Dr Rakesh


Dr Rakesh has more than 10 years of experience in dermatology and is considered one of the top London dermatologists, working at the internationally renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology.

His mission is to integrate the latest research, techniques and knowledge to bring to you the very best in individualised treatment. He has a keen eye for detail and a steady hand, making him the best person to go to for injectables, acne scarring treatments, lasers and skin surgery. In addition, he is also an international expert in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. His caring demeanour and warm smile will put you at ease immediately.

He is a dedicated teacher and trains other consultants to perform complex surgery. He continues to publish in scientific journals, lectures regularly and is invited to speak nationally and internationally.

Dr Emma and I are absolutely thrilled to have him join our team here at 41 Harley St!


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Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Patalay R. Non ST elevation MI integrated care pathway. Trust Document for Frimley Park Hospital.2003

Patalay R. Leslie K. Levell NJ. A history of unethical research: Syphilology. Dermanities Sep 27 2005:3(3)

Patalay R. Bunker CB. Male Genital Dermatoses. The Practioner2006:250;63-6.

Patalay R. Bunker CB. How to spot and treat male genital dermatoses. B J Sex Med 2007:30(2)

Greenblatt D. Cintra ML. Teixeira F. Patalay R. Sheth N. Chu A. Hyperpigmented plaques on a young man. JAAD 07:56(5);896-898

Patalay R. Teixeira F. Cintra L. Chu A. An Annular rash JAAD 2007:57(5);917-918

Patalay R. Leslie K. Levell NJ. Robert Willan and the age of enlightenment. IJD 2008;47(3):297-300

Fleming J. Patalay R. Teixeira F. A Purple Rash. JAAD 2009:60(5):889-891

Patalay R, Fields P, Kazmi M, Whittaker S, Bunker CB. A Psoriasiform rash. Clin Exp Derm 2010;35(2):209-10

Patalay R, Chu A. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis.ed by Lobwohl et al. Treatment of Skin Disease. 3rd Edition Mosby Elsevier

Talbot CB, Patalay R, Munro I, Warren S, Ratto F, Matteini P, et al. Application of ultrafast gold luminescence to measuring the instrument response function for multispectral multiphoton fluorescence lifetime imaging. Optics Express 2011;19(15):13848-61.

French P, Dunsby C, Patalay R, Sergio C. Ch 2.1.2 Pathology: In vitro Instrumentation. Handbook of Biophotonics: Clinical Fluorescence Diagnostics. Popp, Jürgen / Tuchin, Valery V. / Chiou, Arthur / Heinemann, Stefan H. (editors.). Wiley-VCH, Berlin. April 2012

R. Patalay, C. Talbot, Y. Alexandrov, I. Munro, M. A. A. Neil, K. Konig, P. M. W. French, A. Chu, G.W. Stamp and C. Dunsby. Quantification of cellular autofluorescence of human skin using multiphoton tomography and fluorescence lifetime imaging in two spectral detection channels. Biomed. Opt. Express, 2(12), 3295-3308 (2011). J. Thompson, S. Coda, M. B. Sørensen, G. Kennedy, R. Patalay, U. Waitong- Brämming, P. A. A. De Beule, M. A. A. Neil, S. Andersson-Engels, N. Bendsøe, P. M. W. French, K. Svanberg and C. Dunsby. In vivo measurements of diffuse reflectance and time-resolved autofluorescence emission spectra of basal cell carcinomas. Journal of Biophotonics 5(3), 240-54 (2012).

Patalay, C. Talbot, Y. Alexandrov, M. O. Lenz, S. Kumar, S. Warren, I. Munro, M.A. Neil, K. König, P. M. W. French, A. Chu, G. W. H. Stamp and C. Dunsby. Multiphoton Multispectral Fluorescence Lifetime Tomography for the Evaluation of Basal Cell Carcinomas. PLoS ONE 7(9): e43460.(2012)

R.Patalay, C.Dunsby, Part 3 Chapter 9: Oncology applications (Skin). Fluorescence Lifetime Spectroscopy and Imaging: Principles and Applications in Biomedical Diagnostics.Ed L Marcu, D.Elson, P.French. Taylor & Francis Books Inc (2014)

Simpson JK, Patalay R, Francis N, Roberts N. Influenza Vaccination as a Novel Trigger of Wells Syndrome in a Child. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Jul;32(4):e171-2

French, Marcu, Nordstrom et al. Label-free Optical Techniques for Biomedical Diagnostics & Imaging: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Translation (White Paper) 2015

Trokoudes, J. Weir, A. Chu, R. Patalay. A case of melanoma seeding along a biopsy tract. CED 2016 DOI: 10.1111/ced.12995


  • Clive Archer Thesis Fellowship, 2014
  • Hugh Wallace Essay Prize, 2013
  • BAD British Society Dermatology Surgery Prize, 2012
  • BAD Bristol Cup – Runner Up, 2005


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