The department was established in 1995 in old building in Sir Takhtsinhji hospital campus, before that the department was part of district civil hospital and OPD was run once a week by a private practitioner. After medical college established, all faculty positions were filled and daily OPD & separate ward for department was established with shifting of OPDs in new seven storey OPD. We have daily OPD cases to about 245-265 cases.Currently we have intake of 4 MD and 1 Diploma candidates per year. We have dedicated speciality clinic for various common skin disorders including Leprosy and STD clinic.




Infrastructure: Skin opd and skin ward


> OPD: 3 Cubicals for each teacher
> Demonstration room: 1
> STD clinic
> Procedure room : 2 
> Department library and seminar room
> Offices for faculties
> Clinical teaching room


Department is having facility for diagnosis, investigations and treatment of dermatological conditions, sexually transmitted diseases and Leprosy.

Special diagnostic investigative facility in department other than routine :

Dermoscope- Dermlite DL 4, Dermlite DL 3, Dinolite usb dermoscope, Heine dermoscope


Patch test



Dark ground microscopy

Staining for KOH, Giemsa, Gram, AFB stain


Hair analysis system with trichoscan software attachable to digital camera and contact mode dermoscopes

Wood's lamp

Dermatosurgery and aesthetic surgery :

Acne surgeries :

    • Comedone extracton
    • Microdermabrasion
    • Chemical peeling 
    • Punch grafting - punch elevation 
    • Cryotherapy
    • Subcision 
    • Dermal grafting
    • Microneedling - (platelet rich plasma + dermaroller) 

Vitiligo :

    • Phototherapy
    • Punch grafting -
    • Dermabrasion - micromotor and manual 
    • Suction blister grafting 

Cauterisation :


Presentations :


Organising cuticon 2007    

The State conference of Dermatology-Cuticon was organised in December 2007 in Bhavnagar


  • Dr Deepal Zala   NBUVB Phototherapy in treatment of vitiligo an emerging and safe therapy DERMAZONE Dec 2009
  • Dr Devanshi Shah - Status of NLEP and west zone trend of leprosy in Bhavnagar district in last 6 years - DERMAZONE     Dec 2009


  • Dr Vishalakshi Pandit - Clinico- mycological study of Dermatophytosis   CUTICON 2010 Dec 2010
  • Dr Sunita Nayak  - Study of genodermatosis with intresting presentation   CUTICON 2010 Dec 2010
  • Dr Chandansingh Tanwar  - A case of Dermatomyositis treated with Methylprednisolone and Methotrexate  CUTICON 2010   Dec 2010
  • Dr Natwar Patel   -A rare case of cystadenoma papilliferum   CUTICON 2010   Dec 2010
  • Dr Mugdha Jhamwar A case of Bowens disease with ?Arsenic keratosis CUTICON 2010 Dec 2010


  • Best counselling for STI - Stood first in allover Gujarat for Best counselling for STI on 1 december 2011
  • Dr Sunita Nayak - Mal de Meleda A r


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  • Clinical, dermoscopic and mycological association in onychomycosis in a tertiary care hospital. Dr. Daksha Vasava
  • Dermoscopy of congenital dermatoses in pediatric age group- An observational study. Dr. Prachi Gajjar
  • Dermoscopy of general dermatological conditions in Indian population – A descriptive study. Dr. Sunita Nayak
  • Dermoscopy of cutaneous vascular lesions: An observational study. Dr. Neha Agrawal
  • Dermoscopic study of different types of seborrheic keratosis by using polarized and non polarizedmode.Dr. Bhavesh Sonagara
  • Study of Dermoscopic findings in various types of Leprosy & its clinico-histopathological Association:An observational Cross-sectional study. Dr. Rashmi Agharia
  • Nailfold capillaroscopy to assess microcirculation in patients of diabetes Mellitus- An observational study. Dr. Arjun Prakashey
  • Trichoscopic finding of different scalp areas in healthy human being- An observational Cross sectional Study-Dr. Dilip Singh
  • To study the dermoscopic finding of Vitiligo to assess the disease activity . A Cross Sectional Observational Study. Dr. Manal Dave


  • Dermoscopic study of Granulomatous disorders. Dr. Hit


Degree : M.D.(Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy)

University Examination consists mainly of three parts :

  1. Theory Examination
  2. Practical Examination
  3. Thesis Assessment

Theory Examination will consist of 4 papers at the end of 6 academic terms. An academic term shall mean six months training period. The Chairman will take suggestions from remaining other examiners (internal & external) and draw a balanced paper. There will be four papers of three hours each with 100 marks in each paper-a total of 400 marks.

