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Department of Dermatology RMU

The department of dermatology is a remarkable as well as a rapidly progressing health-care unit of Rawalpindi Medical University. Although aged only 5 years and starting from scratch, it has grown at a very fast pace, By the grace of Allah Almighty, 4 residents have passed their fellowship exam and became consultants and more to follow in coming years. A state of the art microscope has been installed for weekly dermatopathology conferences .a key feature of our postgraduate training is the international collaboration with dermatology department of Rutgers University in academics and research. This has broadened the horizon of our residents, with many international publications to their credit. There are currently 10 postgraduate fellows pursuing FCPS or MD programs. Regular academic sessions including presentations, journal clubs, long and short cases are conducted under the direct supervision of the consultant on weekly basis. Dr Abdul Quddus Butt and Dr Shawana Sharif have worked meticulously for the development of this department up to the mark. This is the biggest department providing dermatological care to the patients in the twin cities and neighboring vicinities. A total of 200-300 patients are attended per day at the OPD. The bed occupancy rate of the IPD varies from 60-80%. A number of procedures are being done at the department for free of cost and about 20-30 procedures are done each day including skin biopsy, cautery, phototherapy, carbon dioxide laser, chemical peeling, TCA application, PRP, microneedling and intralesional injections. Additionally, the department is emerging as one of the well-known research center of the university and has contributed a number of publications to the current literature and a large number of research projects are on-going.

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DR.SHAWANA SHARIF

Head of the Department

ORIC RMU

Vision
To promote the highest quality of health for patients with skin disease through credit teaching systematic research and the provision of empathetic, state of art medical care.
Mission
- To promote the highest quality of health for patients with skin disease through credit teaching systematic research and the provision of empathetic, state of art medical care.
- To provide best possible patient care.
- To inculcate the values of mutual respect and ethical practice of dermatology

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DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY BENAZIR BHUTTO HOSPITAL

Aims & Objectives

Visiting Faculty

Dr Abdul Quddus Butt

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Babar.K Rao

Professor of Dermatology & dermatopathology

Maj. Gen. Prof. Zafar Iqbal

 Professor Of Dermatology Army

Our Experts

Meet the Team

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Consultant

Dr Shagufta Mubeen

SWMO

Dr Marvee Tahira

(WMO)

Dr Huma Arooj

(PGT)

Dr Kinza Nasir

(PGT)

Dr M Tanveer Hussain

(PGT)

DISEASE RESEARCH PROJECTS UPDATED 15t h – Sep 2022

Following Postgraduate trainees have been allotted the below topics since 2019:

Sr.

Trainee Name

Project Title

1

Dr Muhammad Tanveer Hussain

Comparison of efficacy of intralesional 10% Hypertonic Saline and Meglumine antimoniate

2

Dr Aneeza Saleem

Efficacy of 5% tranexemic Acid vs 3% Hydroquinone cream in melasma

3

Dr Shama Benazir

Comparison of topical tretinoin vs salicylic acid peel in the treatment of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation.

4

Dr maryam Niazi

Comparison of Outcome of Ablative Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser (FCO2) and Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in the Treatment of Atrophic Acne Scars

5

5 Dr Kinza Nasir

Role of cross TCA in Ice-pick scars

6

Dr Huma Arooj

Effectiveness of intradermal transamine in management of melasma.

7

Dr. Aamir Saleem

Clinical Spectrum of Patients Presenting in the Dermatology Outpatient Department at a tertiary care unit in Rawalpindi

8

Dr. Aamir Saleem

Can the long-term antibiotic treatment of acne have prolonged effects on the skin, gut and oral microbiome

9

Dr. Aamir Saleem

Comparison of oral Doxycycline with topical 30% Salicylic Acid in treatment of acne vulgaris.

10

Dr Fariha

Role of topical Timolol in patients with infantile haemangioma

11

Dr Asim Mehmood

Comparison between efficacy of minoxidil 5% topical spray vs. PRP in patients with androgenic alopecia

