Dr Aadarsh Shah MBBS BSc MRCP (Derm) is a UK trained Consultant Dermatologist who sees and treats adults for all skin conditions. Dr Shah did his medical training at University College London. After completing his dermatology training, he undertook a fellowship in medical dermatology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, one of the world’s leading centres for skin disease and the largest clinical dermatology department in the UK.
Dr Shah has a specialist interest in the management of patients with severe inflammatory skin conditions including Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Rosacea, Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Auto-immune blistering conditions.
His Consultant NHS post is at Bart’s Health London (The Royal London site), the largest trust in the UK, where he treats adults with a range of general dermatological conditions. He also manages patients with complex inflammatory conditions and helps to co-ordinate clinical trials for emerging biological therapies for the skin. At the Royal London Hospital, he runs a tertiary multi-disciplinary service for Hidradenitis Suppurativa managing patients with complex needs relating to their skin.
Why see Dr Aadarsh Shah
Throughout his training, Dr Shah has seen patients from all ethnicities and backgrounds and is empathetic, friendly and approachable. Complex and severe skin disorders often have a significant impact on patient’s quality of life and mental health. Dr Shah applies a holistic approach in managing their condition and is respectful, considerate and professional. Dr Shah not only keeps up to date with the latest treatments, but is also an investigator in clinical research trials for new biological therapies in skin conditions.
Dr Aadarsh Shah is a medical dermatologist and will see adult patients with all dermatological conditions. With his sub-specialist training he has a particular expertise in managing patients with severe inflammatory skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne vulgaris, hidradenitis suppurativa and auto-immune blistering conditions.
Dr Shah is able to review patients for mole checks and skin cancer and is experienced in dermatological surgical procedures such as cryotherapy, diagnostic skin biopsies, surgical removal of lesions, along with curettage and cautery. He can remove benign lesions and regularly performs steroid injections for hair loss and keloid scars.
Tuesdays 9am to 1pm
Dr Aadarsh Shah is registered with the GMC and on the specialist register for Dermatology. He is a member of the following professional bodies: British Association of Dermatologists, Royal Society of Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, UK Dermatology clinical trials network (UKDCTN), St John’s Dermatological Society, British Society of Dermatological Surgery (BSDS), Dowling club and European Association of Dermatology and Venerology (EADV).
Dr Shah is recognised by all major UK private health insurers except for AXAPPP, AXA International, BUPA and BUPA International. Patients who are insured with AXAPPP, AXA International, BUPA or BUPA International will need to pay our self-pay prices if they wish to see Dr Shah and will be unable to claim back the consultation, diagnostic test or treatment costs from their insurer.
Education and Training
Dr Shah trained at University College London, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Physiology and also gained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He completed his postgraduate medical training in London and his higher speciality training in Dermatology at Mid and South Essex NHS Trust. After completing his Dermatology training Dr Shah undertook a fellowship in medical dermatology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology where he developed a specialist interest in severe inflammatory skin conditions.
Apart from being involved in clinical trials he is a reviewer for the British Journal of Dermatology, Editor for the Journal of Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. He has also recruited patients for national and international registries including BADBIR, PSOProtect and Global Hidradenitis Suppuritiva COVID-19 registries.
Dr Shah has a keen interest in medical education at all levels. He has taught on the St John’s Derm academy courses, British Association of Dermatology Derm School, University College London (UCL) medical course and has been awarded a certificate of merit by the UCL division of Medical Education for contributions to undergraduate teaching.
He regularly attends presents at conferences to keep up to date both in the UK and Internationally. He has been awarded multiple prizes including:
- Michael Feiwel Clinical Case Meeting best presentation at Royal Society of medicine (2019)
- Best poster Emirates dermatology society Annual Meeting (2018)
- Emirates travel fellowship (2018)
- AAD travel fellowship (2019)
- EADV Congress Fellowship (2017)
- UCL division of Medical Education contributions to undergraduate teaching (2013)
- Merit in Women’s Health & Communicable disease at UCL (2010)
Publications and Press
Dr Aadarsh Shah is widely published and some examples include:
- Shah A, Tsianou Z, Suchak R, Mann J. Apocrine Chromhidrosis. October 2020 American Journal of Dermatopathology PMID 32568832
- Mahil et al, Factors associated with adverse COVID-19 outcomes in patients with psoriasis-insights from a global registry-based study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2021 Jan;147(1):60-71. PMID 33075408
- C E Gollins, A Shah, K Sinha, S Khan, N Paul, B Meeajun, R A Abbott, C Blasdale, H Cooper, C A Harwood, F Ismail, J T Lear, L Mackintosh, S McCormack, C M Perrett, C M Proby, A Durack, R Patalay, R N Matin. Feasibility of a Trial to Evaluate Nicotinamide for Chemoprevention of Skin Cancers in Organ Transplant Recipients in the UK. Br J Dermatol. 2020 Mar 2. PMID: 32119116
- Shah A, Sinha K, Tsianou Z, Sommerland M, Fuller L, Ariyaratne C. Widespread aplasia cutis due to congenital herpes simplex virus. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2020 Feb 5. PMID: 32020645
- Shah A, Sinha K, Tsianou Z, Suchak R, Khan A. An intertriginous blistering eruption. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2019 Nov 14. PMID: 31724189
- Shah A, Khorshid S, Suchak R, Law Pak Chong S. Petrified Ear, a case or unilateral auricular ossification. Clinical Experimental Dermatology. 2019 Apr; 44(3):310-312;
- Kanagaratnam B, Shah A, Anand G. Palliative radiotherapy for Merkel cell carcinoma: single-centre experience and review of the literature. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice. 2016 June; 15 (2):189-195
- Mahalingam S, Shah A, Stewart A. Atypical Fibroxanthoma: A case series and review of literature. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2015 42(6):469-71. PMID: 25912604
- Shah A, Lakhani R, Panesar J. Rhinophyma on the web. British Journal of Dermatology. 2014 Mar; 170(3):750-1. PMID:24152172
- Shah A, Lakhani R, Panesar J. Rhinophyma- A patient case study. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine. 2013 Dec; 36(3-4):128-31. PMID:24206029
- Shah A, Lakhani R, Panesar J. Lupus pernio- A patient case study. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine. 2014 May; 37(1-2):19-23. PMID:24802044
- Lowe NJ, Shah A, Lowe PL, Patnaik R. Dosing, efficacy and safety plus the use of computerized photography for Botulinum toxins type A for upper facial lines. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. 2010 Apr; 12(2):106-11. PMID:20151785
- Lowe NJ, Maxwell CA, Lowe P, Shah A, Patnaik R. Injectable poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA): 3 years of aesthetic experience. Dermatologic Surgery. 2009 Feb; 35 Suppl 1:344-9. PMID:19207324