Dr Nisith Sheth

Dr Nisith Sheth

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon


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GMC Specialist Register Number 6032057

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

He is a senior member of the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John’s Institute of Dermatology (St Thomas’ Hospital), where he helps train the next generation of skin experts. This is the largest clinical dermatology department in the UK. It opened in 1868 and is now one of the world’s leading centres for patients with skin problems.

Nisith has been committed to dermatology from very early in his career. Entering medical school with a British Medical Association scholarship, he graduated with class and national prizes in the subject. He went on to train in dermatology in the UK, USA and Canada. He did additional fellowship training in complex skin surgery, particularly Mohs micrographic surgery, lasers and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He won an award at the American Academy of Dermatology for research in melanoma skin cancer.

Nisith receives tertiary referrals for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures. He is invited to give lectures at the specialty conferences and advises the media on a range of skin topics.

He sits on the boards of a number of national and European committees, including ones for the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group and the Royal College of Surgeons, that set standards for practice and training. He has represented dermatology patients’ interests for Health Education England and the government’s Cosmetic Treatments You Can Trust initiative.

He has access to the latest technology and has a network of highly trusted colleagues from other specialties who he can call upon to manage the most complex cases.

Professional memberships

  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • British Society of Dermatological Dermatology
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Cosmetic Dermatology Group
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
  • European Society of Micrographic Surgery

Key Positions

  • Committee Member Royal College of Surgeons Training Interface Group in Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Executive Board of European Society for Mircographic Surgery (part of the EADV)
  • Executive Board of British Cosmetic Dermatology Group


  • Audit and Governance Lead St John’s Institute of Dermatology
  • Co-director British Cosmetic Dermatology Group Annual Meeting
  • Chair of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Basic Surgery Course 2012

Prizes and Awards

  • Imperial College Scholarship
  • British Medical Association Medical School Scholarship
  • UCL Class Prize in Dermatology
  • Sidney Long Prize for Surgery
  • British Association of Dermatology Undergraduate Award
  • British Society of Dermatologic Surgery Travelling Fellowship
  • Co-Winner Everett C Fox Residents Prize American Academy of Dermatology (for Research in Melanoma)


  • BBC News
  • Channel 4 How Not to Get Old
  • Daily Mail
  • Evening Standard
  • Tatler Top 20 doctors in Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery Guide
  • Men’s Health
  • Daily Telegraph
  • Vogue India


Speaker at the Following:

  • Royal Society of Medicine – Fatal erosive lichen planus- London Oct 2004
  • St John’s Dermatological Society- Cutaneous lupus induced by adalimumab – London May 2006
  • Egyptian Society of Dermatology and Venereology on Mohs micrographic surgery- Cairo 2010
  • BSDS Regional Meeting on Facial Reconstruction – London Nov 2010
  • European society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology on Complications of Cosmetic Laser – Lisbon Oct 2011
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology on Reconstruction of Cheeks and Forehead – Lisbon Oct 2011
  • BSDS Regional Meeting on Complications of Cutaneous Laser – London Nov 2011
  • St Mary’s Facial Plastic Surgery Course on Dermatology and Mohs Surgery – London Dec 2011
  • St Mary’s Facial Plastic Surgery Course Demonstrator on Fillers and Botulinum Toxin – London Dec 2011
  • BSDS Regional Meeting on Reconstruction of Lips – London March 2012
  • BSDS Basic Surgery Course on Interpolated Flaps – Bristol March 2012
  • St Mary’s Facial Plastic Surgery Course on Dermatology and Mohs Surgery – London Dec 2012
  • British Medical Laser Association Annual Course Panel Member– Manchester May 2013
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology– Chairperson of Basic Dermatological Surgery – Istanbul Oct 2013
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology– Surgical Anatomy of the Neck – Belgrade May 2014
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology– Post operative care in surgery – Belgrade May 2014
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology– Reconstruction of the nose – Amsterdam October 2014
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology– Interpolated flaps – Amsterdam October 2014
  • British Cosmetic Dermatology Group – Complications of laser surgery
  • British Society of Dermatological Surgery Trainee Day –

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Rajpopat M, Sheth N Improving cosmesis at the donor site using discarded skin following an interpolated paramedian forehead flap procedure BJD 2013 169 (Suppl. 1), pp66–85

Tsakok T, Sheth N, Robson A, Gleeson C, Mallipeddi R. Lentigo maligna mimicking invasive melanoma in Mohs surgery: a case report. F1000Res. 2014 Jan

Coleman AJ, Penney GP, Richardson TJ, Guyot A, Choi MJ, Sheth N, Craythorne E,Robson A, Mallipeddi R. Automated registration of optical coherence tomography and dermoscopy in the assessment of sub-clinical spread in basal cell carcinoma. Computer Aided Surgery . 2014;19(1-3):1-12

Barlow RJ, Mallipeddi R, Sheth N. Is Mohs micrographic surgery more effective than wide local excision for treatment of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in reducing risk of local recurrence? A critically appraised topic. Br J Dermatol. 2013 Jan;168(1):229-30

Tsakok T, Sheth N, Suchak R, Calonje E, Neill S. Reticulate hyperpigmentation of the vulva. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Jan;148(1):113-8

Cunha D, Richardson T, Sheth N, Orchard G, Coleman A, Mallipeddi R. Comparison of ex vivo optical coherence tomography with conventional frozen-section histology for visualizing basal cell carcinoma during Mohs micrographic surgery. Br J Dermatol. 2011 Sep;165(3):576-80

Sheth N, Sarker SJ, Harries M, Healy C, Russell-Jones R, Acland K. Predictors of patient satisfaction with initial diagnosis and management of malignant melanoma. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2010 Aug;35(6):599-602

Sheth N, Greenblatt DT, Acland K, Barker J, Teixeira F. Generalized pustular psoriasis of pregnancy treated with infliximab. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009 Jun;34(4):521-2

Sheth N, Petrof G, Greenblatt D, Patel S, Acland K. Unusual presentation ofcutaneous metastases in renal cell carcinoma. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2008 Jul;33(4):538-9

Greenblatt D, Sheth N, Teixeira F, Acland K. Isolated sixth nerve palsy following low dose oral methotrexate. Dermatol Online J. 2007 Oct 13;13(4):19

Greenblatt DT, Sheth N, Teixeira F. Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp responding to oral quinolones. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2008 Jan;33(1):99-100

Sheth N, Greenblatt D, Patel S, Acland K. Adalimumab-induced cutaneous lupus. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2007 Sep;32(5):593-4

Sheth N, Greenblatt D, McGrath JA. New KRT10 gene mutation underlying the annular variant of bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma with clinical worsening during pregnancy. Br J Dermatol. 2007 Sep;157(3):602-4

Sheth N, Bull R, Cerio R, Harwood C, O’Toole E, Paige D, Goldsmith P. Fatal erosive lichen planus. Br J Dermatol. 2006 Nov;155(5):1075-6