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Dr Orteu was educated at the Lyçée Français de Londres and trained in Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College, qualifying in 1987. She undertook Dermatology training at the Royal Free and Royal London Hospitals (CCST 1999) and received her MD in immunodermatology awarded in 1999 after 2 years as a Jules Thorne Research Fellow. She was UK trainee representative to the British Association of Dermatologists 1997-1999. Thanks to the award of a Geoffrey Dowling Fellowship, she spent a year as a clinical research fellow in Connective Tissue disease and Immunodermatology at the University of British Columbia (2000). She was appointed as a Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Free Hospital in January 2001. She is a past president of The St John's Dermatological Society and a founding member of the British Society for Medical Dermatology.
Dr Orteu sees private patients at King Edward VII's Hospital and Highgate Private Hospital. She undertakes weekly general dermatology and skin surgery clinics(removing moles, cysts and skin cancers). Her main areas of interest are in the field of complex medical dermatology. She leads a busy Connective Tissue Dermatology service at the Royal Free Hospital, caring for over 500 patients with complex connective tissue diseases (CTDs) particularly morphoea, other forms of scleroderma, overlap CTDs, and Lupus Erythematosus. She is a leading expert in the cutaneous manifestations of Fabry disease, a rare lysosomal storage disorder.
Dr Orteu lectures regularly on scleroderma and scleroderma-like diseases as well as on the cutaneous aspects of Fabry disease to Physicians, Rheumatologists and Dermatologists in the UK and abroad. She has published principally on the immunological mechanisms involved in the generation of chronic cutaneous inflammation and auto-immunity, localized scleroderma and scleroderma-like diseases, and on the cutaneous manifestations of Fabry disease.
Areas of interest
General dermatology, morphoea, lupus, eczema, psoriasis, mole checks and skin surgery.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Native or bilingual
- Portuguese - Conversational
- German - Basic
- MBBS London University 1987
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2004
- MD Immunodermatology London University 1999
- BSc Physiology London University 1984
- Fellowship in connective tissue diseases University of British Columbia 2000
Reference number 3255085
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair CRG, specialised dermatology NHSE 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dermatology CCT , 1999
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatologists
British Society for Medical Dermatology
Royal College of Physicians
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Post treatment communication
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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) - (5-50)
Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation) - up to three - (5-50)
Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (5-50)
Curettage/cryotherapy of lesions of skin (including cauterisation) - four or more - (5-50)
Primary excision of malignant lesion - Trunk & Limbs - (5-50)
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