Dr Stephanie Lateo is a Consultant Dermatologist with over 16 years’ experience in the speciality. In addition to general dermatology, Dr Lateo’s work focuses on skin cancer and pre-cancerous skin lesions, mole screening and dermatological surgery.
Dr Lateo has been a Consultant Dermatologist since 2005. She completed her Certificate of Dermatology Specialist Training in Newcastle upon Tyne, after undertaking clinical research, and held posts in dermatology at two other leading teaching UK hospitals – Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. She held NHS consultant posts with Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2005-2010), where she was designated Lead Clinician of the Specialist Skin Cancer MDT, and also with Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2010-2014).
• Skin cancer
• Mole screening
• Solar keratosis
• Excision of skin lesions
• Inflammatory skin conditions eg eczema, psoriasis, acne.
Dr Altamura is a general dermatologist with an interest in skin cancers and management of pigmented skin lesions (‘mole mapping‘), along with skin and aesthetic surgery. He is currently based in Essex at the NHS Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.
Dr Altamura graduated from the University of L’Aquila, Italy in 2003 and undertook postgraduate training in dermatology, achieving recognition on the GMC Specialist Register in 2014.
Following his training in dermatology, Dr Altamura undertook a research fellowship at the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney, Australia, specialising in early detection and management of melanoma. He has published internationally recognised scientific articles on the topics of dermoscopy, management of pigmented skin lesions and early diagnosis of skin cancer.
Since 2009, Dr Altamura has worked in pigmented skin lesion clinics and multi-disciplinary melanoma services for various NHS Trusts, including Leeds General Infirmary, Ipswich Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital. In 2014, Dr Altamura was awarded a Master of Dermato-Surgery from the University of Siena, Italy and he is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists.
• Skin cancers
• Management of pigmented skin lesions (‘mole mapping’)
• General dermatology in patients, including adults and paediatrics
• Skin and aesthetic surgery.
Dr Ghazavi is an enthusiastic dermatologist with a desire for dermatology changes. Before his dermatology training he had a great experience in tropical skin conditions including treating children and adults with cutaneous leishmaniasis and it’s residual scar on exposed parts of their skin. Due to his outstanding achievements in clinical and academic areas he was offered a Highly Skilled Migrant Visa in 2004 to continue his professional development in the UK.
Since the early stage of his training as a junior doctor, Mohammad has received very positive feedback from his patients and colleagues for his bedside manner on several occasions.
His special interest in rare skin diseases and common conditions with unusual presentations has led to a number of publications in peer review journals and presentations in international conferences. Consequently he has been awarded from well-known dermatology societies such as British Association of Dermatologists and European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. He is currently involved in a number of academic activities including reviewing the case report manuscripts submitted to British Medical Journal for publication.
His research is very patient orientated, and highly focussed on improving the patients’ quality of life. For example, he has been involved in a couple of projects to identify the top priorities for further study on Hidradenitis Suppurativa and to develop a user friendly scoring system for monitoring the disease. He was also one of the clinical advisors to support the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) to approve the most recent treatment for this relatively common, but under reported debilitating condition.
Dr Ghazavi has developed the required skills and competencies to perform simple and complex procedures to remove skin cancer and non cancerous lesions such as wart and benign mole with great surgical outcome.
He is also a cosmetic dermatologist whose skills have benefitted those patients with disfiguring scar from surgery, trauma, and acne, ageing, diseases of pigmentation etc. They include micro needling, ablative and non ablative and non ablative laser, and injectables such as Botox and fillers. His injectable skills include Botox injection for active facial wrinkles, facial asymmetry and frontal and palmo plantar hyperhidrosis, and advanced filler techniques such as 8 point approach for non-surgical face lifting, skin hydration and rejuvenation.
General dermatology including treating adults with eczema, psoriasis, folliculitis etc. is another area of Dr Ghazavi’s expertise.