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Dr Mary Sommerlad is a UK trained, Consultant Dermatologist based in London. She sees children
and adults in her substantive NHS post. She is passionate about Dermatology and in particular empowering people to have the best skin they can by offering an inclusive patient centred, holistic approach to skin care and skin health.


Dr Mary studied medicine at University College London (UCL) where she obtained a First Class intercalated BSc in Immunology at UCL and was awarded the British Society of Immunology Undergraduate Prize. During her time as a medical student she obtained the Prize for Society & the Individual. Dr Mary graduated from UCL with a Merit in Clinical Practice and undertook rigourous training programmes in London and the South East.


Dr Mary undertook her Specialist training in Dermatology within the prestigious Royal London and Royal Free rotation. During her training she was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine monthly registrar prize in 2013 and 2014 and the Hugh Wallace Junior Registrar Prize 2012- 2013. She gained extensive experience in the management of chronic, acute and emergency Dermatological conditions as well as clinical trials.


Dr Mary has presented at National and International conferences and she has several publications in leading peer reviewed academic journals including the British Journal of Dermatology.


Dr Mary is passionate abut empowering patients, healthcare professionals and the general public to make the right decisions for their skin health through education and engagement. She has designed and contributed to Patient education, Nurse education and GP education programmes.


As a consultant Dr Mary’s interests are Eczema, Acne, Rosacea, Pigmentation problems such as melasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, Hyperhidrosis, moles checks, paediatric dermatology and skin care. She performs a variety of dermatological procedures including skin surgery and steroid injections.


British Association of Dermatologists

Royal College of Physicians

Royal Society of Medicine

St John’s Dermatological Society

European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology

British Society of Paediatric Dermatology

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Sommerlad M. Skin lightening: causes and complications. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2022 Feb;47(2):264-270. doi: 10.1111/ced.14972. Epub 2021 Dec 17. PMID: 34637158.


Shah A, Sinha. K, Tsianou Z, Sommerlad M, Fuller L, Ariyaratne C (2020) “ Widespread aplasia cutis due to congenital herpes simplex virus” Clinical and Experimental Dermatology (2020) 45 pp664- 666


Purdie KJ, Proby CM, Rizvi H, Griffin H, Doorbar J, Sommerlad M,

Feltkamp MC, der Meijden EV, Inman GJ, South AP, Leigh IM, Harwood CA. (2018) “The role of human papillomaviruses and polyomavirus in BRAF- Inhibitor induced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and benign squamoproliferative lesions” Frontiers in Microbiology 14;9:1806


M. Sommerlad, Lock A, Moir G, McGregor J, Bull R, Cerio R and Harwood C. (2016) “Linear porokeratosis with multiple squamous cell carcinomas successfully treated by electrochemotherapy” British Journal Dermatology 175(6):1342-1345. 


C. Turner, M. Sommerlad, K. McGregor, F. Davies, B. Pichon, D. Chong, L. Farzaneh, M. Holden, B. Spratt, A. Efstratiou, and S. Sriskandan (2012) “Superantigenic activity of emm3 Streptococcus pyogenes is abrogated by a conserved, naturally occurring smeZ mutation” PLoS 2012; 7(10)


M. Sommerlad, R. Bull and C. Gorman (2011) “ Morphoea with myositis: a rare association” Case Reports in Rheumatology doi:10.1155/2011/134705


M. Namnyak, N, Tufton, R. Szekely, M. Toal, S. Worboys and  E. Sampson (2008) “Stockholm syndrome: Psychiatric diagnosis or urban myth?” Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 117(1): 4-11

Our Mission

Contributions to edited volumes (text books)

M Sommerlad & M Rustin (2017) “Follicular Mucinosis” in M Lebwohl, W Heyman, J Berth- Jones, I Coulson (eds). Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies. Fifth Edition. Elsevier Health Sciences p284- 285


M- L. Daly, V. Hogarth, H- M. Liew, M. Sommerlad and R.
Morris- Jones (2015)  “Antifungals”, in S. Wakelin, H. Maibach and C.
Archer (eds) Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatment in Dermatology  Second Edition. CRC Press. p56-75

Consultancy work

Vichy                                                                              [2020 - present]

Expert skincare brand founded by Dr Haller and developed and evaluated under dermatological control.                                                        

Garnier                                                                           [2020 - present]

Affordable skincare brand committed to transparency of ingredients.


Content Advisor for “Dem Dx”                                          [2016]

Peer reviewed online and Smartphone clinical diagnosis aid used globally. Used by healthcare students and healthcare professionals in 170 countries.

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