Dr Perrett is a highly regarded dermatologist and founder of The Devonshire Clinic, which aims to bring the highest level of diagnostic and therapeutic expertise to private patients. He is an expert in all skin conditions but has a special interest in skin cancer, utilising the most advanced techniques including Mohs micrographic surgery and photodynamic therapy (PDT).
Dr Conal Perrett’s primary areas of expertise
- General dermatology
- Skin cancer
- Mohs micrographic surgery
- Laser skin treatments
Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
- Cosmetic dermatology
One of London’s leading dermatologists
As a Consultant Dermatologist & Dermatological Surgeon at University College London Hospital (UCLH), Dr Perrett plays a lead role in skin cancer and dermatology services within the NHS and has many years experience at the top of his field. Within the UCLH NHS Foundation Trust he has led the skin cancer service and established both the Mohs micrographic surgery programme and the highly regarded photodynamic therapy (PDT) service.
At Harefield and Royal Brompton NHS Trust, Dr Perrett runs a specialist clinic for heart and lung transplant patients who come from all over the UK and overseas with skin problems. This is a much-needed service since organ transplant patients have a 100-fold higher risk of skin cancer. In addition, he has a special interest in skin problems in other groups of immunosuppressed individuals including those with haemato-oncological disorders such as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Again, such individuals have a much higher risk of skin cancer which can also be more aggressive.
Dr Perrett is also the Dermatologist to the London Sarcoma Service at UCH, looking after patients with cutaneous sarcomas.
He is also the lead for Mohs surgery on the London Cancer Skin Pathway Board and is an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College and University College London (UCL), two of the UK’s most renowned academic institutions.
Dr Perrett is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Society for Dermatological Surgery and the British Medical Laser Association and is also on the Board of The British Society for Skin Care in Immunocompromised Individuals.
Current cancer research projects
Dr Perrett is passionate about advancing our knowledge and understanding of dermatology, especially skin cancer and its treatment, and continues to conduct research alongside his clinical duties. He also encourages and supports others in this work, including personally supervising PhD students. Dr Perrett has served on the examining board of the University of London for PhD and Final MB examinations.
Previously he was awarded a prestigious Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) Clinical Research Fellowship working at their world renowned London Research Institute, as well as the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science at Barts and The London and the St John’s Institute of Dermatology. For his research on skin cancer he was awarded a PhD by the University of London. He has presented his work nationally and internationally and published in world class journals including Science.
Dr Perrett began his medical career at the University of Bristol, before moving on to postgraduate studies in Oxford and London, achieving membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2001.
Since then, he has undertaken extensive specialist dermatology training at some of the UK’s leading hospitals, including Barts and The London and The Royal Free Hospital, as well as completing a dermatological and Mohs surgery fellowship at the University Hospital of Wales’ Welsh Institute of Dermatology.