Dr Raghavendra Rao

Professor

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Raghavendra Rao teaches theory and bedside clinics for undergraduate students.

    He:

    • Guides students in patient care and management.
    • Assigns postgraduate students to a variety of patients and experiences to meet the objectives of the educational program.
    • Helps HOD in clinical and administrative areas.
    • Manages OPD patients during the allotted slot.
    • Performs various dermatologic/cosmetologic procedures.
    • Attends faculty orientation, conferences regularly to update the knowledge development and other meetings as required by the university.
       

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology MBBS 5th and 7th semester
Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology MD
Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology DDVL

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
DNB Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy National Board of Examination, New Delhi 2001
MD Immunohematology Government Medical College, Mysore (Mysore University) 1999
MBBS Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences , Bellur 1994

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Additional Professor 2012 till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2005 to 2012
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2003 to 2005
Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellur Lecturer 1999 to 2002
Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellur Assistant Professor 2002 to 2003

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Immunohematology, Paediatric Dermatology, Dermatosurgery

Area of Expertise

Immunofluorescence in Dermatology, Clinical Dermatology

Area of Research

Autoimmune bullous diseases, Genetic blistering diseases, Cutaneous Vacuities, Connective tissue diseases

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Association of dermatologist, venereologist and leprologist (IADVL), Convener of Special Interest Group (SIG) in Pemphigus, organized first
  • International workshop on Immunobullous diseases, 2001.
  • Life Member of Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), 2001.
  • Life Member of Association of cutaneous surgeons of India (ASCI), 2012.
  • Life Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA), 2013.
     

Borderline leprosy masquerading as cheilitis granulomatosa: A case report

2013-01-01 Rao R Kaur GJ Rao ACK Rao L

Leprosy review, 2013, 84: 95-99.

Antigen identification using skin deficient in basement membrane protein : a novel tool for the diagnosis of sub epidermal immuno bullous disease

2013-01-01 Rao R Bhogal BS Groves R

Clin Exp Dermatol, 2013, 38:289-94

Monitoring the disease activity in pemphigus by direct immunofluorescence of plucked hair: A pilot study”, Indian J Dermatol

2013-01-01 Rao R Dasari K Shenoi SD Balachandran C

2013, 58:164-165

Efficacy and safety of erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet fractional resurfacing laser for treatment of facial acne scars

2013-01-01 Rao R Nirmal B Pai BS Sripathi H

Indian J Dermatol, Venereol, and Leprol, 2013, 79: 193-8

Immunofluorescence antigen mapping for hereditary epidermolysis bullosa

2012-01-01 Rao R Mellirio J Bhogal BS Groves RW

Ind J DVL 2012, 78:692-697

Coexistence of psoriasis and bullous pemphigoid

2012-01-01 Rao R Gupta A Yunis F Sripathi H

Indian Dermatol Online Journal 2012;3(2):119-121

A cross-sectional study of dermatological problems among differently abled children

2012-01-01 Rao R Rao C

Indian J Dermatol, 2012 January, 57(1):35-7.

Assessment of langerhans cells in oral lichen planus by ATPase histochemistry: a clinicopathologic correlation

2011-01-03 Rao R Pandey A Setty S Radhakrishnan R

Quintessence Int 2011 March, 42(3):225-34.

Does there exist a steroid responsive inflammatory variant of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa? – A case report

2010-01-01 Rao R De A Gharami RC Datta PK

J Pak Assoc of Dermatol, 2010, 20: 115-119

Salt split technique: a useful tool in the diagnosis of subepidermal bullous disorders

2012-01-10 Rao R De A Balachandran C

Indian J Dermatol, 2010 October, 55(4):334-6.

Congenital self-healing reticulohistiocytosis: a case report.

2014-01-01 Shetty S Monappa V Pai K Rao R Pai S

Our Dermatol Online. 2014; 5(3): 264-266

Purplish nodule on the arm

2014-01-01 Rao R Tejasvi BR Pai K

Dermatol online J.2014:15;20(7)

Coexistence of frontal fibrosing alopecia with lichen planus pigmentosus

2014-01-01 Rao R Sarda A Ruchee Khanna K Balachandran C

Int J Dermatol. 2014; 53: 622–624

Pemphigus vulgaris masquerading as subcorneal pustular dermatoses – a case report

2014-01-01 Kabra V Pai K Pai SB Shenoi SD Rao R

Our Dermatology Online. 2014;5(2): 157 – 159

Painful nodule on the leg

2014-01-01 Tejasvi BR Pai K Rao R

Clin Exp Dermatol.2014; 39: 542–543

Borderline leprosy masquerading as cheilitis granulomatosa: A case report

2013-01-01 Rao R Kaur GJ Rao ACK Rao L Sripathi H

Lepr Rev 2013;84: 95-99

Antigen identification using skin deficient in basement membrane protein : a novel tool for the diagnosis of subepidermal immuno bullous disease .

