Dr Victoria Swale, Dermatologist
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❝A very experienced and approachable dermatologist with great interpersonal skills.❞
❝Excellent diagnostician with a particular interest in cancer❞
❝Calm, reassuring manner and an excellent teacher.❞
❝Good teaching skills and very approachable❞
❝Good patient experiences❞
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.❞
by Ms Eleni Mavrides, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
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The London Clinic Consulting Rooms
5 Devonshire Place, London, GB, W1G 6HL
The Platinum Medical Centre
15-17 Lodge Road, London, GB, NW8 7JA
Royal Free London NHS Trust
Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, GB, 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 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, the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases and the British Society for Dermatopathology. She was also a member of The British Association of Dermatologists? Therapy and Guidelines sub-committee between 2011 and 2016 during which time she co-authored and edited the patient information leaflets on the Association?s website. She was also a member of the Speciality Question Group for Dermatology from 2006-2016, writing questions for the MRCP exam. In 2016, she moved to the Speciality Certificate Examination writing group, also under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians. She is the overall chair of judges at the British Association of Dermatologists' annual conference for 2017 and 2018. She regularly lectures in dermatology and dermatopathology on several annual courses.
Areas of expertise
- General dermatology
- Skin cancers
- Vulval dermatology including lichen sclerosus and lichen planus
- Pigmented lesions
- Melanocytic naevi (moles)
- Clinicopathological correlation
- Disorders of skin, hair and nails