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The London Clinic


  • Dermatology

Sub specialties

  • General dermatology
  • Complex medical dermatology
  • Skin cancer

Clinical interests

  • Eczema, psoriasis
  • Blistering skin diseases

Professional profile

I am a consultant dermatologist with a particular interest in complex medical dermatology. I run a tertiary clinical and diagnostic service for patients with immunologically mediated skin diseases based at the St. John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospitals and Kings College London.

In addition to clinical work I have an active research programme investigating the causes of and new treatments for inflammatory skin diseases.

My undergraduate training was at Guy’s Hospital Medical School and I then trained in general medicine at the Royal London Hospital and then in dermatology back at Guy's.

Following a research fellowship at Harvard University, I came back to the UK, initially to University College and then as Professor of Dermatology at Imperial College London. In 2005 I moved to my current post at the Institute of Dermatology.

Personal profile

My wife is a consultant anaesthetist but our children have eschewed medical careers. When I'm not working I enjoy sailing, gardening, and trying to play the piano and clavichord better than I am currently able.

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Dr Groves explains why it is important to protect your skin, what SPF actually means and paying attention to your moles.

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Current posts

  • Head, Clinical Immunodermatology
    St. John's Institute of Dermatology
  • Consultant Dermatologist
    Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Honorary Consultant Dermatologist
    St. Luke's Hospital for the Clergy

Medical training

Year qualified
  • Guys Hospital Medical School
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Clinic location

116 Harley Street
London W1G 7JL
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Clinic times

Monday: Afternoon and evening
Tuesday: By arrangement
Wednesday: By arrangement
Thursday: Morning
Friday: By arrangement
Saturday: By arrangement

Appointment enquiries: +44 (0) 20 3944 1073 Concierge service: +44 (0) 203 219 3323 Self-Pay service: +44 (0) 203 918 7301International office: +44 (0) 203 219 3266 Invoice and payment enquiries: +44 (0) 207 616 7708 General enquiries: +44 (0) 20 3918 9135

Breast services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7760 Eye centre appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7768 Haematology appointments: +44 (0) 207 535 5503 Kidney services appointments: +44 (0) 207 224 5234 Liver services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7651 Radiology appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653

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