Dr Dushyanth Gnanappiragasam is a consultant dermatologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He graduated from Imperial College and undertook his foundation training in West Sussex and then completed the core medical training in East Sussex. He subsequently completed the dermatology training in East Midlands. Dr Gnanappiragasam achieved a first-class honours in Management with Medical Sciences at Imperial College Business School.

He specialises in all aspects of dermatology with a particular focus on skin cancers and skin surgery. In addition to his clinical work, he has extensive research experience and has presented at various national and international conferences.

Dr Gnanappiragasam is also passionate about education and has delivered teaching sessions for general practitioners, junior doctors, medical students and nurses.



General dermatology, skin cancer, skin surgery

Research & publications

Recent list of publications include:

1: McCarthy RL, Gnanappiragasam D, Scorer M, Taylor M, O'Toole EA. Cathepsin-C mutation in an individual with phenotypic features of Haim-Munk syndrome: A case report. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2023 Oct 25;48(11):1298-1300.

2: Shearman H, Yap SM, Zhao A, Passby L, Barrett A, Nikookam Y, Stoneham S, Myint NA, Phillips D, Dalal F, Wylie G, Costley M, Odedra S, Phillips M, Abbott RA, Wernham A, Tso S; Dermatology Sustainability UK Group. A UK-wide study to describe resource consumption and waste management practices in skin surgery including Mohs micrographic surgery. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2023 Aug 25;48(9):1024-1029.

3: Hunt WTN, Mann JK, Ashraf I, Gnanappiragasam D, Barlow R, DeGiovanni C, Abbott R, Wernham AGH. Results of a clinician questionnaire assessing the design and feasibility of the SeCondary intention vs. grAfts for heaLing scalP wounds (SCALP) study. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2023 Mar 1;48(3):235-265.

4: Charalambides M, Yannoulias B, Gnanappiragasam D, Veitch D, Wernham A. Local anaesthetics in dermatological surgery: a review of adjuncts and pain reduction techniques. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2022 Oct;47(10):1781-1793.

5: Ashraf I, Nikookam Y, Hong A, Lowe A, Mann J, Ebadian M, Gnanappiragasam D, Abbott R, Veitch D, Wernham A. A multicentre qualitative study of patient skin surgery experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2022 May;47(5):953-956.

6. Gnanappiragasam D, Oldham J, Panchal M, Woo WA. Experience and perception of face-to-face vs. remote consultations: a patient survey across two UK dermatology centres. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2021 Jun;46(4):736-737.

7: Hussain F, Gnanappiragasam D, Shaffrali F. Chemotherapy-related striate melanonychia: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2021 Jan 31;15(1):27.

8: Jubber A, Gnanappiragasam D, Durrani M, Kinder A, Harman KE. Pachydermodactyly presenting as juvenile idiopathic arthritis in an adolescent man. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Jan 18;14(1):e237214.