Harley Academy
Back to all articles
Posted 23rd Apr 2024

Dr Tapan Patel Joins Harley Academy as Medical Director

Dr Tapan Patel Joins Harley Academy

Esteemed aesthetic medicine specialist, Dr Tapan Patel has joined Harley Academy.

We are thrilled to announce his appointment to our board as Medical Director. 

Dr Tapan Patel Joins Harley Academy

About Dr Tapan Patel

Dr Tapan Patel MBBS MRCP, is probably one of the most recognisable faces in aesthetic medicine.

Aesthetics practitioners may know him from his many national and international speaking and training engagements. Injectables patients are also familiar with Dr Tapan from his work on TV shows such as Channel Five’s 10 Years Younger in 10 Days.

He has practised medical aesthetics for over 19 years and is the award-winning founder and director of PHI Clinic, Harley Street. Additionally, he is a respected Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for Allergan Aesthetics.

Dr Tapan specialises in advanced injectable procedures, non-surgical laser treatments and cosmetic dermatology. However, within the aesthetics industry, he’s particularly known for his in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and artistry with injectables.

Dr Tapan Patel teaching medical aesthetics to the faculty at Harley Academy

Dr Tapan Patel’s role at Harley Academy

An engaging educator, Dr Tapan’s role at Harley Academy will involve bringing the Harley Academy curricula to life. 

He excels at providing clear and candid aesthetics training, using relatable examples to make the complex, less daunting.

Dr Tapan is working closely with our Founder & CEO, Dr Tristan Mehta, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Emily Mehta, and Academic Director, Professor Sebastian Cotofana

He translates the group’s visions for furthering evidence-based safety, precision and creativity in aesthetic medicine, into deliverable training outcomes. In doing so, he levels up our overall aesthetics training delivery, inspiring our faculty and trainees. 

Dr Tapan’s appointment is part of our ongoing commitment to providing healthcare professionals with outstanding aesthetic medicine training and educational opportunities. It supports our mission to constantly drive up and set the standards for delivering safe medical aesthetics training courses.

Below (left to right): Harley Academy Board members Professor Sebastian Cotofana (Academic Director), Dr Marcus Mehta (Chief Marketing Officer), Dr Emily Mehta (Chief Medical Officer), Dr Tristan Mehta (Founder & CEO), Dr Tapan Patel (Medical Director). Not pictured, Professor David Sines, CBE (Licensing Advisor) and Professor Nichola Rumsey, OBE (Appearance Psychology Advisor).

The Harley Academy Board featuring Prof Sebastian Cotofana and Dr Tapan Patel

Dr Tristan Mehta on his appointment

Speaking about his appointment, Dr Tapan said:

“I’ve enjoyed a long career in aesthetic medicine, spanning almost 25 years. For a lot of that time I’ve had the honour of being an educator. But now, more than ever, I realise the importance of standardising the quality of that medical education.

"As such, it really is a huge honour for me to be able to work alongside the largest aesthetics training provider and a company that really prides itself on bringing that regulation to the industry.

"The bringing together of Sebastian Cotofana, who brings the academia, and myself, who brings the practical application, and then to be able to process that in a way that can be rolled out nationally, is of huge excitement.”

Dr Tristan Mehta, founder of Harley Academy, said of Dr Tapan’s appointment:

“Tapan Patel shares Harley Academy’s ethos and passion for the practice of safe, evidence-based aesthetic medicine. Having Dr Tapan join our board is an exciting addition which bolsters our capacity to deliver industry-leading medical aesthetics training underpinned by truly experienced and respected experts.”

Find out about Harley Academy's exclusive Level 7 Licensing Guarantee

Download our full prospectus

Browse all our injectables, dermal fillers and cosmetic dermatology courses in one document.

By submitting this form, you agree to receive marketing about our products, events, promotions and exclusive content. Consent is not a condition of purchase, and no purchase is necessary. Message frequency varies. View our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions

Attend our free open evening

If you're not sure which course is right for you, let us help.

Join us online or in-person at our free open evening to learn more.

Our Partners

The Academy Clinic
JCCP logo
General Medical Council
Centre for appearance research
Prague Lab
Derma Profhilo
Allergan and Prollenium Harley Academy Partners
Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic
Email Icon


Sign up to receive news, special offers and information about Harley Academy’s products and services.