Professor Lionel Fry is an emeritus professor of Imperial
College, London. He has been a consultant dermatologist not only in private practice but also an NHS consultant in dermatology at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, having qualified at King’s College Hospital, London. He held his first post as registrar there and subsequently held posts at St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, St Thomas’ Hospital and the London Hospital before becoming a consultant dermatologist at St Mary’s.
In addition to carrying out research funded by various bodies and which he has been involved in since 1966, his main interests being psoriasis and dermatitis herpetiformis, he has had eight textbooks published and been a joint author in a further three. He has also had over 250 peer-reviewed articles published and has contributed chapters in various textbooks on dermatological matters.
Amongst various honours and awards granted over the years, in 2005 he was awarded the Sir Archibald Gray Medal for outstanding contributions to British Dermatology and in 2014 he gave the Medal Lecture to the British Society of Investigative Dermatology, his subject being ”Psoriasis is not an Autoimmune Disease”. He continues his research and to be invited to lecture, not only in the UK but also overseas.
With broad experience and an undiminished interest in dermatological matters he now consults solely in private practice, seeing patients from 12 years old and onwards.