Clinical expertise

Dr Clive Archer specialises in general dermatology including acne, eczema, skin lesions and skin cancers.

He regularly treats patients with conditions such as:

  • general dermatology
  • acne
  • eczema
  • contact dermatitis
  • psoriasis
  • urticaria; benign and malignant skin lesions, e.g. moles, seborrhoeic and viral warts
  • solar keratoses
  • melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers

He performs treatments such as:

  • surgical excision of benign lesions and skin cancers
  • shave excision of large moles
  • curettage and cautery of seborrhoeic keratoses, liquid nitrogen cryotherapy of sun-induced or age-related keratosis, viral warts, verrucae



Dr Clive Archer is a highly qualified and experienced consultant dermatologist at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and honorary senior clinical lecturer at King’s College London (KCL).

He completed his undergraduate studies at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London and Keble College, Oxford University in 1978, before completing his specialist dermatology training at Guy’s Hospital and the St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin/ Postgraduate Institute of Dermatology, University of London, and the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Previously, he was consultant dermatologist and clinical lead for dermatology at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of Bristol.

He is past academic vice president of the British Association of Dermatologists and past president of the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Dermatology.

He is a Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP) examiner and was also Chair of the Royal College of Physicians Joint Specialty Committee for Dermatology.


Dr Clive Archer’s research interests include the immuno-pharmacological aspects of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis (M.D.), the interaction between inflammatory mediators and cytokines (PhD) and the epidemiology of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

He has a passionate interest in the teaching of medical students, postgraduate students and GPs and has written over 200 publications, including four books.