12

Dr Nazia Akhtar

Role of topical 5% tranexemic acid in melasma

13

Dr Anam

Role of Spironolactone in Acne

14

Dr Amir

Efficacy of continuous vs pulse dosing of terbinafine in toe nail onychomycosis

15

Dr Zaeem

Treatment of Pediatric Alopecia Areata with Anthralin

16

Dr Fatima

Comparison of microneedling and Glycolic acid peel in treatment of acne scar

17

Dr Safina

Correlation of PASI with platlets,rdw,MPV

18

Dr Zainab

Correlation b/w disease severity and quality of life in patients with psoriasis

19

Dr Uzma

Efficacy of intralesional Vit-D3 in warts

20

Dr Sadia

Comparison b/w oral Transamine with topical

21

Dr Rabbiya

Comparison of oral Fluconazole and terbinafine for p. versicolor

22

Dr Nida Tanveer

Efficacy of 85% Lactic Acid in treatment of melanoma

Disease Research projects

The idea of disease Project is based on patient care approach and it’s the holistic review, which will encompass its prevalence, mode of presentation along with other demographic details, epidemiological review, interpretation of data, devise local guidelines based on audit, community awareness, innovation and grants for research.

Fellowship/ University Research Thesis

These are the projects which are required for completion of residency program/CPSP residents will write articles for completion of their college requirement

Research literature-based Academics

It consists of approaching the academic topics and comparing the standard practices with recent advancements

Clinical Audit/Quality Improvement Projects

Quality improvement projects focusing on improved patient care according to our own setup.

Department of Dermatology

PUBLICATIONS

Sr.

Trainee Name

Journal

Year

1

Comparative efficacy of topical clotrimazole versus combination of isoconazole nitrate with diflucortolone valerate in tinea carporis.

Intl. Journal Of pathology

2018

2

Efficacy of microneedling with dermaroller alternating with CROSS peeling with 30% TCA in management of acne induced scarring.

JIMDC

2018

3

Guidelines in Management of Chronic Urticaria.

JRMC

2020

4

Comparison of efficacy of two different doses of famciclovir in treatment and prevention of post herpetic neuralgia

JAMC Abbottabad

2019

5

Quality of Life Instruments in Dermatology: Use of Generic and Dermatology Specific Tools

Cureus Journal of medical sciences

2022

6

Comparison of efficacy of permethrin 5% cream with crotamine 10% cream in patients with scabies

Cureus Journal of medical sciences

2022

7

Comparison of microneedling Vs glycolic acid chemical peel in the treatment of acne scar

Jour. Clinical& Aesthetic dermatology

2022

8

A Randomized Trial of Oral Tranexamic Acid with Flucinolone-Based Triple Cream vs Flucinolone based triple cream alone for the treatment of Melasma

JDD

2022

9

Comparison of Topical Silymarin with Hydroquinone in the Treatment of Melasma

JRMC

2022

10

Role of HRCT for Rapid Triage of Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia

JRMC

2022

11

Platelet count mean platelet volume and red cell distribution width as marker of psoriasis severity.

JDD

2022

12

Effect of COVID-19 on Clinical Spectrum of patients presenting to the Dermatology Outpatient Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital in Rawalpindi

JRMC

2020

13

Effectiveness of Faculty Development Workshop on Introduction and Development of Student's Portfolio: A Pilot Project

JAMC

2021

14

Prevalence and Associated Risk Factor of COVID-19 and Impacts of Meteorological and Social Variables on Its Propagation in Punjab, Pakistan

Earth system and environment

2021

15

Dermatological Manifestations of COVID-19: Data from a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan dedicated for COVID-19 Patients

2021

16

COVID-19 in a Dermatologist’s Clinic: A Case From Pakistan

Cureus

2021

17

Histo-pathological spectrum and role of clinico-pathological correlation in vesiculo-bullous lesions: A tertiary care hospital experience

JAMC Abbotabad

2022

18

Determining the efficacy of topical 5% tranexemic acid in treatment of Melasama

Dermatologic Therapy

Accepted for publication

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Organizer of Workshop on “Research methodology and biostatistics”2022

Organizer of Workshop on “Research methodology and biostatistics”2022

Organizer of CME program “Challenges in management of Psoriasis: The role of Apremilast”2022

Organizer of CME program “Challenges in management of Psoriasis: The role of Apremilast”2022

40th Pakistan Dermatologist Conference at Lahore 2021

40th Pakistan Dermatologist Conference at Lahore 2021

Hands on workshop on fat grafting organized by department of Plastic Surgery Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar at 38th Pakistan association of Dermatologist conference 2019

Hands on workshop on fat grafting organized by department of Plastic Surgery Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar at 38th Pakistan association of Dermatologist conference 2019

38 th Pakistan Association of Dermatologists Conference 2019 (Awarded 12 CME hours)

