The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Dr Rachel Urwin

Primary Designation Consultant Dermatologist & Specialist in Laser Dermatology
GMC Code 6158761
Telephone Number (0113) 392 4366
Special Interests On completion of her dermatology specialist training, Rachel secured a 12 month training fellowship in Laser Dermatology & Skin Cancer which then led to the acquisition of her current NHS Substantive Consultant post as clinic lead of the Yorkshire & Humber regional dermatological laser service based at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. She now joins a very small number of NHS Consultant dermatologists in the UK with specific training in laser dermatology.

Rachel currently offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of dermatological conditions including inflammatory conditions such as acne, eczema & psoriasis in both adults & children. She also offers diagnosis and treatment of all forms of skin cancer and carries out dermatological surgical procedures for both benign and malignant lesions.

Her main area of interest is laser dermatology which involves the use of powerful monochromatic light sources totreat a wide range of skin problems including birthmarks, telangiectasia (dilated blood vessels), flushing and blushing, spider vessels, acquired vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, scars, rhinophyma, benign lesions and excess hair.

Current Posts
? Consultant Dermatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
? Honorary Senior lecturer, University of Leeds
? Lead clinician for Yorkshire & Humber Regional Laser Dermatology Service
? Committee member for the British Cosmetic Dermatology group

Member of
? British Association of Dermatologists
? Member of Royal College of Physicians
? British Society for Dermatological Surgery
? British Society of Cosmetic Dermatology

? Presented at a number of national and international meetings
? Published in dermatology including a large number of papers on dermatological surgery, cutaneous allergy & skin science.