Dr Gao studied medicine at University of Cambridge, achieving a Masters in physiology and development. She studied clinical medicine at University College London and graduated with distinction. She ranked second nationally for competitive entry to dermatology specialist training.

He is a substantive consultant at Royal Free Hospital where her interests include early detection of skin cancer, skin surgery, hair conditions, acne and general dermatology such as eczema, psoriasis and pigmentary disorders. She leads a specialist clinic managing skin conditions in oncology patients. She has led a tertiary hair clinic managing complex patients experiencing hair loss and scalp conditions.

Dr Gao is experienced in treating skin cancer and melanoma (including early detection and prevention). She performs full skin assessments and mole checks to diagnose malignant lesions and skin cancer. Dr Gao can perform cryotherapy, skin biopsies, cautery and curettage, skin excisions and remove benign lesions.




• J Gao, M Rustin “Follicular Mucinosis” in M Lebwohl, W Heyman, J Berth- Jones, I Coulson (eds). Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies. Sixth Edition. Elsevier Health Sciences 2021
• J Gao, R Goiriz, S Rajpopat, P Goldsmith. Occupational dermatoses during the second COVID-19 pandemic wave: a UK prospective study of 805 healthcare workers. British Journal of Dermatology. 2021. PMID: 34608626
• J Gao, J Garioch, M Fadhil, E Tan, S Shah, M Moncrief. Planning slow Mohs excision margins for lentigo maligna: a retrospective non-randomised cohort study comparing reflectance confocal microscopy margin mapping versus visual inspection with dermoscopy. British Journal of Dermatology. 2020 Dec 29. PMID: 33377177.
• I Noorani, J Gao, BC Pearson, RH Carpenter. Predicting the timing of wrong decisions with LATER. Experimental Brain Research. 2011. PMID: 21336830.
• A Spring, D Griffiths, D Nirmal, J Gao, N Marrouche, A Skellett. Identification and management of vulval problems of the postmenopausal woman - Tips and tricks. Post Reprod Health. 2020 Sep;26(3):155-161. PMID: 32997591
• P Goldsmith, J Gao, S Rajpopat, R Goiriz. Rapid Response: Mask related acne (“maskne”) - A big issue in Health Care Workers and those with pigmented skins. BMJ. 2021;373:n1304 PMID: 34230028J Gao, A Mahto. Anti-Androgen Therapy in Female Adult Acne. J Dermatol Res Ther. 2016 2:023.10.23937/2469-5750/1510023