Dr Lisa Naysmith graduated from Glasgow University medical school in 1995 with distinction in surgery. After gaining MRCP she trained in Dermatology in Edinburgh. During this period she undertook research as a Wellcome Trust funded clinical research fellow and published on the genetics of sun sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation. Having completed her specialist training in Dermatology in 2006 she undertook a 1 year full time Cutaneous Surgery and Mohs Surgery Fellowship in Newcastle. She is the only Mohs skin cancer surgeon working in the South East of Scotland. During this cancer fellowship she was as an anatomy demonstrator, teaching head and neck anatomy to undergraduate dental students. She remains an enthusiastic teacher.
Dr Lisa Naysmith carries out her NHS work in the Department of Dermatology in the Lauriston Building in Edinburgh and her private work at the Edinburgh Clinic in Morningside, Edinburgh. She set up the Mohs Micrographic Surgery service in NHS Lothian in 2011 with funding from the Scottish Government.
She is the Surgery Section Editor for Acta Dermato-Venereologica, one of the highest impact Dermatology journals, a co-founder (with Dr Andrew Affleck ) of the Scottish Dermatological Society Surgery Group, and the Newsletter Editor for the British Society of Dermatological Surgery. She was awarded the ‘Surgeon of Steel’ prize for her contributions to the British Society of Dermatological Surgery in 2011.