• 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

The occurrence of pimples more so on the chin could be related to the habit of keeping your hand there or rubbing that area with some oils etc....

Answered on : 17 Jul 2004

The use of lemon juice does not cause cancer of the skin and in allopathy, not a suggested treatment. Chemical peels with glycolic acid may be...

Answered on : 15 Jul 2004

The colour of the skin is usually constitutional which we get one week after the birth. It cannot be changed or modified. By avoiding the sun, we...

Answered on : 09 Jul 2004

Your daughter hair problem may be that of Woolly hair syndrome or any other structural hair defect. For exact diagnosis, hair examination and skin...

Answered on : 05 Jul 2004

A cosmetic is any substance, which is applied to the body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance. The...

Answered on : 17 Jun 2004

In my assessment, you are referring to the condition called as tinea versicolor (Pityriasis versicolor), caused by Malassezia furfur. It produces...

Answered on : 27 May 2004

Recurrence of your problem of fungal infection in the groin could be related to tight thick synthetic underwears or may be the jeans that you...

Answered on : 26 May 2004

Probably, you had tinea cruris, a fungal infection of the groin and that has healed with pigmentation. Other possibility is that there may be...

Answered on : 28 Apr 2004

It seems that your problem is that of an endogenous eczema and is known by the name of Pompholyx. It recurs during stress and presents with itchy...

Answered on : 22 Apr 2004

Your problem could be that of tinea cruris, but its confirmation require clinical examination and KOH examination of skin scrapings from that site...

Answered on : 01 Apr 2004
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