Professor Tony Chu, FRCP
Prof Chu trained at Guys Hospital, London, qualifying in 1975. He started his dermatology training at Guy’s Hospital and after a research sabbatical year at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York in 1980, he completed has dermatology training at St Johns Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London. In 1982, he was awarded a Welcome Senior Research Fellowship and was appointed as a Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital and Consultant Dermatologist at Ealing Hospital. He retired from the NHS in 2017 having pioneered the NLite laser treatment for acne and percutaneous collagen production for acne scarring. He is currently Professor of Dermatologic Oncology, University of Buckingham.
In addition to running a busy clinical service, Dr Chu ran an investigative laboratory studying skin carcinogenesisis, the immunobiology of acne and the Langerhans cell in physiological states and in the disease Langerhans cell histiocytosis. He was the founder of the Acne Support Group which was the first UK charity for acne and rosacea but stepped down as chairman of the charity in 1999 when his wife presented him with triplets. The ASG unfortunately folded and approaching retirement he saw the real need for a charity for acne and rosacea sufferers to provide information and support for the sufferers and education for doctors and pharmacists and started the Acne and Rosacea Association UK.