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

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The department was set up in1950s under the Chairmanship of Late Prof K C Kandhari, and subsequently iconic personalities like Late Prof LK Bhutani (1974-1996), Prof JS Pasricha ( 1996-8) and Prof RK Pandhi (1998-2001) headed the department. Prof Vinod K Sharma has been the head of the department since May, 2001.
Prof KC Kandhari and Prof LK Bhutani laid the basic foundation of the department and started Dermatology training module which is still being followed with modifications as per changing requirements. The department has grown up in its size since then and has contributed remarkably to the Dermatology specialty. The department has introduced many new innovative treatment methods like Dexametasone cyclophoshphamide pulse therapy and oral mini pulse and investigative procedures for allergic skin diseases.
Under Prof Vinod K Sharma, the department has been expanded and modernized and has acquired four lasers and expanded dermatosurgery, phototherapy and started research lab for dermatology and restarted PhD in dermatology. Faculty has been trained to specilaise in pediatric dermatology and dermatopathology.
Currently it has 11 faculty members, provides postgraduate training to 17 students, and research and training experience to 8 senior residents. Also, the department has 3 Ph D scholars doing research work in different areas of Dermatology. The department also provides various fellowships and training programs in bullous dermatosis, contact dermatitis, dermatosurgery and lasers, general dermatology and STIs.
Every year around 50,000 patients visit the outpatient department and around 800 patients are admitted in the indoor department and much larger number in day care for pulse therapy. The department provides the state of the art treatment in all domains of Dermatology and is equipped with the most modern equipments.

A brief Introduction of Head Department of Dermatology and Venereology
NAME DR. SHARMA VINOD KUMAR (Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Area of Interest : Vitiligo, Psoriasis, alopecia, contact dermatitis, drug eruptions
Qualifications and Fellowship
MD Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi, May 1982
One year “Leprosy Research Fellowship” 1992-93
Fellow National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS)
Fellow Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) London
International Member American Academy of Dermatology
Member European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Section Editor British Journal of Dermatology
Member Editorial Board “ Dermatitis”
1.Indian Council Medical Research , New Delhi, India National awards for Dermatology and Venereology (1996) and Leprosy (1993)
2. Dr RV Rajam Oration awarded by National Academy of Medical sciences 2005
3. Professor LK Bhutani Memorial award for Teaching Research by IADVL , 2013
1. . Editor in chief “ Sexually transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS” First and Second edition
Jan 2009, p 907, Viva Books, New Delhi
2. Editor in chief “ Handbook of Urticaria “ 2008, First edition, pp87, Massey Art Press , New Delhi
3. IADVL Therapeutic Guidelines: Guidelines for Vitiligo, Stevens Johnson Syndrome-Toxic Epidermal necrolysis and Psoriasis. 2009 . IADVL,New Delhi, pp 1-72.
4. Management of Psoriasis, Massey Art Press,New Delhi 2003,pp1-96.
Publications in peer reviewed journals 261
Citations in textbooks 29
Chapter in books 12
Recent Research Projects
S.No. Title of project Funding Agency Date of Sanction
And duration
1. Genetic Analysis of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in India NIH, USA 2010-2015
2. Elucidating role Fox3 promoter DNA methylation
Level in active non-segmental Generalized vitiligo DBT 2011-2014
3. Programme support for skin
Pigmentation DBT 2008-2013

Positions Held in Dermatology Associations
1. National President Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists 2009
2. Congress President International Congress Dermatology, 2013
3. Vice President, International Society of Dermatology 2013-17

POSTAL ADDRESS: Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology & Venereology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029, India.



  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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