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Prof (Dr) DM Thappa

Associate Professor and Head,
Dermatology and STD Department, JIPMER,

  • MBBS (University of Jammu)
  • MD (PGIMER, Chandigarh)
  • DHA (Institute of Health Care Administration, Madras)
    Membership of professional organizations
  • Life member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists
  • Indian Association for the Study of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Indian Association of Leprologists
  • Indian Society of Pediatric Dermatology
  • National Teacher Training Course, JIPMER, Pondicherry
  • JIPMER Scientific Society, Pondicherry
  • New York Academy of Sciences Profesional experience
  • Senior Resident in Skin and VD Department, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi (1989-1992)
  • Dermatologist, Central Government Health Scheme, Jaipur (1992-1994)
  • Assistant Professor, Skin and STD department (1994-1996)
  • Associate Professor and Head, Skin and STD department, JIPMER, Pondicherry (1996 - present) Teaching Experience
  • Undergraduates - 10 years
  • Postgraduates - 10 years
    Professional Achievements
  • Delivered Sardarilal Memorial Oration 1998, under the banner of IADVL, Pondicherry Branch
  • Declared International Man of the Millennium by International Biographic Centre, London, 1999
  • Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century Award given by International Biographic Centre, London, March 2000
  • Biography published in Marquis WHO’S WHO in the World, Marquis WHO’S WHO in Medicine and Health Care, Marquis WHO’S WHO in Science and Engineering, USA, 1999-2000, for academic achievements.
    Professional Courses attended
  • National Teacher Training Course
  • WHO fellowship on STD/AIDS to Seattle, USA, 1999
    Contribution to Medical Education
  • Editor of “Textbook of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology”, B.I.Churchill Livingstone, New Delhi, 2000 (for beginners in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, 1st year postgraduates, M.B.B.S.students, and general practitioners)
  • Examiner for M.D., D.D., and D.S.T.D. of TN Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai (Madras); Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore; Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal; KUVEMPU University, Shimoga, Karnataka; Pondicherry University, Mahtama Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  • Referee for various journals such as Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, and Indian Pediatrics
  • Member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
  • Research Guide for M.D. (Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology since 1995).
  • Presented 13 papers in National and International conferences
  • Published over 140 papers in National and International journals
  • Author of 3 chapters in a book on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Research work quoted in Rook / Wilkinson / Ebling Textbook of Dermatology, and Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin - Clinical Dermatology

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