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MAINHIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT.
1. Contact Dermatitis Clinic wherepatch testing is done for diagnosing patients with allergic contact dermatitis.
2. Facility of autologousnoncultured epidermal cell suspension was started in 2012 for vitiligo patientswhich is being done in very few centres across the country.
3. Modernized Seminar Room andDepartmental Library made for the department with upgradation of the theatrealso.
4. Rigorous academic schedule forthe postgraduate students which is at par with any premier institute of thecountry where a seminar, journal club, case conference, case presentations andgrand round are conducted every week.
5. A histopathology session incollaboration with the Department of Pathology was also introduced in the year2012 for the postgraduate students which benefits the postgraduate
6. The Department now has a fullfledged Dermatosurgery Theatre where Vitiligo surgeries, HairTransplantation,Nail Surgeries, Laser surgeries,Cryosurgeries, Electrocauterization & Radiofrequencysurgeries, Chemicalpeeling to name a few are doneroutinely.
6.Leprosyand STD patients are also being diagnosed,investigated and treated and WHO MDTand NACO kits are being distributed to these patients respectively.
7.Inaddition to this for undergraduate students,theory as well as clinical classesare taken on a regular basis.
History and Information
POSTGRADUATE DEPARTMENT OFDERMATOLOGY, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTEDDISEASES AND LEPROSY GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGESRINAGAR
History Thedepartment of Dermatology,Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Leprosy, GovernmentMedical College Srinagar was established as a separate department in 1972 andwas headed by Prof. G.H.Hajini who remained at the helm of affairs for almost25 years.He was succeeded by Prof Qazi Masood Ahmad in 1997 who headed thedepartment for approx.12 years and then went on to become the Principal/Dean ofGovernment Medical College Srinagar.The Department is presently headed by Prof.Iffat Hassan Shah who took over the reins from Prof. Qazi Masood Ahmad in 2011.InJuly 1987, approval was granted for starting the postgraduate and diplomacourse in Dermatology,Venereology and Leprology by the Medical Council of Indiawhich was further recognized by it in 2010.
Awards and Prizes Won by this Department
Dermatology Awards and Achievements
1.Prof. Iffat Hassan (HOD Dermatology) was awarded the Howard I Maibach Travel Award at the annual meeting of the American Contact Dermatitis Society at Denver Colorado, USA in March 2014 for her Research presentation in the award Session . She was single recipient of this award for the year 2014
2.Awards in Codficon 2014 -- GMC Srinagar‘s Dermatology Department bagged the second and third prize in the award paper session for the research papers presented by Dr Saniya Akhtar and Dr Sumaya Zeerak on Contact Dermatitis in Cottage Industry workers and Occupational Dermatoses in Veterinarians and Veterinary workers in Kashmir valley whereas the first prize went to Dr B Rahul Kumar from JIPMER Pondicherry for his research paper on Chronic paronychia-A hand dermatitis.
In the poster session, first prize went to Dr Shraddha from PGI-Chandigarh, second prize to Dr Parvaiz Anwar from GMC Jammu and third prize to Dr Prafull from GMC Kota Rajasthan.The award and poster sessions were judged by reputed academicians like Prof. Ashok Bajaj,Prof,M.Ramam,Prof.Devinder Thappa,Prof. Vikram Mahajan and Dr Dipankar De. In the quiz session which was a tight contest between eight teams from all over the country,Dr Saniya and Dr Sumaya from GMC Srinagar’s Dermatology Deptt. Bagged the second prize whereas the first prize went to PGI Chandigarh and the third prize to IGMC Shimla.
2.Literary award for the year 2013 awarded to Dr Iffat Hassan (HOD Dermatology) for her outstanding contribution in the field of dermatology & authoring a book entitled “ Clinical Synopsis & colour Atlas of Skin Tumors” published by Jaypee Brothers Medical publishers Pvt.Ltd.
3.Woman of the Year in the field of Medical Sciences for the year 2012 awarded by BIG 92.7 FM at University of Kashmir to Dr(Prof) Iffat Hassan,HOD Dermatology.
4. BEST PAPER AWARD in Pediatric Dermatology by Indian Journal of Dermatology and Indian Society for Pediatric Dermatology for the year 2013 to Dr Imran Majid,Associate Professor Dermatology.
5.Silver medal and certificate of appreciation for contribution to the field of Dermatosurgery awarded by Association of Cutaneous Surgeons (India) to Dr Imran Majid, Associate Professor Dermatologyin 2013.
6.Scholarship awarded by European Association of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) to attend their annual conference at Istanbul, Turkey to Dr Imran Majid, Associate Professor Dermatology in 2013.
7.Dr Yasmeen Jabeen,Lecturerelected asfellow of the American college of physicians (FACP) on 1stJanuary 2014.
8.Dr Nuzhat-Un –Nisa,Registrar was awardedProf. F .Handa prize for her research paper in Dermacon 2013(Annual Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists,Venereologists and Leprologists) held at Ahmedabad.
9..Dr Ummer Yaseen,Registrar was awarded ACSI fellowship inDermatosurgery at Venkat Charmalaya Bangalore in January 2013.
10.Dr Shazia Jeelani,ex postgraduate WON THE FIRST PRIZE in Onychocon 2013(Annual conference of the Nail Society of India) held at New Delhi in November 2013 for her research work done in the department.
11.Dr Samia Aleem,ex postgraduate and presently working as an assistant surgeon WON THE FIRST PRIZE in SAM 2014(Skin Allergy Meet) held at Mumbai in January 2014 for her research work done in the department.
11.Dr Atiya Yaseen ,postgraduate WON THE FIRST PRIZE in thePost Graduate Research Presentation 2013, Government Medical College, Srinagar, 19th& 20th November 2013
12.Dr Safia Bashir ,postgraduate WON THE THIRD PRIZE in thePost Graduate Research Presentation 2013, Government Medical College, Srinagar, 19th& 20th November 2013
13.Dr Atiya Yaseen(Postgraduate):QUIZPARTICIPATION:Onychoquest (Nail Quiz) at Onychocon 2013 atPGIMER, Dr RML Hospital, 9th November, 2013WON FIRST PRIZE
14.Dr Atiya Yaseen (Postgraduate):Poster presentation at Cuticon 2013(39th Regional Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists held at Banur Chandigarh (Sep 2013).WON 3rd PRIZE.
15.DrGousia Sheikh(Registrar) WON THE FIRST PRIZE in thePost Graduate Research Presentation 2012, Government Medical College, Srinagar in 2012.
16.Dr Mir Layeeq (Postgraduate diploma student):QUIZPARTICIPATION:Onychoquest (Nail Quiz) at Onychocon 2013 atPGIMER, Dr RML Hospital, 9th November, 2013WON FIRST PRIZE