Dr Ismail undertook her medical training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, University of London, where she obtained a first class honours BSc degree in genetics. During her dermatology training in London, she was awarded a prestigious three-year Medical Research Council clinical fellowship for which she completed a PhD in skin cancer. She has presented her research at national and international skin cancer meetings and has several journal publications from her work.
She leads the dermatology skin cancer service at the Royal Free Hospital, where she works in close collaboration with plastic surgeons and oncologists. She specialises in the assessment of moles and skin lesions and undertakes surgical skin excisions.
Dr Ismail also has experience in other areas of general dermatology including eczema, psoriasis and acne as well as dealing with acute and chronic inflammatory rashes, disorders of pigmentation and benign skin lesions including warts, cysts and skin tags.