Dr Vinod Elangasinghe

Consultant Dermatologist

Vinod Elangasinghe

Fast Facts

Medical qualifications

  • MBBS 2002 (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • MRCP (UK) 2007
  • Darrel Wilkinson Prize for the best poster at British Association of Dermatologists 2008 – “Buddhism, Sri Lanka and Dermatology”
  • MRCP Dermatology (UK) 2010

Previous Positions

  • Aug 2011 - Current
    Consultant Dermatologist, Chesterfield Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chesterfield. Derbyshire.
  • Aug 2011 - Current
    Honorary Senior Lecturer (Clinical), University of Sheffield, Sheffield.
  • May 2008 - Jul 2011
    Specialst Registrar Dermatology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
  • Aug 2007 - Apr 2008
    Specialist Registrar Dermatology, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
  • Feb 2004 - Aug 2007
    Senior House Officer in medical specialities, Hull and East Yourkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull

Dr Vinod Elangasinghe is a Consultant Dermatologist at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

He also holds an honorary senior clinical lecturer post with the University of Sheffield for the teaching and training of medical students in Dermatology. He is involved in teaching junior dermatologists, hospital doctors, GPs and nurse practitioners.

Dr Vinod Elangasinghe is the skin cancer lead for North Derbyshire. He also holds the post of vice chairman of the regional governing body for skin cancer NSSG (National Site Specific Group). He takes an active role in keeping local and regional skin cancer services up to date with recent advances in cancer.

So far he has 20 publications and abstracts in medical and dermatology journals and delivered about 15 lectures at national and international level meetings on various topics relating to dermatology.

He trained and qualified as a hospital physician in the NHS before going into dermatology training. His dermatology training was done in Norwich and Leicester

Clinical interests/specialities:

Apart from treating general dermatological problems he has special interests and expertise in the following

  • Skin surgery and laser
  • Acne/ folliculitis (‘spotty’ skin conditions)
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Ethnic skin disease
  • Sun damage skin and Vitamin D
  • Skin cancer, Moles and dermoscopy
  • Hair and nail problems
  • Birth marks vascular blemishes

He enjoys treating patients and explaining complex skin problems in an understandable simple language and is liked by patients for his down to earth attitude and sympathetic bedside manner.

Professional memberships:

  • Member- British Association of Dermatologists
  • Member- Royal College of Physicians
  • Regional Fellow - Royal Society of Medicine