2013-01-01 Rao R Bhogal BS Groves R

Clin Exp Dermatol 2013; 38:289-94

Monitoring the disease activity in pemphigus by direct immunofluorescence of plucked hair: A pilot study

2013-01-01 Rao R Dasari K Shenoi SD Balachandran C Dinesh P

Indian J Dermatol 2013;58:164-165

Efficacy and safety of Erbium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet fractional resurfacing laser for treatment of facial acne scars.

2013-01-01 Nirmal B Pai BS Sripathi H Rao R Prabhu S Kudur MH

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2013;79: 193-8

Immunofluorescence antigen mapping for hereditary epidermolysis bullosa

2012-01-01 Rao R Mellirio J Bhogal BS Groves RW

Indian J Dermatol, Venereol, Leprol 2012 -78:692-697

Coexistence of psoriasis and bullous pemphigoid

2012-01-01 Rao R Gupta A Yunis F Sripathi H Balachndran C

Indian Dermatol Online J 2012;3(2):119-121

A cross-sectional study of dermatological problems among differently abled children.

2012-01-01 Rao C Rao R

Indian J Dermatol. 2012;57(1):35-7

Assessment of Langerhans cells in oral lichen planus by ATPase histochemistry: a clinicopathologic correlation

2011-01-03 Pandey A Setty S Rao R Radhakrishnan R

Quintessence Int. 2011 Mar;42(3):225-34

Does there exist a steroid responsive inflammatory variant of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa? – a case report

2010-01-01 De A Gharami RC Datta PK Rao R

J Pak Assoc of Dermatol 2010; 20: 115-119

Salt split technique: a useful tool in the diagnosis of subepidermal bullous disorders. I

2010-01-01 De A Rao R Balachandran C

Indian J Dermatol. 2010 Oct;55(4):334-6

Serpentine supravenous pigmentation. A rare vasculo-cutaneous effect induced by systemic 5-fluorouracil

2010-01-01 Rao R Balachandran C

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2010; 76(6): 714-5.

Extensive congenital vulvar lymphangioma mimicking genital warts.

2010-01-01 Mehta V Nayak S Balachandran C Monga P Rao R

Indian J Dermatol. 2010;55(1):121-2.

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis due to teak wood

2010-01-01 Rao R Balachandran C

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2010; 76(3):287- 8.

Zosteriform cutaneous metastases: a case report and brief review of literature

2010-01-01 Rao R Balachandran C Rao L

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2010; 76(4): 447

Multiple Grade II Deformities in a Child: Tragic Effect of Leprosy.

2010-01-01 Rao R Balachandran C

J Trop Pediatr 2010;56(5):363-5

Oro- facial aspects of leprosy: report of two cases with literature review

2010-01-05 Ghosh S Gadda RB Vengal M Pai KM Balachandran C Rao R Kudva R

Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2010 May 1;15(3): e459-62

Zoonotic sporotrichosis of lymphocutaneous type in a man acquired from a domesticated feline source: report of a first case in southern Karnataka, India

2009-01-01 Yegneswaran PP Sripathi H Bairy I Lonikar V Rao R Prabhu S

Int J Dermatol. 2009; 48:1198-200.

Demonstration of pemphigus-specific immunofluorescence pattern by direct immunofluorescence of plucked hair

2009-01-01 Rao R Dasari K Shenoi S Balachandran C

Int J Dermatol. 2009;48:1187-9.

Norwegian scabies presenting as erythroderma.

2009-01-01 Mehta V Balachandran C Monga P Rao R Rao L

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2009; 75:609-10

Diffuse Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in HIV.

2009-01-01 Mehta V Balachandran C Rao R Dil SK Indusri L

Dermatology online Journal. 2009; 15(4): 9

Arndt Gottron Scleromyxedema. Successful response to treatment with steroid minipulse and methotrexate

2009-01-01 Mehta V Balachandran C Rao R

Indian J Dermatol 2009; 54: 193-5.

Late onset nodular prurigo -The sole and initial manifestation of Hodgkin’s lymphoma

2009-01-01 Mehta V Sarda A Balachandran C Rao R Monga P

Indian J Dermatol 2009; 54: 192-3.

Parthenium dermatitis presenting as sub-acute prurigo

2009-01-01 Rao R Balachandran C

Jour Pak Assoc Dermatol 2009; 19: 60-61

Asymptomatic papular lesions on the trunk

2009-01-01 Rao R Balachandran C

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2009; 75: 217-9

Pyoderma gangrenosum affecting the vulva

2008-01-01 Sripathi H Rao R Prabhu S Singh M

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008; 74: 506-8

Techniques of immunofluorescence and their significance.

2008-01-01 Mohan K H Pai S Rao R Sripathi H Prabhu S

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008; 74: 415-20

Topical dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) for alopecia areata: Revisited.

2008-01-01 Mohan K H Balachandran C Shenoi S D Rao R Sripathi H Prabhu S

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008; 74: 401-2

Co-occurrence of psoriasis and occlusive vascular disease.

2008-01-01 Rao R Prabhu S Sripathi H

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008; 74: 399-401

Vesiculobullous lesions in lipoid proteinosis

2008-01-01 Rao R Prabhu S Sripathi H Gupta S

A case report Dermatology Online Journal 2008; 14 (7): 16

Localized and persistent erythema nodosum leprosum - a rare variant?

