Dr Howard Stevens MBBC FRCP(Lond) CCST(DERM) PhD

Howard Stevens is a Consultant Dermatologist treating adults and children. He is a Dermatological Surgeon specialising in the diagnosis and management of skin cancers, sun-damaged skin and moles. He is a trained Mohs and Laser Surgeon. Dr Stevens set up the UK’s first private clinic enabling virtual, or surgery free, biopsy of the skin using confocal microscopy. He established and led the skin cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team at Barnet and Chase Farm, part of the Royal Free Hospital. His research interests focus on malignant and premalignantsun-induced changes in the skin and in skin imaging.

Howard treats a range of skin problems including: acne, rosacea, moles, skin cancers, scars, discolouration, eczema, psoriasis and ageing skin.

He trained in Oxford and London with subsequent specialist training at The Royal Free hospital and the Royal London Hospital in London. Howard specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers and laser surgery. He was awarded a Wellcome Research Training Fellowship to study genetic skin disease, and his work led to the identification of the first gene to cause inherited deafness in humans.

Howard was the clinical skin cancer lead at Barnet and Chase Farm Trust. He also teaches and trains doctors and GPs on non-invasive imaging techniques of the skin using Dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy. He has set up the first private clinic in the UK offering non-invasive confocal microscopy imaging of the skin.

Confocal microscopy at Skincare Network.

Training & memberships

  • Dr Stevens studied medicine at Jesus College Oxford University and the Middlesex and University College London Medical School. He then trained as a dermatologist at the Royal Free Hospital and the Royal London Hospital as a ‘Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship’.

    Dr Stevens is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the British Association of Dermatologists. He is also a member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery; the European Society for Dermato-venereology; a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians; and a fellow Royal Society of Medicine. Dr Stevens has published and presented around the world on a wide range of Dermatological subjects, and he has over 50 publications and a dozen international presentations.

Howard Stevens Dermatologist London