Prof Girish Patel



GMC number: 4009467

Practising since: 1993



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  • Weekly Clinics at the Cardiff Bay and Vale Hospital
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Prof. Girish Patel, MB BS, MD, FRCP(UK), is Consultant Dermatologist at the Welsh Institute of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University. He trained in dermatology at the St. Johns Institute of Dermatology (London), Welsh Institute of Dermatology (Cardiff) and National Cancer Institute (NIH, USA). He is recipient of a number of awards, including the Geoffrey Dowling Fellowship (2004), the most prestigious fellowship awarded by the British Association of Dermatologists; Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellows Research Fellowship (2004), National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; NIH Merit Award (2006), National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; NISCHR Clinical Research Fellowship (2012). He was Dermatology Clinical Lead and Skin Cancer Lead in Hywel Dda University Health Board. In 2016, he returned to the Welsh Institute of Dermatology as a substantive Consultant Dermatologist.

He is a specialist in general dermatology, with both clinical and scientific interest in skin cancer. He has extensive knowledge in the management of skin lesions, including those that are cancers. Each year he sees over 1,000 new patients with skin problems, and regularly deal with things that are a tad bothersome as well as those that are life-threatening

As well as being a consultant dermatologist, he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and head of the skin cancer research programme in Cardiff University.

Special interests

The diagnosis and management of skin problems

Other interests

Other interests: Skin cancer research and treatment

Treatments and tests offered by Prof Girish Patel at Nuffield Health

  • Mole removal
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Mole assessment

Locations Prof Girish Patel works with

Related experience


Deputy Lead Research & Development in Dermatology, UHW
Honorary Consultant Dermatologist Researcher, Hywel Dda University Health Board Honorary Consultant Dermatologist Researcher, Hywel Dda University Health Board


  • Member, Skin Care Cymru
  • Grant Committee Member, British Skin Foundation
  • Executive Committee, British Society of Investigative Dermatology

Other posts held

  • Consultant Dermatologist Welsh Institute of Dermatology, UHW
  • Head of the Skin Cancer Programme, European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, Cardiff University
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Dept. Dermatology, Cardiff University

Insurers Prof Girish Patel works with

Prof Girish Patel works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Prof Girish Patel does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Prof Girish Patel does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Prof Girish Patel does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.