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 DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY, VENEROLOGY & LEPROSY

GOVERNMENT STANLEY MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL

 

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT:

The Department of Dermatology in Govt. Stanley Medical College has been functional since 1960s. It was in 1977, under the Chairmanship of Late Prof. Dr. [Mrs]. R. Annamalai, a post-graduate teaching centre was set up with annual intake of one M.D [Dermatology] and two Diploma [Dermatology] seats. Prof. R. Annamalai laid the basic foundation of the PG Department and Started Dermatology training module, which is still being followed with modifications as per University Norms. Department of Dermatology Stanley, Chennai was put in the National map of Dermatology by Prof. R. Annamalai who organized a Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists , presided by the then Hon. Governor of Tamil Nadu, in the year 1977. Subsequently iconic personalities like Late Prof T.C. Muthuswamy and Prof E.M. Abdul Razack headed this prestigious PG Department.

The department has grown up in its size since then and has contributed remarkably to the specialty of DVL. The department has introduced many new innovative treatment methods and investigative procedures, expanded and modernized Dermato-surgery and phototherapy domines, and has started research lab for dermatology. The Department regularly carries out interdepartmental and ICMR research activities.

 

 

SERVICES OFFERED 

Department runs a special Out Patient section for pediatric dermatology, separate block for STI and Temporary Hospitalization ward for Hansen’s Disease.  The Department runs inter-departmental conferences to better train its faculties and residents in dermatopathology.

The department provides the state of the art treatment in all domains of Dermatology including pulse therapy, biological agents, LASERS, phototherapy and surgical procedures and is furnished with the most modern equipment. Department has hundred bedded In-Patient ward facility and treats about 800 plus patients in the out-patient department some days crossing 1,000 numbers.

Department is also engaged in social awareness activities and provides special health care to patients in Urban Primary Health centers on weekly basis also takes part  in project relating to prevention and control of occupational diseases in the Unorganized Sector, conducted by the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Tamil Nadu.

 

FACULTIES

S.No.

DESIGNATION

NAME

  1.  

Professor & HOD

Dr. Parimalam Kumar

  1.  

Professor

Dr. V. Anandan

  1.  

Associate Professor

Dr. N. Saravanan

Dr. K. P. Saradha

Dr. V. Senthil Kumar

  1.  

Assistant Professor

Dr. R. Sowmiya

Dr. D. Nithya Gayathri Devi

Dr. N. S. Jayanthi

Dr. P. Saraswathy

Dr. M. Mani Surya Kumar

Dr. P.S. Mohanasundari

Dr. R. Hemamalini

Dr. V.A. Kayalvizhi

Dr. Anitha Christy

Dr. C. Vidhya

  1.  

Senior Resident

Dr. S. Syed Iqbal

Dr. J. Anbulakshmi

 

POSTGRADUATES 

 

I YEAR

II YEAR

III YEAR

Dr. Akshaya N

Dr. Ajithkumar M

Dr .Elango M

Dr. Jayashree M

Dr .Kudilarasi A

Dr. Preethi R

Dr. Priya V

Dr. Ramya M

Dr. Saranya Rajee

Dr. Vignesh K

 

Dr. Abirame. N.K

Dr. Bavithra. S

Dr. Benedit Regi

Dr. Brundha. M

Dr. Deborah Roselin. A

Dr. Nasaha. T. K

Dr. Priyadharshini. R

Dr. Rajeshwari. R

Dr. Sugirtha. V

Dr. Sumi Francis. M

Dr. Arunkumar. M

Dr. Aveni Koza

Dr. Balakumaran. C

Dr. Guru. R

Dr. Jagan. R

Dr. Madhan Chand. M

Dr. Pravin Kumar. S

Dr. Sakthivadivu. S

Dr. Vikram V Huddar

Dr. Tamilselvi. V

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES 

  1. COURSE OFFERED   : MD - DVL
  2. TYPE OF COURSE   : MEDICAL
  3. COURSE DURATION   : 3 YEARS
  4. SANCTIONED NUMBER OF SEATS: 10 per year
  5. AFFLIATED UNIVERSIITY:  THE TAMIL NADU Dr. MGR MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
  6. SELECTION PROCEDURE    : Through NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY cum ENTRANCE TEST

