Dr Andrew Birnie
I am very proud to be an internationally recognised Mohs micrographic and dermatological surgeon. I have lectured to and taught national and international audiences of both peers, GPs and trainees through the British Society for Dermatological Surgery and international societies.
In 2010 I took a sabbatical to Durban, South Africa, where I helped set up a skin cancer centre, offering free treatment for those who could not afford care, from which I trained the local dermatologists in skin cancer surgery. I also travelled in South Africa teaching in a number of cities.
However, I gain the greatest satisfaction when I see a patient back following significant skin cancer surgery who is delighted with their scar and the treatment they have received.
Dr Robert Herd
I was appointed as Consultant Dermatologist in Glasgow to develop skin cancer services. I started Scotland's first Mohs' micrographic surgery service in 2001. I established the West of Scotland skin Cancer network and introduced the first regional MDT (multi-disciplinary team) for skin cancer in the West of Scotland. I have recently been involved in the development of the "hedgehog pathway inhibitors", a new oral class of drugs for treating advanced basal cell carcinoma.
Dr Sandeep Varma
Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship with Dr Neil Swanson and Dr Ken Lee in the USA 2000-2001
Awarded "Surgeon of Steel" by British Society for Dermatological Surgery
Getting Facial Basal Cell Carcinoma published in the BMJ
Involvement in the International Research on Photodynamic Therapy.
Teaching several Mohs fellows.