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Professor David Burden graduated from the University of Manchester Medical School in 1987 and then trained in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Toronto. In 1999 he was appointed Consultant Dermatologist to the Western Infirmary in Glasgow, and in 2016 as Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He is active in academic medicine, publishing and lecturing widely in the UK and further afield.
He specialises in many areas of dermatology including skin cancer, mole mapping and inflammatory skin disease.
• Consultant Dermatologist, Glasgow Nuffield Hospital, Glasgow
• Consultant Dermatologist, Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh
• Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow
Areas of interest
Moles; mole mapping; Psoriasis; Skin tumours / skin cancer; Rashes; Skin infections; Eczema/dermatitis; Acne; Dermatological Surgery
- Medical Secretaries
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital 122 Corstorphine Road Edinburgh EH12 6UD
- 0131 334 0363
- Ms Patricia Martin
- Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital 25 Beaconsfield Road GLASGOW G12 0PJ
Immunology and genetics of inflammatory skin disease.
Clinical trials of new treatments for psoriasis.
Long term safety of systemic treatments for skin disease.
Gold medal for MD thesis.
Elected to membership of the Association of Physicians in 2008.
More than 150 scientific papers in the past 20 yrs including
Bachelez H, Choon SE, Marrakchi S, Burden AD, et al. IL-36 Inhibition of the for Treatment of Generalized Pustular Psoriasis.
New England Journal of Medicine 2019 380 981 -3
S Twelves,..AD Burden, et al
Clinical and genetic differences between pustular psoriasis subtypes
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2019 143 1021- 1026
C Petridis,.., AD Burden, et al. Genome-wide meta-analysis implicates mediators of hair follicle development and morphogenesis in risk for severe acne
Nature Communications 2018: 9: 5075 | DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07459-5
KJ Mason, JNWN Barker, CH Smith, PJ Hampton, M Lunt, K McElhone, RB Warren, ZZN Yiu, CEM Griffiths, AD Burden.
Comparison of drug discontinuation, effectiveness and safety between clinical trial eligible and ineligible patients in BADBIR.
JAMA Dermatology 2018 154:581-588
AD Burden et al Diagnosis and Management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults. BMJ 2010 341 987-90
A Strange..AD Burden et al. A GWAS identifies new psoriasis susceptibility loci and an interaction between HLA-C and ERAP1. Nat Genet 2010 42 985-90
LC Tsoi..AD Burden et al Identification of 15 new psoriasis susceptibility loci highlights the role of innate immunity. Nat Genet 2012 44 1341-8
Navarini AN... Burden AD, et al. Genome-wide association study identifies three novel susceptibility loci for severe acne vulgaris.
Nature Communications 2014 5, 4020 dos:10.1038
- BSc (Hons) Pathology University of Manchester 1985
- MB ChB University of Manchester 1987
- DTM&H Royal College of Physicians of London 1991
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 1990
- MD with gold medal University of Manchester 1997
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons 2002
Reference number 3174755
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dermatology , 1999
Affiliations / memberships
Member of British Association of Dermatologists
Member of Scottish Dermatological Society
International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
International Psoriasis Foundation Councillor
Member of the Association of Physicians
Member of the European Dermatology Forum
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow)
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
- Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital, Beaconsfield...
- 09:00 - 12:00
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- Spire Murrayfield Hospital122 Corstorphine...
- 14:00 - 17:30
- 0131 334 0363
- Spire Shawfair Park Hospital, Edinburgh
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 0131 334 0363
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Myself via the Glasgow Nuffield Hospital, or Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)
Primary excision of malignant lesion - Trunk & Limbs - (1-5)
Primary excision of malignant lesion - Head & Neck - (1-5)
Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Head & Neck (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)
Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation) - up to three - (1-5)