 

 

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION (NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL) 

PUBLICATIONS FROM THE DEPARTMENT DURING LAST 3 YEARS:

(Full articles published in indexed journals included. No case reports or review articles  given)

  1. Venkatesan A, Saradha K.P, Kumar V.S, Kumar M.S, Begam C.Z, Singh R. ‘The utility of etanercept in chronic stable plaque  psoriasis’; Results from a open-label, prospective, single arm study. Indian J DermatolVenereolLeprol 2017;83;113-6.

  2. Anandan V, Afthab Jameela W,  Sowmiya R,  Mani surya Kumar M,  Lavanya P, ‘ Rituximab : A Magic   Bullet for Pemphigus’  Journal of Clinical and diagnostic research. 2017;11(4);01- 06

  3. Vijaya Anand M  , Parimalam K, Nandagopal K. Mucocutaneous manifestations among persons receiving highly active anti-retroviral therapy. International Journal of Research in Dermatology 2017; 3 ( 1);124-129.

  4. Parimalam K, Suguna K., Lavanya  P: Aetiology of vaginal discharge in children. Int J Res Dermatology 2017; 3(1); 83-87.

  5. Mohanasundari PS,   Anandan V, Afthab Jameela W, Sucharita S. A prospective cohort study to determine the reduction of Itch Severity Score (ISS) in Lichen Planus treated with low molecular weight heparin in a tertiary care centre.  Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2017; 3(3);91-95 .

  6. Afthab Jameela W, Anandan V,  Mani Surya Kumar M,  Shukla Shubhra. Efficacy and  safety of platelet rich plasma (PRP) as monotherapy in the management of acne scars in a tertiary care centre. Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2017; 3(3); 119-23.

  7. Arunkumar S., Sarankumar S., Iqbal S. Syed, Kayalvizhi V A., SekarSucharitha. Role of venereal disease in increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men attending a tertiary health centre in south India. Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2017; 3(4); 163-166.

  8. Jayanthi N.S, Anandan V, Marbaniang Stacy Ann. Epidemiological Pattern of Skin Diseases Among Patients Attending Dermatological Outpatient Department at a Tertiary Care Centre, North Chennai; Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology.2017; 3(4); 134-137.

  9. Senthil kumar V, Anandan V, Kopika S. Comparative study of efficacy  , safety and  tolerability of Etanercept and  parenteral  Methotrexate in Chronic Plaque Psoriasis . Stanley medical journal 2017; 4(1); 27-32.

  10. Senthil Kumar V, Afthab Jameela W, Anandan V, Sivaranjini J . A Prospective Study of Safety and Efficacy of Thalidomide in Dermatology in a Tertiary care centre – Tamilnadu. Stanley Medical Journal 2017; 4(1); 33-37.

  11. Chandrakala C, Parimalam K, Afthab Jameela W, Anand N. Correlating CD4 count with mucocutaneous manifestations in HIV-positive patients: A prospective study. Indian J Sex Transmission 2017;38:128-35.

  12. Manimegalai M ,Kayalvizhi V A, Sarankumar S, Syed iqbal S, Arunkumar S. Anti retroviral post exposure prophylaxis to health care providers – a retrospective study  Stanley Medical Journal  2017; 4(2); 9-13.

  13. Saravanan N, Sindhuja R, Sridhar V, Rekha G P, Murugan S. A Study on Clinical patterns of Vitiligo and its associated Diseases in Patients Attending Dermatology Clinic at a tertiary Level Care Centre. J Evolution Med. Dent.Sci.2017;6(13):1028-1033.

