Qualifications: MBBChir MA(Cantab) MRCP(Derm)
Dr Arani Chandrakumar works as a Consultant Dermatologist at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust in Surrey. She is currently Clinical Lead in Dermatology at the Trust.
Dr Chandrakumar studied Medicine at the University of Cambridge where she achieved a 1st class BA degree for her third year in Biological Anthropology, and subsequently completed her clinical training at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.
She undertook the Senior House Officer medical rotation at Addenbrookes Hospital and then moved to London where she continued to work in medical specialties as a junior doctor before embarking on her Dermatology Specialist Registrar training at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and University College Hospital London.
She became a Consultant Dermatologist at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals in February of 2013 and remains there to date. During this time, she has taken roles such as Lead in Paediatric Dermatology as well as Skin Cancer Lead, before becoming Clinical Lead.
Dr Chandrakumar works as a reviewer for the Editorial Team of the Oxford Medical Case Reports Journal. She previously co-wrote the Dermatology chapter for the Oxford Desk Reference: Acute Medicine guide book. She has contributed to the dermatology chapter in 4th edition of Medicine at a Glance.
Dr Chandrakumar is happy to see general dermatology, skin lesions, paediatric dermatology, and perform simple skin surgery.