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
- 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.
- Radiofrequncy cautrey
- Woods lamp
- 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
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
– 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
- Thakkar S, Patel SV. Clinical profile of leprosy patients: A prospective study. Indian J Dermatol 2014;59:158-62.
- Bharani S, Thakkar S.A case report of focal dermal hypoplasia-Goltz syndrome. Indian Dermatol Online J 2013;4:241-3.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Thakkar S, Marfatia Y. EEC syndrome sans clefting: variable clinical presentations in a family. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007; 73:46-8.
- Sejal Thakkar,S.Marfatia: Generalized Cutis Laxa. Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology 2003; 6: 27-8.
- Articles accepted for the publication
- 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
- 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
- 20 nail dystrophy in Flow charts in Dermatology published by Jaypee brothers
Dr. Roshni Vahora
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Roshni Vora, Y.S.Marfatia. Warty lesion over external genitalia. Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2007;28:116-7.