Dr Tony Downs has been a consultant dermatologist since 2000. He has held NHS consultant posts in Exeter & Taunton.
For over a decade he was the the the Exeter skin cancer lead clinician and regional MDT chairman for advanced skin cancer management. During his time in Exeter he took over and developed the pigmented lesion clinic training local GPs and junior staff in identifying and managing skin cancer. He has published and continues to publish academic work on skin cancer and has a national and international reputation for dermoscopy (the art of melanoma diagnosis).
He has provided a regional skin laser service in Devon for over 15 years. Initially at the Exeter Nuffield before establishing the Medical Laser service at Exeter Medical as clinical director in 2007. More recently in 2014 he established a second laser unit for his London based patients at the London Skin and Hair Clinic near Harley Street.
After graduating from Guys Hospital, University of London, with both BSc (Hons) in Experimental Pathology and his medical degree (MBBS), his dermatology training was at the University of Bristol Dermatology unit. As a trainee and as a consultant he has published extensively in variety of specialist fields including skin lasers, psoriasis, acne, dermoscopy, and dermatitis. He has contributed to national and international clinical trials as a researcher and remains a honorary research associate at the University of Bristol.
“I was initially seen by Dr Downs in relation to checking status of moles. This was arranged very quickly through his efficient & friendly secretary Ros. The whole experience was very relaxed and straightforward. I would like to say a big thank you to all who looked after me recently.”Mole Check with Dr Tony Downs
“Dr Down’s has made me feel so much happier about me! I cannot thank him enough.”Mr B, Bideford (Treatment with Dr Downs)
“Service at Exeter Medical was wonderful…10/10….I felt really well looked after. Lovely environment, Dr Down’s is a very talented man.”Ms M (Seen by Dr Downs)
He continues to train nurses, GPs, dermatology trainees and other dermatology consultants at local, regional, national and international levels. Particularly in skin cancer diagnosis and skin surgery, skin laser treatment and psoriasis management.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians; a member of the British Association of Dermatologists and British Society of Dermatological Surgeons; a member of the European Academy of DermatoVenereology and American Academy of Dermatology; a member of the British Medical Laser Association and International Dermoscopy Society.
He continues to see NHS and private patients in Devon for general dermatology, cosmetic and skin cancer concerns.
In 2014 he moved from the Royal Devon & Exeter and took the opportunity to use his experience to support the national development of NHS community dermatology services and was appointed the clinical director for dermatology for DMC healthcare.
To book a consultation with Dr. Anthony Downs call Ros today on 01392 350053 or use our online form.
Dr. Downs is also available to see patients at The London Skin and Hair Clinic on Fridays for consultations and treatments.
For appointments regarding, general dermatology, skin cancer and allergies, a GP referral letter is preferred. A consultation with your GP is not always necessary to obtain this.
For appointments regarding mole checks and cosmetic concerns of the skin, IPL treatments and follow-up consultations, a GP letter is not normally required.