Professor Malcolm Rustin


Consultant Dermatologist

I am an experienced Dermatologist who delights in diagnosing and treating patients of all ages with skin diseases in an efficient and caring manner. He has a particular interest in inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and blistering disorders, complex medical dermatological problems as well as skin tumours.

He trained at the Middlesex Hospital and this included a BSc in Immunology under the direction of Professor Ivan Roitt. He completed an MD thesis from London University entitled “Vascular abnormalities in systemic sclerosis” in the laboratory of Professor Pauline Dowd. He trained in dermatology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and at the Middlesex and University College Hospitals, London and was appointed Consultant Dermatologist at The Royal Free Hospital in 1989. He has developed a clinical and research interest in atopic eczema working closely with Professor Arne Akbar in the Department of Immunology. He is author of over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has supervised 4 MD and 8 PhD theses.

He has been a recent Past Academic Vice-President of the British Association of Dermatologists and was awarded a Personal Chair in University College London in 2011. He is currently the UK Dermatology UEMS representative, a member of the BAD Executive Committee and a member of the JRCPTB Dermatology SAC.

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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital

Year qualified


Country of qualification


Languages spoken



  • Dermatology


  • Member of the British Association of Dermatologists
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • European Society of Dermatological Research

Registration and licensing


Procedures offered

  • Cryotherapy
  • Biopsies
  • Curettage
  • Electrosurgery
  • Wide excisions of lesions and skin tumours
  • Laser treatment of vascular skin lesions

Clinical interests

  • All paediatric and adult skin diseases
  • Skin tumours
  • Atopic eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Hair and nail disorders
  • Patients with complex medical dermatological problems

Research interests

Immunology of the skin

Professor Malcolm Rustin, Consultant Dermatologist is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London