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Meet the team

Meet the Team

Salford Royal has some of Europe’s leading dermatology specialists on its team.


Several consultants hold or have recently held National and Regional roles in Management, Medical Education and Research including with the North Western Deanery, The British Association of Dermatologists, the American Academy of Dermatology and other affiliated bodies.


The department is run by 26 Consultant Dermatologists. Additionally, there are numerous supporting supervised junior staff and many specialist nurses with roles designed to compliment those of the consultants.


We offer a direct point of contact for all patients in case of questions or problems.   For more detailed contact information please see our Useful Contacts section.


PortraitName, Job TitleProfessional Profile
dr warren Richard Warren (Dr) Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Richard Warren graduated from Liverpool University with a first 

class honours degree in Pharmacology and gained his Medical degree, 

with honours, one year later. He has been working in Dermatology for a 

decade, the last five years of which have involved time in dermatology 

research. His main area of interest is in the treatment of severe 

inflammatory skin disease, especially psoriasis. 


He is a consultant  in the world renowned psoriasis clinic and in the last 12 months has established a new combined clinic with Dr Hector Chinoy, a Consultant  Rheumatologist at SRFT, for patients with severe psoriasis and  psoriatic arthritis. He sits on a  number of national committees, including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence  guideline group for psoriasis. For his research into psoriasis he has received national and international awards. He is regularly invited to speak at major dermatology congresses and publishes frequently in the  European Literature.

tim Tim Clayton (Dr) Consultant Paediatric and General Dermatologist Honorary Lecturer University of Manchester

Dr Tim Clayton is a children's skin specialist and the clinical lead for paediatric dermatology. He graduated from Liverpool University and trained as a paediatrician at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. He then worked as a paediatric registrar in New Zealand. He completed higher specialist training in Dermatology in Leeds in 2006. He then worked as a Paediatric Dermatologist in Dublin and Liverpool. Whilst working in Dublin he became involved in a number of studies looking at the genetics of atopic eczema. This research is now being continued in Manchester.


Dr Clayton is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In 2005 he won an award for the best scientific paper and presentation at the British Society for Paediatric Dermatology (BSPD). His clinical interests include, vascular birthmarks, children's skin surgery, genetic skin disease, and eczema. Tim undertakes adult dermatology and skin cancer clinics on Fridays.


He lives in North Manchester with his wife and daughter. Outside of work Tim is an avid follower of his beloved Bury Football Club and plays a number of competitive sports. In his spare time Tim designs websites.

Tsui Ling Tsui Ling (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Tsui Ling qualified in 1992 at the Queen’s University of Belfast and obtained her membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997. She then trained as a Dermatologist in Greater Manchester and obtained her specialist training certificate in 2005.


She obtained an MD in Photodermatology with the University of Manchester in 2009. She has been a NHS consultant since 2005. She is currently a full time Consultant Dermatologist at the Salford Royal Foundation Trust, and has general Dermatology clinics in the Bury Dermatology Service at Radcliffe. She has been training and working as a Dermatologist in the Salford and Bury area since 1990.


Her area of specialist interest is in Photobiology and Phototherapy. She is a consultant at the Photobiology Unit and also the clinical lead for Phototherapy Services at Salford Royal Foundation Trust. She specialises in the treatment of various skin diseases with Phototherapy, as well as investigation, diagnosis and management of photosensitivity disorders, particularly Polymorphic Light Eruption. She has presented in various national and international meetings as well as published scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed various Dermatological journals, and contributed to Dermatology textbooks. She is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists and British Photodermatology Group. She is currently leading on writing the national guidelines for PUVA treatment (a form of Phototherapy).


She originates from Singapore and is proficient in Mandarin. She enjoys playing the piano and practices Tai-Chi. She lives with her husband (Associate Medical Director for Salford PCT) and twin children.

Helen Young Helen Young (Dr) Senior Lecturer in Dermatology and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Young received her MB, ChB and PhD degrees from The University of Manchester. She trained in dermatology on the North West Regional Dermatology Training Scheme (Manchester) and at Harvard Medical School where she was a Research Fellow in Dermatology at the Cutaneous Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. 


She is a fully trained and accredited Consultant Dermatologist with 4 years of post graduate medical training prior to specialisation in dermatology.  Her Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) funded Clinical Senior Lectureship was awarded in September 2008 and she is the first Dermatologist to have received this award.

Dr Young is one of the Consultant Dermatologists who lead the Manchester Psoriasis Service – a multidisciplinary clinic for patients with severe psoriasis – which was awarded Hospital Doctor Dermatology Team of the Year Award in 2002.


Her research interests include cutaneous angiogenesis and psoriasis, and her research has received many awards at national and international meetings.  She is a member of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology committee.  She is also the Programme Director of the Masters in research in Medical Science course at The University of Manchester.

John Lear John Lear (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Lear’s general medical training was at Leicester Medical School completing his dermatological training at the Midlands and South West before taking up his present Consultant Dermatologist post at Salford Royal in 2000.


His main interest is skin cancer: in particular basal cell carcinoma, Gorlins syndrome and immunosuppressed patients, such as transplant patients. He also sees all patients with aspects of general dermatology problems. Dr Lear has an interest in the surgical and non-surgical management of skin cancer, such as photodynamic therapy.


Dr Lear has over 100 research publications in the area of skin cancer, in particular the epidemiology, genetics, diagnosis and therapy of basal cell carcinoma, Gorlins syndrome and transplant related skin cancer. More recently his research has concentrated on new therapies for skin cancer, including photodynamic therapy and molecules targeting the pathway involved in basal cell carcinoma development.


Dr Lear lives in South Manchester and enjoys tennis, walking, skiing, football, theatre, and going to the cinema in his spare time.

dr ghura Vindy Ghura (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon

Dr Ghura trained at Newcastle Medical School before specialising in Dermatology at Leicester. He further developed his specialist interest in skin cancer and facial skin surgery in Cardiff and then Lisbon. Dr Ghura is one of around 40 Mohs surgeons in the UK. Mohs' surgery is a specialist technique for removing difficult “non-melanoma” skin cancers (basal cell carcinomas or rodent ulcers).


Dr Ghura set up the Mohs' skin cancer service in Sheffield winning the Hospital’s Service development of the year award. He examines for the Royal College of Physicians and Cardiff University’s GP-Dermatology Diploma course. He teaches on many courses including the British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS) annual skin surgery course and is also an executive committee member of the BSDS. 


Dr Ghura has research interests in skin cancer, surgery and medical education and has presented and published in all of these areas.


Dr Ghura lives in Cheshire and his hobbies include badminton, art and swimming.

Vishal Madan Vishal Madan (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist, Laser and Dermatological Surgeon

Dr Madan trained in Medicine and Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy in India. He then worked on the Cambridge medical rotation, following which he trained in Dermatology at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.


He has completed two fellowships - one in Laser Dermatology at Salford Royal NHS Foundation trust in 2008 and another in Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery at the Welsh Institute of Dermatology, Cardiff in 2010. He is a member of the executive committee of the British Medical Laser Association. 


Dr Madan is an invited reviewer for nine international journals and had published many articles, book chapters and a bookon specialty examination in Dermatology.


He is also involved in research into the use of lasers in dermatology, skin cancer surgery including Mohs surgery, and hair restoration.


 Amaya Viros Usuandizaga (Dr)Consultant
 Anja Weidmann (Dr)Consultant
 Hamish Hunter (Dr)Consultant