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Dr Faheem Latheef
MBCHB, MRCP(London), MRCP(Dermatology), MBA
Dermatology
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SUBSPECIALTIES

General Dermatology
Paediatric Dermatology

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 6145442

LANGUAGES

english, malayalam, swedish

About

Dr Faheem Latheef is a UK trained and accredited Consultant Dermatologist based in Leeds and who is on the General Medical Council's (GMC) Specialist Register acknowledging his expertise in conditions relating to the skin, hair and nails. He is available for private consultations at the Nuffield Health Hospital, Leeds 

Dr Latheef has a particular interest in the subject of skin allergies, with the use of specialised tests such as cutaneous patch testing and skin prick testing but also runs one of the largest acne clinics in Leeds as well as having a research interest in melanoma skin cancers.

He holds the post of Consultant Dermatologist and Allergy specialist at the Leeds Centre for Dermatology, at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, recognised as an international centre of excellence for Cutaneous Allergy as well as conditions such as skin cancer, Acne and Rosacea. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds and is actively involved in teaching and supervision of medical students and junior doctors in training. In addition he is the Lead Consultant for one of the Leeds Community Dermatology Services where he supervises General Practitioners with a specialist interest (GPWSI) in Dermatology as well as Dermatology Nurses. He regularly sees patient with general dermatology and inflammatory skin conditions including  Psoriasis, Eczema, Alopecia, nail disorders, keloid scars, excessive sweating and for mole checks and other rashes.

Dr Faheem Latheef grew up in Sweden and India before moving to the UK for his undergraduate medical training at the University of Manchester.  After graduation, he undertook his basic medical training at the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust rotating through various hospital specialities. His specialist training in Dermatology was completed in the Leeds training programme, where he developed his interest in allergies and skin cancer. Additionally, Dr Latheef holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with his masters thesis focusing on "Competitive Healthcare Strategies in the NHS" allowing him to get a better understanding of Healthcare Management and use of resources.

Having spent time in several countries and interacted with people from all walks of life, Dr Latheef is able to easily establish rapport with his patients, meaning that he effectively explores their ideas, concerns and expectations.Dr Latheef is held in high esteem by patients and colleagues for his friendly, down to earth, compassionate and caring style and for his emphasis on not just treating the skin but also the mind by recognising the significant impact that skin conditions can have on mental health and self confidence and by always ensuring that his patients leave with a complete understanding and holistic treatment plan for their condition.


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Medical Procedures

  • Mole removal
  • Skin peels
  • Skin tag removal
  • Mole check

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Special Interests

  • Allergy
  • Skin cancer
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Other hair and nail disorders

Education

Education:

  • MB ChB (2006) - University of Manchester

Memberships:

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
  • European Society of Contact Dermatitis
  • British Society for Cutaneous Allergy

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-01-2018
Dr latheef has give me so much confidence after having acne for 5 years. I tried pricey "guaranteed" products and treatments in which I was left feeling disheartened and frustrated as nothing was working, I was spending hundreds of pounds on facials, peels, creams etc and kept thinking the next treatment would work for me ... it didn't. Dr Latheef is very professional and made me feel relaxed and at ease. I am now acne free! Which is something I never thought I would be and it's all thanks to his knowledge within dermatology.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-12-2017
I first met Dr Latheef, when I went with my sister for her acne troubles, I found him very friendly, thorough and he was keen of giving lots of advice to help my sister through the course of her medication. I was then referred to Dr Latheef myself for some problematic moles that needed to be removed. He made me feel at ease with the whole process from start to finish. When I went in to have them removed, I felt relaxed and confident that the right person was doing the procedure. Dr Latheef allowed me to ask any questions and raise concerns that I had and answered them with great detail providing me with reliant information. The aftercare that he provided filled me with confidence and allowed me to seek more guidance and help with aftercare for my Keloid scars. Overall I would recommend Dr Latheef for any Dermatology needs that you may have and cannot thank him enough for helping me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-12-2017
Having struggled with my skin for the most part of my life, I seemed lost of finding a solution quick enough. However never did I think I would be able to rectify the situation with a practical solution that wouldn’t effect my life. Needless to say I was proved wrong. Dr Latheef as a doctor, person and dermatologist has truly fulfilled every aspect of his job. If it wasn’t for his avid interest in his patient or his insightful knowledge on the skin, he is treating my skin and has been for the past 6 months. While nervous to start roaccutane, he reassured the pressure, my self consciousness and vulnerability of having problem skin could be resolved quickly and efficiently. His nature, care and compassion for his job and patients shine through and he has truly changed the skin game. My skin is thriving and while he has the job to prescribe me the medication, he also makes sure he gives you enough follow up advice to last you a lifetime. Truly a generous, intelligent and thorough doctor, who I would highly recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-12-2017
Dr Lateef has been our saviour ! My son started seeing him 3 months ago and what a difference it has made to my son’s skin, and most importantly, his confidence ! Dr Lateef has been truly supportive and really cared about Ross . Not just another patient but an individual. We had personal service from day one and it still continues . I would recommend Dr Lateef to anyone . He cares from his heart and each visit is a pleasure . Thank you so much for making us , as a family , truly cared for and special .

