Dr D John McKenna Consultant Dermatologist, Dermatological and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon
Dr D John McKenna Consultant Dermatologist, Dermatological and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon

Contact details

Leicester Royal Infirmary

University Hospitals Leicester

Dermatology Department

0116 204 7896

An NHS appointment must be requested by your GP.


Spire Leicester Hospital

Gartree Road

To make a private appointment

0116 265 3685


Nuffield Leicester Hospital

Scraptoft Lane

To make a private appointment

0116 276 9401



Private secretary: Mrs Jo Cox


Phone: 0116 265 3690


E-mail: jo.cox@spirehealthcare.com

Consultation times

Dr Mckenna has the following regular private consulting and operating sessions-


Spire Leicester Hospital on Monday afternoons and Thursday evenings,


Nuffield Leicester Hospital on Wednesday evenings.


Other times by arrangement.

Professional profile

Dr McKenna is a Consultant Dermatologist experienced in the diagnosis and care of all aspects of skin problems. He has particular expertise in the early diagnosis and the surgical management of skin cancers. He believes in taking the time to listen to his patients, fully explaining the diagnosis and all appropriate treatment options.

Dr McKenna graduated from Glasgow University. He completed his specialist dermatology training in Belfast where he was involved in research to improve computed assisted diagnosis of melanoma. He then went on to train in additional advanced dermatological surgery, lasers, and Mohs micrographic surgery for complex skin cancers in St Thomas' Hospital, London. He is one of only a few consultants in the UK that have completed a prestigious Mohs Micrographic Surgery training fellowship in addition to their general dermatology training.

Dr McKenna moved to Leicester in July 2008 after being appointed as a Consultant Dermatologist with a specialist interest in dermatological surgery and skin cancer at Leicester Royal Infirmary. He quickly set up a much needed Mohs Micrographic Surgery service permitting access to this specialised treatment to patients across the region.

Dr Mckenna is the only Mohs micrographic surgeon in Leicester, accepting referrals from GPs and from other consultant colleagues locally and regionally.

Dr Mckenna is the Deputy Lead for the Comprehensive Local Research Network for Leicester, Northampton, and Rutland. He promotes research and recruits to several national research studies, particularly in Psoriasis and Acne. He is also a collaborator in on-going research into Keloid scarring and experimental medical imaging of Basal Cell Carcinoma.

Dr Mckenna is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, American Society for Dermatological Surgery, British Society for Dermatological Surgery, Irish Association of Dermatologists, Midlands Dermatology Society, International Dermoscopy Society, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

personal profile

View from my favorite rock fishing spot in Ireland

Dr McKenna is married and has four young daughters. His free time is mainly spent trying to keep his children entertained. He spends his holidays back in Ireland visiting relatives, fishing and boating when the weather allows.

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