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.
- 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
- Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
- Contact Dermatitis
- Skin Cancer
- Aged and Sundamaged Skin
- Birthmarks (including Port-Wine Stains)
- Blistering Disorders
- Fungal Infection
- Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
- Impetignised Eczema
- Seborrheic Keratosis
- Sjögren’s Syndrome
- Skin Tags
- Thread Veins
- Warts (Viral)
- MB ChB (2006) - University of Manchester
- Royal College of Physicians
- British Association of Dermatologists
- European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
- European Society of Contact Dermatitis
- British Society for Cutaneous Allergy
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%.