Dr S Walayat Hussain


Dr Walayat Hussain is a Consultant Dermatologist, Dermatological Surgeon and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Born and bred in Yorkshire, he graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School and undertook his postgraduate training at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. He then specialised in Dermatology in Manchester where he developed his interest in skin cancer and dermatological surgery. He is on the General Medical Council’s Specialist register (4744306) as a Consultant Dermatologist acknowledging his expertise in conditions relating to the skin.

Having completed an internationally accredited Fellowship at the Skin Cancer Institute, New Zealand where he performed over 1000 cases, Dr Hussain is internationally recognised as a leading expert in Mohs micrographic surgery – a specialised technique using a microscope to ensure all the roots of a skin cancer are removed.

American College of Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery offers the highest cure rate following skin cancer removal and allows a cosmetically pleasing repair to be performed (as the hole to remove the cancer is kept as small as possible). Dr Hussain’s expertise is such that he is the only dermatological surgeon in all of Yorkshire to be accredited by the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery, the world’s leading Mohs surgery institution. He is also one of only a handful of surgeon’s in Europe who holds the prestigious accolade of being a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. In Leeds, Dr Hussain is Lead of the Specialist Skin Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team where he receives referrals from throughout the region. He is a member of the following professional organisations:

  • British Society for Dermatological Surgery
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • International Dermoscopy Society
  • Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Dr Hussain’s main clinical interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and his main research interests are in highlighting surgical techniques that provide patients with the best results. He is regularly invited to lecture throughout the world & continues to be one of the most widely published dermatological surgeons in the UK. As an official spokesperson for the British Association of Dermatologists, Dr Hussain regularly features on national TV and radio. He is also current Secretary of the British Society for Dermatological Surgery and sits on its National Executive Committee.

Dr Hussain is delighted to offer his services to both self-funding and medically insured patients. He is a fee assured Consultant for those with private medical insurance and is recognised by all insurance companies, including:

  • April UK
  • Beneden
  • BUPA
  • BUPA Global
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • EMR
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Simply Health
  • Vitality Health (formerly ‘Pru Health’)
  • WPA

When he is not working, Dr Hussain loves spending time with his wife and their five energetic children. He enjoys keeping fit, muay thai martial arts, rugby and trail running.

Dr Walayat Hussain

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