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Dermatology Department

                                                                                                                                                    5th October,2023

Dermatology: A well-equipped unit

The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology is known for its academic excellence, maximum number of OPD patients among various specialties and providing latest in the field of contact dermatitis, Dermatosurgery and cosmetic dermatology. It has become the torch bearer among the dermatology units in the region.

The department was started by Dr. V.K. Sood when he joined DMC in 1969. He retired in 1998 after building up a teaching department of high standards.  After Dr. Sood's retirement, department was headed by Dr. Y.C. Minocha followed by Dr. Alka Dogra and then by Dr Sunil Kumar Gupta.

Currently Dr. Sukhjot Kaur is heading the department, with a keen interest in clinical and diagnostic dermatology.  Dr. Jaspriya Sandhu is an Associate professor in the department & Dr Navneet Kaur is working as an Assistant professor.

The department has a harmonious environment which ensures the smooth functioning & efficiency. There is whole hearted involvement and efficiency of all the members of the non-teaching staff.

Post graduates from department are doing very well both in India and abroad and department is proud of its alumni.


Dermatology has evolved in a very big way with lots of aspects to be practised. Various clinical areas include:

l General Dermatology

l Venereology including AIDS

l Leprosy

l Dermatosurgery/LASER

l Cosmetic dermatology

l Photodermatology

l Paediatric Dermatology

l Dermatopathology


Publications from the department are often seen in top national and international journals including International Journal of Leprosy, IJDVL, IJD, and IJPD among many others.

Department was awarded ‘Excellence in clinical teaching’ in 2001 based on UG students’ feedback.

A very successful Cuticon was organized by the Department in 2008 & 2016.

Every year, our faculty is chosen as speakers in various national and state IADVL conferences. Our residents present posters and papers in various national & state conferences as well.

Dr Sunil Gupta was awarded with the Best Teacher Award (North zone) by IADVL in Dermacon 2022.


1.     Allergy Testing Clinic (Intra-dermal testing) for urticaria, atopic eczema, allergic rhinitis.

2.      Standard Patch Testing Clinic for contact dermatitis.

3.      Leprosy Clinic - This is run every Friday in the department. The multidrug therapy provided by the Government is being distributed to the patients, under ' National Leprosy Eradication Programme'.

4.     STD Clinic with HIV Counselling.

5.     Pigmentary clinic for leucoderma, hypermelanotic disorders.

5. Dermatosurgery and Cosmetology Clinic - In this specialized clinic, aesthetic dermatology procedures are carried out i.e. chemical peeling, surfication, radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy, vitiligo surgery, nail surgery and chemical cautery.

7.     A special skin lab for KOH, tissue smear, gram stain, Giemsa stain and Slit & Smear is part of the OPD Complex.

8. LASER clinic: CO2 LASER, diode LASER  and Nd:YAG pico-LASER services are available in the OPD. 


1.     Dermatology department is always part of all medical camps organized by DMCH with largest number of patients seen among the specialities.

2. Faculty members are regularly involved in public health lectures & awareness about skin diseases.

3.     The department of has been providing integrated services with community medicine in Rural Health Centre Pohir & Urban Health Centre, Shimlapuri.


1.    Whole body PUVA/NBUVB Unit– This modality is present in very few centres in North India. It is useful in the treatment of Vitiligo, Psoriasis etc.

2.    Pulse Therapy - In our wards, pulse therapy routinely being given for serious vesico-bullous disorders like Pemphigus, collagen disorders like SLE, systemic sclerosis, immunological disorders like vitiligo, lichen planus etc. This pulse therapy is specially recognized by 'National pulse therapy foundation of India'.

3. Rituximab:  An emerging therapy in psoriasis, we are one of the leading centres where Rituximab is slowly being preferred first line therapy in eligible patients of Dermatology.

4.  Teaching Methods - Modern teaching methods are used for post graduates & under graduates, which include audio visual aids, projection microscope for histopathology and a well-equipped departmental library for PG students. 


 We hope to expand our Dermato-surgery/ Laser clinic and add a dermato-pathology wing.

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