Professor Christopher Bunker
Interests: general Dermatology, HIV Dermatology
Male genital Dermatology
MA MD FRCP (Lond)
Professor Christopher Bunker has been a Consultant Dermatologist at University College London Hospitals since 2010 where he runs a Male Genital Dermatology Clinic. Previously he was a Consultant at The Westminster Hospital, (subsequently the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital), where he still supports a specialist monthly NHS male genital clinic), Charing Cross and The Royal Marsden Hospitals, London. He is also Honorary Consultant Dermatologist to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea and St Luke’s Hospital for the Clergy, London. He holds Personal Chairs at both Imperial College (since 2005) and University College (since 2010), London.
He was educated at Wycliffe College, Glos., St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and Westminster Medical School, London. He trained in general medicine in London, Derby and Oxford and Dermatology at The Middlesex and University College Hospitals. In the late 1980s he had a Sir Jules Thorn Research Fellowship at University College London and won the Cambridge University prize for his MD thesis.
He is a general Dermatologist with 27 years’ experience as a Consultant in teaching hospitals and has trained over 120 other Consultants and taught thousands of medical students. His clinical and research interests include male genital dermatoses, complex medical and inpatient Dermatology (including severe drug reactions and TEN), melanoma, and HIV Dermatology. He has published ~360 papers, books, chapters, case reports and letters and given nearly 300 invited lectures at national and international meetings. His research metrics are: h-index 41; i10-index 160; citations 6,688; Research Gate 45.93; top 97.5%. According to Google Scholar Prof Bunker is the 6th most cited UK Dermatologist in the world; those in the UK ‘ahead' of him are, or were, all full-time, salaried, university academics.
Professor Bunker has been President of British Association of Dermatologists (2012-14) and sat on the Council, of the Royal College of Physicians during this period. He has also been President of St John's Hospital Dermatological Society (2006-07), the West London Medico-Chirurgical Society (2007-08), the Chelsea Clinical Society (2010-11), the Dermatology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (2015-16). He is the current Honorary Secretary (the senior medical Trustee) of the research charity the British Skin Foundation (2014-).
He has twice been the Royal College of Physicians eponymous Ingram Lecturer (2001 & 2015), the Dowling Orator (2010) and the Neil Smith Orator (2011). He has received a National Silver Clinical Excellence Award from the NHS. In 2019 Prof. Bunker was awarded the Sir Archibald Gray Medal by the British Association of Dermatologists - its ultimate accolade for outstanding contributions to British Dermatology.
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