Doctor Lisa Naysmith

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Doctor Lisa Naysmith

Fast Facts

Medical qualifications

  • MBChB 1995 (Hons Surgery)
  • MRCP (UK) 1999

Previous Positions

  • 2011 - Present
    Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon Edinburgh 2011-
  • 2008-2011
    Consultant Dermatologist Glasgow
  • 2007-2008
    Locum Consultant Dermatologist Edinburgh
  • 2006 -2007
    Post CCST Surgical Fellow Newcastle
Dr Lisa Naysmith graduated from Glasgow University medical school in 1995 with distinction in surgery. After gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons she trained in Dermatology in Edinburgh. During this period she undertook research as a Wellcome Trust clinical research fellow and published in the field of inflammatory stimuli and its effects on the skin. Having completed her specialist training in Dermatology in 2006 she undertook a 1 year Cutaneous Surgery and Mohs Surgery Fellowship in Newcastle. During the fellowship she was as an anatomy demonstrator teaching head and neck anatomy to undergraduate dental students. She remains an enthusiastic teacher. She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Lisa Naysmith carries out her NHS work in the Department of Dermatology in the Lauriston Building in Edinburgh and her private work at the Edinburgh Sk:n clinic in Edinburgh. She set up the South East Scotland Mohs Micrographic Surgery service in NHS Lothian in 2011.

She is the Surgery Section Editor for Acta Dermato-Venereologica, one of the highest impact Dermatology journals, a co-founder of the Scottish Dermatological Society Surgery Group, with Dr Andrew Affleck, and Newsletter Editor for the British Society of Dermatological Surgery. She was awarded the ‘Surgeon of Steel’ for her contributions to the British Society of Dermatological Surgery in 2011.

Clinical Interests & Specialities

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery (not in private sector)
  • Mole screening
  • Diagnosis of benign lumps and bumps
  • Diagnosis of skin cancer
  • Diagnosis and treatment of general dermatological rashes e.g. acne, psoriasis, eczema, urticaria

Professional memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • British Society of Dermatological Surgery
  • Scottish Dermatological Society
  • General Medical Council