What is Dermatology

The skin is the largest organ in the body and acts as the first barrier of defense against infections and injuries. It is also a barometer of your overall health, carrying telltale signs of internal distress or deficiencies. More importantly, skin health goes beyond skin-deep. Having skin problems is not only disturbing physically (itchy, peeling, discoloration, pigmentation or sores) but also affects confidence levels and self-esteem. Under the care of our experienced dermatologists, your skin will be managed in the best possible way.
Dermatology at Thomson Hospital

Areas of Dermatology

  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • General skin conditions
  • Hair and nail conditions
  • Venereology (sexually-transmitted infections)

Our Centres Of Excellence

Orthopaedic Surgery


Women's Health


ENT, Head and Neck Laser Surgery

Meet Our Dermatology Specialists

Get to know our specialists here at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara.

Resident Consultant

Dr Tan Leng Leng

Dr Tan Leng Leng

MBBS (UM) , MRCP (UK) , FRCP (Edinburgh) , Advanced Master of Dermatology (UKM)

Spoken Language
Cantonese, English, Hokkien, Malay, Mandarin

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Sessional Consultants

Dato Dr Noor Zalmy Azizan

Dato’ Dr Noor Zalmy Azizan

MB Bch (NUI) , MRCP (UK) , AdvDerm (UKM)

Spoken Language
English, Malay

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Dr Gangaran Hemandas

Dr Gangaram Hemandas

MBBS (Malaya) , MRCP (UK) , MRCP (Ireland) , FRCP (London) , M. Med (UKM) , FAAD (USA) , FAMM , Fellowship in Laser & Dermatologic Surgery & Cosmetic Dermatology (Boston, USA)

Spoken Language
English, Malay

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Who is a Dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail disorders. They are trained to manage a wide range of skin conditions, including acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin cancer and other conditions that affect the skin’s appearance and function.

What Does a Dermatologist do?

Some of the specific tasks and responsibilities of a dermatologist may include:

  • Conducting skin exams to identify any abnormalities or signs of skin cancer.
  • Prescribing medications or treatments to manage skin conditions, such as topical creams, oral medications or light therapy.
  • Performing procedures such as skin biopsies, excisions and laser treatments for skin conditions or cosmetic purposes.
  • Advising patients on how to care for their skin, including recommending products and lifestyle changes that may benefit their skin health.
  • Working with other healthcare professionals to develop treatment plans for patients with complex medical conditions that may affect the skin, such as autoimmune diseases or diabetes.

Make an Appointment to Visit the Best Dermatologists in Malaysia

Thomson Hospital’s team of expert dermatologists and skin specialists are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care and treatment for all your skin concerns.

Whether you’re dealing with acne, eczema or skin cancer, we have the experience and knowledge to help you achieve healthy skin.

Book an appointment with Thomson Hospital today.