Dermatology, Venerelogy & Leprosy

History: Dermatology is one of the specialty that has evolved from general medicine, with its recognition as a distinct specialty. We deal with diseases of skin, hair, nail, sexually transmitted infections and leprosy which constitute approximately 30% of outpatient attendance in any hospital. Department is established since the inception of the institution. It is accredited to train undergraduate students by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Since inception Undergraduate training, clinical expertise and patient numbers continue to grow till date. Institute will begin postgraduates training under the abled guidance of  Dr Ramesh M, as the head of the department in 2019. Currently there are 4 full-time skillful faculties with junior residents and interns.

Vision:
World class excellence in teaching, research and clinical care

Mission:

  • We strive to provide affordable and excellent healthcare in a compassionate environment to  our patients.
  • To promote innovative teaching, academic research and empathetic art of medical care in students

Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy in the context to the need of the community and national priorities in the health sector.
  • Practice ethically and in step with the principles of primary health care.
  • Identify social, economic, environmental, biological and emotional determinants of health in each patient while planning therapeutic, rehabilitative, preventive and promotive measures.
  • Diagnose and manage majority of the conditions on the basis of clinical assessment and appropriate investigations.
  • Plan and advice measures for the prevention and rehabilitation of patients suffering from disease/disability.
  • Demonstrate humane approach towards patients and their families in accordance with the societal norms and expectations.
  • Play the assigned role in the implementation of national health programmes, effectively and responsibly.
  • Demonstrate competence in basic concepts of research methodology and epidemiology, and be able to critically analyze relevant published research literature.
  • Develop skills in using educational methods and techniques as applicable to the teaching of medical/nursing students, general physicians and paramedical health workers.

Head of Department : Dr Ramesh M
                                      Professor and Head
                                       05.09.2019 – Till date
                                       Ph: 9880858573

Department Contact Information:
                                          Mail ID: dermatologyhodtomch@gmail.com
                                          Extension Number 
                                          Out Patient Department: 164
                                          In Patient Department:  144
Faculty: 

  • Dr Abhineetha Hosthota                Associate Professor                                9844855574
  • Dr Bindushree R                            Assistant Professor                                 8971600570
  • Dr Sanjay R Tejesvi                      Senior Resident                                       9844080603

E learning Resources : Helinet

Infrastructure: Department clinical space includes over 5 examination rooms, 3 procedure rooms, 30 bedded inpatient care ,residents, faculty, and nursing workspace. Department has spacious seminar room and library with all the latest edition Books, Colour Atlas, National and International Journals on Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy. Department is equipped with latest US FDA approved ablative and nonablative  Lasers, Phototherapy Unit, Cryogenic system, microdermabrasion, iontophoresis and Radiofrequency unit.

CME programmes and activities: Department observes Vitiligo day, Psoriasis day every year where we call patients and educate them about their disease condition. Undergraduates have come with flying colors in quiz conducted at state level. Academic activities like seminars,  journal club, case presentations, bed side clinics and histopathology demonstrations are conducted regularly in the department .

Awards Achievements Publications:

Dr Ramesh M, Professor and Head:

Sl. No. Name of  the Journal Title of the paper Authorship status Year of
publish
Vol. No. Issue. No. International /
National
Indexing Remarks
1 Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery Novel Technology in Treatment of Acne Scars: The Matrix – tunable Radiofrequency Technology 1st Author 2010 May-August 3 2 International InMed, PubMed, SCOPUS Print With Online
2 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences A Clinical Study of Cutaneous Manifestations of Chronic Renal Failure Patients on Haemodialysis 1st Author 2013 August 19 2 33 National Index Copernicus, Google Scholar,  Thomson Reuters Print With Online
3 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences A Typical Bullous Pyoderma Gangrenosum With Early Lesions Mimicking Chicken Pox 1st Author 2013 Oct.21 2 42 National Index Copernicus, Google Scholar,  Thomson Reuters Print With Online
4 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences Acrokeratoses  Verruciformis of Hope: An Association Polymorphic Light Eruption 1st Author 2013
Nov.
2 48 National Index Copernicus, Google Scholar,  Thomson Reuters Print With Online
5 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences A Clinical Study Of Mucocutaneous Manifestation Of Diabetes Mellitus 1st Author  June 2015 4 46 National Index Copernicus, Google Scholar,  Thomson Reuters Print With Online
6 International Journal Of Medical Sciences And Current Research Comparson of  efficacy And Safety of Intralesional Measles Mumps Rubella Vaccine Versus Autoimplantation On Patients With Cutaneous Warts Conducted In a tertiary Care Hospital-A Prospective Study 1st Author July-Aug
2019
2 4 International Copernicus, Google Scholar
Scopemed,Pubmed
Print With Online

