Dr Sathish Pai Ballambat

Professor and Head

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy


    Dr Sathish Pai Ballambat teaches undergraduates, both clinical and theory.

    He also:

    • Teaches postgraduate students and guides them in patient care and management
    • Assigns postgraduate students to a variety of patients and experiences to meet the objectives of the
      educational program
    • Manages OPD patients during the allotted slot and takes care of inpatients
    • Attends faculty orientation, development and other meetings as required by the university
    • Performs various dermatologic/cosmetology procedures
    • Attends workshop and conferences regularly.



Subject Subject code Semester
Dermatology Venereology and Leprology MBBS
Dermatology Venereology and Leprology MD
Dermatology Venereology and Leprology DVD


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 1992
Diploma Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1989
MBBS J N Medical College, Belgaum 1985


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor and Head 05/05/2014 till date
KMC, Manipal Professor 18/04/2007 to 04/05/2014
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim Professor 03/2006 to 16/04/2007
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim Associate Professor in Dermatology 02/2005 to 02/2006
Belhoul Apollo Hospital, Dubai Consultant Dermatologist 04/2003 to 02/2005
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 12/2000 to 01/2003
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 01/1995 to 11/2000
KMC, Manipal Lecturer 03/1993 to 01/1995
KMC, Manipal Resident 01/1991 to 12/1992
KMC, Manipal Resident 01/1988 to 12/1989
KMC, Mangalore Resident 01/1988 to 12/1989

A multicentric, Randomized, Open Label Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Luticonazole Topical Cream (1%) with Miconazole Topical Cream (2%) in the Treatment of Tinea cruris/pedis/corporis(Funded by Ranbaxy)

Dr Sathish Pai B Dr Mohan

The efficacy of Luliconazole was compared with miconazole in a randomized study in the treatment of Tinea cruris and corporis. Luliconazole was found to be more effective in the treatment of dermatophyte infections. The relapse rate was less when compared to miconazole.

A randomized double blind clinical trial for evaluation and comparison of efficacy and in use tolerance of 3 anti-acne test products(Funded by Apex Labs)

Dr Sathish Pai B Dr Sudhir Nayak

A randomized double blind study was conducted in patients with mild to moderate acne vulgaris. Three difeerent acne test products were used. Patients were evaluated before the study and at monthly intervals for 3 months.


Area of Interest

Photodermatology , Vitiligo surgeries

Area of Expertise

Clinical dermatology , Dermatosurgery , Photobiology

Area of Research

Photodermatology , Psoriasis

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Dr Bishnupriya Debi award 1998 for best paper published in IJDVL (Antigen mapping in hereditary epidermolysis bullosa).
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Dermatologist, Venereologist and Leprologist, Editorial board and in the therapeutic committee, 1993.
  • Life Member of Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India, Former secretary of the association in the year 1996-1998, 1995.
  • Life Member of Karavali Dermatology Society, Former President, 2001.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, 2009.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Leprosy, 1996
  • Cosmetic dermatology society of India, 1998.

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Dubai Specialist Dermatologist 2003 - 2005



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