  14. Saravanan N, Sindhuja R, Murugan S, Sridhar V, Vanathi T, SarathchandranB,Rekha G P. A Analytical study study of clinical features in 100 cases of pityriasis rosea . J Evolution Med. Dent.Sci.2017;6(26):2142-2148.

  15. Saravanan N, Ahamed Shariff V.N.S, Vivek Shah, Nirmala S. Topical Autohaemotherapy – A Newer Modality to Treat Chronic Recalcitrant Leg Ulcers Due to Venous Statis – A Pilot Study. J Evolution Med Dent. Sci. 2017;6(22) :1817

  16. Saraswathy P, NithyaGayathri Devi D, Sivaranjani J. Study on linear dermatoses International Journal of Research in Dermatology 2018 ; 4(2 ); 190-196.

  17. Arun Kumar S, Syed Iqbal S, Sarankumar S, Kayalvizhi VA, Ragini Rajan. Barriers affecting condom usage – A cross-sectional observational study among sexually active males in a tertiary care centre. Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2018; 4(1);35-39.

  18. Nithya Gayathri Devi D, Saraswathy P, Kopika S.  Cutaneous manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus. International Journal of Research in Dermatology 2018; 4 (2); 142-148.

  19. Anandan V, MohanaSundari PS, Yoga Nandhini, Ragini Rajan.. Cyclosporine - An eye opener in severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions .Indian J of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2018 ; 4(1); 48-53

  20. Mani Surya Kumar M, Senthil Kumar V, Parimalam K, Anandan V.  Mycetoma –a resurgence. Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2018;4(1);44-47

  21. Manimegalai M, Elangovan P, Kayalvizhi V A. Retrospective analysis of burden of maternal syphilis and the outcome in the fetus in tertiary care centre. Int J of research in dermatology.2018.,4(2);181-184

  22. Manimegalai M, Aarthi B K, Vidhya L, Hemamalini  R, Padamkumar M. Effectiveness of platelet rich plasma in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Indian journal of scientific research 2018;7(10)13-15

  23. Manimegalai M, Vivekanandh K, Vidhya L, Hemamalini  R. Efficacy of intralesional vitamin D3 in extensive & recalcitrant wart : an open controlled trial.Indian journal of scientific research 2018;7(11)301-302.

  24. Sowmiya R, NithyaGayathri Devi D. Narrow band UVB therapy versus Tazorotene and Narrow band UVb combination therapy in psoriasis – A comparative study .Indian J of research in Dermatology; 2018.,Aug 4(3)429-432.

  25. Jayanthi NS, Anandan V, Kopika S. Various presentations of cutaneous tuberculosis at a tertiary care centre: a one year prospective study. Int J Res Dermatol 2018; 4: 559-62.

  26. Saraswathy P, Anandan V, Kopika V. Patterened wound healing effect of topical recombinant human epidermal growth factor in trophic ulcers secondary to leprosy; Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology.2018; 4(2); 137-141.

  27. Parimalam K, Sanjeetha Fathima S. Dermatological life quality index in psoriasis out patients: the changing trend. Int J Res Dermatology 2019;5(1):170-174.

  28. Parimalam K, Sowmiya R, Mithra S. Diabetes mellitus & Hepatitis C in Generalized lichen planus – A case control study- Indian J of research in Dermatology; 2019.,5(1).

  29. Parimalam  K, Sucharita S,  Aadhilakshmi- Usefulness of Fibroscan in assesment of Liver Fibrosis in adult patients with Psoriasis-Int J Res Dermatology  2019;5(2):376-381

  30. Saravanan N, Murugan S, Rajkumar K, Arul Raja G. Sexually Transmitted infections among HIV Positive patients: a five year Retrospective study. Indian J of research in Dermatology; 2019 Feb ;5(1):23-26.

  31. Narayanan S, Nallu K, Venu S, Chandrasekar M. A prospective clinical study on homologous autoinoculation in anogenital wart. Int J Res Dermatol 2019;5:325-8.

  32. Narayanan S, Nallu K, Venu S, Ganapathi AR. Combined treatment modalities in atrophic acne scars: a prospective study. Int J Res Dermatol 2019; 5:243-6.

