Leicester Royal Infirmary
University Hospitals Leicester
0116 204 7896
An NHS appointment must be requested by your GP.
Spire Leicester Hospital
To make a private appointment
0116 265 3685
Private secretary: Mrs Jo Cox
Phone: 0116 265 3690
Dr Mckenna has the following regular private consulting and operating sessions-
Spire Leicester Hospital on Monday afternoons and Thursday evenings,
Other times by arrangement.
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. 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 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 consultant Mohs micrographic surgeon in Leicester, accepting referrals from GPs and from other consultant colleagues locally and regionally.
Dr Mckenna is the lead for skin cancer in the East Midlands for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). He promotes research and recruits to several national research studies, particularly in Psoriasis and Acne. He is also a collaborator in on-going research in the fields of Melanoma and 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.