Dr Walayat Hussain



GMC number: 4744306

Practising since: 2000



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  • Weekly Saturday AM
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Dr Walayat Hussain provides consultation on all dermatology and skin related problems, including hair and nails.

Dr Walayat Hussain graduated from the University of Leicester and specialised in dermatology in Manchester where he developed his interest in skin cancer and dermatological surgery.  Dr Hussain is the only dermatological surgeon in the Yorkshire region to be accredited by the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery, having undertaken a two-year fellowship at the Skin Cancer Institute, New Zealand.

His main interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. He specialises in Mohs surgery – a specialised technique using a microscope at the time of surgery to ensure all the roots of a skin cancer are removed. Mohs surgery offers the highest cure rate following facial skin cancer removal and subsequently allows a cosmetically pleasing repair to be performed (as the hole to remove the cancer is kept as small as possible).

His main research interests are in highlighting surgical techniques that provide patients with the best results. He is one of the most widely published dermatological surgeons in the UK.

Dr Hussain specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

*Please note we do not offer Mohs Micrographic surgery at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, but from the initial consultation with us we can facilitate the referral into Chapel Allerton Hospital where the surgery is undertaken.

COVID-19 update.

Our consultants are now offering remote and face to face appointments. Please contact our appointment bookings team on 0113 388 2067 who will be able to advise. 

Dr Hussain in the news:

Dr Walayat Hussain speaks to Yours magazine about 5 myths of sun safety you should stop believing 

Dr Walayat Hussain speaks to the Mirror about common skins problems and how to treat them. 

Special interests

  • Skin Cancer and Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology (Fillers, Cosmetic Mole Removal, Injections for wrinkles)
  • Scar Revision

Other interests

Skin cancer, Complex facial skin cancer, Mohs Micrographic Surgery (a specialised way of removing skin cancers where the surgeon uses a microscope), Skin surgery, Skin checks, Mole removal, Upper eyelid blepharoplasty.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Walayat Hussain at Nuffield Health

  • Skin surgery
  • Mole removal
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Skin assessment clinic
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Mole assessment
  • Excision of skin lesion

Locations Dr Walayat Hussain works with

Related experience


Dr Hussain has been the UK's most published dermatological surgeon over the past two years. He has a particular interest in developing surgical techniques that aim to provide patients with the best results. He currently leads the British Society for Dermatological Surgery's research sub-group and has designed and led the UK's first collaborative study looking at the safety and benefit of Mohs Micrographic surgery.

Dr Hussain was also the first UK-based dermatological surgeon to be invited to deliver a focus session lecture at the American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting in Chicago 2011 - a great honour for him and his department.


  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • British Society of Dermatological Surgery
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • International Dermoscopy Society
  • American Academy of Dermatology

Other posts held

  • Consultant Dermatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Leeds University Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • President Elect – British Society for Dermatological Surgery
  • Chair – British Society for Dermatological Surgery Research Subgroup

Insurers Dr Walayat Hussain works with

Dr Walayat Hussain works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Walayat Hussain does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Walayat Hussain does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Walayat Hussain does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.