 

ONGOING RESEARCH

FACULTIES:

TITLE

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Assessment of Ultrasonogram findings in Psoriatic Arthropathy

Dr. Parimalam Kumar

Efficacy of Isotretinoin in the Prevention of Recurrence in Chronic Dermatophytosis

Dr. Parimalam Kumar

Clinical therapeutic profile and Adverse effects of Apremilast in patients with Psoriasis

Dr. Parimalam Kumar

 

Cutaneous manifestations associated with COVID-19 infections in a COVID designated hospital in North Chennai – Descriptive Cross-sectional study

Dr.  Parimalam Kumar

Comparative Efficacy of Micronized Isotretinoin Vs Standard isotretinoin in Manangement of  Moderate to Severe Acne

Dr. Mani Surya Kumar

 

 

POST-GRADUATES: 

 

TITLE

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR

Clinico-Epidemiological pattern of Contact Dermatitis with Patch test evaluation in household women exposed to detergents

Dr. Arunkumar M

A Comparative trial of Therapeutic Efficacy between Fluconozole with Isotretinoin and Fluconozole alone in Chronic Dermatophytosis

Dr. Aveni Koza

 

A comparative Study between Methotrexate and Methotrexate with Apremilast in the treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

Dr. Balakumaran C

A Randomized Study to Compare the Efficacy of Singlr dose oral Azithromycin Versus Injection Benzathine Penicillin G in the treatment of Early Syphilis in a tertiary care hospital in South India

Dr. Guru R

A Cross Sectional Study to Estimate The Association Between Metabolic Syndrome and Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Dr. Jagan R

A Comparative Study of Insulin Resistance in Acne vulgaris in Female patients Attending Dermatology OPD

Dr. Madhan Chand M

Clinico Etiological and Histo pathological Correlation of Erythroderma

Dr. Pravin kumar S

Effectiveness of Micro needling Fractional Radiofrequency in Treatment of Patients with Acne Scars

Dr. Sakthi Vadivu S

Comparative Trial of Therapeutic Efficacy between Topical Human Placental Extract with Topical Recombinant Human Epidermal Growth Factor (rhEGF)in focal stable vitiligo

Dr. Vikram V Huddar

A prospective interventional comparative study of efficacy of tranexamic acid microneedling and tranexamic acid microinjections in the treatment of melasma, among outpatients of the department of dermatology

Dr. Abirame NK

Diagnosis Of Tinea Capitis- Trichoscopy Versus KOH And Wood’s Lamp Examination – A Single Centre, Observational Study

Dr. Bavithra S

Comparative study of the efficacy of combined topical placental gel extract with narrow band uvb and narrow band UVB alone in focal stable vitiligo

Dr. Benedict regi

Clinical and histopathological correlation of autoimmune vesiculo bullous disorders

Dr. Brundha M

Periorbital melanosis – a comparative study of 15 % tca peel and 10% thioglycolyc acid peel – split face analysis

Dr. Deborah Roselin A

Clinico-pathological correlation in newly detected leprosy patients before and after treatment

Dr. Nasaha TK

Nail fold dermoscopy in connective tissue disorders and their correlation with cutaneous manifestations

Dr. Priyadarshini R

A clinico epidemiological profile of anorectal manifestation among anoreceptive men who have sex with men (MSM)

Dr. Rajeswari R

Estimation of serum igE levels and clinically correlating in patients with occupational contact dermatitis

Dr. Sugirtha V

 

Comparative study on efficacy and safety of topical podophyllin versus topical imiquimod in the treatment of genital warts

Dr. Sumi Francis M

 

PRIZES AND AWARD CONSTITUTED BY THE DEPARTMENT:

  • The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University - Prof. AST Gold medal for the academic year 2017 - 2018  was won by our Post-graduate Dr. Raghini

  • The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University - Prof. AST Gold medal for the academic year 2018 - 2019  was won by our Post-graduate Dr. Kopika

