- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Open Referral network
- Skin cancer
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr. Sonal Shankar is a UK qualified Consultant Dermatologist, having gained her medical degree in 1995 from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas' Hospitals. She has been an NHS consultant since 2005, undertaking her dermatology training at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She was appointed as a Consultant Dermatologist at Medway NHS Foundation Trust in 2006 and held an Honorary Dermatology Consultant post at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. Since 2019, she has worked as a Dermatology Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (West Middlesex University Hospital).
She has published papers in peer reviewed journals, engaged in research projects and has been a reviewer for scientific journals. She has won a British Society for Dermatological Surgery award and has also presented at national and international conferences.
She accepts referrals from adults and children, consulting on a wide variety of dermatological conditions such as moles, skin cancers, skin surgery to remove benign and cancerous lesions, cryotherapy for warts and pre-cancerous skin lesions, hair and scalp disorders and inflammatory conditions including eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea.
She is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, British Society of Paediatric Dermatology and is a Collegiate Member of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Areas of interest
General dermatology; Paediatric dermatology;
Moles; Skin cancers; Skin surgery to remove benign and cancerous lesions; Cryotherapy for warts and pre-cancerous skin lesions; Hair and scalp disorders; Inflammatory conditions including eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Since 2019, she has worked as a Dermatology Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (West Middlesex University Hospital).
She has published papers in peer reviewed journals, engaged in research projects and has been a reviewer for scientific journals. She has also presented at national and international conferences.
She has won a British Society for Dermatological Surgery award and has also presented at national and international conferences.
Numerous publications including :-
British Journal of Dermatology
Clinical & Experimental Dermatology
Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology
Nuclear Medicine Communications
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Dermatology in Practice.
British Lymphology Society Newsletter
CME Bulletin - Dermatology
- MBBS United Medical & Dentl Schools of Guys' and St. Thomas' Hospitals, University of London 1995
- MRCP (London) Royal College of Physicians 1999
Reference number 4155148
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST , 2005
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatologists
British Society of Paediatric Dermatology
Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
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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
Initial contact to nursing staff at the relevant hospital who can communicate with me if necessary
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation) - up to three - (5-50)
Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (5-50)
Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (5-50)
Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Head & Neck (excluding lipoma) - (5-50)
Shave biopsy of lesion of skin - (5-50)
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