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Dr. Christopher Bower, Consultant Dermatologist

Dr. Bower specialises in surgical and non-surgical treatment of skin cancer. He is a Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust Hospital, where he is the clinical lead.

Dr. Bower graduated from Edinburgh University (MB ChB) with additional BSc (Hons) in pharmacology. He spent time training in both medicine and surgery at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, and the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane. He completed dermatology training at the Bristol Dermatology Centre before taking up the post of Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust Hospital in October 2001.

Dr Bower has sub-specialty interests in skin cancer and skin surgery, including Mohs micrographic surgery. He performs up to 1000 skin surgery procedures per year. Ongoing data collection shows high level of skin lesion diagnostic accuracy and successful skin cancer surgery outcomes. His general dermatology practice focuses on effective communication of diagnosis and management.

Dr. Bower is committed to education and was previously Director for the Devon and Cornwall Dermatology training programme. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the Peninsula Medical School with whom he has numerous additional roles.

National roles include membership of the Dermatology Specialist Advisory Committee, UK lead for Dermatology specialty trainee recruitment and member of the British Society of Dermatological Surgery executive committee.

Medical education is a key interest, and Dr Bower is co-organiser of the annual Dermatology Specialty Certificate Examination revision course, having previously co-organised the annual UK Dermatology Clinical Assistants Meeting for 8 years. He has given over 200 regional, national and international lectures, and has been made an honorary lifetime member of the Primary Care Dermatology Society. He is a facilitator for training in advanced communication for medical practitioners at University of Exeter Medical School.

Dr. Bower is a Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians, and a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, British Society of Dermatological Surgeons, European Academy of Dermatology and venereology, and American Academy of Dermatology. He is an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Primary Care Dermatology Society. He lectures and teaches nationally and internationally, principally in the area of skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Chris Bower's Private Practice hours


Medical Eye Centre,
EXETER, Devon, EX2 8NL

09:00 -17:00

Call 07838 293968


Exeter Nuffield,
Wonford Rd,


Call 07838 293968

To book a consultation with Dr. Christopher Bower call Ros today on 07838 293968 or use our online form.

For appointments regarding, general dermatology, skin cancer and allergies; a GP referral letter is preferred. A consultation with your GP is not always necessary to obtain this.

For appointments regarding mole checks and cosmetic concerns of the skin, IPL treatments, microsclerotherapy and follow-up consultations, a GP letter is not normally required.