Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy at KMC Manipal has high-tech facilities such as laser for cosmetic problems, Immunofluorescence as a diagnostic tool and Phototherapy chambers.

It routinely carries out dermatologic and cosmetic procedures such as biopsies, skin grafting, cryotherapy, electrocautery, chemical peels and skin resurfacing procedures such as derma rolling. It is one of the pioneers of Immunofluorescence diagnostic technology and Phototherapy in various skin diseases.

There are eight experienced consultants in various fields of Dermatology. Some of them have acquired fellowships in various foreign universities like Ninewells Hospital and Medical school, Dundee, Scotland and St Thomas Hospital, London. Some have obtained Certificate Course in LASER Treatment and Dermatosurgery.

The department has collaborations with various foreign universities like Maastricht University and Utrecht University.


Core competencies:

  • Effective diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases
  • Sophisticated diagnostic procedures like patch testing and photo patch testing, direct and indirect Immunofluorescence, MED detection, skin biopsy and microscopy of various organisms
  • Specialised treatment techniques like Bath PUVA, Narrow band UVB phototherapy, Targeted phototherapy, hand foot phototherapy units and Iontophoresis
  • Specialised surgical procedures like vitiligo surgeries, punch grafting, platelet rich plasma (PRP) for leg ulcers, electrocautery , radiofrequency, derma roller, microdermabrasion and cryotherapy
  • AFT and LASER procedures for acne scar, hirsutism (hair reduction) and various benign skin growths.


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The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, KMC Manipal offers the following programs:


MD - Dermatology, Venereology  & Leprosy

DVD-Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and 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.