Department of Dermatology

Besides routine ambulatory and inpatient dermatology services, the department runs a follow-up clinic for patients with vesiculobullous and pigmentary disorders, lichens planus, cutaneous tuberculosis, psoriasis and pediatric dermatologic disorders. Special clinics for leprosy and sexually transmitted diseases are also run daily. In addition a weekly dermantosurgery clinic is held for patients.

Areas of research are psoriasis, alopecia or areate leprosy, lichen planus, scleroderma, and clinical research involving drugs as approved by DCGI from time to time. In the pipeline are whole body ultraviolet therapy. Cutaneous lasers and radio-surgery equipments are available to enhance the range of therapeutic options to patients as well as for teaching.

Teaching Staff:

UCMS Cadre      
Dr. (Mrs.) Archana Singal Professor Research Projects Theses Supervised
Dr. (Mrs.) Deepika Pandhi Associate Professor Research Projects Theses Supervised
Dr. Chander Grover Assistant Professor Research Projects Theses Supervised

CHS Cadre      
Dr. S. N. Bhattacharya
Professor & Head Research Projects Theses Supervised
Dr. Vijay Gandhi Assistant Professor Research Projects Theses Supervised

Non-Teaching Staff:

Mr. Harpreet Kaur Stenographer    

Distinctions Achieved by the Members of the Teaching Staff Either at the National or International Level

Dr. Grover C
Delivered invited lecture on “Nail Surgery for Cosmetologists” in the International Workshop on Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology,  28-29 Nov 2009, New Delhi
Participated in Panel Discussion  on “Vascular Disorders in children” in the Annual CME of Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 7 Mar 2010, Delhi
Dr. Pandhi D
Guest speaker and chairperson at the post conference workshop on ‘Sunscreens, emollients and Detergents’ at SODVELONCON-5th National Conference of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists of Nepal, 26 Nov 2006.
Invited Guest Speaker for talk entitled “Childhood Lichen planus” at the CME on Pediatric Dermatology, Feb 2010.

Dr. Singal A
Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences, 27 Oct 2007.
Elected as President of IADVL (Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists), Delhi State Branch for the Year 2009 and this was adjudged as the Best Branch of the country, 2009.
Invited to be a member of ‘Editorial Board’ of   Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol & Open J Infect Diseases, 2009.
Nominated as a member, Central Scientific Committee, IADVL-2010, 2010.
Nominated as a member, Academic Committee, IADVL-2010, 2010.
Invited to moderate the session entitled “Management of bullous disorders in children” in the Annual conference of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology’, Delhi, 7 Mar 2010.
Invited speaker on ‘Management of primary cutaneous amyloidosis’ in CME in 38th National conference of IADVL, Lucknow, 6-10 Jan 2010.
Invited speaker on ‘Periocular melanosis’ in 1st international CSC workshop, MAMC, Delhi, 28-29 Nov 2009.
Delivered a lecture on, ‘Clinico-etiological profile Tinea capitis and comparative efficacy of griseofulvin and terbinafine in its treatment’ in 11th World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology, Bangkok, Thailand, 17-19 Nov 2009.
Presented poster on, ‘Neurothekeoma: report of a case in a child’ in 11th WCPD, Bangkok, Thailand, 17-19 Nov 2009.
Guest speaker for “Catch them young; how to ingrain leadership in young women’ in First WDS networking reception in India, Delhi, 1 Nov 2009.
Seminars/conferences at the National/International level organized
Workshop on the training of core trainers with NLEP, Delhi, on Disability Prevention and Medical Rehabilitation, 20-22 Jan 2009.

Funded Research Projects:

S.No. Title of the Research Project Principal Investigator Funding Agency Amount
1. A study to evaluate the significance of xanthelasma palpebrum as a member of dyslipidemia and systemic disease. D Pandhi ICMR  
2. Polymorphism of estrogen receptor alpha and beta and dihydroepiandrosterone sulphate and testosterone levels in patients with mild to moderate acne Bhattacharya SN IMRG, UCMS 25,000
3. Assessment of sub-clinical atherosclerosis in patients of psoriasis Singal A Project Finder Agency 8.758 lakhs
4. Comparative efficacy of continuous and intermittent dose terbinafine for toenail onychomycosis: A randomized, double blind controlled trial Singal A



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