The paper will be drawn as follows :

PAPER - I Basic science as applied to Dermatology, STDs and Leprosy  
PAPER - II Dermatology  
PAPER - III STD and Leprosy  
PAPER - IV Recent Advances in field of Dermatology , Applied Sciences pertaining to skin/VD and internal medicine and skin  



Practical examination shall consist of (a) Clinical (b) Oral examination & (c) Patholog


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Department Publication

Publication Year 2019 to 2023

    Dr. Hita Mehta (Professor & Head Of The Department)

    In year 1998

    1. Shah H,  CutaneousCutaneous Manifestations in HIV Seropositive cases in rural hospital of Gujarat, Indian Journal of Sexual Transmitted Disease, Vol 19, Pg 95-97, 1998

    In year 2003

    1. H Shah, A Mehta, K shah, A Trivedi, Scabies with Bullous Pemphigoid like Eruptions, Indian Journal Of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Vol 69 issue-7,2003, Pg 9-10

    In year 2008

    1. H Shah,  A MehtaB Astik, Clinical and Sociodemographic study of Vitiligo, Indian Journal Of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy. Vol 74 Issue 6 2008 Nov-Dec Pg– 701

    In year 2010

    1. H Shah, Dermoscope  A scope with a difference, Quaterderm, 2010. Issue 76

    In year 2011

    1. M Barvelia, J Sanmukani, T Pate, N paliwal,H shah, C Tripathi. Drug induced Steven Johnson syndrome, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, SJS-TEN overlap, A multicentric retrospective study. Post Graduate Journal Of Medicine. Vol 57 Issue  2011 Apr-Jun 115-19
    2. H Shah, Frenny. Bloom Syndrome – A rare occurrence in 2 siblings. International Journal Of  Dermatology. 2011 Doi - 10.111/j.1365-4632.2011.05385.x

    In year 2013

    1. P. H. Gandhi, C. B. Desai, H. H. Mehta, H. B. Mehta, V. V. Nikam, B. N. Astik, C. J. Shah. A Sensory Nerve Conduction Study of Sural Nerve Among Leprosy Patients. International Journal Of Basic And Applied Physiology Vol 2 Issue 1 2013 Pg -136-141
    2. MugdhaJamwar,Hita. H Mehta. Techniques for Ear Lobe Repair. The Aestheticians Journal. 2013. Oct – Nov

    In year 2014

    1. Maheshwari G, Mehta H, Jamwar M. Anogenital vitiligo with Crohn’s disease. Indian Journal Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Vol 35, Issue 1, 2014, Pg- 53-55
    2. Dr. Vivek V Nikam, Dr.Hita H Mehta. A Nonrandomized Study of Trichoscopy Patterns Using Nonpolarized (Contact) and Polarized (Noncontact) Dermatoscopy in Hair and Shaft Disorders. International Journal Of Trichology. Vol 6 Issue 2, 2014, Apr-June , Pg 54-56


    In year 2016


    1. G.R Maheshwari, H.H Mehta, V. Nikam, Clinico-histopathological correlation for diagnosis of lichenoid interface dermatoses, Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic surgery. Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic surgery. Vol 20,2016 ,Feb ,Pg 115-124


    1. H.T Bhachech,C.S Jaiswal, H.H Mehta, A study of Patch testing in subjects with hand eczema of different occupational groups,IJCMPH,vol 3,Issue 9,sep-2016,pg 1-5

    In year 2017

    1. Jethwa M, Mehta H., A study of mucocutaneous manifestations in autoimmune connective tissue disorders at tertiary care centre. J. Evid. Based Med. Healthc. 2017; 4(44), 2701-2705. DOI: 10.18410/jebmh/2017/537
    2. Maitri S, Hita M. Study of Effectiveness of Pulse Therapy in various autoimmune dermatoses. Natl J Integr Res Med 2017; 8(3):81-88
    3. Nayak SS, Mehta HH, Gajjar PC, Nimbark VN. Dermoscopy of general dermatological conditions in Indian population: A descriptive study. Clin Dermatol Rev 2017;1:41-51.
    4. Gajjar K, Hirapara H, Jaiswal CS, Barvaliya M, Shah H, Tripathi CB. A case report of Antitubercular Drugs induced Exanthematous Reaction complicated by Acute onset Levofloxacin induced Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis(TEN). Curr Drug Saf. 2016 Apr 26.
    5. Patel K, Gajjar PC, Mehta HH, Mehta H, Solanki J. Study of moisture content on various skin sites in different seasons in Indian population. Int J Clin Exp Physiol 2017;4:190-4


