Dermatology, the science of skin, is one of the many specialties that have evolved from general medicine, although its recognition as a distinct specialty is recent.
Dermatological diseases (including Venereology and Leprology) constitute approximately 30% of outpatient attendance in any hospital. They are often easily noticed by others and cause great social concern to the patients. Skin disorders are an important factor causing psychological burden and very often their association with internal diseases, makes the subject special and important to study in the current scenario. Considering this fact and to provide specialty services to the rural population in and around Bangalore, the Department of Skin & V.D was established since the inception of the college. The department though initially accredited to undertake training of undergraduate students, presently is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) to train young doctors for postgraduate degree in dermatology. The department is well provided with state of the art equipment and continues to acquire more equipment which is required for imparting training to the students and is also involved in research.
Department has a spacious outpatient wing, academic offices for the entire faculty, a good department library and a seminar room with audio visual aids.
The department is well known for its phototherapy facilities; the department is equipped with whole range of UVA, UVB (both whole body and hand & feet unit) as well as targeted phototherapy
Special Clinics like Cosmetology Clinics, Acne Clini, STD Clinic, and Leprosy Clinics are attached to the Department of Dermatology.
Aesthetic dermatology is ever growing subspecialty of dermatology. A range of advanced cosmetic and laser procedures are being performed on a daily basis. These include chemical peels, platelet rich plasma therapy and a range of LASER procedures to treat acne scars, hair reduction, and tattoo/ mole removal to name a few.
SPECIALTY CLINICS AND SERVICES BEING PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT ARE
➢ Vitiligo Clinic
➢ STD clinic
➢ Leprosy clinic
➢ Contact Dermatitis
➢ Pigmentary clinic
➢ Cosmetology clinic
➢ Vesiculobullous clinic
➢ Chemical peels
➢ Subcision for Acne scars
➢ Skin Biopsy
➢ Vitiligo Surgery
➢ Interlesional injection
➢ Electro Cautry,
➢ Chemical Cautery
➢ Radio Frequeney
➢ Phototherapy- NBUVB, PUVA
➢ Laser- Nd: Yag – Tattoo Removal
➢ CO2 Laser- Acne Scars
➢ IPL- Hair removal
➢ Iontophoresis- Hyperhidrosis
The Department is composed of experienced, enthusiastic, highly active and dedicated faculty who provide quality education, and service. Faculties are keenly involved in innovative research works. Faculties update their knowledge and are abreast with latest technology and methodologies.
Dr. Umashankar N:
Award papers- Sporotrichoid Mycobacterial Infection- A Diagnostic Dilemma; 65th Annual Conference , Karnataka Tamilnadu branch,
IADVL, 2001, Salem. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in Community Acquired Pyoderma in rural South India-30th National Conference of IADVL, 2002, Cochin, Kerala.
Effectiveness of topical green tea against multidrug resistant staphylococcus aureus-Young Dermatologists Forum, 34th National Conference of IADVL,2006, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Screen Dermatoses- A newer occupational hazard in visual display unit workers- 35th National Conference of IADVL, 2007, Chennai.
Quiz competition- First Prize , 65thKarnataka- Tamilnadu IADVL conference, Salem, Tamilnadu.
MGM Award for BEST PAPER PRESENTATION, National Conference of IADVL,Chennai, Tamilnadu.
IADVL-BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF DERMATOLOGISTS (B A D ) Exchange Fellowship, B A D National Conference,2007,Birmingham, UK.
INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE DERMATOLOGISTS SOCIETY Scholarship Awardee, 2007, ( Attended World Congress Of Dermatology, 2007, Argentina. INTRNATIONAL CONGRESS of DERMATOLOGY (I C D ) Scholarship Awardee, 2009 represented India at ICD meet , 2009 Prague Czeck Republic.
Dr. Belliappa P.R:
Gold Medal Awarded for passing Post-Graduate Diploma examination in First class with Distinction, KMC Mangalore, 2002.
Dr. Hari Kishan Kumar Y:
1 Prof. K. Siddapa Gold Medal for “Origional Research Paper”, - Evaluational NB UVB in Vitiligo, A study of 150 casesat 35th National Conferencne of IADVL, 2007, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
2 First prize in Leprosy in the Academy of Medical Sciences competition, Andhra Medical College , Vishakapatnam, 2007.
3 GALDERMA PG GRANT awarded THREE TIMES at 33rd, 34th and 35th National Conference of IADVL , for i) Best Free Paper, ii)Best Poster and iii)Award Paper.
BEST POSTGRADUATE IN DERMATOLOGY, SCHOLARSHIP AWARD , FULFORD Derma Foundation,2006.
Dr. Sapnashree Bhaskar:
Dr. H.C. Mohanti Award for Best Paperin Leprosy, DERMACON-2010, National Conference of IADVL, 2010. Lucknow, U P. Dr.Umashankar.N:
Dr. L N Sinha Memorial Award 2016, Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL).
(Postgraduate) University 7th Rank in RGUHS PG Final exam Year 2016
(Postgraduate) 1st Place in Original studytitled: Evaluation of Association of vitamin-D in Alopecia Areata. At 7th Annual conference of IADVL Karnataka branch, CUTICON-KN 2016 Held at Hubbali on 12th& 13th November 2016.
Hon. General Secretary of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists.Year 2017-18
Dr. Pratheeksha. S:
3rd Place in Award case studies presentation titledA randomized open-labelled clinical trial comparing needling methods versus intralesional Bleomycin in treatment of Periungual warts.At National Dermatologists,Venereologists and Leprologists conference 6th MID-DERMACON held at Nagercoil, Kanyakumari district from 10th to 12th August 2018.
Dr. Pratheeksha. S:
2nd Place in Award case studies presentation titledA randomized open-labelled clinical trial comparing needling methods versus intralesional Bleomycin in treatment of Periungual warts. At IADVL Karnataka Branch State Conference, Cuticon 2018, held at Mysore from September 28th-30th,2018.
Dr.Priya. K S
Mrs.India Galaxy, 2nd Runner Up, All India Pageant held at New Delhi on September, 2018.
Hon. General Secretary of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists. Year 2018-19
Dr. Umashankar N
ACSI(I)ASSOCIATION OF CUTANEOUS SURGEONS (I) award for best innovation Best ACSI video award 2019 on Epidermal Cell suspension
Dr. Abhilasha M. D
ACSI(I) ASSOCIATION OF CUTANEOUS SURGEONS (I) award for best innovation Randomized Controlled study on Effectiveness of platelet poor plasma as a media in autologous non cultured epidermal cell suspension in the treatment of stable vitiligo. Year 2019-20
Dr. Akshay S
(Postgraduate) 1st Place in A (Prof. K SIDDAPPA MEDAL)Clinical trial comparing Modified auto inoculation, a novel therapeutic approach in the treatment of recalcitrant molluscum Contagiosum, with topical potassium hydroxide application, It is to be given to a postgraduate student for the best paper, preferably for original research, at Dermacon during the award papers session
Dr. Madhurya Santosh
(Postgraduate) 1st Place in (CUTICON KN 2020)Best Essay Award written for Psoriasis Awareness day. 11TH Annual conference of Indian association of Dermatologists. Venereologists & leprologists (IADVL) Karnataka
Dr. Madhurya Santosh
(Postgraduate) 1st Place in (CUTICON KN 2021) Essay competition held by YUVADERMA KN in November 2021. 12TH Annual conference of Indian association of Dermatologists. Venereologists & leprologists (IADVL) Karnataka