Dr Abhineetha Hosthota, Associate Professor

 

Name of  the Journal

Title of the paper

Authorship status

Year of
publish

Vol. No.

Issue. No.

International /
National

Indexing

Remarks

1

Cutis

Impact of acne vulgaris on quality of life and self –esteem

1st author

2016

98

0

International

Pubmed Copernicus
Scopemed

Original Research article

2

International Journal of Research in Dermatology

Clinical Profile and  risk factor of  dermatophytoses:   a Hospital  based study

1st Author

2018

04

04

National

Copernicus

Original Research article

3

International Journal of Research in Dermatology

The Association of acne vulgaris with smoking in men: a Hospital based study

1st author

2017

03

2

National

Copernicus,

Original Research article

4

Journal of evaluation  Medical  and Dental Sciences

Microbiological Profile  of Dermatophyte infections in a  tertiary care  hospital

3rd Author

2018

07

01

National

Copernicus

Original Research article

5

Asia Pacific Psychiatry

Stressful life events  and psychiatric comorbidity in acne – a case control study

2nd Author

2019

11

01

International

Pubmed
Copernicus, Google Scholar

Original Research article

6

Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Dermaroller as an inexpensive and excellent therapeutic modality in the treatment of acne scars along with subcision and punch floatation

3rd Author

2018

4

4

National

Directory of Research Journals Indexing,
Open Academic Journals Index

Original Research article

7

Our Dermatolgy  Online

 Scleredema adultorum of Buschke ina child confirmed  by special stains

1st Author

2018

09

01

International

Copernicus, Google Scholar

Case letter

8

SKINmed.

Scrotodynia: Diagnostic and
Therapeutic Challenge

1st Author

2018

14

03

International

Pubmed Copernicus

Case Study

9

Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

Successful Treatment of Laser Induced Hypopigmentation with Narrowband Ultraviolet B Targeted Phototherapy

3rd Author

2013

6

2

National

EBSCO National Science Library

Case Report

10

Our Dermatolgy  Online

 Penodynia and Depression

1st Author

2016

07

02

International

Copernicus, Google Scholar

Case letter

Dr Bindushree R , Assistant Professor
Bindushree R, Raghavendra BN, Rajashekhar TS, Prasad KNV.A clinico
aetiological  study of diaper area dermatoses in children. Int J Res
Dermatol,2018;4:157- 61

Any Other Relevant:

The Core competencies:

  • Dermatology
  • Venereology
  • Leprosy
  • Cosmetology
  • Dermatosurgery

Key Features:

  • Effective diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, nail diseases
  • Diagnostic procedures like skin biopsies, staining & culture techniques (for fungus, bacteria  and leprosy ), KOH, DGI
  • Therapeutic procedures like Electrocautery , radiofrequency, iontophoresis, cryotherapy
  • Cosmetology procedures: Lasers, Microdermabrasion, dermaroller, Chemical peels and Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP)
  • Training undergraduate and postgraduate medical students
  • Educating people on various disorders like vitiligo, psoriasis, Leprosy, STI’s and AIDS.
  • Involved in various academic and research activities.
  • Department conducts Specialty Clinics regularly viz. on

Monday: Pigmentary clinic
Tuesday: Leprosy clinic
Wednesday: Psoriasis clinic
Thursday: Sexually transmitted infections clinic
Friday: Contact dermatitis clinic