Sommerlad, Dr Matthew





Dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, skin cancer and skin surgery

Training and education

  • BSc (bachelor of science) - London, 1998
  • MSc (master of science) - London, 2001
  • MBChB (medical degree) - Warwick, 2005
  • FRCPath (fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists) - 2014


Dr Sommerlad is a consultant histopathologist who joined the Trust in 2015. He works mostly in dermatopathology (diagnosing skin diseases at a microscopic level) and gastrointestinal pathology (diagnosing diseases of the digestive system).

He also has three clinics per week in the dermatology department, where he does skin cancer surgery.

Dr Sommerlad is involved in training both undergraduate students and pathology and dermatology trainees.

Awards and prizes

  • Graduate scholarship - University College London


Dr Sommerlad is involved in various research projects investigating prognostic features of malignant skin tumours (features that indicate how the disease will progress).


Pathology queries

You can contact Dr Sommerlad via his secretary, Debbie Willis - call 023 8120 6407 or send an email.

Dermatology queries

You can contact Dr Sommerlad via the dermatology secretaries, Tracey Ward and Yasmine Phangurha, on 023 8082 5257.