Dr David Middleton - Belfast Skin Clinic
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Dr David Middleton is a Consultant Dermatologist with specialist interest in inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, hidradenitis suppurativa, acne, and rosacea. Scope of practice includes assessment and treatment of skin lesions including skin cancers including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.

Appointments

  • Consultant Dermatologist, Belfast Skin Clinic, 2024
  • Consultant Dermatologist, Southern Health & Social Care Trust, 2022

Education / Training / Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education – Queen’s University Belfast,2021
  • Masters of Research (MRes.) (with Commendation) in Translational Medicine – Queen’s University of Belfast, 2016
  • MB BCh BAO (with Honours) – Queen’s University of Belfast, 2012 

Specific Interests:

  • Inflammatory skin disease – hidradenitis suppurative, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.
  • Medical education – actively engaged in educational research and placement lead and for Ulster University, Postgraduate Medicine course

Memberships of any Associations / Committees

  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, 2016
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians UK (Dermatology), 2020
  • Member of the Irish Association of Dermatologists
  • Member of the British Association of Dermatologists
  • Member of the European Association of Dermatology and Venereology

Research/publications 

  • Thesis: The role of PTEN in Glioblastoma: responses to chemo-radiation and the potential use of PPARγ agonism as a novel therapeutic target.

Awards

  • Inaugural British Association of Dermatologists & Association of Medical Education Prize – British Association of Dermatologists 100th Virtual Meeting 2020 – “Engaging Adult Learning in Dermatology Descriptive Terminology”
  • Rodger’s Prize – Irish Association of Dermatologists, September 2019 – awarded for best presentation of clinical research – project on “Improving Dermatology Descriptive Terminology through Educational Initiative Methodology’
  • Excellence Award – Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training, 2018 – awarded for recognition of trainees contribution to national competitions & awards
  • Learning to Make a Difference Award – Royal College of Physican’s London London, 2017 – national prize awarded for innovations in Quality Improvement and Leadership – event open to all Core Medical Trainees in UK

Teaching

  • Dermatology Placement Lead – Ulster University, 2023 – present
  • Sub Deanery Fellow in Dermatology for Undergraduate Medicine, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust & Queen’s University Belfast, 2020 – 2021
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination Examiner, Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, 2018 – present
  • Royal College of Physicians Educator Accreditation, Royal College of Physicians London, January 2020
  • Honorary Final MB Tutor: Mater Infirmorum, School of Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast 2017 / 2018
  • Histological Anatomy Tutor; Centre for Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences. Queen’s University Belfast, 2015 /2016