About Dr Victoria Swale

Consultant Dermatologist

Skin Health & Allergy

Sub-specialties: Skin Cancer, Vulval Dermatology, Dermatology, Moles, Acne, Eczema, Dermoscopy, Skin Surgery, Cryotherapy, Curettage, Skin Biopsy, Lesion Removal, Mole Mapping, Psoriasis, Pigmentation Disorders, Warts, Alopecia, Skin Infections, Oral and Genital Skin Disorders, Lichen Sclerosus, Lichen Planus.

Dr Victoria Swale is a Consultant Dermatologist with expertise in a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions, with a specialist interest in skin cancer, moles, lesions and genital skin conditions such as lichen sclerosus.

Overview

Bookings: bookings.skinhealthallergy@onewelbeck.com

Tel: 020 3653 2007

Dr Victoria Swale is a Consultant Dermatologist with expertise in a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions, with a specialist interest in skin cancer, moles, lesions and genital skin conditions such as lichen sclerosus.

Areas of Expertise

Dr Victoria Swale performs a range of treatments including:

Some of the conditions she commonly treats are:

About Dr Victoria Swale

Dr Victoria Swale is a Consultant Dermatologist at OneWelbeck Skin Health & Allergy and has expertise in a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions, with a specialist interest in skin cancer, moles, lesions and genital skin conditions such as lichen sclerosus.

Dr Swale holds an NHS post at the Royal Free London NHS Trust, where she has been a Consultant Dermatologist since 2004. She is a core member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team as both a dermatologist and a pathologist, and she runs weekly dermatopathology teaching. She is also a Locum Consultant Dermopathologist at the Royal Hampstead NHS Foundation Trust, a position she has held since 2006.

She is a Council Member for the British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease and has been a member of the Speciality Question Writing Group for the Royal College of Physicians since 2006, in where she was appointed to the Examination Board for Dermatology in 2019.

Dr Swale’s expertise as a Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist has allowed her to be an active post-graduate teacher in both Dermatology and Pathology where she frequently teaches local GPs in London and is invited as a regular speaker on several national courses. Additionally,  she acts as a reviewer for Dermatology and Dermatopathology journals along with her work being published in several peer-reviewed journals.

 Dr Victoria Swale attended the University of Southampton Medical School 1992, passed the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) exam in 1995, and was elected to Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008. Dr Swale was a member of The British Association of Dermatologists’ Therapy and Guidelines Committee between 2011 – 2016.

Dr Swale is a council member for the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases and organised the highly successful Annual Conference of the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases in 2019.

In 2004, she was awarded an MD from the University of London for her research into genetic aspects of skin cancer and has lectured widely in Dermatology and Dermatopathology on several annual courses and invited lectures.

Additional Information

Qualifications

  • BM 1992 (University of Southampton Medical School)
  • MRCP (UK) 1995
  • MD 2004 (University of London)
  • ICDP (International Certificate of Dermatopathology) 2005
  • FRCP 2009

Awards

  • Clinical excellence award level 2, Royal Free Hospital
  • Senior Registrars’ prize, Section of Dermatology, Royal Society of Medicine
  • BAD/Stiefel Travel Award for AAD Conference, San Francisco
  • BAD/Schering-Plough Travel Award, SID Conference, Chicago
  • Southampton University Dermatology Prize

Memberships

  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Society for Dermatopathology
  • British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease
  • American Academy of Dermatology

Research Highlights

Dr Victoria Swale has achieved multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals:

Key Publications

  • Almadori A, Zenner N, Boyle D, Swale V, Reid W, Maclean A, Butler PEMDevelopment and Validation of a Clinical Grading Scale to Assess the Vulvar Region: The Vulvar Architecture Severity Scale
    Aesthet Surg J. 2020 Nov 19;40(12):1319-1326
  • Almadori A, Hansen E, Boyle D, Zenner N, Swale V, Reid W, Maclane A, Butler PEM.Fat Grafting Improves Fibrosis and Scarring in Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus: Results From a Prospective Cohort Study
    J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2020 Mar 19
  • F Bakr, N Webber, H Fassihi, V Swale, F Lewis, E Rytina, G Tamar Ben-Zvi, P Norris, O Espinosa, S Dhar, P Craig and A RobsonPrimary and secondary intralymphatic histiocytosis
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2014; 70 (5): 927-933
  • Rice SA, Swale VJ, Haque R, Rustin MH.Erythroderma in the emergency department
    BMJ 2013 Jun 13;346:f3613
  • Goulding JM, Levine S, Blizard RA, Deroide F, Swale VJ.Dermatological surgery: a comparison of activity and outcomes in primary and secondary care
    Br J Dermatol. 2009 Jul;161(1):110-4. Epub 2009 May 12
  • Harwood CA, McGregor JM, Swale VJ, Proby CM, Leigh IM, Newton R, Khorshid SM, Cerio R.High frequency and diversity of cutaneous appendageal tumors in organ transplant recipients.
    J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Mar;48(3):401-8.
  • Harwood CA, Swale VJ, Bataille VA, Quinn AG, Ghali L, Patel SV, Dove-Edwin I, Cerio R, McGregor JM.An association between sebaceous carcinoma and microsatellite instability in immunosuppressed organ transplant recipients.
    J Invest Dermatol. 2001 Feb;116(2):246-53.
  • Swale VJ, Quinn AG, Wheeler JM, Beck NE, Dove-Edwin I, Thomas HJ, Bodmer WF, Bataille VA.Microsatellite instability in benign skin lesions in hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer syndrome.
    J Invest Dermatol. 1999 Dec;113(6):901-5