• 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

Your son is probably having atopic dermatitis in which skin is usually dry and itchy leads on to eczema. First thing you need to do is apply...

Answered on : 17 May 2003

It could be pseudofolliculitis due to piercing of skin by sharpened end of the hair due to shaving. In that case you have to avoid shaving the...

Answered on : 08 Apr 2003

Intradermal tests are not reliable tools to diagnose cause of skin allergy like that of urticaria. History is very important. If stopping of those...

Answered on : 28 Mar 2003

If it was occurring on one side of the body, it may be herpes zoster. Chances of its recurrence are very low unless immunocompromised. Possibility...

Answered on : 25 Mar 2003

Atopic eczema is a manifestation of a trait where skin is dry and itchy. It is itch which produces eczema. We have to keep our skin hydrated by...

Answered on : 20 Mar 2003

Your daughter is probably having atopic eczema. Treatment of such cases require counselling the patient regarding taking care of their dry skin,...

Answered on : 13 Mar 2003

Probably, it is malanonychia striata. For your toe nail becoming dirty and friable, fungal infection should be ruled out. Please consult a...

Answered on : 07 Mar 2003

Pigmentation is a part of pregnancy associated changes in the skin and will disappear in coming months or so. For stretch marks apply, Vitamin E...

Answered on : 06 Mar 2003

The cause of itch needs to be treated, the pigmentation will disappear automatically. It could be that itching is due to insect bites, prurigo,...

Answered on : 25 Feb 2003

It is difficult to diagnose your condition with such a description. It is better to consult a dermatologist. Possibilities are melasma, acanthosis...

Answered on : 13 Feb 2003
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