Dr Faheem Latheef

Dr Faheem Latheef

MBCHB, MRCP(London), MRCP(Dermatology), MBA

Dermatology

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1 specialist

14 years of experience
6 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

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5

Explanation

5

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“Dr Latheef has helped me with both acne and seborrheic dermatitis. I had never even heard of seborrheic dermatitis and had struggled for years with GP’s not having a clue what it was, I had tried endless amounts of creams. After 2 weeks of treatment from Dr Latheef, the dermatitis had completely cleared! As for the acne, I had outbreaks on and off since being 15, I had the worst outbreak so far at 21 and was so fed up, Dr Latheef has provided me with treatment that has completely cleared my skin, I am so great full for all his help and would recommend him to anyone! He is so kind, helpful and the best at this job! He has helped improve my confidence so much and has shown there is help out there for anyone struggling with their skin that they can’t get from their GP! Thank you Dr Latheef!“
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malayalam
  • Swedish
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6145442
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    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital

    2 Leighton Street, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 3EB
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    About

    Dr Faheem Latheef is a UK trained and accredited Consultant Dermatologist based in Leeds. He has a particular interest in the subject of skin allergies, with the use of specialised tests such as cutaneous patch testing and skin prick testing but also runs one of the largest acne clinics in Leeds as well as having a research interest in melanoma skin cancers.

    He holds the post of Consultant Dermatologist and Allergy specialist at the Leeds Centre for Dermatology, at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, recognised as an international centre of excellence for Cutaneous Allergy as well as conditions such as skin cancer, Acne and Rosacea. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds and is actively involved in teaching and supervision of medical students and junior doctors in training. In addition he is the Lead Consultant for one of the Leeds Community Dermatology Services where he supervises General Practitioners with a specialist interest (GPWSI) in Dermatology as well as Dermatology Nurses. He regularly sees patient with general dermatology and inflammatory skin conditions including Psoriasis, Eczema, Alopecia, nail disorders, keloid scars, excessive sweating and for mole checks and other rashes.

    Dr Faheem Latheef grew up in Sweden and India before moving to the UK for his undergraduate medical training at the University of Manchester. After graduation, he undertook his basic medical training at the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust rotating through various hospital specialities. His specialist training in Dermatology was completed in the Leeds training programme, where he developed his interest in allergies and skin cancer. Additionally, Dr Latheef holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with his masters thesis focusing on "Competitive Healthcare Strategies in the NHS" allowing him to get a better understanding of Healthcare Management and use of resources.

    Having spent time in several countries and interacted with people from all walks of life, Dr Latheef is able to easily establish rapport with his patients, meaning that he effectively explores their ideas, concerns and expectations.Dr Latheef is held in high esteem by patients and colleagues for his friendly, down to earth, compassionate and caring style and for his emphasis on not just treating the skin but also the mind by recognising the significant impact that skin conditions can have on mental health and self confidence and by always ensuring that his patients leave with a complete understanding and holistic treatment plan for their condition.

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    Medical procedures

    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Mole Check
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Mole Mapping
    • Mole Removal
    • Patch Test
    • Psoriasis Treatment
    • Scar Treatment
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Acne
    • Dermatitis
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Moles
    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Birthmarks (including Port-Wine Stains)
    • Blistering Disorders
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Cysts
    • Dandruff
    • Fungal Infection
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Keloids
    • Lymphoedema
    • Melasma
    • Psoriasis
    • Rash
    • Rosacea
    • Scarring
    • Scleroderma
    • Seborrheic Keratosis
    • Sjögren’s Syndrome
    • Skin Cancer
    • Skin Tags
    • Thread Veins
    • Vasculitis
    • Verruca
    • Vitiligo
    • Warts (Viral)
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    Education

    Education:

    • MB ChB (2006) - University of Manchester

    Memberships:

    • Royal College of Physicians
    • British Association of Dermatologists
    • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
    • European Society of Contact Dermatitis
    • British Society for Cutaneous Allergy

     

