Dr Shah has been a Consultant Dermatologist since 1999 and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Dermatology. He has published over 40 scientific papers in international journals and is the author of 2 books: “The Male Genitalia” and “Eczema Passport”. He is a co-author of the “ABC of Sexual Health”. Dr Shah has a higher doctorate degree (MD, University of Birmingham) in the field of contact dermatitis and is a nationally recognised expert in male genital skin disease. He qualified in medicine in Birmingham in 1988, then worked in general medicine and adult and adolescent cancer medicine before entering dermatology in 1992. He completed his specialist dermatology training in Sheffield and has been on the GMC Specialist Register since 1998.
Dr Shah has a keen interest in medical teaching and training new dermatologists. He has a postgraduate certificate of education in workplace-based medical education. He has contributed to the national E-learning for healthcare website which produces training and teaching for healthcare professionals as well as the training curriculum for the British Association of Dermatologists. He lectures nationally and internationally. His areas of research include male genital skin disease, skin cancer, skin disease in older people and contact allergy. He has presented scientific papers and posters across the world from America, to Europe, to South Africa.
In a recent publication, Dr Shah reviewed 600 of his male patients with genital skin problems looking at outcome: only 4.5% of patients failed to get any improvement in problems.
- Dr Shah treats the full range of skin conditions. This includes:
- Rashes including itchy skin problems, acne, psoriasis, eczema, atopic eczema, rosacea, hives (urticaria), seborrheic eczema, melasma, pregnancy rashes, facial skin problems, and pigmentation problems.
- Male genital skin disease including lichen sclerosus, and tight foreskin.
- Skin infections such as impetigo, athlete’s foot, shingles, recurrent cold sores, cellulitis, warts, ringworm, and rare skin infections.
- Skin conditions of elderly people such as pemphigoid, pemphigus, benign growths, dry skin, itching, and flaky skin.
- Allergic skin conditions e.g. contact dermatitis.
- Hair and nail problems such as alopecia and lichen planus, and dandruff scalps.
- Mole checking, skin screening, and mole removal.
- Skin cancer and pre-cancer diagnosis such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, actinic keratoses, and Bowen’s disease.
- Removal of non-cancerous lesions, lumps and bumps and skin growths such as seborrheic keratosis.
- Advice on treatments, sunscreens, emollients etc.
- Surgical procedures including skin cancer removal, diagnostic biopsy, skin lesion removal, and removal of skin cancers from the face.