Dr Ajoy Bardhan BSc, MBBS, MRCP

Dr Ajoy Bardhan

Birmingham Medical School
Clinical Lecturer in Dermatology

Contact details

ELG42, Medical School
Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Ajoy is a Clinical Lecturer in Dermatology. He has a specialist interest in the group of genetic mucocutaneous fragility syndromes collectively known as Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). His current research efforts explore multiple aspects of wound healing in EB, including work across the Biosciences and Dental Hospital facilities, led by Professor Iain Chapple and Professor Adrian Heagerty.


  • Certificate of Completion of Training in Dermatology, Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Boards (2019)
  • Specialty Certificate in Dermatology, Royal College of Physicians, UK (2016)
  • Membership of Royal College of Physicians, UK (2013)
  • MBBS, Imperial College London (2010)
  • BSc, Imperial College London (2007)


Following undergraduate studies at Imperial College London and physicianly training in Cambridge, Ajoy moved to Birmingham to pursue specialist training in Dermatology. His first post was at Solihull Hospital, where he returned to undertake a fellowship in EB under the auspices of the half-national highly specialised service led by Professor Heagerty, augmented by laboratory training at DGEM, under Professor McLean. Further experience within EB came as registrar at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He combines clinical work with basic scientific research exploring multiple aspects of wound healing in EB, benefitting from excellent facilities, collaborators, and supervision from Professors Iain Chapple and Adrian Heagerty.

Ajoy is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and has also held an Honorary Consultant appointment in the department of dermatology at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust since 2019. Clinical duties include work in the Highly Specialised Service for EB, whilst also holding clinics in general dermatology encompassing severe inflammatory skin disease, skin oncology and cutaneous surgery, and contributing to a pan-Birmingham regional on-call service for acute and inpatient dermatology.



Research focus:

  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Cutaneous Microbiome
  • Scarring & Fibrosis
  • Wound Healing
  • Genotype-phenotype correlation in EB

Other activities

  • Honorary Consultant Dermatologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Committees (Regional/National)

  • Member, Regional Genomic Rare Disease Advisory Board  (2019-2020)
  • Member, Therapeutics & Guidelines Sub-committee, British Association of Dermatologists (2018-2022)
  • Member, Genetic Medicine (BADGEM) Steering Committee, British Association of Dermatologists (2021-present)
  • Member, Executive Committee, British Association of Dermatologists (2022-present)

Postgraduate Education (Regional/National)

  • Member, Royal College of Physicians Dermatology Specialty Certificate Examination Question Writing Group (2021-present) 
  • Academic representative, West Midlands Dermatology Specialty Training Committee (2022-present) 


  • Member, DEBRA UK Charitable Purposes Committee (2021-present)
  • Trustee, British Association of Dermatologists (2022-present) 


  • Secretary, Midland Dermatology Society (2021-present)
  • Regional Specialty Adviser, Royal College of Physicians (2022-present)