Specialist dermatologist specialising in great skin
Dr Lev Naidoo completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, graduating MBChB – cum laude in 2006 and obtaining the Fellowship of the College of Dermatology with distinction in 2014 when she was awarded the Peter Gordon Smith medal for academic excellence. During her postgraduate training she was a recipient of the D43- Fogarty- Fellowship Programme which allowed her to complete a short-term fellowship in Epidemiology at The Mailman School of Public Health at The University of Columbia in New York. She went on to complete her Masters in Medicine in 2015.
Post- fellowship she remained at The University of KwaZulu- Natal as a consultant and lecturer. She was awarded a Scholarship from The African Association for Research and Training in Cancer, which aided her research in HIV- Kaposi Sarcoma. Her research contributions include articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in Dermatology textbooks pertaining to HIV-related dermatoses, pigmentary disturbances as well as inflammatory and infectious diseases of the skin.
She has also been a keen advocate in the development and maintenance of the Harvard/ Columbia UKZN partnership which allowed her to optimize the surgical arm of the dermatological care she offers to her patients.
She relocated to Johannesburg in 2018 where she founded her own clinical practice, The Dermatology Room located in Hyde Park. She serves as an executive committee member of the Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine Society of South Africa and The Vitiligo Society of South Africa , an active member of the South African Society of Dermatological Surgery, The Dermatological Society of South Africa and The Skin Cancer Foundation of South Africa. She presently sits on the editorial board of A2 Aesthetic and Anti-aging Magazine and is the resident dermatologist for the online beauty blog Le Beauty Club.