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.