2018:

DERMACON – National Conference of IADVL - 

  • DR.KOPIKA – Best paper award in free communication -20 for the presentation on “Prospective study comparing the efficacy, safety and tolerability of oral Tranexamic acid and modified Kligman formula as a treatment of melasma”
  • DR. MEENA – Best paper award in free communication -2 for the presentation on “Renal abnormalities in psoriatic patients evaluating risk of CKD in psoriatic patients at a tertiary care centre”

  • DR. NAGANATHAN- Prof H.C. Mohanty award for the presentation on “Use of PCR in nerve biopsy specimen, from doubtful cases of pure neuritic leprosy, confirming the diagnosis and its correlation with clinical diagnosis and nerve histopathology”

CMC Vellore – Leprosy CME -

  • Dr. Sivaranjani, 2nd year MD DVL won 2nd prize in OSCE in Leprosy

  • Quiz on Leprosy – Dr. Kopika and Dr. Sivaranjani 2nd year MD DVL selected in preliminary round

 

THILLAI PULSE -

  • Dr. Sanjeetha Fathima, 1st year MD DVL- 1ST prize for poster presentation on “Bullous Pemphigoid in Adolescence – A New Entity”

 

CUTICON - 

Dr. Venkatesh – 2nd year MD-DVL, 3rd prize – awards paper – “Micro-epidemic of Tinea Capitits- a study of 42 Children”

 

TELEDERM - 

  • Dr. Sanjeetha Fathima – 2nd year MD-DVL, 1st prize – awards paper – “DQLI in Psoriasis Patients”

 

ASTICON - 

  • Dr. Prithvirajan - 2nd year MD-DVL , 1st prize – awards paper – “Consecutive Vs. Concurrent STIs”

  • Dr. Yuvaraj – 2nd year MD-DVL, 2nd prize – awards paper – “Sex Reassignment surgery – impact on satisfaction and sexual behavior”

  • Dr. Arunkumar - 2nd year MD-DVL, 3rd prize – awards paper – “Looking through the cracks of candidial Balanoposthitis”

  • Dr. Mithra – 2nd year MD-DVL, 1st prize – awards paper session 2 – “Child sexual abuse – Laws and Lacunae”

  • Dr. Divya, 2nd year MD-DVL, 2nd prize – Poster Presentation – “Role of Partner treatment and notification in preventing STIs”

 

2019

CUTICON - 

  • Dr. Balakumaran  – 2nd year MD-DVL, 1st prize – awards paper – “Assessment of Treatment response of Apremilast in Palmoplantar Vs. Plaque Psoriasis”

  • Dr. Guru – 2nd year MD-DVL, 2nd prize – awards paper – “Usefulness of Ultrasound in early detection of enthesitis in Psoriatic Patients”

 

TELEDERM - 

  • Dr. Guru - 2nd year MD-DVL, 3rd prize – awards paper – “Role of Secukinumab in reversal of soft tissue changes in Psoriatic arthropathy”

  • Dr. Sakthi Vadivu - 2nd year MD-DVL, 1st prize – awards paper – “Role of Steroid sparing drugs in management of Lepra reactions”

  • Dr. Jagan - 2nd year MD-DVL, 1st prize – Case report – “Mycosis fungoides – A rare case report and discussion on Importance of early diagnosis” 

 

ASTICON - 

  • Dr. Pravin - 2nd year MD-DVL, 1st prize – Poster presentation – “Long term serological follow up of syphilis”

  • Dr. Arunkumar - 2nd year MD-DVL- Special scholarship award – “Internet and its impact on STI – A Prospective analytical study”

  • Dr.Aveni Koza- 2nd year MD-DVL- third prize in special award paper category—“Infection or allergy?- The multifaceted nature of genital dermatoses”

 

CONFERENCE/CMEs - CONDUCTED

YEAR: 2018

 

DATE

EVENT

23/01/2018

SPARSH LEPROSY AWARENESS PROGRAM - DISTRICT CO-ORDINATION MEETING AND HEALTH CAMP

27/01/2018

WORLD ANTI-LEPROSY DAY OBSERVATION AND CME ON "LEPROSY IN CHILDREN- IS IT DIFFERENT?"

