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Dr Arif Aslam

Consultant Dermatologist


Practices at: BMI The Beardwood Hospital

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Dr Arif Aslam is an experienced consultant dermatologist and double fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon.

He graduated from the University of Dundee School of Medicine in 2004 and completed postgraduate training in both general medicine (MRCP) and general practice (MRCGP) in the north-west. He specialised in dermatology at the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust where he developed his interest in skin cancer and Mohs micrographic surgery.

He then went on to a complete a 12-month fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and laser dermatology at the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre where he personally performed over 1000 surgical procedures.

After working in the NHS for two years as a substantive consultant dermatologist and Mohs surgeon he spent two years overseas - in New Zealand and Australia where he completed a second fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology, gaining membership of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) - the world leading membership organisation of more than 1500 fellowship-trained skin cancer and reconstructive surgeons specalising in the Mohs micrographic surgical technique pioneered by Dr Frederic E Mohs.

Mohs micrographic surgery is a dermatologist provided scar-minimising surgical technique for skin cancer which has the highest cure rate of any treatment. Mohs surgery is a highly specialised and precise treatment for skin cancer using a microscope at the time of surgery to ensure all the roots of a skin cancer are entirely removed.


Dr Aslam has published scientific articles in the British Medical Journal, British Journal of Dermatology, Clinical Medicine, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Canadian Medical Association Journal and International Journal of Dermatology.

Why choose a fellowship-trained ACMS member surgeon?

You want your skin cancer treatment to be performed with the highest standards of quality and competency. Dr Arif Aslam is an experience Mohs micrographic surgeon having completed several thousand cases.

A strong believer in evidence-based medicine he regularly attends top research meetings in surgical and laser dermatology and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters and has given presentations at national and international scientific meetings.

  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Dermatologic surgery
  • Skin cancer including basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • General medical dermatology including eczema, psoriasis, acne and other inflammatory dermatoses
  • Full skin examination and mole removal
  • Melanoma

Research Interests

  • Improving access to Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Surgical treatment of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
  • Histopathology concordance in Mohs micrographic surgery and slide quality review

  • Slide Committee American College of Mohs Surgery 2020
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • British Society for Dermatological Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Australasian Physicians
  • Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • Royal College of Physicians

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