Dr Thivi Maruthappu


MA(Oxon) MBBS MRCP PhD Certificate in Nutrition Science (Stanford)



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Dr Thivi Maruthappu is a UK Trained Consultant Dermatologist. She studied Medicine at Oxford University and Imperial College London, then completed her Dermatology training at several prestigious teaching hospitals in London including UCL and Imperial College. In 2018, she was appointed as a Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal London Hospital and Lead for Severe Eczema and Psoriasis. She has over a decade of experience in Dermatology and consults on all aspects of adult dermatology including acne, mole checks, skin cancer and hair disorders.

An accomplished academic, Thivi has completed a highly competitive MRC-funded PhD and a Fellowship in Medical Dermatology (severe eczema & psoriasis) at the renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology, in addition to a Certificate in Nutrition Science from Stanford Medical School, USA.

This training has led her to adopt an empathetic and holistic approach, considering aspects of nutrition and lifestyle that can contribute to skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, hair loss and acne.

She is the recipient of over 15 national and international awards, scholarships and prizes including the Whimster Prize (2014-2017) from the British Association of Dermatologists and the “Hugh Wallace Essay Prize” from the Royal Society of Medicine.

She is an advisory consultant on product innovation for world-leading beauty companies such as Procter & Gamble and works closely with the Skin Health Alliance on skincare safety.

As a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation, she is regularly featured in the media including BBC Radio, the Sunday Times, and the Daily Mail amongst others.

She is a Member of the British Association of Dermatologists, British Society of Medical Dermatology, Nutrition Society and Royal Society of Medicine.

Thivi lives in North London with her husband and three sons. She loves cooking and experimenting with new recipes, yoga and long walks with her boys.

Instagram: @drthivimaru

Special interests

Holistic management of skin conditions including nutrition and lifestyle advice, eczema, psoriasis, mole checks, skin surgery, acne, rashes.

Languages spoken

English, Tamil, French

Locations Dr Thivi Maruthappu works with

Related experience


  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • British Society of Medical Dermatology
  • Nutrition Society
  • Royal Society of Medicine

Other posts held

  • Consultant Dermatologist, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

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