MA (Oxon), MBBC, FRCP(Lond), CCST(DERM), PhD
Howard Stevens is a Consultant Dermatologist, skin cancer specialist and Mohs surgeon. He helped to build and lead one of the largest, multidisciplinary skin cancer teams in the UK.
A member of specialist, professional organisations in the UK, Europe and the USA, Howard has presented at international conferences and published a number of scientific papers.
He was awarded a Wellcome Research Fellowship, his work identifying several novel mutations, including the first known gene to cause hereditary deafness. Howard’s current research focuses on sun induced changes in the skin and technological alternatives to surgical biopsy.
As a leader in skin cancer care, studying causes and developing methods for non invasive skin analysis is of the utmost importance to him. This can bring vital, early treatment and reduce patient discomfort.
Howard’s approach to clinical care is driven by an empathetic approach. A view that providing an accurate diagnosis with minimal discomfort is the first step to help patients engage with their treatment.
Being an established Mohs surgeon fits with this approach. Mohs is a method of dealing with skin cancer which is not only the most effective but the least invasive, requiring the minimum possible tissue removal.
Howard studied medicine at Jesus College Oxford and University College London, before training as a dermatologist at the Royal Free and Royal London Hospitals. His PhD in genetic skin disease came from Queen Mary’s & Westfield College and Royal London Hospital.
Further training in advanced cutaneous surgery and Mohs surgery followed. Howard gained entry to the General Medical Council Specialist Register in 1998 and subsequently became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
An active member of the British Association of Dermatologists and founder of Skin Care Network, a specialist London dermatology clinic, Howard’s focus on excellent patient care and communication is welcomed by all.
The skill he offers in providing dermatological, plastic and Mohs surgery are coupled with a natural ability to build confidence and help his patients find personal solutions.