Dr Victoria Swale, Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Victoria Swale BM MD FRCP ICDP

Consultant Dermatologist

BM MD FRCP ICDP
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Areas of expertise

  • Pigmented lesions
  • Skin cancers
  • Dermatopathology
  • Melanocytic naevi (moles)
  • Vulval dermatology including lichen sclerosus and lichen planus
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Recommendations for Dr Swale

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  • byDr Elizabeth Jane Louise Read, GP

    Victoria Swale is undoubtedly the brainiest best dermatologist I know. I have referred her the most terrible problems (fungating SCC) to the tiniest least worrying problem (dry skin) and she has always responded with the utmost professionalism, humour, and tact. She is a tonic in herself and has more cookbooks than my husband. I recommend her very highly, she is the best of the best.

  • byDr Rasha Gadelrab, GP

    A very experienced and approachable dermatologist with great interpersonal skills.

  • byDr Jane Eleanor Sackville West, GP

    Excellent diagnostician with a particular interest in cancer

  • byDr Kartik Modha, GP

    Calm, reassuring manner and an excellent teacher.

  • byDr Joanna Hseuh Pei Yong, GP

    Good teaching skills and very approachable

  • byDr Timothy John Gerrard, GP

    Recommended Dermatologist

  • byDr Gemma Claire Bailey, GP

    Recommended Dermatologist

  • byDr Dilini Niroshika Kalupahana, GP

    Good patient experiences

  • byDr Anjali Mahto, Dermatologist

    Very good Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist

  • by Dr Alastair O'Brien, Gastroenterologist

    She is an extremely competent Dermatologist and extremely pleasant – at least that’s what the feedback has been from patients that I have shared with her.

  • byDr Elizabeth Jane Louise Read, GP

    Victoria Swale is undoubtedly the brainiest best dermatologist I know. I have referred her the most terrible problems (fungating SCC) to the tiniest least worrying problem (dry skin) and she has always responded with the utmost professionalism, humour, and tact. She is a tonic in herself and has more cookbooks than my husband. I recommend her very highly, she is the best of the best.

  • byDr Rasha Gadelrab, GP

    A very experienced and approachable dermatologist with great interpersonal skills.

  • byDr Jane Eleanor Sackville West, GP

    Excellent diagnostician with a particular interest in cancer

  • byDr Kartik Modha, GP

    Calm, reassuring manner and an excellent teacher.

  • byDr Joanna Hseuh Pei Yong, GP

    Good teaching skills and very approachable

  • byDr Timothy John Gerrard, GP

    Recommended Dermatologist

  • byDr Gemma Claire Bailey, GP

    Recommended Dermatologist

  • byDr Dilini Niroshika Kalupahana, GP

    Good patient experiences

  • byDr Anjali Mahto, Dermatologist

    Very good Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist

  • by Dr Alastair O'Brien, Gastroenterologist

    She is an extremely competent Dermatologist and extremely pleasant – at least that’s what the feedback has been from patients that I have shared with her.

  • Address

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Available for patients, please call to arrange, W1G 6BW

    • The London Clinic

      20 Devonshire Place, London, W1G 6BW

    • The Wellington Hospital

      Wellington Place St Johns Wood, London, NW8 9LE

    • Royal Free Hospital

      Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

    • Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre

      Unit 290 Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Elstree, WD6 3SU

    • Spire Bushey Hospital

      Heathbourne Road, Bushey Heath, Bushey, WD23 1RD

    • The London Clinic Consulting Rooms

      5 Devonshire Place, London, W1G 6HL

    • Platinum Medical Centre

      15-17 Lodge Road, London, NW8 7JA

  • Royal Free London NHS Trust

    Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

  • About Dr Victoria Swale

    GMC number: 3613678

    Year qualified: 1992

    Place of primary qualification: University of Southampton

    Dr Victoria Swale works as a Consultant Dermatologist and a locum Consultant Dermatopathologist at the Royal Free Hospital. As a core member of the Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, she has also set up the ongoing weekly dermatology clinicopathological conference at the Royal Free. Her areas of expertise include general dermatology, skin cancer, vulval dermatology and pigmented lesions, including moles. She sees both adults and children with a range of skin conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, hair problems and skin lesions. Dr Swale takes time to understand her patient’s concerns and to address them, as well as to explain their condition and treatment clearly.

    Dr Swale trained in medicine at the University of Southampton, and then gained her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1995 during general medical training. She completed her training in dermatology after working in several leading London teaching hospitals. She received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of London in 2004 for her work in clinical and genetic aspects of skin cancer and melanocytic naevi.

    Dr Swale was elected to Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008. She is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Royal Society of Medicine. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the British Society for Dermatopathology and Council member for the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases. Dr Swale was a member of the Dermatology Question Writer's group for the Royal College of Physicians for 13 years and is now a member of the Executive Committee for Dermatology under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians. She was the senior judge for the British Association of Dermatologists' annual conferences for 2017 and 2019 and will do so in 2020. She regularly lectures to local GPs, has taught on several annual national courses over the last 10 years, and is due to lecture internationally in 2021.

    Areas of expertise

    • Acne
    • Actinic keratosis
    • Allergy
    • Benign and malignant skin tumours and lesions
    • Clinicopathological correlation
    • Cryotherapy
    • Dermatitis
    • Dermatopathology
    • Dermoscopy
    • Diagnosis of skin lesions
    • Disorders of skin, hair and nails
    • Dry skin
    • Eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions
    • Fungal infection
    • General dermatology
    • Hair and nail conditions
    • Hair loss
    • Hives
    • Itch
    • Lesions
    • Lichen simplex and lichen sclerosus
    • Melanocytic naevi (moles)
    • Melasma
    • Mole mapping
    • Moles
    • Pigmentation
    • Pigmented lesions
    • Pigmented skin lesions
    • Pre-cancer
    • Psoriasis
    • Shingles
    • Skin cancer
    • Skin cancer diagnosis
    • Skin tags
    • Sun damage
    • Tinea
    • Vitiligo
    • Vulval and genital disorders including lichen planus
    • Vulval dermatology
    • Warts

    Professional memberships

    Royal College of Physicians
    British Association of Dermatologists
    British Society for Study of Vulval Diseases
    American Academy of Dermatology
    Royal Society of Medicine

    Articles by Dr Victoria Swale

    Fat Grafting Improves Fibrosis and Scarring in Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus: Results From a Prospective Cohort Study

    Primary and secondary intralymphatic histiocytosis

    Erythroderma in the emergency department

    Dermatological surgery: a comparison of activity and outcomes in primary and secondary care

    Follicular porokeratosis of Mibelli on the buttocks

    Statin-induced Ro/SSa-positive subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus

    Familial pityriasis rotunda in black-skinned patients; a first report

    High frequency and diversity of cutaneous appendageal tumors in organ transplant recipients

    Case 3. Superficial granulomatous pyoderma

    An association between sebaceous carcinoma and microsatellite instability in immunosuppressed organ transplant recipients

    Tumour suppressor genes

    Microsatellite instability in benign skin lesions in hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer syndrome

    Lichen planus pemphigoides: two case reports

    Sarcoidosis in monozygotic twins

    Acyclovir-induced colitis

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