Chris Bunker is Consultant Dermatologist at University College and Chelsea & Westminster, Hospitals, London. He has a personal Chair at both Imperial College and University College, London. He was educated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge and Westminster Medical School, London and trained in dermatology at The Middlesex and University College Hospitals London. He was awarded the Cambridge University Sir Walter Langdon-Brown prize for his MD thesis.
He is a Past-President of the British Association of Dermatologists, St John's Hospital Dermatological Society and the Dermatology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is currently the elected UK Board Member of the European Academy of Dermatovenereology and the Secretary of the British Skin Foundation. He has delivered the Royal College of Physicians Ingram Lecture (twice), the Dowling Oration and the Neil Smith Lecture. Over 30 years he has given nearly 300 invited lectures.
He is a general Dermatologist with 27 years’ experience as a Consultant in teaching hospitals and has trained over 120 other Consultants and taught thousands of medical students. He has published over 340 papers, case reports, books and chapters in books. His clinical and research interests include male genital dermatoses, complex medical and inpatient Dermatology (including severe drug reactions and TEN), melanoma and HIV Dermatology. He has published ~400 papers, books, chapters, case reports and letters. His research metrics are: h-index 43; i10-index 160; citations 8,053.According to Google Scholar Prof Bunker is the 6th most cited UK Dermatologist in the world; those in the UK ‘ahead' of him are, or were, all full-time, salaried university academics.
Prof. Bunker has received a National Silver Clinical Excellence Award from the NHS. In 2019 he was awarded the Sir Archibald Gray Medal by the British Association of Dermatologists - its ultimate accolade for outstanding contributions to British Dermatology.