The Department of Dermatology at KMC Mangalore deals with the treatment and management of cutaneous diseases and syndromes. It also deals with sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy. In the past two decades, dermatology has further diversified towards medical and Surgical Cosmetology.

The department is also known for providing tertiary healthcare to patients with chronic dermatoses.


Key features:

  • Adequate out-patient attendance for training undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Medical and surgical cosmetology.
  • Hand and foot, whole body phototherapy units with UVA, UVB, NB UVB available.
  • Harmony Alma laser for hair removal and scar revision.
  • Variety of chemical peeling options.
  • Microdermabrasion, cryotherapy, electrocautery facilities.
  • Targeted phototherapy


The Core competencies:

  • Dermatology
  • Venereology
  • Leprosy
  • Medical cosmetology
  • Surgical cosmetology


The Department of Dermatology, KMC Mangalore offers the following programs:

MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy



Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


Laboratories supplement classroom teaching with practicals


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Caesalpinia Bonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.