Dr Mia Jing Gao
MBBS MA (Cantab) MRCP (Derm)
Dr Mia Jing Gao studied medicine at University of Cambridge, achieving a Masters in Physiology and Development. She studied clinical medicine at University College London and graduated with distinction. She ranked second nationally for competitive entry to dermatology specialist training and completed her dermatology training at expert centres including the Royal Free and Royal London Hospitals.
Dr Gao is a substantive consultant at Royal Free Hospital where her main areas of interest include early detection of skin cancer, skin surgery, hair conditions, acne and general dermatology such as eczema, psoriasis and pigmentary disorders. She leads a specialist clinic managing skin conditions in oncology patients. She has experience leading a tertiary hair clinic managing complex patients experiencing hair loss and scalp conditions.
Dr Gao is experienced in treating skin cancer and melanoma (including early detection and prevention). She performs full skin assessments and mole checks to diagnose malignant lesions and skin cancer. As an experienced dermatology surgeon, Dr Gao can perform cryotherapy, skin biopsies, cautery and curettage and skin excisions as well as removal of benign lesions such as cysts, skin tags and warts.
Dr Gao uses a holistic and personalised approach for all her patients. She understands that skin and hair conditions have a huge impact on psychological wellbeing and ensures every patient leaves her consultation with restored confidence and effective bespoke medical treatments. She is used to seeing patients from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Dr Gao is active in research and regularly attends conferences and presents her work nationally and internationally. She believes in bringing scientific excellence to her clinical work to achieve the best outcomes.
Royal Free Hospital
Country of qualification
English and Mandarin
- British Association of Dermatologists
- Royal Society of Medicine
- Royal College of Physicians
- UK Dermatology clinical trials network (UKDCTN)
- St John’s Dermatological Society
- British Society of Dermatological Surgery
- Skin excision trunk and limbs
- Skin excision head and neck
- Curettage and cautery
- Steroid injections (for hair loss, scars, acne)
- Cyst or lipoma removal
- Skin biopsy
- Shave excision
- Skin cancer
- Skin surgery
- Hair loss
- Dermoscopy and early detection of skin cancer
Dr Gao has undertaken numerous research projects in fields such as skin cancer, contact allergy and hair conditions. She has presented her work nationally and internationally and authored a chapter in a dermatology textbook and continues to publish her work in medical journals.