Dr Vinod Elangasinghe is a Consultant Dermatologist who specialises in adult and paediatric dermatology at Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust- Manchester (rated best NHS trust in UK ’17 and ’18). Following the completion of MBBS in 2001 Dr Elangasinghe has worked in various parts of the UK (Ayrshire- Mid Wales- Yorkshire- Norfolk and Leicestershire) as part of his medical and specialist training.
He completed UK medical physician training by obtaining the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007 (MRCP). During these 6 years, he gained a vast amount of general medical experience (including intensive care- cardiology) which is a bit more than routine training and he is renowned for this expertise in medical dermatology as most skin conditions/ rashes have connections to internal medical problems. Having obtained Joint Royal College Training accreditation in 2010 (MRCP Derm UK) Dr Elangasinghe was appointed as a full-time NHS consultant in Dermatology in 2011 as soon as his training was finished. Dr Elangasinghe was appointed a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 2014.
Dr Elangasinghe has authored many publications in Dermatology and presented at national and international conferences. Positions held in the past consultant Dermatologist- Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS FT (2011-2016)Skin Cancer MDT Lead- North Derbyshire- Chesterfield (2014-2016)Vice-chair- Skin Cancer NSSG- South Yorkshire and Humber (2014-2016)Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer- University of Sheffield (2012-2016)Dr Elangasinghe maintains the most up to date knowledge and experience in treating skin diseases ranging from skin cancer to rashes (inflammatory skin disease). He also has a special interest in science and the biology behind hair disorders. He is a clinician who uses a mixture of most advanced- novel treatments along with older well-trusted ones in providing patients with a range of treatment options.
Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
- Skin surgery
- Laser skin surgery
- Acne/ spots/ pimples
- Skin tags
- Infections of skin
- Cysts, lipomas
- Birth marks, blemishes
- Age and liver spots
- Pigmentation problems
- Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
- Scarring (mild or severe) from acne scars, post traumatic scars, unsightly surgical scars and keloids
- Hair problems (thinning, losing hair or other problems) and alopecia
- Allergic skin problems (allergy/ patch testing offered for patients 3 years and over)
- Childrens’ skin problems (Paediatric Dermatology)- eczema being the commonest
- Red face/ Rosacea and thread veins (you may or may not have other symptoms)
- Rashes that you are struggling to get a diagnosis
- Chronic non healing leg ulcers