Department of Dermatology | K.S. Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA), Mangaluru


The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy at K.S. Hegde Medical Academy was established in the year 1999. The Department of Dermatology offers comprehensive teaching facilities for the medical and allied courses run by the Nitte (Deemed to be University). It is constantly growing to venture the vast opportunities in its field. The Department consists of dedicated staff & enthusiastic residents. Together, the team is committed to patient care by working up of a case, discussions and more efficient management of patients. The consultants & residents cater to the needs of the patients with utmost care & compassion.

Out patient department:
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:
- 6 Clinical examination rooms
- Demonstration room for Undergraduates
- Side laboratory
- Minor OT
- 2 LASER rooms

Speciality Clinics
The Department runs various speciality clinics. It provides basic and advanced health care services pertaining to the field.

  • Psoriasis Clinic - Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
  • Pigmentary/Vitiligo Clinic - Tuesday and Friday
  • Contact Dermatitis Clinic - Wednesday
  • Acne clinic - Thursday
  • Autoimmune/vesicobullous disease Clinic - All Days
  • STD Clinic - All Days
  • Leprosy Clinic - All Days
  • Laser clinic - All Days

Services provided by the department
  • Department is equipped with state of the art LASER machines to provide cosmetic treatments such as permanent hair reduction, acne scar corrections, keloid treatment, skin resurfacing, removal of pigmented lesion and tattoos.
  • Along with this other dermatologic and cosmetic procedures such as biopsies, skin grafting, cryotherapy, electrocautery, radiofrequency, chemical peels and skin resurfacing procedures such as derma rolling and microdermabrasion are done.
  • Platelet Rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss and wound healing, skin grafting procedures, intralesional injections, various dematosurgeries such as nail and vitiligo surgeries are also done in the department.
  • Department has specialized treatment techniques like Narrow band UVB phototherapy, PUVA therapy and hand foot phototherapy units.
  • Sophisticated diagnostic procedures such as Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis is done here.

In patient department:
The ward section of the Hospital has 30 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.

Regular camps & outreach programmes are conducted & deserving patients get treatment at concessional rates.
  • University has established 20 rural health centers of which 16 are attached with Medical College. These rural centers offer free secondary/ tertiary treatment to the community. Patient requiring advanced treatment are brought to the 1000 bedded teaching Hospital. Interns & PGs are posted for training. Specialist staff provide consultancy at these centers regularly. Staff and Students are encouraged to participate in extension activities organized by the department:
  • The department participates in health camps at the rural health centres attached to the Institution.
  • It provides regular health care services at BC Road, Farangipete, Thalipady, Nitte Gajria Hospital, Karkala. Patients are benefited by the participation of the department in the camps conducted by the Hospital






Dr. Girisha B.S.



Dr. Tonita Mariola Noronha

Associate Professor


Dr.Shreecharith Shetty

Assistant Professor


Dr. Joshika Bandary D

Senior Resident


Dr.Greeshma P.B

Jr. Resident


Dr.Preethi B Nayak

Jr. Resident


Dr.Sajin Alexander

Jr. Resident


Dr.Haripriya A.

Jr. Resident


Dr.Shibina S.

Jr. Resident



Jr. Resident


Dr. Bantwal Priya Baliga

Jr. Resident


Dr. Mahadevappa

Jr. Resident


Dr. Tarunkrishna K.S

Jr. Resident

Activities and Publications

Ongoing Research Projects
  • Dr. Greeshma P B Postgraduate Student was awarded grant from ICMR for the study titled “a case-control study of androgenetic alopecia and cardiovascular risk factors in men”
  • Dr. Sripathi H, Professor, Department of Dermatology has received Nitte (Deemed to be University) Faculty Research Grant for the project titled “ Correlation of serum levels vitamin D and c-reactive protein in patients of psoriasis vulgaris- a case control study”
  • Dr. Tonita Mariola Noronha, Assoc Professor, Department of Dermatology has received Nitte (Deemed to be University) Faculty Research Grant for the project titled “ A study of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and serum 25- hydroxyvitamin D levels in patients with vitiligo”
  • Dr. Girisha B S, Professor & HOD, Department of Dermatology has received Nitte (Deemed to be University) Grant for the project titled “Epicardial fat thickness and carotid intima media thickness in patients with psoriasis vulgaris- A case control study”

Academic Events (2016-17 onwards)
  • The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy organized a Guest Lecture “Immunobullous disorders - bedside to bench” on 10/03/2016 at Seminar hall, K S Hegde Charitable Hospital.
  • The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy organized a CME “KSHEMA Rheumatology Update-2016” on 17/12/2016 at Seminar hall, Justice K S Hegde Charitable Hospital.