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अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान, नई दिल्ली
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi



Office Staff

Meenu Kohili, Personal Secretary

Sanjay Singh, Junior Administrative Officer

Alexy Babu, Personal Assistant

Jai Prakash Meena, Junior Administrative Assistant

Shashi Bala, Office Attendant

Urmila Devi, Office Attendant

Geeta Devi, Office Attendant


Technical Staff

Sushil Kumar Pandey, Technical Officer

Talat Saheen, Medical Lab Technologist

Prayaag Dutt, Medical Lab Technologist

Anubhav Singh, Medical Lab Technologist

Anshu Rawat, Medical Lab Technologist

Mandeep Kaur, Medical Lab Technologist

Maya Bahrti, Medical Lab Technologist

Rajinder Singh Mehta, Junior Medical Lab Technologist



The department was set up by the late Prof K C Kandhari (HoD,1960-1970) and subsequently headed by late Prof L K Bhutani (1974-1996), Prof J S Pasricha (1996-1998), Prof R K Pandhi (1998-2001) and Prof Vinod K Sharma (2001-2020). Prof Neena Khanna is heading the department since November, 2020.  

Currently the department has 11 faculty members, 25 post-graduate students, 10 senior residents and 3 Ph D scholars.  

The department is widely recognised for the quality and innovativeness of its teaching programme for both undergraduate and postgraduates and its contributions to patient care and research. The latter include advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pemphigus, vitiligo (using both medical and surgical techniques and phototherapy), air-borne contact dermatitis, mycetoma, drug reactions, epidermolysis bullosa, ichthyosis-associated rickets and dermatopathology, among others. Faculty members have authored several popular undergraduate and postgraduate textbooks that are used in centres around the world.  

Members of the faculty have served in leadership positions in national and international professional organisations, provided consultations to governmental and non-governmental agencies, organised workshops and conferences, served on the faculty of meetings worldwide and as visiting professors at universities in other countries.



The Department provides training to MBBS, MD and PhD students. These students are chosen through a centralised selection test conducted by AIIMS. 

Additionally, short term observerships are offered to both national and international trainees in various aspects of the specialty (see for requirements and application details).



Outpatient services  

The Skin OPD is located on the third floor of the new Rajkumari Amrit Kaur OPD and caters to outdoor patients from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM.

An appointment is required to visit the department.

Our department treats adults and children with diseases of the skin, hair and nail, and sexually transmitted infections. We provide medical, surgical, phototherapy, laser and aesthetic services, as appropriate.

The department also runs specialty clinics in the afternoon for leprosy, photodermatoses, dermato-surgery and aesthetics, pediatric dermatology, vitiligo and other pigmentary diseases, psoriasis and allergic diseases of the skin including urticaria, contact dermatitis and drug allergies. Patients are referred to the afternoon clinics after initial evaluation in the morning OPDs.


 Day Care and Inpatient services  

Patients requiring day care and admission to the hospital are admitted to the 30-bed D-I Ward located on the first floor of the Ward Block in the main Hospital. Patients are admitted after evaluation in the OPD or emergency department.



  1. Undergraduate  Training for MBBS students and Interns
  2. Postgraduate teaching for MD students
  3. Foreign Graduates Training in Tropical Dermatology and Venereology
  4. Fellowship in Contact Dermatitis, Pulse Therapy, Dermatosurgery,  LASERS, STI and Bullous Dermatosis, General Dermatology. 
  5. PhD in dermatology

To gain more information regarding eligibility and procedure for applying for above fellowships and training kindly contact Room No 4070, Teaching Block, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi (Phone-91-11-26583217/8500) or write a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi

Important achievements

New inventive technologies introduced in our Institute

(i)Innovative management of skin diseases

Pemphigus:   Dexamethasone cyclophosamide pulse therapy
                       Oral betamethasone pulse therapy

Collagen vascular diseases: Dexamethasone pulse therapy

Azathioprine in treatment of airborne contact dermatitis, lichen planus,

Atopic dermatitis

Alopecia areata:   Treatment with diphencyprone

                                300 mg oral prednisolone bolus

Mycetoma:   2 step treatment for mycetoma


Indian standard series for patch testing

New Investigative methods introduced

Touch, pain & thermal sensation testing and grading devices, nasal filter


Cryostimulation test

Complete diet elimination for food allergy

A four week therapeutic test for cutaneous TB

Titre of contact hypersensitivity

Provocation test for severe drug reactions

Aluminium Patch Test Chambers

Important events organized

Department has organized large number of  training workshops in Contact Dermatitis, urticaria, Pemphigus and pulse therapy, psoriasis and vitiligo, dermatosurgery and international conferences like

1.XI International Congress of Dermatology 2013  with Dr VK Sharma as Congress President,

2. World Congress of IUSTI 2011 with Dr VK Sharma and Dr Somesh Gupta as Vice Chiars,

3. International Conress of Dermatology 1994 with Late Prof LK Bhutani as Congress President

Other Facilities

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi



The department caters to the needs of outdoor patients daily

(Monday to Friday) from 9:00 AM.

The following facilities are available for patients

Treatment of all kind of skin diseases

Treatment of diseases of hair and nail

Treatment of Sexually transmitted diseases

Treatment of leprosy

Treatment of Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Eczemas

Surgical Treatment of various Skin problems

LASER treatment


Provides service to patients who are

Systemically unstable because of skin disease

Need detailed evaluation of their disease 

Treatment has to be given under supervision

Our indoor patient department also has facility for day care treatment for some of the indications.


  1. Phototherapy – NB UVB, PUVA
  2. DIODE laser
  3. Nd YAG Laser
  4. Pulse Dye Laser laser
  5. Ultrapulse CO2 laser
  6. Woodslamp examination
  7. Dermoscopy
  8. Radiofrequency treatment
  9. Patch testing facility
  10. Vitiligo Surgery
  11. PRP therapy

Contact Us

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029

Board Number : +91-11-26588500 / 26588700

Fax : +91-11-26588663 / 26588641

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