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Dr Faheem Latheef
Dr Faheem Latheef
MBCHB, MRCP(London), MRCP(Dermatology), MBA
Dermatology
65 reviews

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SUBSPECIALTIES

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

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I decided to fly from Dubai to Leeds to see Dr Latheef following a number of recommendations from friends and colleagues in Dubai who had been to see him already. I have been suffering with severe blistering rashes that covered most of my body and affected my business and personal life causing severe stress and anxiety because I could never know when the next flare would happen and destroy my day! Having had no improvement having seen local Dermatologists, prescribing me antibiotics that never really worked I finally decided to make the trip to Leeds to see Dr Latheef. At the consultation he was very understanding of my condition, carried out some tests and confirmed the diagnosis and gave me a very clear treatment plan and within a few weeks my condition started to clear Alhamdullilah . I am planning to fly back for my follow up visit but wanted to write this to say a big thanks to Dr Latheef for giving me a fresh start in life!
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27-05-2019
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Life changing results! Having had persistent body acne and PLE throughout my teens and twenties I have tried any and all remedies I could find over the years without much success. I recently decided to speak with Dr Latheef to see what he could do, and 2 months into the prescribed treatments my once very visible acne and PLE rash has gone. This is the first time in my adult life I do not have any sign of acne, and my only regret is not speaking to Dr Latheef sooner! Exceptionally knowledgeable and personable doctor that I can't recommend enough. Thanks again!
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24-05-2019
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We came to see Dr Latheef as our 11 month old son was suffering severely with eczema on his body and face. We had been to see our GP on numerous occasions but to no avail. He had also stopped eating and sleeping and was in real discomfort. On having a consultation with Dr Latheef he put our concerns to rest and we were prescribed a few different steroid creams with a treatment plan of what to use and when. At first we were a little hesitant about using steroids - particularly on our sons face. However we were assured that as long as we used them correctly there was nothing for us to worry about. We did as Dr Latheef instructed and within 2 days our sons skin had cleared. We kept to the treatment plan to ensure we used the creams in a safe way and now his skin is doing great. He was back to his happy self within a few days and eating and sleeping again! Would highly recommend Dr Latheef.
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23-05-2019
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Dr Latheef was very open and approachable, listened to my concerns and asked questions. My appointment wasn’t rushed and a diagnosis was given. The treatment is working and I’m delighted to be almost back to my old self. I can’t praise him highly enough.
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05-05-2019
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I had suffered with a skin condition on my face for a few years. It would flare up with no specific triggers; my face would become itchy and uncomfortable; it was seriously affecting my self confidence. Dr Latheef quickly diagnosed two different conditions, gave me a schedule of treatment that I followed religously, and within days I was seeing a very positive result. Now, almost a year down the line, my skin issues are history. The schedule of treatment has long finished, and I manage my skin with UV protection. Confidence restored; skin calm; an easily managed long term solution. I highly recommend Dr Latheef. Thank you, Faheem. One very happy patient.
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28-03-2019
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I visited Dr Latheef whilst suffering from severe Alopecia Areata which affected hair all over my body and left me with shattered confidence and a feeling of desperation having been neglected by other health care professionals. Dr Latheef's prescribed treatments have worked perfectly, and i am very much on the road to recovery. However, and arguably more than that, he was kind and compassionate in a very difficult situation and gave me hope and reassurance. He listened and understood when it seemed no other healthcare professional could or would and offered the follow up support and help needed. I cannot recommend Dr Latheef highly enough to anyone who is suffering with similar conditions. Thank you.
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06-03-2019
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I had suffered from persistent acne since I was 12 years old and had visited my GP for almost 2 decades hoping for a solution. I was given various antibiotics and topical treatments which had very little effect. I was told that my acne was ‘not bad enough’ for any other treatment and that as it was most likely caused by hormones there was no cure. Aged 32 and working in a professional environment I was fed up of feeling self conscious in my work place and visited Dr Latheef at his clinic in Leeds. He made me immediately feel at ease and for the first time I felt a medical professional was being sympathetic to my problem. He assured me that my acne could be cured and that it did not need to be severe to be treated. I was prescribed accutane and was fully supported throughout the months I took it. I never once felt embarrassed discussing my condition or belittled as I had when seeing my GP. My skin is now amazing! The side effects from accurane were extremely minor and I couldn’t be happier with the overall result. Thank you Dr Latheef!
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21-01-2019
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I have recently seen Dr. Latheef because of a skin concern which was worrying me. He was careful, thorough and utterly professional in his investigation and ultimate diagnosis. Just as importantly, I think, he immediately tuned into my anxiety and was sensitive and compassionate. Rarely have I seen such a combination of professionalism and human concern in a consultant. He is ,I think, exceptional.
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15-01-2019
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I visited Dr Latheef out of desperation as I was at an all time low with how I was feeling with my skin. I never really had bad skin as a teenager and only the last few years I have really struggled with having large Acne and greasy skin. I’m a 37 year old Male. 2-3 times a day I was checking my skin wondering where the next giant spot would be. This really knocked my confidence on a personal level and commercially for my business. I would rather pass on social events or meetings if my face had spots. Dr Latheef was really understanding of how I was feeling and understood what I was going through and started me on a treatment. I have to say that the treatment has been absolutely amazing. After 2-3 weeks of starting the treatment my spots cleared up. No longer was I having to check my face for spots appearing, which in turn boosted my confidence. I am eternally grateful for the help from Dr Latheef and would recommend any men who feel down about their skin problems to get in touch. You won’t forget it. Thank you.
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18-12-2018
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At the age of 24 I started to suffer from acne that was getting increasingly worse and painful each day. I tried to get help from the GP however, it was not deemed severe enough to get referred to see a dermatologist. I found Dr. Faheem Latheef online one day and was contemplating for half a year whether I should get into contact. At this point I had lost self confidence due to my appearance and just wanted help to resolve my skin. I decided to book a consultation with Dr. Latheef and till this day I still wish I had gone to see him sooner. He is very attentive, takes his time to listen to you and problems you may have whilst on treatment. He is patient in explaining anything you don't understand and also very assertive when it comes to his diagnoses of your skin and recommendations whilst you are on treatment. He really cares about what results you want and is realistic about it. I have been on treatment with him for 8 months now and words cannot describe how pleased I am with my skin! I am spot free and have regained my confidence back! I would highly recommend and urge any acne sufferers to get in contact with Dr. Latheef because if I wasn't contemplating for half a year, I would of had clear skin sooner and I wouldn't have left my acne to get so bad. Thank You again Dr. Latheef!
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