    In year 2018


    1. Gajjar PC, Mehta HH, et al. An atypical clinical presentation of lichen planus pigmentosus with typical dermoscopic pattern. Australas J Dermatol. 2018 Mar 25. doi: 10.1111/ajd.12797. 
    2. Mehta HH, Nikam VV, Jaiswal CR, Mehta HB. A cross-sectional study of variations in the biophysical parameters of skin among healthy volunteers. Indian J Dermatol VenereolLeprol2018;84:521
    3. Vasava D, Mehta H. Dermoscopic features of cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy: A report of rare disorder. Indian Dermatol Online J 2018;
    4. Jaiswal C, Mehta HH, et al. Effectiveness of topical Calcipotriol ointment with or without ultraviolet B therapy in patient of alopecia aereata. Journal of Egyptian women’s Dermatologic Society. 2018
    5. Raiyani NM, Gajjar PC, Mehta HH, et al. Comparison of Trichoscan findings of Diffuse hair loss in females versus controls. Indian journal of clinical Dermatology. 2018
    6. Gajjar PC, Mehta HH, SonagaraBM,et al. A case of lepromatous leprosy presenting with punched out infiltrated plaques, a diagnostic enigma. Leprosy review.2018
    7. Gajjar PC, Mehta HH, Barvaliya M, Lakhotia R. Topical sirolimus in facial angiofibroma. Indian J Drugs Dermatol 2018;4:76-8.


    YEAR 2019


    1. Gajjar PC, Mehta HH, BarvaliyaManish ,Sonagara Bhavesh Comparative study between mesotherapy with hair solution                    (intralesional injection) and topical 5% minoxidil by dermoscopic evaluation for androgenic alopecia in male- a randomized controlled trial.International journal of Trichology.
    2. GajjarPC,Mehta HH, Gosai Mehul .Dermoscopyof congenital dermatoses in pediatric age group- an observational study . Indian journal of pediatric dermatology 2019 .
    3. Chaudhary Anamika, Mehta HH, Agrawal Neha. Comparative study of effectiveness of autologous serum and histaglobin in Autologus serum skin test positive and negative cases of urticaria. Indian j of allergy asthma and immunology.
    4.  Shreya P Somani ,Hita H Mehta , Milan D Jhawar, Bhavesh N astik ,Rahul Lakhotia. A vasculonecrotic type ii reaction mimicking Lucio phenomenon. J Microbiol infect dis 2019.
    1. Sonagara B, Mehta H, Gajjar P. Dermoscopy of localized cutaneous nodular amyloidosis resembling granulomatous disorders. Indian J Dermatopathol Diagn Dermatol 2019;6:104-6.


    1. Dr Bhavesh Songara, Dr. Bhavesh Astik,Dr Hita Mehta Dermoscopic study of androgenic alopecia in men, International journal of scientific research : Volume-9 , Issue-4, April-2020.


    1. Dr Priya Rajoriya,Dr Hita Mehta, Dr Hariom Sharma.Early-onset of androgenetic alopecia and it’s association with metabolic syndrome in young men, International Journal of Scientific Research: Volume-9 , Issue-6, June-2020.


    Year 2020


    1. JakharD,  Bhat YJ, Chatterjee M, Keshavmurthy V, Ankad BS, Jha AK, Jayasree P, Save S, Mukherjee SS, Mehta H, Udare S, Beergouder S. Dermoscopy practice during COVID-19 pandemic: Recommendations by SIG Dermoscopy (IADVL academy). Indian Dermatol Online J2020:11:343-4


    1. Priya Rajoriya, Hita Mehta, Hariom Sharma. Early-onset of androgenetic alopecia and its association with metabolic syndrome in young men. International journal of scientific research: volume-9 | issue-6 | june- 2020


    1. Bhavesh Sonagra, Bhavesh Astik, Hita Mehta. Dermoscopic Study of Androgenic Alopecia inMen. International Journal of ScientiicResearch : Volume 9| Issue-4| April -2020


    Year 2021


    1. RuchirBhatt,BhaveshAstik,HitaMehta.Assessing Nail Severity in patients of onychomycosis and psoriasis:A Pilot Study.International journal of scientific research:volume-10|issue-01|January-2021


    1. Daksha Vasava, Hita Mehta, Twinkle Patel, Milan Jhavar, RAhulLakhotia. Clinical ,Dermoscopic and Mycological Association in Onychomycosis in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Clinical Dermatology Review| Volume 5| Issue 1| January-June 2021


    1. Bhavesh Sonagara, Hita Mehta, Bhavesh Astik, Neha Agrawal. Study of Seborrheic Keratosis by Dermoscopy using Polarized and Non Polarized Modes. Indian Journal of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology. Volume 7 | Issue  2 | July- December 2020.

    YEAR 2021

           1. Jhavar M,Mehta H,Somani S,Agarwal N "Comparison of therapeutic efficacy of intralesional platelet rich plasma and topical Trihydroxybenzoic acid in       melasma"  - A randomized controlled study " Original Article Published in Pigment International journal - Oct 2021



Days on which held

Name of the Clinic


Doctor name





Daily opd

9 am to 1 pm

Routine procedures

12 noon to 2 pm

All faculty & residents

Academic session

3 pm to 5 pm



Pigmentary Clinic

9 am to 12 noon

Chemical peeling

12 noon to 2 pm

Dr. Arju