Dr Samantha Anthony
Associate Specialist in Dermatology
Dr Anthony trained in Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, qualifying as a doctor in 1999 after undertaking 6 years of undergraduate study. After qualifying she spent 3 years rotating every six months between different surgical specialties, including Plastic Surgery at London's Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and attained her basic postgraduate qualifications in Surgery, becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2003. Her career then took her into General Practice for a short period, when she also became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2005.
She returned to her surgical roots after joining the West Herts NHS Trust dermatology team whilst in General Practice in 2005, and has been performing operations to remove skin lesions since then. In 2008 she was appointed Associate Specialist in Dermatology and her permanent job remains in the West Hertfordshire NHS Hospitals Trust, working closely with her dermatology, plastic surgery, oncology and histopathology colleagues.
In her NHS role she performs operations principally on skin cancers, as well as many other skin lesions and also undertakes a weekly skin lesion clinic therefore encompassing both diagnostic and surgical practice. She is a core member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team, and continues to take an active role in clinical audit and development of her knowledge and practice, giving regular presentations at hospital departmental meetings and also regularly attends relevant courses and surgical and dermatology meetings.
In 2008 Dr Anthony was appointed as a Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow of the School of Postgraduate Medicine at the University of Hertfordshire, where she lectures doctors and nurses on the theory of skin surgery, as well as teaching practical surgical skills, and examining these skills in their final assessment.
Dr Anthony’s STAR Benign Skin Lesion Removal Service
Following national changes to the provision of services to remove benign (harmless) skin lesions, these are now not routinely offered on the NHS. This has largely been due to the increasing pressures on the NHS to treat skin conditions of greater urgency, and the increase in the incidence of skin cancers of all kinds has also had to take higher priority.
Established in private practice since 2010 as the STAR (See, Treat, Analyse & Report) Skin Service at both Potters Bar and Watford, Dr Anthony has since been offering the surgical removal of certain harmless skin lesions that remain a cosmetic nuisance, and her service remains in popular demand.
Treatment is offered on a patient-funded basis, following a GP referral, and Dr Anthony works closely with her excellent nurses to offer her patients a comfortable and pleasant experience during their procedure. Dr Anthony is delighted to be bringing her service to CMC.
In addition to the removal of skin lesions, Dr Anthony also provides Botox injection treatment for excessive sweating of the armpits, as well as cosmetic facial anti-wrinkle Botox and dermal filler facial injections.
Visit Dr Anthony’s website for more information: www.drsamanthonyskin.com.