Dr Faheem Latheef

Dr Faheem Latheef

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

Dermatology

Recommended by 1 specialist
16 years of experience
7 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“After suffering for years with bad skin. I went to see Dr Latheef who diagnosed me Pyoderma Faciale. I started my treatment and could see a massive difference from month one. It’s wasn’t a quick fix, but now my skin has never been as clear as it is now. My only regret is I didn’t go see him years ago! He’s amazing in his field and such a genuinely lovely person. “
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Subspecialties

  • Skin Cancer
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Dermatology
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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
    301 reviews

    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.

    Procedures

    • Mole Check
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Video Consultation
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Mole Mapping
    • Mole Removal
    • Patch Test
    • Psoriasis Treatment
    • Scar Treatment
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
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    Special interests

    • Acne
    • Dermatitis
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Moles
    • Skin Cancer
    • Birthmarks (including Port-Wine Stains)
    • Blistering Disorders
    • 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 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
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Acne
    4/82
    Dermatitis
    3/82
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    2/82
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    1/82
    Contact Dermatitis
    1/82
    Mole Check
    1/82
    Moles
    1/82
    Skin Biopsy
    1/82
    Skin Cancer
    1/82
    Video Consultation
    1/82
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    After suffering for years with bad skin. I went to see Dr Latheef who diagnosed me Pyoderma Faciale. I started my treatment and could see a massive difference from month one. It’s wasn’t a quick fix, but now my skin has never been as clear as it is now. My only regret is I didn’t go see him years ago! He’s amazing in his field and such a genuinely lovely person.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    I cannot recommend Dr. Latheef highly enough. Apart from his amazing expertise he is one of the kindest and most caring people you will come across. He will make sure that you do not leave until you have asked every last question and that you have fully understood everything. He genuinely cares about you and he makes you feel at ease straightaway. If anyone is looking for an expert dermatologist then you need look no further.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr F Lateef is the Best UK Dermatologist!!! 10/10!!! & 5 STARS!!! That's No Exaggeration!!! I have had a serious skin disorder for over 3 years!! 4 GP's and 9 Dermatologists including specialists have not been able to help me... Until I received the care and attention from this doctor and life changing advice!! Because of Dr Latheef's experience and knowledge and most importantly his concern, care and medical direction to me and my GP, I have now received the thorough tests and treatments by two top hospitals in London which I should have been given over 2 years ago as people have died from the infectious disease that only now has been confirmed (by Swabs and Bloods) and that I am being treated for!.. This man may well have saved my life this year!! Thank You! ☺👍
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    If you are in the need to find a highly skilled Dermatologist and do not know where to begin, I cannot express how impressed I am with the ultimate professional treatment I have received from Dr Latheef and his Team. From the initial visit I felt complete confidence with my diagnosis and relief at the obvious depth of understanding, knowledge and expertise. Dr Latheef takes care to listen, explains with great clarity and applies an abundance of patience to answer questions and address all issues and concerns regarding treatments. Dr Latheef really is the real deal and No 1 in the field of Dermatology and I have so much to thank him for.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I have been struggling with eczema throughout my whole life. I have tried numerous over the counter creams and ointments but no luck with helping my skin issue. I consulted my GPs but they told me eczema is something I have to live with and there is no cure. I was losing hope, and my confidence and self-esteem took a big hit from a long-term flare-up. I decided to take the step of approaching a dermatologist, Dr Latheef - and it was the best decision I ever made for my skin. Dr Latheef is a caring person that genuinely cares about his patients and understands the sensitivity of the matter at hand. There is no rush, and he carefully explains his plan to help resolve your health issue. My skin has improved significantly (and in such a short space of time) from my first consultation with Dr Latheef. He has changed my life and I can’t thank him enough. I would highly recommend Dr Latheef to everyone. He has earned my complete trust and respect. Thank you!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
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    I had an excellent experience with Dr Latheef
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    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 Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    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 Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    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 Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    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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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Dr Natalia Spierings
    Dr Natalia Spierings
    Dermatology
    I have referred patients to them

    "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%."

    16-12-2019

    Recommended for:
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Contact Dermatitis

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