Dr Alia Ahmed is a highly respected consultant dermatologist based in Maidenhead and Reading, who specialises in pyschodermatology, treating the mind and skin together. She is also renowned for her expertise in hair loss, acne, rosacea, skin cancer and eczema.
Dr Ahmed is a dual trained medical practitioner, having first studied psychology with clinical psychology at the University of Kent before qualifying in medicine from the University of London, Bart’s and the Royal London School of Medicine. Following further training within the Oxford deanery, she completed a year-long clinical research fellowship in psychodermatology before undergoing specialist training in dermatology in London. She was appointed as a consultant dermatologist in 2017 and currently works within the Frimley Health Foundation Trust, where she is also clinical lead. She sees private patients at The Bridge Clinic, Maidenhead and Circle Reading Hospital.
Additional to her clinical responsibilities, Dr Ahmed is a highly esteemed educator and holds the position of honorary lecturer in her specialty of psychodermatology at the University of Hertforshire. She additionally frequently shares her expertise and research at international meetings of colleagues and her numerous academic publications appear in peer-reviewed journals. She is also a well-established contributor to a number of the UK’s leading magazines and newspapers, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, The Times, Glamour and The Telegraph.
Dr Ahmed is a member of the Royal College of Physicians’ dermatology section and holds senior positions in several esteemed professional bodies, including as the Thames Valley and Wessex regional representative for the British Association of Dermatologists and an executive committee member for Psychodermatology UK. She is also a panel member of the Vitiligo Society and a contributor to the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin.