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Dr Tony Downs - Dermatology

Mr Tony Downs is a Consultant Dermatologist in Exeter and Torbay in Devon and Truro in Cornwall.

Based at: Exeter Medical | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Dermatology and skin problems can be difficult to manage and an experienced eye is needed along with up-to-date knowledge and affordable treatment options. Dr Downs has specialised in the following areas for over 20 years

All types of skin cancer

Melanoma and changing moles


Standard and complex skin cancer surgery

Laser treatment of the skin

Psoriasis and Eczema (including allergic contact dermatitis)


Dr Downs's clinics and services at Exeter Medical Include:

Skin cancer surgery (private and NHS)

Mole/skin check clinic if you are worried you may have skin cancer

Laser treatments for medical and cosmetic skin conditions (private and NHS) 

Patch Test service for allergic contact dermatitis

Cosmetic lumps and bumps surgery

Standard clinic consultations for all types of Dermatology and skin problems

Photo Dynamic Therapy for pre-cancerous skin lesions and early skin cancers

You can phone or email Dr Downs's secretary to book an appointment with or without a GP referral letter.

Feel free to upload a photo of any lump, bump or cosmetic problem [HERE] to obtain a surgery or laser quote from us, without paying for an initial consultation.

Academic background

Dr Tony Downs trained at Guys Hospital, London and qualified as a doctor in 1991. He holds an additional BSc in Experimental Pathology. His Dermatology training was at Bristol and Bath. Dr Downs is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Tony Downs has been a consultant Dermatologist since 2000 and held consultant posts in Musgrove Park NHS Trust Hospital and Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust hospital.

Dr Downs teaches and trains doctors and nurses locally and nationally on Dermatology to improve their patient care. He is integrated into the local South West medical services and will be able to involve your GP other specialist in your care as needed.

Dr Downs is member of the Royal College of Physicians (London); the British Association of Dermatologists; the American Academy of Dermatology; the European Association of Dermato-Venereology; the British Society of Dermatology Surgeons; the International Dermoscopy Society; British Medical Laser Association and the British & Irish Dermoscopy Society.

Professional Memberships

Member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Society of Dermatology Surgeons and the American Academy of Dermatologists.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians; a member of the British Association of Dermatologists and British Society of Dermatological Surgeons; a member of the European Academy of DermatoVenereology and American Academy of Dermatology and International Dermoscopy Society.

He continues to see NHS and private patients in Torbay and Devon for general dermatology, cosmetic and skin cancer concerns.

In 2014 he moved from the Royal Devon & Exeter and took the opportunity to use his experience to support the national development of NHS community dermatology services and was appointed the clinical director for dermatology for DMC healthcare.

NHS base

Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust Hospital - Dr Downs has an NHS base all over Exeter and Torbay, Devon. (Not just at the Trust)

What our patients say

Dr Down’s has made me feel so much happier about me! I cannot thank him enough.

Mr B, Bideford
01392 363 534

Private Secretary:

Sarah Cox: 01392 350 059