About Dr Amr Salam

Consultant Dermatologist

Skin Health & Allergy

Sub-specialties: Dermatology, Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Skin Cancer, Moles, Hair Disorders, Skin Surgery, General Dermatology.

Dr Amr Salam is a Consultant Dermatologist at OneWelbeck Skin Health and Allergy. He is also a Consultant Dermatologist and Honourary Senior Lecturer at the world renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and King’s College London.

Overview

Bookings: bookings.skinhealthallergy@onewelbeck.com

Tel: 020 3653 2007

Dr Amr Salam is a Consultant Dermatologist at OneWelbeck Skin Health and Allergy. He is also a Consultant Dermatologist and Honourary Senior Lecturer at the world renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and King’s College London.

Areas of Expertise

Some of the conditions Dr Salam commonly treats include:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Cancer
  • Moles
  • Hair Loss

Some of the treatments he commonly performs include:

  • Hair Loss Treatments
  • Mole Check
  • Psoriasis Treatment
  • Cryotherapy
  • Curettage and cautery
  • Cyst Removal
  • Dermoscopy
  • Minor Skin Surgery
  • Mole Mapping
  • Mole Removal
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
  • Video Consultation

About Dr Amr Salam

Clinical training

Dr Salam graduated with Honours from medical school at the University of Birmingham, and completed his intercalated BSc with 1st Class Honours at Bart’s and the Royal London School of Medicine where he was awarded the University Prize for the highest academic mark.

Dr Salam completed the prestigious Academic Foundation Programme at Imperial College London Hospitals, where he was awarded the Sir Brian Jarman Prize for the best research project. He then went on to complete his general medical training in South London, working at internationally renowned centres such as King’s College Hospital and The Royal Marsden Hospital.

Dr Salam went on to become the highest ranking Dermatology specialist training candidate in the UK, and completed his specialist dermatology training at the world renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology.

Clinical practice

 Dr Salam has a vast range of clinical experience covering the whole scope of dermatology. He treats everything from acne to general rashes, moles to skin tags, and performs a wide range of skin surgeries. In fact, he is the Clinical Lead for the Community and Acute Dermatology services at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology, covering the entire scope of skin disease.

Dr Salam completed a 1-year fellowship in Medical Dermatology and Medical Education at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology where he developed specialist expertise in managing eczema, psoriasis and hair disorders. He also undertook a clinical attachment at the highly prestigious Yale University Dermatology Department, USA.

Dr Salam developed a dedicated Acne service protocol for his Trust, authored the south-east London prescribing guidelines on Spironolactone (an acne treatment), and is responsible for accrediting doctors for prescribing Isotretinoin (Roaccutane). Dr Salam is currently part of the Tertiary Eczema Service at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology and manages the full spectrum of the disease. He has published and presented internationally on hair disease whilst securing a research grant from Alopecia UK and attending patient support group events as an expert.

Education & Research

 Dr Salam is completing his Masters in Clinical Education, and is the Director for the international St John’s Diploma in Specialist Dermatology (www.stjohnsdiploma.com) - the world’s first and only distance learning qualification in specialist dermatology. He is the Course Director for 2 national & international courses. He sits on the British Association of Dermatologists Undergraduate Workstream. Dr Salam is internationally published, has authored multiple textbook chapters, and is an invited speaker at international conferences.

He is a senior lecturer and tutor at King’s College London, and is also a research collaborator with NASA.

In his spare time Dr Salam is a keen badminton player, competing at county level, and enjoys skiing.

Dr Salam can also speak fluent Arabic.

Ethos

 Dr Salam has been in clinical practice for over a decade, including medical and surgical experience. His ethos centres around delivering world-class, evidence-based treatments specifically tailored to the needs of each individual patient. He takes pride in delivering excellence in every aspect of his practice.

Dr Salam is recognised by all major insurance companies and sees insured and self-paying patients.

Additional Information

Clinical Posts:

Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the world renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and King’s College London.

Memberships:

  • Board Member British Association of Dermatologists
  • Member British Society for Medical Dermatology
  • Member British Society for Dermatological Surgery
  • Member Royal Society of Medicine
  • Member New England Dermatological Society (NEDS)

Awards:

  • Education grant award recipient, St John's Dermatological Society Charity, 2022
  • Research grant award recipient, Alopecia UK, 2018
  • Multiple Royal Society of Medicine and St John's Dermatological Society best oral presentation prizes, 2014 to 2020
  • Imperial College Sir Brian Jarman Prize for best academic foundation programme research project, 2013
  • Queen Mary's College and Barts and The London Principal's Prize for highest academic mark during intercalated BSc degree, 2010
  • Imperial College Teaching 'Hero' Award and North West Thames Foundation School, teaching excellence trainee merit award for outstanding contributions to medical education, 2013

Research Highlights

Dr Salam has achieved multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at international conferences.

Key Publications:

  1. Salam A, Tziotzios C, Fenton DA. Hair loss is an important symptom of the menopause. British Medical Journal 2018;360:k245. PubMed ID: 29367355
  2. Salam A, Peleva E, Wain EM. Management of skin cancer in recipients of solid organ transplants. British Journal of Hospital Medicine (London) 2019;80:331-6. PubMed ID: 31180778
  3. Dadzie OE, Salam A. The hair grooming practices of women of African descent in London, United Kingdom: findings of a cross-sectional study. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 2016;30:1021-4. PubMed ID: 27038251
  4. Dadzie OE, Salam A. Correlates of hair loss in adult women of African descent in London, U.K.: findings of a cross-sectional study. British Journal of Dermatology 2015;173:1301-4. PubMed ID: 25998579
  5. Salam A, Zaman S, Banerjee P. A Rapidly Evolving Rash in a Well Child. Paediatrics & Child Health 2020;25:129-130. PubMed ID: 32296270
  6. Du-Harper X, Arthurs C, Gainer C, Woolf R, Laftah Z, Lakhan M, Salam A, Wan B, Watt FM, Luscombe NM, Lynch MD. Clinically-relevant vulnerabilities of deep machine learning systems for skin cancer diagnosis. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2020; 12: S0022-202X(20) (Online ahead of print). PubMed ID: 32931808
  7. Salam A, McGrath JA. Diagnosis by Numbers: Defining Skin Disease Pathogenesis through Collated Gene Signatures. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2015;135:17-9. PubMed ID: 25501379
  8. Campbell P, Morton P, Takeichi T, Salam A, Roberts N, Mellerio JE, Aminu K, Wellington C, Patil SN, Akiyama M, Lu Liu L, McMillan JR, Ishida-Yamamoto A, Abdul-Wahab A, Petrof G, Fong K, Harnchoowong S, Stone K, Harper JI, McLean I, Simpson MA, Parsons M, McGrath JA. Epithelial inflammation resulting from an inherited loss-of-function mutation in EGFR. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2014:134(10):2570-8. Pubmed ID: 24691054
  9. Salam A, Dadzie OE. Dermatology training in the UK: does it reflect the changing demographics of our population? British Journal of Dermatology. 2013;169(6):1360-2. PubMed ID: 23815276
  10. Singh M, Coulton A, King T, Salam A, Sharma M, Griffiths TW, Cohen SN. The British Association of Dermatologists' Undergraduate Curriculum Update 2021. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2020 (Online ahead of print). PMID: 33314241