Dr Andrew J Birnie

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCP (London)

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Dr Andrew Birnie is a Consultant Dermatologist at One Ashford Hospital, specialising in Mohs micrographic surgery, Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma(SCC), Skin cancer and general dermatology.

Clinical Interests

  • Skin surgery
  • Skin cancer
  • Sun protection 
  • Teaching

Year Qualified

2000

NHS Base

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (Kent & Canterbury Hospital)

Dr Andrew J Birnie

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCP (London)

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Professional Profile

Dr Birnie studied medicine at the University of Bristol, which was followed by two years in London and five years of Dermatology training in Nottingham.  There he discovered a passion for dermatological surgery and subsequently was selected for a fellowship in dermatological surgery at the Welsh Institute of Dermatology in Cardiff where he increased his repertoire of complex closures following the excision of skin cancers and learnt how to perform Mohs micrographic surgery.

 

He is passionate about teaching; he lectures and demonstrates on surgical workshops nationally and internationally and conducts online dermatology tutorials to a worldwide audience through the University of Cardiff where he is an Honorary tutor.

 

He returned to Kent in May 2011 following a year spent in Durban, South Africa.  There, Dr Birnie set up a skin cancer centre, offering free treatment for those who could not afford care, from which he trained the local dermatologists in both basic and advanced skin cancer surgery and also set up the first recognised Mohs micrographic surgery service in the country.

 

Dr Birnie has launched Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen – an exceptional quality sunscreen sold at the lowest price possible with the aim of allowing more people to use more sunscreen and thus reduce the incidence of skin cancer.  It is available on Amazon, who are supporting his project.

 

He is the only Mohs micrographic surgeon in Kent who participates in the skin MDT (multidisciplinary team), thus ensuring optimum treatment for his patients.  Being a member of the skin MDT gives ready access to the other specialisms involved in the treatment of skin cancer and ensures that the doctor is practising to national standards.

 

He is approachable and engaging and receives excellent feedback from his patients.

Children and Young People

Dr Birnie sees patients under the age of 16 for consultations.

Personal Profile

Dr Birnie enjoys sport and keeps fit.  He has played rugby and water-polo, still occasionally plays cricket and is on the (very long) waiting list for MCC membership.  He also enjoys travel and wine and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Dr Andrew J Birnie

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCP (London)

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Reviews

Here at One Ashford Hospital, we are always pleased to hear what our patients think of the service they have received.  Below is a snapshot of the some of the excellent feedback we have received for Dr Andrew Birnie.

You can also see further reviews from patients on the independent website I Want Great Care here

Dr Birnie is a superb doctor – everything a doctor should be. Kind and just such a lovely manner.

Dr Birnie was very professional, sympathetic and just excellent in every way.

Dr Andrew J Birnie

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCP (London)

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Research Interests

  • Evidence based dermatology
  • Melanoma

 

Dr Andrew J Birnie

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCP (London)

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Articles

Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Andrew Birnie Develops 5* Rated Sunscreen

As the summer approaches, now is the time to stock up on the sunscreen, and a specialist dermatologist at One Ashford Hospital has created a new formula that has become one of Amazon’s top sellers.

To read the full article, click here

 

Dr Andrew J Birnie

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCP (London)

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Dr Andrew J Birnie

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCP (London)

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Dr Andrew Birnie, Consultant Dermatologist
Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 000

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