Dr Davide Altamura

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatology Surgeon in Cayman

MD Dermato-Surgery
SPECIALIST DERMATOLOGIST

Tel: +1 (345) 745 7450 (clinic)
Email: [email protected]

Dr Davide Altamura is a highly experienced general and specialist consultant dermatologist and dermatology surgeon in Cayman, with a special interest, awards and multiple publications in the field of skin cancer and in particular Dermoscopy and the identification of both malignant and benign skin lesions. He covers the full range of both chronic and acute dermatology conditions, as well as male genital disorders, and of course skin cancer diagnosis and management. With more than 10 years’ experience as a consultant in the UK in both tertiary and local hospitals, the latter 6 years of which was at the highly respected Broomfield Hospital.

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Speed of Care

With two full-time consultant dermatologists & experienced dermatology nurses

Tertiary Trained & Experience

Combining decades of UK consultant experience in leading centres

Priority Access for Urgent Cases

Triage team to ensure suspicious lesions get the earliest care possible
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Dermatology Conditions

  • General dermatology
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Skin cancer (see section)
  • Photo damage
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Warts & verruca
  • Skin tags
  • Cysts
  • Scars & keloids
  • Genital skin conditions
  • Autoimmune skin conditions
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Allergic skin reactions
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Procedures

  • Mole-mapping for skin cancer identification
  • Cutaneous surgery
  • Skin repairs
  • Removal of lesions & blemishes
  • Skin biopsy and excisions
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrosurgery
  • Botox therapeutic injections
  • Patch Testing for skin allergy assessment
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Skin Cancer

  • Mole-mapping using the cutting edge FotoFinder System
  • Skin cancer diagnosis and management
  • Skin biopsies & excisions
  • Referral management for off-island procedures
  • Follow-up & monitoring
  • After care & treatment of skin-related side-effects

More Information & Booking

Appointment Booking with Dr Altamura

 

Please simply work through the steps on screen. Please note that even if Dr Davide Altamura has been your dermatologist in Cayman previously, if this is your first visit to Integra, you need to tick ‘no’ with respect to Existing Patient. If you are using a smartphone, it helps to turn your screen sideways (landscape). Thank you.

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY

If you cannot see an appointment in the timescale you had hoped for or feel might be clinically necessary, please call on (345) 745 7450 as not all appointment times are available for online booking.

Services

Dermatology Conditions
  • General dermatology
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Skin cancer
  • Photo damage
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Warts & verruca
  • Skin tags
  • Cysts
  • Scars & keloids
  • Genital or vulval skin conditions
  • Autoimmune skin conditions
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Hair and nail conditions
  • Allergic skin reactions
Procedures
Skin Cancer

Dr Altamura’s Career Highlights

  • Experienced UK Consultant Dermatologist of 10+ years
  • Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
  • EU specialist qualification in Dermatology and Venereology (University of L’Aquila, Italy)
  • Master Degree in Dermato-surgery (University of Siena, Italy)
  • Fellowship in Dermoscopy and Skin Lesions Recognition (Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Australia)
  • 17 Publications in respected journals including 7 as first author

Education, Training & Experience

General Training

Dr Davide Altamura completed his initial medical education in Italy at the highly respected medical university of Siena before training in general dermatology and venereology, eventually gaining a coveted postgraduate Master Degree in Dermato-surgery. He moved to the UK, undertaking further training and then joining the GMC specialist register in 2014.

This extensive and broad training, in both adults and children, has allowed him to become a board certified dermatologist in both the EU and the United Kingdom, before moving to Cayman in 2021.

His training and practice covers a wide range of both acute and chronic dermatology conditions which he was managing across an extensive cohort of patients until moving to the Cayman Islands. Across his training and experiences, in the UK being fortunate to work as a consultant in no less than 6 centres for dermatology, he was exposed to a wide variety of conditions from the comparatively simple to highly complex, including as a tertiary specialist. During these experiences, Davide developed a passion for the early diagnosis and effective treatment of lesions, including malignant skin cancers, for which he gained significant respect for his work.

His European CCST includes Venereology, which adds an extra dimension to his professional activity in the area of male genital disorders. He is a member of British Association of Dermatologists and European Academy of Dermato-Venereology.

Skin Cancer Identification & Treatment

Davide’s special interest is the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant lesions, and especially the effective use of Dermoscopy in their early identification. Consequently, he has received advanced training in dermoscopy and the diagnosis of skin cancers and has a significant body of widely published internationally recognised scientific articles on this topic.

Following his postgraduate training, he took up a coveted post as research fellow at the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, one of the World’s most recognised centres of excellence in the identification and management of skin cancer. Since 2009, he has been working as an expert member of the multidisciplinary skin cancer services at various NHS Trusts.

Davide joins Integra to augment our existing strong clinical dermatology service  in Cayman and specifically to ensure that patients with suspicious lesions receive expert assessment and the earliest possible treatment. He will lead the Integra screening and early identification service and we are justifiably proud of the strength this will bring to our service in this most important of areas. 

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