Qualifications: MBBS (Distinction), MRCP (Dermatology)
Dr Nisha Rishi Arujuna is a Consultant Dermatologist at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is also an Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Nisha graduated with a distinction from King’s College London School of Medicine (KCLSoM) in 2010. She has since completed her dermatology training in Sussex, at the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. During this time, she was awarded a travel fellowship to undertake a period of study in photodermatology at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology.
Nisha was awarded the John Henry Wignall Prize in 2006 for outstanding achievement in medicine and the KCLSoM Elective Travel Award in 2009 to work at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Borneo. In 2016, Nisha won the prestigious Ashley Cooper Award given by the British Society of Dermatological Surgery for presenting the novel concept of introducing a dermatology surgery consent photo booklet.
Nisha is an active member of the British Association of Dermatologists, has presented regularly at their annual national conferences and also participates in the American Academy of Dermatologists meetings. She has authored several international publications in her specialty field in peer-reviewed journals.
Nisha’s special interest is in photodermatology and she is developing the phototherapy services and photodermatoses management locally, collaborating with the photodermatology team at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology. She performs dermatology surgery and also enjoys the management of medical dermatological cases. She has a passion for teaching and this has been corroborated by her being awarded as Teacher of the Year.