2008-01-01 Prabhu S Rao R Sripathi H Rao L Singh R

Dermatology Online Journal 2008; 14 (3).

Thoracopulmonary actinomycosis: the masquerader.

2007-01-01 Prabhu S Sripathi H Rao R Hameed S

Clin Exp Dermatol 2007; 33: 262-265

Dermatological non disease

2007-01-01 Prabhu S Balachandran C Hameed S Rao R Sripathi H

J Pak Assoc Dermatol. 2007; 17: 182-186

Generalized pustular psoriasis masquerading as subcorneal pustular dermatosis in a child

2007-01-01 Rao R Prabhu S Sripathi H Shenoi SD

Indian J Dermatol 2007; 52: 209-10

Successful use of imiquimod 5% cream in Bowen’s disease

2007-01-01 Prabhu S Rao R Sripathi H Hammed S Kudva S

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007; 73: 423-425

Pigmented contact dermatitis

2007-01-01 Shenoi SD Rao R

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007; 73: 285-7

Cutaneous larva migrans of the genitalia

2007-01-01 Rao R Prabhu S Sripathi H

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007; 73: 270-271

A serpinginous eruption on the foot of a female

2006-01-01 Rao R Prabhu S

J Pak Assoc Dermatol. 2006; 16: 66-68

Bacteremia in leprosy

2007-01-01 Rao R Mohan V Shenoi SD

J Pak Assoc Dermatol 2007;17(1):14-16

Inflammatory pruritic nodule on the face

2007-01-01 Rao R Prabhu S George M Shenoi SD

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007; 73: 142

Epidermal nuclear staining. A distinct reaction pattern in connective tissue disease.

2007-01-01 Rao R Balachandran C

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007; 73: 120-121

Nail unit in collagen vascular diseases: A clinical, histopathological and immunofluorescence study

2006-01-01 Nabil PA Rao R Shenoi SD Balachandran C

Indian J Dermatol 2006; 51: 265-268

Indirect immunofluorescence to demonstrate lichen planus specific antigen (LPSA) in lichen planus

2006-01-01 Rao R Shenoi SD

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2006; 72: 350-2

Co-existence of myasthenia gravis with lepromatous leprosy-A case report

2005-01-01 Rao R Shenoi SD

Indian J Lepr 2005; 77(2): 149-151

Dermatological problems in dental health personnel

2004-01-01 Rao R Shenoi SD

Contact Dermatitis 2004; 50: 252

Acrokeratosis paraneoplastic (Bazex Syndrome): An atypical presentation.

2004-01-01 Rao R Shenoi SD

Dermatology Online Journal 2004; 10(1): 21-24

Toxic epidermal necrolysis

2001-01-01 Andandam K Rao R

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2001; 67(3): 162-163.

Corticosteroid-induced avascular necrosis of head of femur in a patient with pemphigus vulgaris.

2000-01-01 Hanumanthappa H Rao R

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2000; 66(3): 147-48.

Profile of patients with IgA vasculitis in a tertiary care hospital

2013-01-01 Dr Shafia Kakuroo

Aim To compare the demographic characteristics and clinical profile of patients with IgA vasculitis with that of non-IgA vasculitis.To compare the systemic manifestations in these two groups with special reference to renal involvement (ongoing).

Comparative study of serum and blister fluid indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) in the diagnosis of sunepidermal immunobullous diseases (SIBD)

2012-01-01 Dr Tejasvi B

Aim To compare the IIF of serum and blister fluid of patients with SIBD.To compare the immunological activity with the clinical activity as assessed by the ABSIS.

Comparative study of indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) of Human skin and human oesophagus in Pemphigus

2011-01-01 Dr Nithesh.

Aim To study the utility of human oesophagus as a substrate for IIF.To compare the IIF using two substrate- human skin and oesophagus.

Comparative study of direct immunofluorescence findings in lesional (fresh and old) peri-lesional skin of palpable purpura

2010-01-01 Dr Vani Vasanth

2010, Aim To detect the presence of immunoreactants in the perilesional skin of patients with palpable purpura.To compare the immunedeposits in old and new purpuric lesions.

Role of direct immunofluorescence in predicting remission in pemphigus vulgaris

2009-01-01 Dr Kisalay Saurav

Skin biopsy sample of pemphigus patients were studied to check for the persistent of immunological activity.

Sub epidermal immunobullous diseases- A study of direct, indirect and direct salt split immunofluorescence

2009-01-01 Dr Abhishek De

IIF using salt split skin was done to subcategorize patients with SIBD.

Pigmented purpuric dermatoses - A clinical histopathological and direct immunofluo rescence study

2008-01-01 Dr Vrushali Lonikar

Biopsy findings of patients with Pigmented Purpuric Dermatosis were studied.

DIF of plucked hair in pemphigus

2007-01-01 Dr Kavitha Dasari

A novel technique of DIF was studies using plucked hair; subsequently this was published in International Journal of Dermatology.