Hospital 0481 2592001  
Casualty 2592475

DEPARTMENT OF Dermatology and Venereology

Dept. Head :Dr Ajithkumar K
OP Days & Time:All days (except Sunday)
Paediatric Dermatology Clinic:All Wednesdays
Multidisciplinary aesthetic referral clinic (MARC):Third Wednesday ( Referred cases only)
Dermatosurgery and cosmetology clinic – All days except Sunday:All days except Sunday
Ward No:5

About us

Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College ,Kottayam started functioning as an independent department  in 1972 with Dr. M.I.Joy as the first Head of Department.It is one of the pioneer Dermatology departments of Kerala and it was lead by several doyens of Dermatology in the years ahead.

  • Department imparts competency based medical education to undergraduate MBBS students and post graduates(intake of 5 residents per year). Department provide comprehensive training in Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy, Dermatosurgery & Cosmetology.
  • Department also facilitate and promote research activities among post graduates and undergraduates.
  • It also ensure high quality evidence based care to patients suffering from various skin diseases .

Vision Statement:
To be a leading center of excellence in Dermatology and Venerology, dedicated to delivering exceptional healthcare, advancing medical education, and conducting innovative research for the benefit of our patients, community, and the nation.

Mission Statement:
The Department of Dermatology and Venerology at Government Medical College Kottayam is committed to:

Providing comprehensive and compassionate care to patients with utmost professionalism and respect for their individual needs.

Delivering high-quality, evidence-based medical education and training to medical students, residents, and fellows, fostering their development into competent and compassionate Dermatologists and Venerologists.

Conducting cutting-edge research in the field of Dermatology and Venerology.

Collaborating with other departments, healthcare institutions, and organizations to develop interdisciplinary approaches for the comprehensive management of Dermatological and Venerological disorders, ensuring optimal patient care.

Enhancing the knowledge and skills of our healthcare professionals through continuous professional development programs, workshops, and conferences, to keep abreast of the latest advancements in Dermatology and Venerology.
Maintaining a patient-centered approach, respecting diversity, promoting ethical practices, and ensuring a safe and supportive environment for both patients and healthcare providers.
Contributing to public health initiatives by actively participating in research, policy development, and advocacy to address emergingchallenges in the field of Dermatology and Venerology in the region and beyond.


  • Out patient wing- All days (except Sunday)
  • Dermatosurgery and cosmetology theatre
  • Multidisciplinary aesthetic referral clinic (MARC) in collaboration with plastic surgery department
  • Paediatric dermatology clinic
  • Transgender clinic in collaboration with plastic surgery, endocrinology and psychiatry department
  • Phototherapy
  • Treatment and counselling services for sexually transmitted infections(STIs) and leprosy
  • Research lab
  • Inpatient wing – Ward 5 , 60 beds


  • Skin biopsy
  • Electrosurgery, Radiofrequency
  • Chemical Peels
  • Excision of benign tumours, mole
  • Vitiligo surgeries
  • Acne surgeries
  • Nail surgeries
  • Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP)
  • Iontophoresis
  • Intralesional therapies
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dermoscopy
  • LASER – hair reduction, scar resurfacing, pigmentation therapy
  • Botulinum toxin injection (Botox)
  • Phototherapy
  • Excimer

Teaching Staff

1Dr Ajithkumar KProfessor & HOD
2Dr M I CelineProfessor and unit chief
3Dr Meriya ZachariaAssociate professor
4Dr Mary VineethaProfessor (CAP)
5Dr Aswini RAssistant Professor
6Dr Amitha Mary JacobDr Amitha Mary Jacob
7Dr Geethanjali SAssistant Professor
8Dr Femina AzeezSenior resident
9Dr Kiran ShajSenior resident

Non-Teaching Staff

1Mrs. Beena KLab Technician
2Mr. Ranjith Raj KLab Technician
3Mrs. Kumari Preetha J CAssistant Leprosy Officer
4Mr. Pramodkumar RSocial Worker
5Mr. Aneeshkumar VNSTI Counsellor


Dr Neelima MohanThird place Award paper Cuticon Annual state conference 2022
Dr Sandra TDFirst place Case report – Cuticon Annual state conference 2022
Dr Geethanjali SBest poster First place Cuticon Annual state conference 2022
Dr Sandra TDBest Poster First place Cuticon Annual state conference 2022
Dr Amitta Rachel santhoshsecond place e poster , Midcuticon , Wayanad 2023
Dr Jayalekshmi SThird place e poster , Midcuticon , Wayanad ,2023
Dr Minu sunil, Dr Deepa John , Dr Farsana MFirst place Essay writing competition

Ongoing Research

  • Dr Amitta Rachel Santhosh
    • .Clinoco –epidemiological factors and mycological pattern associated with chronicity of glabrous tinea
  • Dr Amoolya MT
    • Change in pattern of bacterial flora in patients admitted with eroded skin
  • Dr Farsana M
    • Clinico – epidemiological study of abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Dr Sandra TD
    • Prevalence and pattern of sexually transmitted diseases in newly registered HIV positive patients
  • Dr Anusha P
    • Cutaneous manifestations in small vessel vasculitis and its correlation with systemic involvement
  • Dr Jayalekshmi S
    • Clinical profile of patients with childhood psoriasis
  • Dr Mary Vineetha
    • Value of dermoscopy in diagnosing cutaneous malignancies
  • Dr Reshma C
    • Leprosy related morbidities in patients release from treatment
  • Dr afsana Faby Khan
    • Remission of pemphigus in a tertiary care centre in Kerala
  • Dr Soumya Limson
    • Association of atopic dermatitiswith domains of mental health in school aged children
  • Dr Divya Thomas
    • Utility of dermoscopy in distinguishing tinea corporis from nummular eczema, pityrisis rosea and plaque psoriasis
  • Dr Anjusha N
    • Ocular manifestations of atopic dermatitis in children

Government Medical College

Kerala Pin-686008
Copy Right © 2007 Govt. Medical College Kottayam
Last Updated on 12-06-2023
Developed by Browsetechnologies