermatology and improving the links between dermatology and general medicine.

Meet the current team

Dr Giles Dunnill – 
President

University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol

Dr Giles Dunnill trained in Dermatology at St Thomas’s Hospital and the Royal London Hospital. He undertook research for his MD thesis in molecular genetics of Epidermolysis Bullosa. He was appointed as Consultant in Dermatology in Bristol in 1997, and has since had clinical interests in medical dermatology including pro-inflammatory skin conditions, psoriasis, skin lymphoma, graft versus host disease and skin therapeutics with biological drugs. He has an interest in medical education and has previously been chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee at the Royal College of Physicians, and is currently secretary of the Exam Board for the SCE in Dermatology.

Dr Michael Ardern-Jones Immediate Past President

Infection, Inflammation and Immunity Division, University of Southampton

 

Facilitates annual BAD/RCP Medical Dermatology meeting and Medical Dermatology section of Annual BAD meeting.

Mike Ardern-Jones trained in medicine at St Bartholomew’s Medical College and subsequently undertook Dermatology training at St John’s Institute of Dermatology and Oxford. His DPhil at Christ Church, University of Oxford explored the immunology of atopic dermatitis and his research in this area is on-going. Other research areas include infection models of skin disease, molecular signalling in cutaneous dendritic cells and a particular focus on drug hypersensitivity reactions.

Dr Andrew Carmichael – Past President

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT)

President British Society Medical Dermatology 2014-2016; Consultant Dermatologist STHFT; Honorary Clinical Lecturer Dermatology, University Newcastle upon Tyne; Visiting Lecturer Dermatology, Kumasi, Ghana; 


Undergraduate & General Medical training Newcastle upon Tyne & the North East. Postgraduate Dermatology training in Durham, Birmingham & Cardiff. British Association of Dermatologists, British Skin Foundation & BSMD & Northern Regional Dermatology Training Advisor.
General Dermatologist with interest in Medical Dermatology, reflected in research which includes Itch; Dermatopharmacology & Genodermatoses.

Dr Ian Coulson –
Treasurer

Burnley General Hospital, The Royal Blackburn Hospital and The Rossendale Hub, Lancashire

Ian Coulson trained at St. Johns Hospital for Disease of the Skin, and St. George’s and St. Helier Hospitals in south London. He has been a Consultant in East Lancashire since 1990. He is a generalist, with more of as flair for the “physicianly” rather than the surgical, and always enjoys the diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. In addition to contributing chapters to Rook for three editions (Disorders of the eccrine sweat glands, diagnosis in dermatology and the skin in general medicine), he co-edits The Treatment of Skin Disease.

Dr Adam Fityan – Secretary

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and St John’s Institute of Dermatology

Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Consultant at St John’s Institute of Dermatology in Photodermatology. He has setup and now runs the Photodermatology service in Southampton, in addition to undertaking ongoing research within this field. He has a keen interest in Medical Dermatology, with a particular interest in the connective tissue diseases, working alongside Rheumatology colleagues to run a regular combined clinic.

Prof Jane Setterfield –Training awards 

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London

Dr Jane Setterfield is a professor and honorary consultant in dermatology in relation to oral disease. She has an active research programme on mucous membrane pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris and lichen planus.

Dr Ruth Lamb – on maternity leave 

St George’s Hospital and St John’s Institute of Dermatology

Ruth completed her undergraduate training at Edinburgh University along with her medical SHO jobs and MRCP. She migrated to the West coast and undertook her Dermatology training in Glasgow before heading south of the border to undertake the Medical Dermatology Fellowship at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. Her interests include Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) and psoriasis and she continues to work in the HS clinic at St John’s weekly and is leading the psoriasis clinic at St George’s Hospital in London where she works full-time.

Dr Fiona Tasker – 
DermDoc course

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London

Fiona is currently a Dermatology Registrar in London.

Cristina Psomadakis –Communications & Digital

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London

Cristina got her BA in Anthropology in Chicago and her MSt in Linguistics from Oxford, before doing graduate entry medicine at Warwick. She is currently a Dermatology Registrar at St John's..

Dr Simon Meggitt – 
EMD

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London

Simon Meggitt is a medical dermatologist who received higher training in Newcastle. He runs several multidisciplinary and tertiary referral clinics for the management of complex inflammatory skin diseases, including severe atopic eczema; cutaneous lupus; dermatomyositis; connective tissue disease and sarcoidosis. Research interests include dermatopharmacology; connective tissue disease and systemic therapies for severe atopic eczema.

Dr Emma Ormerod – SpR representative

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust

 

Emma qualified from Oxford University and went on to complete an academic foundation programme in Brighton. She has since worked in New Zealand and Bristol, last year undertaking a full-time post as a clinical teaching fellow, before starting her Specialist Registrar training in Wales. She has a passion for medical education, as well as a particular interest in Medical Dermatology, enjoying the challenge of managing complex patients in conjunction with other specialties. She is a Dermatology Specialist Registrar.

Dr Suzannah August

Poole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Poole

Member term: Jan 2019 – Jan 2021

Dr Laura Savage 

Leeds Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds

Member term: Jan 2019 – Jan 2021

Dr Jenny Hughes

Princess of Wales Hospital,

Bridgend

Member term: Jan 2019 – Jan 2021

Honorary Members:
  • Professor Sue Burge Honorary Consultant Dermatologist, Oxford University Hospitals

  • Dr Nick Levell Consultant Dermatologist, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; President of the British Association of Dermatologists

  • Professor Rod Hay Consultant Dermatologist, Kings College Hospital, London; Professor of Cutaneous Infection, Kings College London

  • Professor Chris Griffiths Professor of Dermatology, University of Manchester

Interim Members:
  • Jin Gao Dermatology Registrar, Royal Free Hospital

  • Effie Ladoyianni Consultant Dermatologist, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust