Dr Ai-Lean Chew


New consultation fee: £250
Follow up consultation: £195

Available Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Selected Wednesday mornings. 

Dr Chew qualified in 1997 and currently holds an NHS Consultant Dermatologist post at the King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London. She is heavily involved in running the skin cancer service at King's Beckenham Beacon site, one of the most active skin cancer services in the South-East region.

Her dermatology training comprised of clinical posts at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London.

She held a research post and visiting fellowship at University of San Francisco, California. During her training years in California, she published and presented extensively in the field of contact dermatitis, co-authoring with her mentor, Prof Howard Maibach and is co-editor of a textbook ‘Irritant Dermatitis’.

Other published journal articles include the field of scarring alopecia, co-authoring with Dr Fenton (a leading UK specialist in this field) and Prof Vera Price (a renown hair specialist from the University of California, San Francisco).

She has also held an Honorary Consultant post at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, in the specialist Hair & Nails service.

Her interest in eczema/dermatitis and dry skin conditions is a more personal one. With several relatives suffering from these conditions, she fully understands the impact this can have on one’s life and the lives’ of ones’ carers. She encourages a more holistic approach to treating long term conditions such as these, with many successful outcomes.

Dr Chew welcomes referrals for mole checks, skin cancers, benign lumps and bumps, skin surgery, including non-invasive laser procedures, inflammatory skin conditions or rashes
(such as acne, eczema, psoriasis), dry skin conditions and hair/scalp conditions (such as alopecia areata and scarring alopecias).