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Acne
    2/76
    Dermatitis
    2/76
    Skin Lesion Removal
    2/76
    Cryotherapy
    1/76
    Dermatology Treatments
    1/76
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    1/76
    Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    1/76
    Ezeyma
    1/76
    Melasma
    1/76
    Mole Check
    1/76
    Moles
    1/76
    Physical Urtercaria
    1/76
    Skincare Advice
    1/76
    pityriasis versicolor diagnosis
    1/76
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acne Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Dermatitis
    Dr Latheef has helped me with both acne and seborrheic dermatitis. I had never even heard of seborrheic dermatitis and had struggled for years with GP’s not having a clue what it was, I had tried endless amounts of creams. After 2 weeks of treatment from Dr Latheef, the dermatitis had completely cleared! As for the acne, I had outbreaks on and off since being 15, I had the worst outbreak so far at 21 and was so fed up, Dr Latheef has provided me with treatment that has completely cleared my skin, I am so great full for all his help and would recommend him to anyone! He is so kind, helpful and the best at this job! He has helped improve my confidence so much and has shown there is help out there for anyone struggling with their skin that they can’t get from their GP! Thank you Dr Latheef!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ezeyma
    Many thank to Dr Latheef who gave me my life back. I have struggled with ezeyma for over 10 years, I have tried and given up on Bradford NHS trust, then resorted to trying every private/ traditional/ indian/ Chinese medicines and made very drastic changes to my diet, all made no to difference to my ezeyma. After giving up complete hope i was told about Dr Latheef and I am so glad I went to see him. After speaking to his secretary I was able to book a appointment to see him in 4 days. My ezeyma is now manageable and getting better every day, I don't feel itchy and anxious. For 10 years I avoided anything that might make me sweat as this made my ezeyma worse. I am now able to get back in to playing football and running. Dr Latheef has truly given my my life back, many thanks to a very genuine guy who rely cares, and is a master at what he does. Thank you very much for your help. Saty
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    pityriasis versicolor diagnosis Mole Check Moles
    I can't think of any other words to describe my experience with Dr. Latheef rather than delightful! There have not been many times in my life where I left a hospital with a smile that stayed on my face for all evening, and, this wasn't just down to the diagnosis, it’s was down to how Dr. Latheef handled the visit. He made me feel so comfortable, explained everything and more I needed to know with amazing knowledge, professionalism and humility. Dr Latheef will go the extra mile to put you at ease, reassure you and help you. His knowledge, dedication, kindness will leave you speechless. I can't thank you enough for my experience, you simply are, an amazing Doctor and human being.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acne Skincare Advice Dermatology Treatments
    I initially contacted Dr. Latheef in April this year, not long into the first lockdown - I emailed his secretary who got back to me the same evening and I had my consultation very soon after this. After the initial meeting, I already knew contacting Dr. Latheef was absolutely the best decision I could have made, and I was looking forward to getting started on treatment for my acne. We agreed I would complete a 6 month course of Isotretinoin for my acne on my face and body. I had been on several varying treatments (oral and topical) in the past - none of which provided permanent results. My acne was at its worst this year, which in turn hugely affected my self confidence. I would decline social invites as I felt too embarrassed about my skin, and even if I left the house to walk one minute I would put makeup on to hide my scars. I would check my skin in any reflective surface around me and check how my acne looked in certain lights and angles. This emotional exhaustion I felt I thought could only be understood by others who share my problem- but Dr. Latheef proved me wrong. The extent of emotional support I received from him, and his interest in how I was progressing not just on the outside, but on the inside further proved coming to him was worth it. Prior to my Isotretinoin course, I spent days researching others' experiences and advice. While this was somewhat useful, Dr. Latheef reassured me I would have no issues and put me on safe dosages, where side effects were extremely minimal; but I still reached my true skin goals. I now leave the house without makeup almost every day, as I feel it is not necessary anymore. I run in public without fearing people looking at my face, and do not open my phone camera every minute to check my skin. I feel like a weight has been taken off my shoulders, and I can continue doing every day things now without constant worries and intruding thoughts regarding my skin. This is all thanks to Dr. Latheef; his continuous support and checking in on my wellbeing physically and emotionally is not something I could have done this journey without. He had been awarded the Best Consultant Dermatologist in the UK title recently; very fitting and thoroughly deserved! My questions, concerns, and issues, no matter how small they were, were always addressed and I was never left looking for answers elsewhere. For anyone who shares my issues and feelings, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Latheef. I feel so lucky to have had this experience with him helping me along the way. He will absolutely ensure any patient, regardless of the skin concern, has the best experience with treatment and sees the permanent results they dream of achieving. I hope this review reflects how grateful I am for my experience and inspires people to start their skin journey with the right dermatologist.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Skin Lesion Removal Cryotherapy
