dr jonathan bowling dermatology

Dr Jonathan Bowling

Consultant Dermatologist

Qualifications: MBChB FRCP
Year first qualified: 1993
GMC number: 4008930
Main NHS base: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust 2005-2013
Dermatology Treatments


Dr Jonathan Bowling specialises in all skin diseases; mainly skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. He has pioneered the use of dermoscopy in the UK for mole screening and for the early diagnosis of melanoma.

Training and background

Dr Bowling has a keen interest in telemedicine and teledermatology, contributing for the last 3 years to the NHS online clinic on skin conditions as well as providing a teledermatology service for Shropshire.

He has expertise in general dermatology including eczema, psoriasis, acne rashes and skin infections such as viral warts and impetigo. Dr Bowling has a particular interest in mole screening, mole mapping, and the early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.

He has provided treatments in dermatology, dermoscopy, mole mapping, skin cancer screening, melanoma diagnosis, skin surgery and cryotherapy to warts.

He was the clinical lead for dermatology in Oxford, the skin cancer lead for Oxford and the past chair of the West Thames Valley specialist skin cancer MDT.

Research and teaching

Dr Bowling’s research interests include the development of a validated scoring system for determining diagnosis accuracy in skin cancer screening clinics.

With over 20 years of experience in the field, Dr Bowling is a recognised expert on skin cancer diagnosis and is invite to lecture the subject throughout the UK and Europe.

He has published extensively on skin cancer and is the author of the award winning textbook ‘Diagnosis Dermoscopy: The Illustrated guide,’ published by Wiley-Blackwell. The textbook is used worldwide and has been translated into Russian and Portuguese. He has contributed to many publications, including chapters on the emerging medical field of teledermatology and teledermoscopy.

Professional memberships

American Academy of Dermatologists, British Association of Dermatologists, and the British Medical Association.


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