• Brief Profile




    • MBBS (University of Jammu) 
    • MD (PGIMER, Chandigarh) 
    • DHA (Institute of Health Care Administration, Madras) 


    Membership of professional organizations 


    • Life member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists 
    • Indian Association for the Study of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 
    • Indian Association of Leprologists 
    • Indian Society of Pediatric Dermatology 
    • National Teacher Training Course, JIPMER, Pondicherry 
    • JIPMER Scientific Society, Pondicherry 
    • New York Academy of Sciences 


    Profesional experience 


    • Senior Resident in Skin and VD Department, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi (1989-1992)
    • Dermatologist, Central Government Health Scheme, Jaipur (1992-1994) 
    • Assistant Professor, Skin and STD department (1994-1996) 
    • Associate Professor and Head, Skin and STD department, JIPMER, Pondicherry (1996 - present) 


    Teaching Experience 


    • Undergraduates - 10 years 
    • Postgraduates - 10 years 


    Professional Achievements 


    • Delivered Sardarilal Memorial Oration 1998, under the banner of IADVL, Pondicherry Branch 
    • Declared International Man of the Millennium by International Biographic Centre, London, 1999 
    • Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century Award given by International Biographic Centre, London, March 2000 
    • Biography published in Marquis WHO’S WHO in the World, Marquis WHO’S WHO in Medicine and Health Care, Marquis WHO’S WHO in Science and Engineering, USA, 1999-2000, for academic achievements. 


    Professional Courses attended 


    • National Teacher Training Course 
    • WHO fellowship on STD/AIDS to Seattle, USA, 1999 


    Contribution to Medical Education 


    • Editor of “Textbook of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology”, B.I.Churchill Livingstone, New Delhi, 2000 (for beginners in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, 1st year postgraduates, M.B.B.S.students, and general practitioners) 
    • Examiner for M.D., D.D., and D.S.T.D. of TN Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai (Madras); Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore; Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal; KUVEMPU University, Shimoga, Karnataka; Pondicherry University, Mahtama Gandhi University, Kottayam. 
    • Referee for various journals such as Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, and Indian Pediatrics 
    • Member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology 




    • Research Guide for M.D. (Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology since 1995). 
    • Presented 13 papers in National and International conferences 
    • Published over 140 papers in National and International journals 
    • Author of 3 chapters in a book on Sexually Transmitted Diseases 
    • Research work quoted in Rook / Wilkinson / Ebling Textbook of Dermatology, and Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin - Clinical Dermatology





Questions Answered by me

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Answered on : 26 Feb 2004

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Answered on : 27 Jan 2004

It could be squamous blepharitis. A topical medication consisting of an antibiotic and corticosteroid like Sofradex cream can be used. If no...

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Answered on : 30 Dec 2003

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Answered on : 20 Dec 2003

You are most likely suffering from urticaria. To be certain about your diagnosis, you need to get examined with a rash. There are numerous causes...

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