Professor Clive Archer

Professor Clive Archer

Professor (Dr) Clive B Archer

Dermatology 02414562


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Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • General
  • Skin cancer

About me

Profesor Clive Archer is a Consultant Dermatologist and is Honorary Professor of Dermatology (UCLan). Until 2023, he was senior Consultant Dermatologist at the St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King's College, London (KCL).

Clive is a highly trained and experienced Consultant Dermatologist who sees patients in his LONDON, WINDSOR and BRISTOL Dermatology clinics.

BSc (Hons), MB BS, MRCS (England), MRCP (UK), MD (London), PhD (London), FRCP (London), FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCP (Glasgow), PG Certifiacte, PG Diploma & Masters in Medical Education, LLM (Master of Laws)

Undergraduate medical studies at Guys Hospital Medical School, University of London and Keble College, University of Oxford.
General Medicine at Guy's Hospital and University College Hospital, London.
Dermatology at the St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin & Postgraduate Institute of Dermatology, University of London, and the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

NHS Consultant appointments:
St Johns Institute of Dermatology, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust (2010-2023),
Royal Hospital, Chelsea (2017 - present),
University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust (1989-2010),

Clive's research interests include the immuno-pharmacological aspects of atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis (M.D.), the interaction between inflammatory mediators and cytokines in the skin (Ph.D.), and the epidemiology of melanoma and non-melanoma (epidermal) skin cancer. He was made Honorary Professor (UCLan) in 2020 in recognition of his contribution to Research in Dermatology & Immuno-pharmacology and to Medical Education. Most of the exciting new treatments in Dermatology are based on immuno-pharmacological research.

Prizes and Awards:
As a research fellow in Dermatology in the UK and USA, Clive received recognition for his investigative research by being awarded the SILVER, GOLD and SILVER AWARDS at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meetings (Resident's Section, Original Investigation) on 3 consecutive occasions.

When working at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, USA, he was awarded the British Association of Dermatologists' Dowling Traveling Research Fellowship, the Psoraisis Association Research Fellowship and an American Dermatology Foundation Research Fellowship.

Clive has an extensive track record of over 200 clinical and research publications (see ResearchGate for details) and 5 books on Dermatology, including:
1. Wakelin S, Maibach H, Archer CB. Eds. Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatments in Dermatology. CRC Press, 2015 (2nd Edition) and 2023 (3rd Edition);
2. Archer CB. Ethnic Dermatology: Clinical Problems and Skin Pigmentation (2nd Edition). Informa Healthcare (CRC Press), 2008.

Professional Memberships:
British Association of Dermatologists (former and Academic Vice President);
British Medical Dermatology Society;
British Society of Dermatological Surgery;
Royal Society of Medicine (former President, Section of Dermatology);
THESIS (The Skin Investigation Society) (Founder).

Other interests:
Clive is a keen sportsman (as a London Purple and Oxford Blue for Association Football), these days playing tennis, real tennis and golf when time allows.

Appointment Information:
To make an appointment with Professor Clive Archer please telephone the relevant Appointments number directly:
Spire Hospital Bristol - 0117 980 4070 (insured), 0117 980 4080 (self-funding);
Litfield House Medical Centre, Bristol - 0117 214 1633;
The Shard Clinic - 0207 234 2009;
Lister Clinic, 102 Sydney Street and Chiswick Medical Centre Clinic, London - 0117 214 1633;
Windsor Dermatology Clinic, Alma Medical Centre, 47, Alma Road, Windsor - 01753 831 254;
Clive Archer's secretary, who deals with his LONDON, WINDSOR and BRISTOL clinics, can be contacted at or on 0117 214 1633.

Areas of interest

Acne - including Roaccutane treatment;
Actinic keratosis / solar keratosis;
Adult general dermatology;
Alopecia (hair loss);
Atopic dermatitis / eczema and allergic contact dermatitis;
Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy;
Moles (dermoscopy) and mole removal;
Paediatric general dermatology (12 years and over);
Seborrhoeic keratoses (age warts) and skin tags;
Skin cancers (including epidermal skin cancer and melanoma) - rapid diagnosis, dermoscopy and treatment;
Skin pigmentation problems (including melasma and vitiligo);
Urticaria (hives), verrucae and warts

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