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Dr Michael Farrugia is a consultant dermatologist at Nuffield Health Edinburgh Hospital and at the Lauriston Building (NHS Lothian) in central Edinburgh. He graduated from the University of Malta in 2012 and moved to the UK to do foundation training in Oxford. He then moved to Edinburgh and underwent specialty training in Dermatology between 2016 and 2020.
Dr Farrugia’s NHS and private practice both cover all major areas of the specialty: adults with severe complex eczema and psoriasis who require immunosuppressive treatments and biologics, patients with skin cancer requiring surgical treatment, adolescents and young adults with acne, patients with autoimmune skin rashes such as lupus or urticaria, and children with a variety of rashes and skin growths.
In the private sector he also treats non-cancerous skin lesions such as seborrhoeic keratoses, sebaceous cysts, skin tags, benign moles etc. He performs full body mole assessments using dermatoscopy.
Dr Farrugia has a postgraduate degree in clinical education and teaches medical students and prospective dermatology trainees prior to their interviews. He supervises and supports registrars throughout their training, as well as prescribing pharmacists and advanced nurse practitioners in their roles in the multidisciplinary team.
He is an executive member of the Scottish Dermatological Society representing Edinburgh and the Lothians. He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and a member of the British Association of Dermatologists and numerous special interest groups. He has presented at a number of national and international conferences and published original research and book chapters.
Areas of interest
General adult dermatology (including acne, eczema and psoriasis); Skin cancer screening; Skin surgery; Paediatric and adolescent dermatology
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