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-12-2017
I would give Dr Latheef 10 stars plus if I could! After being referred to a dermalogica clinic for a persistent eye irritation of which I'd tried many creams etc. over a long period of time, the GP was worried it actually looked like sun damage and referred me to Dr Latheef. This appointment was going to take a few week's and I was really worried, so I looked up Dr Latheef and found he actually had a private clinic at Nuffield in Leeds and I was able to get an appointment for the very next day! Dr Latheef was amazing and took the time to listen to me without me feeling rushed. He very quickly put my mind at rest and said it wasn't sun damage and looked more like an allergy and he also had a very good idea what I was allergic to. Dr Latheef asked if I would like patch testing done and exlplained how it all worked and if I was able to attend Chapel Allerton hospital the week after on the Mon Wed Fri for my patches to be applied. The patches work really well, I had them applied to my back and the tops of my arms. They were slightly uncomfortable at first but soon settled down. Also, I could not to get them wet, but this wasn't a problem at all. After a couple of days I had the patches removed and the ones that showed up positive were actually the ones that Dr Latheef suspected which turned out to be acrylates. I was so relieved that I didn't mind what so ever I could no longer have my nails done with anything containing acylics. Dr Latheef was there for the whole process and was extremely attentive making sure I understood the process and outcome. He is a really lovely man and I would recommend anyone who suffers with skin related conditions to go see him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-11-2017
Dr. Latheef is an excellent dermatologist that I cannot recommend enough. I have seen multiple doctors, over many years, for my skin challenges, and Dr. Latheef is one of the best. He cares about patient concerns, provides very clear and informative instructions and feedback, and seems genuinely concerned that the patient is happy with the results and treatment plan. In Dr. Latheef's office I felt I had met a medical advocate, not just an expert. He really listens, and is eager to inform about the issues and treatments related to patient concerns. I look forward to seeing Dr. Latheef again and I can confidently suggest him for anyone.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-10-2017
After over 50 years of struggling with a most unsightly skin complaint and having tried different remedies I was eventually referred to Dr Latheef. He listened sympathetically and after ordering a second biopsy he prescribed two creams which I used for only a fortnight before I could see a noticeable improvement. I can now wear sleeveless dresses and shorter skirts. I am very grateful to Dr. Latheef for his care and diagnosis. He is my hero!! Thank you Dr Latheef.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-10-2017
August 2017 was a turning point in my life. Prior to my consultation with Dr Latheef I had suffered for three years with an ongoing skin condition. I endured three years of misdiagnoses, repeated prescriptions and no evidence of improvement from two separate private dermatologists and one NHS. Following a recommendation I travelled from Northern Ireland to Leeds. Within a 20 minute consultation I received a knowledgeable diagnosis from a very attentive and thorough medical professional who prescribed an intense 12 week course of antibiotic treatment. I am 6 weeks into the course and results are unquestionable. My skin has dramatically improved and the impact on my life is immeasurable. Thank you Dr Latheef I am eternally grateful.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-10-2017
I saw Dr Latheef earlier this year as my skin was very sore, I sufferer bad acne mainly on my cheeks and chin but also under the skin ache on my forehead. I have never been one to wear much makeup however felt like I couldn't leave the house without it which isn't ideal when you work in a gym! Being in my late 20s this made me very insecure and stressed. I struggled to be referred as the GP didn't deem my skin 'bad enough'. Dr Latheef was fantastic. Very understanding, helpful and knowledgeable but also understood on a psychological level, how much your skin can effect your mood, confidence and lifestyle. Im really happy I went to see him and really happy I took roaccataine. I didn't really have any side effects and my skin looks and feels great. I am thankful to have been put on the tablets early on as this has meant I have avoided any scaring and my lack of confidence and excessive stress was short lived. I would absolutely recommend seeing Dr Latheef if you have any skin concerns!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-09-2017
My son was treated by Dr Latheef for Acne over a period of months. He was professional, attentive and very welcoming. I would highly recommend Dr Latheef, nothing seemed to be too much trouble.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-09-2017
There are not enough words to describe my experience here with Dr Latheef. From the moment I walked into his surgery I was amazed at how attentive, caring, considerate and knowledgeable he was. He took his time out to understand my problem which were both physical and emotional. A few months on and I am 100% satisfied with my results. I have a lot of faith and confidence in Dr Latheef and would not hesitate to recommend him. Thank you for everything.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-08-2017
