Dr Jonathan Bowling

Consultant Dermatologist - FRCP

Jonathan Bowling is a Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Dermatology. He has nearly 20 years experience in the field and was the skin cancer lead for Oxford and the past chair of the West Thames Valley specialist skin cancer MDT. His main interest is skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, and has pioneered the use of dermoscopy in the UK for mole screening and for the early diagnosis of melanoma.

He has published extensively on skin cancer diagnosis. He is the author of the award winning textbook ‘Diagnostic Dermoscopy: The Illustrated Guide’ published by Wiley-Blackwell, which, due to demand, has recently been translated into Russian and Portuguese.

He has pioneered training in the enhanced diagnostic technique, dermoscopy, in the UK with over 400 British dermatologists and plastic surgeons and over 1500 clinicians attending his dermoscopy courses to date, including the Annual International Dermoscopy Course for Plastic Surgeons.

He is the UK board member of the International Dermoscopy Society (IDS), and faculty member of the 1st & 2nd World Congress of the International Dermoscopy Society.

His research interests include the development of a validated scoring system for determining diagnostic accuracy in skin cancer screening clinics.

He has skin cancer screening clinics in both London and Oxford.

His opinion is frequently sought by the media. Recent examples include Embarrassing Illnesses (Channel 4), Daily Mail, The Sun, Tatler, Red, Cosmopolitan, BBC Online and Radio 5 Live.

He is married with 4 young children and is a firm believer in enjoying the sun and outdoor life, whilst ensuring that your skin is protected.

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