Dr Archana Rao



Clinical Interests

General Dermatology including:

  • Acne
  • Mole checks 
  • Hair loss 
  • Ethnic skin 
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Rosacea
  • Minor operative procedures (mole, skin tag removals)


Dr Archana Rao is a UK trained Consultant Dermatologist and has the unique experience of training in dermatology both in the United Kingdom as well as overseas in the Asian sub-continent.

Her medical rotation took place in South Wales and she worked simultaneously in clinical trials for biological therapies in psoriasis. She trained in dermatology and dermatosurgery at Imperial College, London (Chelsea & Westminster and Ealing hospitals). Her initial training was in Mumbai, India where she gained extensive experience with ethnic skin. She was awarded a gold medal for her study on the dermatoscope on ethnic skin by the Indian Association of Dermatologists.

Archana has won several scholarships in dermatology by the European Academy of Dermatologists (EADV) and European Hair Research Society (EHRS). She has presented over 20 papers at national and international meetings such as the Royal Society of Medicine, EADV and EHRS. Her involvement with research in hair disorders has been published in Nature (March 2019); one of the most reputed medical journals.

Active involvement in teaching has seen her teach dermatology to nurses, core medical trainees, GPs, trichologists as well as Dermatology registrars on courses regionally and nationally.

Archana has been appointed Consultant Dermatologist at Kingston Hospital since March 2014 and helped develop Kingston’s community clinic at Rayne’s Park Health Centre to a high standard of care for the local community. The service was rated outstanding in a recent patient survey.

She is happy to consult both adults and children.

Professional Memberships:

British Association of Dermatologists

Royal College of Physicians

Royal Society of Medicine

St Johns Institute of Dermatology

European Association of Dermatologists and Venereologists

European Hair Research Society


English, Hindi



Clinic Times


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NHS Hospitals

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust