To deliver the highest standards of the treatment to the patients of skin disorders along with providing quality in medical education and research.


  • To promote quality services to the patients.
  • To strengthen present infrastructure for better patient care.
  • To update curriculum and evaluation methods in the context of latest developments in the medical field for under graduates teaching.
  • To emphasize more on community services.

Facilities in the department

  • Out-patient services available everyday for Dermatology, HIV, STD & leprosy
  • In patient facilities with a separate ward for males and females
  • A dispensary for providing most of the essential oral and topical drugs
  • Special Clinics on Leprosy, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Pemphigus, Aesthetic dermatology & Dermatosurgery

Our Services

Diagnostic facilities

- Staining with gram stain, ZN stain and KOH stain: For infectious skin conditions
- Wood’s Lamp examination: For pigmentary disorders
- Skin biopsy: For diagnosis of clinical skin disorders

Therapeutic facilities

- Radio-frequency cautery: Warts, corns, callosities, skin tags etc.
- Chemical cautery with phenol touch, TCA: Vitiligo, alopecia areata, xanthelesma etc.
- Intralesional injections: Keloid, hypertrophic eczema, Acne etc.
- Extraction: Molluscum, comedone, milia etc.

Aesthetic Procedures

- Chemical peeling: Acne, hyperpigmentation, skin rejuvenation
- Subcision: Acne scars
- Dermaroller: Acne scars
- CROSS: Acne scars, post chicken-pox scars

Special Clinics

- Tuesday: Leprosy clinic (10 am to 12 am)
- Wednesday: Dermatological Surgery (3 pm to 5 pm)
- Thursday: Pemphigus (10 am to 12 am)
- Friday: Vitiligo/ Psoriasis (10 am to 12 am)

  • The department has a fully equipped seminar cum teaching hall with state of the art audio-visual facility. Departmental Library, with latest books on Skin, STD & Leprosy is available.
  • Electrocautrey
  • Radiofrequncy cautrey
  • Woods lamp
  • Microscope
  • Dr. Sejal Thakkar, Associate Professor & Head
  • Dr. Roshni Vahora, Assistant Professor


  • To impart such knowledge and skills so that undergraduates are able to Diagnose and Treat common skin diseases, STDs and Leprosy
  • Identify markers of internal diseases and HIV/AIDS
  • Refer skin diseases or complications and unusual manifestations of common diseases to the specialist
  • At the end of the posting of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, students should be able to

– Diagnose common skin diseases, STD and leprosy

– Manage common skin diseases, STD and leprosy

– Knowledge of various modes of Topical Therapy

– Knowledge of commonly prescribed drugs in Dermatology:  Mechanism of action/ Indications / Contraindication/ Doses/ Side effects / Interactions

– Knowledge about minor procedures available for treatment of skin diseases like electrocautery, radiocautery, cryotherapy, peeling, microdermabrasion, iontophoresis etc.

– Measures to prevent common skin diseases

  • Exposure to National Program like:

– STD Control Program

– National AIDS Control Program

– National Leprosy Eradication Program

  • Students should be able to

– Elicit relevant history and describe it in chronological order.

– Conduct clinical examination and diagnose common skin diseases and emergencies.

– Perform wood’s lamp examination for pigmentary disorders

– Primary management of  skin emergencies and recognize the need for referral for specialized care

  • Teaching:

Assisted by computer & LCD Projector
– Theory teaching:  30 hours

– Clinical teaching

Six weeks posting divided in 2 terms (4 weeks + 2 weeks) as per MCI recommendation

  •  Examination:

– Term ending examination at the end of each posting :
1st term: Basics and clinical

