Dr Mia Jing Gao

MBBS MA (Cantab) MRCP (Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Mia Jing Gao is a Consultant Dermatologist with expertise in all skin and hair conditions with years of experience working in prominent centres. She takes a holistic approach to patient care and ensures that her patients leave their consultation with restored confidence, effective medical treatments, and a personalised skincare plan. 

Mia earned her medical degree at the University of Cambridge including a Masters in Physiology and Development, before going on to study clinical medicine at University College London, graduating with distinction amongst numerous other prizes.

Mia works as a substantive NHS Consultant at the world-renowned Royal Free Hospital, where she is the clinical lead for the largest Skin Cancer Service in London. Her areas of interest include early detection of skin cancer, hair conditions, acne and general dermatology such as eczema, psoriasis and pigmentary disorders. She is a hair loss expert who is experienced in managing hair and scalp conditions including male and female pattern hair loss/alopecia, alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, scarring alopecia and Lichen planopilaris. 

Treatments including:

Diagnostic consultation including trichoscopy 

Scalp biopsy 

Intralesional triamcinolone (Steroid injections)

Topical and oral medications 

Alopecia areata, and scarring alopecia. She has led a tertiary hair clinic managing complex patients with alopecia.

Following her initial training, she ranked second nationally for competitive entry to dermatology training, and subsequently went on to undertake extensive specialist training in dermatology at leading centres across London before being accepted onto the General Medical Council Specialist Register.

She is active in medical research and the development of national guidelines within her field, with numerous publications to her name. She is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, British Society of Dermatological Surgery, and the British Hair and Nail Society.

Areas of Specialist Interest

  • Skin lesion diagnosis and removal
  • Skin cancer
  • Hair loss/alopecia
  • Inflammatory skin disease (for example, eczema, psoriasis, rashes)
  • General dermatology
  • Acne and rosacea



Cosmopolitan – 2023


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