In December 2016 I had an outbreak of severe eczema all over my back, around my neck and on both arms down to the elbow. Over the next 7 months, I saw 5 GP's and one Senior Dermatologist, who each prescribed various creams, ointments and anti-histamines , all to no avail. My GP referred me to Dr Latheef and at the very first appointment on 26th June he said that anti histamines would not be of any use, and the irritations were probably all caused by contact allergies. He initiated immediate patch testing on the Monday , with follow up appointments on the Wednesday and Friday. At my Friday appointment he said the patch testing had shown I was sensitive to perfumed and fragranced products. He advised me to avoid all products containing perfume in the ingredients listing, even products specifically labelled as hypoallergenic or fragrance free. This also included any products containing essential oils, Limonene or Linalool. On Dr Latheef's recommendation when I got home we removed all personal care/cosmetic and cleaning products containing any of the above, including reed diffusers, scented candles and air fresheners.I replaced everything I used with unperformed products and within 2 days the rash had started to recede and for the first time since December 2016 I was able to sleep all night without the incessant itching and discomfort. I had my follow up appointment 8 weeks later and my skin was, and still is clear. I cannot recommend Dr Latheef highly enough, he got to the very root of the problem very quickly and his advice has proved invaluable. My skin has remained clear and with careful examination of ingredients listings it is possible to avoid perfumed and fragranced products. Dr Latheef prescribed Hydromol as an emollient and I still use Doublebase Gel and Aveeno cream daily. The most pleasing aspect of my skin recovery was that with Dr Latheefs intervention I was able to avoid using steroid creams or tablets!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-08-2017
After the seemingly obligatory 6 months of being passed from one GP to another and having rubbed a variety of creams and ointments onto my skin with no improvement, I was finally referred to Dr. Latheef. What a relief to finally be treated by a doctor with such an engaging and caring manner who is clearly an expert in his field. My treatment is ongoing but already there have been substantial improvements in the condition of my skin. Dr. Latheef shows a genuine interest in my condition and I have total confidence that through his continuing treatment my skin problems will be cured.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-08-2017
Dr Latheef has removed quite a large and unsightly seborrhoeic keratoses from my forehead. Dr Latheef explained in simple terms the options available and his recommendation for the treatment. I could not be more pleased with the outcome.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-07-2017
My teenage daughter was recently successfully treated by Dr Latheef for acne. Dr Latheef was extremely approachable, empathetic and understanding. He listened to my daughter's concerns and was able to put her at ease and address her questions in a straight forward friendly manner.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-05-2017
Finding a good consultant dermatologist may be difficult; getting an appointment with one the following week would be impossible in the UK, unless you can connect with someone like Dr Latheef. From first contact with his friendly, helpful secretary, to the outcome of the consultation, we were 100% satisfied. It was well worth the trip to Leeds to see this Doctor when it was needed. Some patients suffer years with no clear diagnosis or effective treatment of skin problems but, with a little advance information, Dr Lateef made a sensitive and thorough examination and a clear diagnosis at our first consultation. We found the doctor to be a exceptionally astute and very likeable gentleman, with whom any patient should be immediately at ease. After over half a century's experience of medicine in Britain, we have found no other consultant dermatologist who inspired such confidence as Dr Lateef. As for his prescribed treatment plan, intelligently tailored to meet the needs of the individual patient, the results have been excellent and the condition is now not only identified and understood but quickly healing; a source of great relief. To conclude, the highest recommendation goes to this doctor; would that every patient could benefit from such expert help.

Dr Faheem Latheef

Just seen this and its really made my day! Thank you very much for your extremely kind and inspiring comments and I am so glad I was able to help resolve the problem and that it was worth you coming all the way to Leeds. Wish you all the best!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-02-2017
Dr Latheef is extremely approachable, supportive and understanding. When treating my adolescent daughter he was both highly professional but also empathetic to her needs and concerns.

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20-02-2017
I have been beyond impressed with the service I have received from Dr Latheef, He is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and caring. I have struggled with my skin for over 4 years and have seen many Dr’s but Dr Latheef is the only one that has spent the time to examine my skin properly, going above and beyond to treat my problem. I am especially grateful to him as I am getting married in June and thanks to him I will be able to walk down the aisle with confidence. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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20-02-2017
Since the age of 13 I have suffered with mild/moderate acne and very oily skin. After numerous visits to my GP, I was prescribed numerous pills and creams without any success. It's now 11 years later and my skin is looking the best it's ever looked thanks to Dr Latheef. I'm only 4 weeks into my treatment so far but my skin is completely clear with no excess oil - I couldn't be happier! Dr Latheef was great and took my preference of treatment into consideration. I wouldn't go anywhere else with my skin concerns.

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