Dr Archana Rao



Clinical Interests

General Dermatology including:

  • Acne
  • Mole checks and removals
  • Hair loss 
  • Ethnic skin 
  • Hyperhidrosis


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.

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.  She has presented papers at national and international meetings such as the Royal Society of Medicine, European Academy of Dermatology and European Hair Research Society.

She has been actively involved in teaching, especially to the local GP community and has taught dermatology to nurses, core medical trainees as well as junior colleagues on courses 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


Languages: English and Hindi


Clinic Times


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NHS Hospitals

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust