Dr Lev

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.

She is co-founder of iClass Anatomy Africa, the African Affiliate of iClass anatomy, conducting international courses in aesthetic medical training combining anatomy dissection with live clinical demonstrations. She currently lends support toward guiding international research development of Dermatology in Africa having served as a jury member on the international panel tasked with selecting recipients of The L’oreal African Hair and Skin Research Grant as well as partnering with Africaderm initiative aimed at increasing accessibility to Dermatology and promoting awareness of prevalent dermatoses in Africa.

Dr Lev is sought-out for her expert opinion in medical and aesthetic dermatology. Whilst her previous academic responsibilities encompassed the teaching of medical students and doctors training in the specialist field of Dermatology, her ongoing national academic contribution has seen her play a key role in developing the academic programme that mentors and practically  trains doctors specialising in dermatology in the field of cosmetic dermatology.

She is passionate about guiding her patients from skin correction to skin perfection.

Dr Lev Naidoo

I am so excited about the spectrum of disease alleviation and the palette of aesthetic enhancement Dermatology offers today. The study of the skin and the array of treatment options presently available allows us to improve skin tone, texture and luminosity, to waltz more gracefully with time and to synchronise how our patients feel on the inside with what they wish to reflect on the outside.

Dr Lev
MBChB(cum laude) FCDerm(SA)(with distinction) MMed(Derm)