The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy at K.S. Hegde Medical Academy was established in the year 1999 and offers comprehensive teaching facilities for postgraduate and undergraduate courses run by Nitte (Deemed to be University). The Department consists of dedicated staff & enthusiastic residents catering to the needs of the patients with utmost care & compassion. Our focus is to develop the department as a centre of excellence, imparting quality education, generating competent, skilled and humane manpower to face the variety of challenges with a high degree of credibility, integrity, ethical standards and social concern.
The Department is actively involved in research activities and encourages residents to be a part of such research. Major thrust areas in which research is being undertaken by the department include Psoriasis, Dermatophytosis and Vitiligo.
Department has received funding from ICMR for a PG dissertation titled “A CASE-CONTROL STUDY OF ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA AND CARDIOVASCULARRISK FACTORS IN MEN”. The department has received research grants from NITTE (Deemed to be University) for research proposals.
The Department offers outpatient and inpatient services connected to Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy.
Outpatient Department at Justice K. S Hegde Charitable hospital runs on all days of the week including Sundays. OPD timings are from 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM and on Sundays from 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM.
The spacious outpatient department of 2,500 sq ft consists of:
The Department runs various speciality clinics. It provides basic and advanced health care services
Services provided by the department:
In patient department:
The ward section of the Hospital has 40 beds reserved for dermatology inpatient management. Patients requiring admissions and also those undergoing dermato-surgical treatments are admitted and provided necessary care at affordable rates.
community extension activities:
Regular camps and outreach programmes are conducted and deserving (Can we use “underprivileged” instead?)
During the last five years the department has grown not only in the services provided but also in the number of post graduate students trained. The Department has state of the art Laser equipment to treat a variety of conditions and cosmetic concerns.
Dr Girisha B S, Professor and head of the department has been invited to contribute to a chapter in IADVL text book of Dermatology as a coauthor.
The Department of Dermatology along with the Department of Orthopedics and ABSMIDS jointly host KSHEMA-ICRS STEM CON, a biennial national conference on stem cell based regenerative and cellular medicine. A workshop on Platelet rich plasma and it application in leg ulcer and androgenetic alopecia was conducted by the department.
The department was actively involved in the DERMACON (national conference of IADVL) and DERMAZONE (south zone conference of IADVL) held in Mangaluru in 2015 and 2017 respectively.