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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

16-02-2018
I have visited Dr Latheef on two occasions, and I am very pleased to say how impressed I was with his excellent and swift diagnosis of my skin complaint. I was seen on time, on both occasions, and greeted with a lovely smile by a charming gentleman. My skin problem was cleared within three weeks. I cannot praise him enough. Thank you

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-02-2018
I was treated in an exceedingly efficient manner I would recommend Dr Latheef to patients with similar ailments to those of mine

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-02-2018
Really helpful and found out what was wrong with me straight away.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-02-2018
My daughter saw Dr Latheef and I was very impressed how he helped her quickly and organised tests which got to the bottom of her problems after months of suffering. Soon after I took my son to see Dr Latheef as I trusted that he would be able to help and he did and with other problems that my son is having. Excellent help.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-01-2018
Hi, I was first referred to Dr Latheef by my doctor for my acne, doctor Latheef was really friendly and caring. He suggested I start on a course of Isotretinoin soft capsules for a period of four months(longer if required) they work by stopping your body from producing oil therefore gradually eliminating acne. I was fully informed of any side effects that they may cause so was happy to continue. The only side effect I have had are a few occasional nose bleeds and dry lips. I am now entering my 6th month of treatment and hopefully my last. My skin is 100% better and I am so glad that this treatment was suggested for me, it has restored my confidence in my appearance again. I have been well looked after with follow up appointments every month when I am checked over and given the chance to talk about any side effects I may have experienced. Thank you Dr Latheef and your Team.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-01-2018
Dr Faheem Latheef made me feel at ease and explained the procedure and what he was going to do. I was given a choice of music to listen to as the procedure was taking place. Excellent bedside manner, thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-01-2018
EXCELLENT SERVICE,TOLD ME EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO ,AND WHAT TO EXPECT. COMPLETED THE PROCEDURE QUICKLY AND EFFICIANTLY WITH NO PROBLEMS

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-01-2018
Absolutely delighted to state that the entire experience of treatment from Dr Latheef and his team has been excellent. My skin condition is a very embarrassing, however at no time did I feel anything but comfortable. Dr Latheef's reassurance and expertise in this area helped me to understand my condition as he explained in (layman's terms) details of my condition. I feel I must also compliment the nurse (Laura) in her attitude towards me as I underwent initial examinations. Not once did I feel embarrassed, the main reason for this was her obvious and sincere empathy during the examination. Prior to my retirement I worked as an expert to inspectors of the Care Quality Commission and it is my intention to also write to the CQC to express my appreciation of the treatment I received. As a retired Professional Trauma Therapist and CBT counsellor I am very aware of the need for Doctors with good interaction with their patients and can state that throughout my visit every outcome required by the CQC was met and exceeded.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2018
Dr Latheef has been fantastic throughout my dermatology treatment, I have seen various different specialists in this area and Dr Latheef has actually taken the time to look at the actual cause of my problem and suggested various ways on how to best combat it and prevent it coming back in the long term. I would highly recommend Dr Latheef!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-01-2018
Well where do I start.. maybe by saying I would highly recommend Dr F Latheef to anyone. I was finally referred to Dr F Latheef after suffering with acne for 18 years of my life and trying all sorts of medication from the doctors that just didn't work for me. Dr F Latheef was very welcoming and friendly he listened to the problems I've been having with my skin since I was a teenager and even thou it wouldn't of been the worst case of acne he had seen he never made me feel less important or that I was just moaning about nothing. He recommended that I take Isotretinoin he talked me through how long and how often I would take this medication for and talked me through the possible side affects. I have now finished taking my tablets and wow I am truly amazed at the results I did take before photos so I didn't forget how bad it was and to see the progress and end result. It really has changed me as a person the main thing for me is that my partner after 15 month of being with me now sees me with no make up on and is aloud to touch my face and back. The results have gave me so much confidence in my appearance I actually feel naturally pretty for the first time in my life. I would recommend the tablets to anyone and all I would say is don't read to much into the side affects everyone is different but my experience wasn't to bad I did get sore lips the whole time but nothing lip balm couldn't help with and my arms did get dry but I was given cream which helped the dryness and I didn't drink the whole time I was taking the tablets but it was totally worth it. Dr F Latheef and the staff at the clinic have been brilliant through my treatment and I cant thank them enough Donna 😊

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-01-2018
At my initial consultation with Mr Latheef, he explained to me thoroughly what to expect when applying the cream to my face. He showed me various photographs of previous patients faces, so I knew what to expect in my treatment for some pre-cancerous cells on my face, which healed after a short period of time. I found him to be very efficient, and I had complete confidence in his advice. Since being under his care, I am now cured, thanks to him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-01-2018
My partner and I were unlucky enough to have dermatological problems at the same time, but lucky enough to both be referred to Dr Latheef. I have to say his understanding and reassurance of both of our skin issues - mine with an allergy and my partners with a condition called Lichen Planus, was exceptional. He went out of his way to support us, not just meeting face to face, but with me telephone calls to help me understand the complexities of having an allergy to fragrance and beeswax. His recommendations in how to treat both issues have had significant results. We would both highly recommend Dr Latheef.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-01-2018
I was under the care of Dr Latheef for fairly severe acne. Throughout my time in his car, right from the initial consultation, I found him extremely helpful and always willing to spend time explaining the available options. The treatment plan he provided had a very positive impact on my acne and it is much improved since finishing the main course of medication. He's excellent at communication and I would have no issues in recommending him to anyone seeking help with acne.

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!

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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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