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Professor Malcolm Rustin

Dermatology

Medical interests: General dermatology, atopic eczema, psoriasis, laser therapy, skin cancers and immunobullous diseases.


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About

I provide a caring and thorough investigation and treatment of a wide range of skin diseases in children and adults including atopic eczema, psoriasis, skin cancer and rarer skin conditions. My recent research has involved studying the immunological basis of atopic eczema and the changes that occur with ageing. I am involved in the running of a skin laser clinic and a clinical trials unit offering patients new and as yet unlicensed treatments.

Expertise

I have expertise and many years’ experience in all aspects of dermatology including the inflammatory conditions eczema and psoriasis as well the skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. I have a particular interest in the skin manifestations of internal medical problems.

Symptoms investigated

  • Changing pigmented lesions
  • All types of skin rash
  • Blistering disorders
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Leg ulcers
  • Itching of the skin
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hair loss
  • Conditions diagnosed and treated
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin infections
  • All types of skin cancer
  • Immunobullous disorders
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Alopecia
  • Vascular disorders of the skin
  • Procedures performed

I offer the following procedures for diagnosis and treatment:

  • Dermoscopy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Mycology
  • Diagnostic skin biopsies
  • Excision of benign lesions
  • Excision of skin cancers
  • Pulsed dye laser treatment
  • Research interests
  • New drug therapies
  • Atopic eczema
  • Immune mechanisms associated with ageing and skin malignancy

Background

Medical training

Professor Rustin studied medicine at Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1976. He gained experience in general medicine at Northwick Park Hospital and St Stephen’s Hospital, London and then moved to St Bartholomew’s and University College Hospital London to pursue his specialist training in dermatology. He completed his MD at the University of London in 1988 and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Professor Rustin has been active in research during his career and has authored more than 180 peer reviewed papers on dermatology, particularly related to the pathogenesis of atopic eczema and its management.

Current appointments

Professor Rustin is a Consultant in Dermatology at the Royal Free Hospital, where he combines his clinical work with research and teaching. He also lectures at University College Medical School and is Chairman of the registered charity Dermatrust. He was a recent Past-President of the Section of Dermatology at the Royal Society of Medicine and is currently the Academic Vice-President of the British Association of Dermatologists.

NHS post

Professor Rustin is a Consultant Dermatologist within the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Appraisal and revalidation

Date of last appraisal: 14 January 2014

Date of GMC revalidation: March 2015

Designated body: Royal Free Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust

Responsible officer: Professor S Powis

Scope of clinical practice

Professor Rustin sees outpatients in his private medical practice at The Physicians’ Clinic, The Royal Free Hospital and the Wellington Hospital.

Availability

 
In clinic
Clinic times*
Mon
In clinic: Yes
Clinic times*: 2pm - 7pm
Tue
 
 
Wed
 
 
Thu
In clinic: Yes
Clinic times*: 2pm - 7pm
Fri
 
 
Sat
 
 

*Other times may be available on request

Fees

Professor Malcolm Rustin: fees

Type of patient Initial consultation (20 minutes) Follow up consultation (20 minutes)
Self pay £250 £210
Insured Within the schedule of charges for specific insurance companies* Within the schedule of charges for specific insurance companies*

*If your policy covers consultations, in most cases, there will be no shortfall to pay (but you may have an excess liability on your policy).
Please note however, some policies do not cover the full cost of consultations, and there may be a shortfall to pay. In that instance, it is the responsibility of the patient to pay the shortfall in full. Please always check your policy conditions or contact your insurer as necessary.

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