22/03/2018

CME ON "APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT IN URTICARIA"

10/06/2018

SYMPOSIUM ON PSORIASIS

25/06/2018

WORLD VITILIGO DAY OBSERVATION - AWARENESS PROGRAMME FOLLOWED BY CME ON "PHOTOTHERAPY"

27/07/2018

CME ON "CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND IT'S LEGAL ASPECTS" AND Dr. CHACKO ENDOWMENT LECTURE ON "Natural Resistance to HIV Infection" IN COLLABARATION WITH DEPT. OF MICROBIOLOGY

31/10/2018

WORLD PSORIASIS DAY OBSERVATION AND CME ON "BIOLOGICALS - A BOON IN SEVERE PSORIASIS"

05/12/2018

WORLD AIDS DAY AWARENESS PROGRAMME FOLLOWED BY CME ON "INTERPRETATION OF BLOOD TESTS IN HIV"

 

YEAR: 2019  

28/01/2019

WORLD ANTI-LEPROSY DAY - AWARENESS PROGRAMME FOLLOWED BY CME ON

1. "NEWER CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING AND MANAGEMENT OF LEG ULCERS IN LEPROSY"

2. "REHABILITAION SURGERIIES IN LEPROSY"

30/01/2019

SKIN HEALTH CAMP AND SPARSH PLEDGE ON "ENDING DISCRIMINARION, STIGMA AND PREJUIDICE"

16/05/2019

CME ON "SKIN IN DIABETES" IN COLLABARATION WITH DEPT. OF DIABETOLOGY

25/06/2019

WORLD VITILIGO DAY OBSERVATION AND AWARENESS PROGRAMME

06/11/2019

WORLD PSORIASIS DAY OBSERVATION AND CME ON TREATMENT MODALITIES IN PSORIASIS

 

YEAR: 2020 

 

28/01/2020

WORLD ANTI-LEPROSY DAY - AWARENESS PROGRAMME FOLLOWED BY CME ON “LABORATORY INVESTIGATIONS IN HANSEN’S DISEASE”

25/06/2020

WORLD VITILIGO DAY OBSERVATION AND AWARENESS PROGRAMME IN OPD

29/10/2020

WORLD PSORIASIS DAY OBSERVATION AND AWARENESS PROGRAMME

30/10/2020

WORLD PSORIASIS DAY OBSERVATION – CME – “MANAGING PSORIASIS AS A SYSTEMIC DISEASE – THE EVIDENCE”

 

COVID RELATED ACTIVITES

  1. All the faculties and Post-graduate students of our Department have been actively involved in rotational duties in COVID OPD, In-Patient Care and Resident Medical Officer duties.

  2. Our Professors / Associate Professors have also taken part in the efficient functioning of various committees involved in COVID-related activities.

Ongoing Research :

  1. TITLE:  Cutaneous manifestations associated with COVID-19 infection in a COVID designated hospital in North Chennai – Descriptive Cross-sectional study.

  2. Principal Investigator – Dr. Parimalam Kumar, Professor & HOD, Dept. of DVL

  3. Co-Investigators – Dr. Guru, Dr. Pravin, Dr. Balakumaran, Dr. Jagan, Dr. Madhan , Post-graduate students, Dept. of DVL.

 

RECENT ACTIVITIES :

  1. August 2020 – Prof. Dr. Parimalam Kumar, Head of the department – on behalf of the department of DVL – received  the State Government Award for the best service in National Leprosy Elimination  Programme from the District Collector of Chennai on Independence Day

  2. September 2020 - The Practical Examination of National Board of Examinations in the specialty of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy was conducted by our department.

  3. Prof  & HOD - Dr. Parimalam Kumar - Examiner -Coordinator for the Exam