2nd term: Therapeutics and advanced
– Theory exam

  • Text books available for reference/ issue:
  • Skin diseases & sexually transmitted infectious (Uday Khopkar)
  • Illustrated text book of dermatology (J S Pasricha)
  • Illustrated synopsis of dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases(Neena Khanna)
  • Dermatology and venereology (Ajay Chaudhari)
  • Lever’s histopathology of the skin (Elder David)
  • Dermatology Vol.1 (Bolognia)
  • Dermatology Vol.2 (Bolognia)
  • Dermatology secrets in color (Fitzpatrick)
  • Manual of dermatologic therapeutics (Arndt Kennith)
  • IADVL text book of dermatology vol.1 (R G Valia)
  • IADVL text book of dermatology vol.2 (R G Valia)
  • Color Atlas and Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology (Dhar S)
  • Dermatology (Elstn)
  • Comprehensive dermatologic drug therapy (Wolverton)
  • Cosmatic dermatology (Alam M)
  • LASERS in dermatology & medicine (Nouri K)
  • Textbook of Dermatosurgery & Cosmetology (Satish Savant)
  • Handbook of leprosy (Jopling)
  • Dermatology and Venereology (Chaudhary Ajay)
  • Andrew’s diseases of the skin clinical dermatology(JamesWD)
  • Cancer of the skin with cd (Rigel)
  • Fitzpatrick’s color atlas of synopsis of clinical dermatology (Wolff K)
  • Scoring system in dermatology (Krupanshankar DS)
  • Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in India
  • Adverse Drug Reactions in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in India: Analysis of Spontaneously Reported Cases

Dr. Sejal Thakkar

  • Articles published in the journal
  1. Thakkar S, Patel SV. Clinical profile of leprosy patients: A prospective study. Indian J Dermatol 2014;59:158-62.
  2. Bharani S, Thakkar S.A case report of focal dermal hypoplasia-Goltz syndrome. Indian Dermatol Online J 2013;4:241-3.
  3. Vahora R, Thakkar S, Marfatia Y. Skin, a mirror reflecting diabetes mellitus: A longitudinal study in a tertiary care hospital in Gujarat. Indian J Endocr Metab 2013;17:659-64
  4. Maitri C. Shah, Sejal H. Thakkar& Rajni B. Vyas. Hypnosis in Pregnancy With Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Oligohydramnios: An Innovative Approach American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 2011;54(2),  116-23.
  5. Shobha Misra, P.V. Kotecha, Sejal Thakkaret al: Reproductive tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS prevention related training at a hospital and medical college, Gujarat: a feedback from participants. Indian J Sex Transm Dis & AIDS 2009; 30(2), 122-3.
  6. Thakkar S, Marfatia Y. EEC syndrome sans clefting: variable clinical presentations in a family. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007; 73:46-8.
  7. Sejal Thakkar,S.Marfatia: Generalized Cutis Laxa. Indian Journal of Pediatric  Dermatology 2003; 6: 27-8.
  • Articles accepted for the publication
  1. Vidyalaxmi Chauhan, Maitri Shah, Sejal Thakkar¸Sangita V. Patel, Yogesh Marfatia Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women: A study of comparison of clinical and laboratory parameters in cases of vaginal discharge syndrome at tertiary care settings in Indian Dermatology Online Journal on 22-01-14
  • Chapters contributed in a text-book
  1. Sejal Thakkar,Rajni Vyas. Approach to skin patients through hypnotherapy: A ray of hope for the real sufferer. pp. 174-183; In Hypnosis: Psycho-Philosophical Perspectives and Therapeutic Relevance. Edited by: Dr Renu Sharma & Dr B. M. Palan Published by: Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., N Delhi; 2011
  2. 20 nail dystrophy in Flow charts in Dermatology published by Jaypee brothers


Dr. Roshni Vahora

  1. Roshni  Vahora, Sejal Thakkar, Y.S. Marfatia. Skin, a mirror reflecting diabetes mellitus: A longitudinal study in a tertiary care hospital in Gujarat. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2013; 17:659-64.
  2. Ajay Sharma, Roshni Vora, Megha Modi, Archana Sharma, Yogesh Marfatia. Adverse effects of antiretroviral treatment. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology  and Leprology 2008;74:234-37.
  3. Ragini Ghiya, Roshni Vora,Archana Sharma, Y.S.Marfatia. Noduloulcerative lesion on thigh in HIV-positive male. Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2007;28:55-6.
  4. Roshni Vora, Y.S.Marfatia. Warty lesion over external genitalia. Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2007;28:116-7.


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