    I developed Fordyce Spots/Pearly Penile Papules in the 1990’s, whilst in my late teens. At the time I had no idea what they were and I suffered with them for a couple of years before plucking up the courage to visit my GP. My GP incorrectly told me that what I had was perfectly normal hair follicles and that I had nothing to worry about. I believed what I had been told and carried on as normal. It wasn’t until I was in my mid 40’s and technological advances in internet search engines that I finally realised that I had been misinformed. Intrigued to see if anything could be done, I booked myself another appointment with my GP. My GP confirmed that I had indeed got perfectly normal and harmless Fordyce Spots/ Pearly Penile Papules and that they are also very common but wasn’t sure whether I should be referred to a Urologist or a Dermatologist. He referred me to a Urologist. I attended my appointment with the Urologist who reassured me that the condition is normal and very common but told me that he couldn’t provide me with the cosmetic treatment I wanted and that I would need a Dermatologist for this. This is when I was referred to Dr Latheef! I met with Dr Latheef and I was excited to learn that there are various cosmetic treatments for the condition. We agreed to proceed with treatments of Cryotherapy. After four treatments the Fordyce Spots were barely visible and the skin was smooth with no visible signs of scarring. There were a few stubborn spots remaining and these were surgically and painlessly removed under a local anaesthetic. There are absolutely no visible signs whatsoever that the more stubborn spots were ever there!!! I cannot thank Dr Latheef enough. He has certainly improved the overall cosmetic appearance and I have a new found self confidence that had been lacking beforehand. I have absolutely no problems whatsoever in recommending Dr Latheef's services.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Physical Urtercaria
    I visited 2 GPs in the UK, a specialist in Morocco and then the MEDIPOL hospital in Istanbul, Turkey; for my skin condition and constant itching. With many wrong diagnosis, in a last ditch effort, i googled and found Dr Latheef in Leeds. During a 10 minute consultation and within a minute of visually assessing my skin, he identified the condition to be Physical Urticaria and prescribed me medication which relieved the physical and mental torture i endured for 5 months. Dr Latheef is not only polite and kind but a true headmaster in his field and i would highly recommend him to anyone suffering skin problems.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Skin Lesion Removal
    After having a large keloid growing on my ear, I decided to get in contact with Dr Latheef. The first appointment was amazing, he thoroughly talked me through the whole procedure and answer all my questions, he wasn’t in a rush to get rid of me or did not rush the appointment at all, he listened and was very understanding about all my issues. After having the consultation appointment, he said he could do the procedure within a few days, which was amazing and such great service! He was very supportive throughout the whole process, making sure his secretary was always in contact with me, the results are amazing, I am so pleased and over the moon by the job he did because before I used to get very self-conscious but now there is nothing to worry about at all. He even made sure not to rush the procedure and ensured to keep the shape of my ear which was perfect. Dr Latheef is honestly amazing, I cannot fault him anyway possible, he is the kindest gentleman you’ll ever meet, be sure to use his services as he is very well experienced and dealt with many keloids before!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    10 years of eczema, however the last 3 years has been unbearable. Unable to shower, hug/touch my husband and unable to move without bleeding. My nipples were so bad, each time i moved or took my bra off the whole nipple would rip off (this happened daily) i would cry knowing what was about to happen and the pain that was about to follow. I was unable to do my job (dance teacher) as i was unable to move. Each time i moved my skin would rub against clothes, leaving me having to just say the steps instead of actually dancing them. I used to sit naked on a seat at home trying not to touch anything around me. Since seeing the friendly/helpful Dr Latheef i have my LIFE back. I have had 3 showers (the first 3 in years) i still have to be careful with what i touch and what i do, and using creams etc... however i can now do normal things. Weather that be hug my husband for a few moments before i roll over to sleep. Or actually doing my actual job and being able to dance and move without bleeding and cracking. My nipples have completely healed, no cracking, leaking which means i can take clothes on and off without ripping the whole nipple off. I am sat in clothes typing this with no pain, which feels weird and like a dream. Dr Latheef has been so supportive, understanding and given me faith back in Medicine. I still only shower occasionally, and hug my husband for tiny amounts, and apply creams all the time.. but i have some sort of normality back. And the pain and constant itching has gone! i have seen many dermatologists throughout the years all across the country and not ONE has been able to help me! but DR Latheef has given me life back. THANK YOU. what shall i do first, shower, dance, or hug people?
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I saw Dr Latheef in February after suffering from facial swelling, redness and sore eyes. A condition my GP was unable to diagnose. I was loosing my confidence and my mental health was at an all time low. I arranged an appointment to see Dr latheef at the Nuffield Hospital in Leeds. Dr latheef spent alot of time listening to me and answered all my questions. I was put at ease straight away and Dr latheef was confident he could help me. Dr latheef took his time to fully explain each stage of the process. Following the advice of Dr latheef, further appointments were arrange for the following week for patch testing to take place. Dr latheef was then able to do a full diagnosis. A couple of months have now passed and I wanted to share how delighted I am with the results. I feel like my skin has been given a new lease of life! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a smart, humble and compassionate doctor. I am so pleased I came to see you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dermatitis
    After many years/months seeing numerous GP’s and even a private specialist regarding dermatitis on my face I wasn’t getting anywhere. It was such a big relief coming across Dr Latheef. After a course of 3 months treatment (mixture of tablets and cream) within afew days I could see a huge difference. Dr Latheef cleared my face and it’s the best it’s ever looked. Dr Latheef is the best dermatologist, he is kind and understanding and puts you at ease. Right from the word go he reassured me that he could find a solution not only in the short term but also the long term. I would always recommend Dr Latheef to friends and family. He is my go to dermatologist without a doubt and brought my confidence back.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
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    Dermatology

    Dr Natalia Spierings
    Dr Natalia Spierings
    Dermatology

    16-12-2019

    Dr Latheef is not only one of the most knowledgeable dermatologists of our generation but also a genuinely nice, caring person. I know when I refer patients to him - usually specifically for patch testing and contact allergy as those are his areas of expertise - they will be extremely well looked after. Dr Latheef is not only a great colleague but also a great friend. I recommend him 100%.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Contact Dermatitis
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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