Dr Richard E Ashton MA, MB, BCh, MD, FRCP is a general dermatologist with over 25 years experience in dermatology. He is a Consultant Dermatologist for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS trust based in Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton in South Hampshire and is also a visiting Consultant Dermatologist for the Isle of Man.
Dr Ashton studied medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, graduating in 1974. His dermatology training involved time at the Royal South Hants Hospital, St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in Leicester Square London, the University of California, Los Angeles where he carried out research in to the the effects of retinoids on the skin. He completed a Doctorate in Medicine on this subject in 1991.
He was also the Royal Navy’s consultant dermatologist at Haslar Hospital in Gosport from 1984 until his retirement from the RN in 2006. He is now working for the NHS as a locum consultant for Portsmouth Hospitals in Gosport, Fareham and Portsmouth. He also visits the Isle of Man once a month to do clinics at Nobles Hospital.
Dr Ashton is a co-author (with Dr Barbara Leppard) of Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology - a best selling textbook on Dermatology for General Practitioners.
• Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology (3rd Edition), Ashton RE & Leppard BJ. Radcliffe Press, Oxford
• Treatment in Dermatology, Leppard BJ & Ashton RE, Radcliffe Press