Dr Afrina Alam

Personal profile

Dr Alam was awarded the Gold Medal at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School for placing first in MBBS finals. She was additionally awarded Distinctions in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology and prizes in Thoracic Medicine, Neurology and Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

She completed a PhD with award-winning postgraduate research in genetic skin conditions with prizes from the Royal College of Physicians, the Skin Investigation Society and the British Association of Dermatology annual trophy and prize. Dr Alam’s research has been published in Nature Genetics and many additional high impact factor medical journals.

Her postgraduate training in general medicine was at The Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College and St. George’s Hospital. She carried out Dermatology specialist training at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Chelsea & Westminster, St Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College London.

Dr Alam is currently seconded to Imperial College to teach medical students. Prior to this, Dr Alam practised as Consultant Dermatologist at West Middlesex University Hospital and as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. She also carries out joint specialist clinics in inherited skin cancer syndromes at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Dr Alam enjoys clinical practice in adult and paediatric dermatology and has been skin cancer lead clinician. Her other roles have included clinical editor of a quarterly scientific journal, Current Medical Literature in Dermatology. Dr Alam has also been a lead for medical student teaching at Imperial College; has been awarded a commendation for teaching excellence and is President of the Imperial College Student Dermatology Society.

Professional Membership



  • Royal College of Physicians

  • British Association of Dermatologists

  • General Medical Council

  • British Medical Association

Clinical Interests


Specialist in skin conditions in children and adults including:


  • Eczema

  • Acne

  • Psoriasis

  • Skin allergy

  • Skin cancer

  • Skin surgery

  • Viral warts and verrucas

  • Hair and nail conditions

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