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Department of Dermatology


The department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy of BLDE University and its constituent college Shri B M Patil Medical College and Research Center, Vijaypur, Karnataka, India was established in the year 1986. The department was permitted to run Postgraduate (Degree) course in the year 2005 and got recognition in 2008. Total number of teaching faculty is 6, of which 2 are Professors and recognized PG teachers, 2 are Assistant professors, 1 Senior registrar and 1 Senior resident. Total number of non teaching staff is 5. The intake of MBBS seats is 150 and for postgraduate courses, 3 MD seats.

Presently the responsibility of heading the department is being ably carried out by Dr. Arun C. Inamadar with the help of dedicated & cordial staff. As a result the department is active in research activities and publications, and has more than 140 publications in national & international journals to its credit. Totally 6 research projects are under various stages of completion. The department encourages the undergraduates to undertake ICMR -STS Projects as well.


- We aspire to be nationally recognized leaders in Dermatology and Cutaneous Sciences to the benefit of individuals and communities in Bijapur and beyond.

- To establish and grow as a ‘Center of Excellence in Dermatology’ in this part of Karnataka by 2020

- Our Department’s mission is sustained leadership in patient care, in clinical research, and in training the next generation of exceptional clinicians and researchers of our specialty in an environment that fosters creativity, diversity, inclusiveness, and synergy.

- Our faculty is committed to the highest level of clinical research in dermatologic science while adhering to the highest ethical standard. In particular, we are focused on ‘Pediatric Dermatology’ and ‘Critical Care in Dermatology’; bringing scientific results from the bench to the bedside.

- We are committed to provide comprehensive and unparallel dermatologic care.

Strategic Directions
- Be responsive to the community needs of Vijaypur and surrounding places.
- Promote and create meaningful opportunities in education and research for faculty members at all levels to facilitate professional and personal fulfillment.
- Promote excellence and national recognition in patient care, education, and research.
- Promote and communicate research activities within and beyond the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science.
Capitalize on new learning / teaching technologies.

Research & Development / Topic

Our department undertakes a number of research projects aiming to enhance teaching and learning in medical education alongside advancing theories and knowledge in the field. We wish to bring scientific results from the bench to bedside in particular our focus is on Pediatric dermatology and critical care in dermatology.

List of Research Projects by Staff
1. Cutaneous Manifestations of Chikungunya Fever: Observations Made During A Recent Outbreak in South India (Published in International Journal of Dermatology, 2008).

2. Cutaneous Disorders in 500 Diabetic Patients Attending Diabetic Clinic (Published in Indian Journal of Dermatology, 2011).

3. A Case-control study of frequency of occurrence of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with psoriasis (Sent for Publication).

4. Clinical, mycological and drug susceptibility study of dermatophytes in this era of recurrent/refractory dermatophyte infection (Ongoing project; funded by IADVL Academy Research Grant).

Research Project by Undergraduate Students
1. A hospital based study to detect disabilities in patient of leprosy and its impact on their quality of life (ICMR Student Research Project).

List of Research Projects by Postgraduate Students
1. Tinea Capitis – Clinical and Mycological Study.

2. A Clinicoepidemiological Study of Pityriasis Rosea and Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Therapeutic Trial with Acyclovir.

3. Study of Cutaneous Lesions in Newborns.

4. Study of Cutaneous Disorders in Geriatric Age group.

5. Clinical and Microbiological Study of Pyoderma in Children with Special Reference to ommunity-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.

6. A Cross-sectional Clinical Study of Papulosquamous disorders in children.

7. Patch Testing with ISS to Determine the Role of Contact Allergens In Patients with Hand and Foot Eczema.

8. Cross-sectional study to determine various causes of diffuse hair loss in women.

9. A Hospital based Cross-sectional Study to Evaluate Dermatoscopic Features of Papulosquamous Disorders (Psoriasis, Lichen Planus, Pityriasis rosea).

10. Hospital based Prospective Study to Compare Validity and Reliability of Unidimensional and Multidimensional Scales to Assess Pruritus Intensity.

11. Autologous Serum Skin Test (ASST) in Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and Autoimmune Urticaria: A Hospital Based Crossectional Study.

12. A Hospital Based Longitudinal Study to Determine the Efficacy of Topical Viable BCG and Salicylic Acid in the Treatment of Warts.

13. A cross-sectional study on thyroid function test and antithyroid peroxidase antibodies in children with vitiligo up to 18 years.

14. Clinical histopathological and immunofluorescence study of cutaneous vasculitis in a tertiary care hospital.

15. A hospital based cross-sectional study to detect deformities and disabilities in leprosy.

16. Dermoscopic findings in common benign and malignant tumors of the face.

Facilities Available

1. OPD
2. IPD
3. Dermatology Intensive Care Unit (DICU)
4. Skin Biopsy
5. Dermatosurgery
5. Dermoscopy
6. Narrowband Ultraviolet-B (NB-UVB) Therapy
7. LASERs - Nd:YAG, IPL and Excimer
8. Biological Therapy/DCP

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy
Room Number 9
Shri B M Patil Medical College and Research Center
BLDE University

Phone: 08352-262770-2021

E-mail: [email protected]


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