About Dr Tom Lucke



After graduating from Cambridge University I completed my medical training in Newcastle.

I undertook specialist Dermatology training in Glasgow. During this time I gained valuable experience in the internationally recognised melanoma unit at the Western Infirmary under Professor Rona Mackie.

I undertook both clinical and laboratory research and have published extensively in a number of scientific journals and textbooks.

I moved to Cornwall in 1999 to take on a new consultant post at the Royal Cornwall Hospital working with Dr Bill Bowers and Dr David Gould. During my time in Cornwall I was lead clinician in the Dermatology Department for a number of years.

I have represented the South West on the executive board of the British Association of Dermatologists and have also chaired the skin group of the Peninsula Cancer Network.

In addition to seeing patients with all types of skin disease, I have a special interest in skin cancer and am one of only a small number of UK specialists who undertakes Mohs micrographic surgery.

I am currently the clinical lead for skin cancer and chair of the Cornwall skin cancer multi-disciplinary team.

I still publish regularly and am involved in clinical research as part of the UK dermatology clinical trials network. I also teach medical students at the Peninsula Medical School and supervise junior doctors training in Dermatology.

I live near Truro with my wife, two daughters and our dog, Ruby.


Professional membership

British Association of Dermatologists

British Association of Dermatological Surgeons

Medical and Dental Defense Union of Scotland

Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association

Royal College of Physicians