Professor Tony Chu, FRCP
Prof Chu trained at Guys Hospital, London, qualifying in 1975. He started his dermatology training at Guy’s Hospital and after a research sabbatical year at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York in 1980, he completed has dermatology training at St Johns Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London.
In 1982, he was awarded a Welcome Senior Research Fellowship and was appointed as a Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital and Consultant Dermatologist at Ealing Hospital.
He retired from the NHS in 2017 having pioneered the NLite laser treatment for acne and percutaneous collagen production for acne scarring. He is currently Professor of Dermatologic Oncology, University of Buckingham.
He was the founder of the Acne Support Group which was the first UK charity for acne and rosacea but stepped down as chairman of the charity in 1999 when he and his wife had triplets. The ASG unfortunately folded and as he approached retirement Prof Chu saw the real need for a charity offering support and information to sufferers of acne and rosacea and education for doctors and pharmacists. In 2017, he founded the Acne and Rosacea Association UK.
During his time as an NHS consultant at Hammersmith Hospital he was the chairman of the Skin Cancer Multidiciplinary Team for Imperial College NHS Trust and established the mole mapping service at the Hospital. He maintains an active interest in moles and skin cancer.
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