38 th Pakistan Association of Dermatologists Conference 2019 (Awarded 12 CME hours)

Workshop “online resources for health research” by ORIC RMU 2019

Workshop “online resources for health research” by ORIC RMU 2019

“Inside out in dermatology”, A global webcast; the immunology behind lupus & psoriasis organized by stifel, A GSK Company

“Role of immunohistochemistry in dermatology “held at BBH Rawalpindi by AKU Karachi

“Role of immunohistochemistry in dermatology “held at BBH Rawalpindi by AKU Karachi

“Role of immunohistochemistry in dermatology “held at BBH Rawalpindi by AKU Karachi

Moderator & Organizer of 2nd Faculty research Conference RMU 2020

Moderator & Organizer of 2nd Faculty research Conference RMU 2020

Research Projects

Can the long term Antibiotic treatment of acne have prolonged effects on the skin, gut and oral microbiome? A project of Department of
Dermatology, RMU in collaboration with division of Dermatology, Rutgers State University, New Jersey, USA

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CLINICAL AUDID AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Systemic and critical analysis of quality of clinical care, this includes
procedures used for diagnosis and treatment, the associated use of
resources and the effect of care on the outcome and quality of life for
the patient.

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PRESENTATIONS (Faculty)

Poster Presentations

Original article on “Comparison of efficacy of two different doses of famciclovir in the prevention of postherpetic neuralgia at 20th Dubai world dermatology and laser conference (DUBAI DERMA - 2019) organized by index conferences and exhibitions, UAE  Presented a poster on the original article “Clinical efficacy of topical Clotrimazole vs Combination of Isoconazole nitrate with diflucortolone valerate in Tinea Corporis” at 1st faculty research conference RMU (Shawana Sharif - 2019)  1 st position in case report poster presentation at 2nd faculty research conference RMU (Shawana Sharif - 2020)

Oral Presentations

 Speaker of oral presentation on “Comparison of efficacy of two different doses of famciclovir in the prevention of postherpetic neuralgia at 38th Pakistan association of dermatologist conference 2019 (Shwana Sharif – 2019).
 Speaker at first faculty research conference RMU on topic “Efficacy of low dose famciclovir in the prevention of postherpetic neuralgia organized by RMU Rawalpindi (Shawana Sharif - 2019).
 First position in original article oral presentation at 2nd research conference RMU organized by RMU, Rawalpindi (Shawana Sharif - 2020).
 Speaker on the topic “Epidermolysis Bullosa” on the event organized by Debra Pakistan, Debra international & RMU (Shawana Sharif - 2020).
 Speaker in an academic seminar “COVID Cutaneous manifestation and use of biologics” organized by Capital Hospital Islamabad (Shawana Sharif - 2021).
 Speaker in the international 40th PAD CON on the topic “Cutaneous manifestation of COVID-19 in Pakistan” (Shawana Sharif - 2021)

PRESENTATIONS (Residents)

Poster Presentations

 Second position in original article poster presentation at first Rawalian resident research conference organized by Rawalpindi medical university, Rawalpindi (Amir Saleem - 2018)  First position in original article poster presentation at 19th Dubai world dermatology & laser conference (Dubai derma 2019) organized by index conferences and exhibitions, UAE (Amir Saleem – 2019)  Co-relation between quality of life and disease severity in Psoriasis (Zainab -2019)  Efficacy of intralesional vitamin D3 in treatment of cutaneous warts (Uzma -2019)  Comparison between oral tranexemic acid with flucinolone based triple combination cream vs flucinolone based triple combination cream alone in the treatment of melasma

Oral Presentations

Speaker of oral presentation on “effect of acne on self esteem and psychological morbidity- data from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan” at 38th Pakistan association of dermatologist conference 2019 (Amir Saleem – 2019) .
 Focal person of resident research forum of Rawalpindi medical university dermatology department (Amir Saleem – 2019).
 2 nd position in original article oral presentation at 3rd Rawalian resident research conference organized by Rawalpindi medical university Rawalpindi (Amir Saleem – 2020).

Activities

Departmental Research Activities

Workshop on

“Research methodology & biostatistics” 2022

Workshop on

“Research methodology & biostatistics” 2022

Inside out in dermatology

A global webcast; the immunology behind lupus & psoriasis organized by stifel, A GSK Company.

Role of immunohistochemistry in dermatology

held at BBH Rawalpindi by AKU Karachi

Moderator & Organizer of 2nd Faculty research Conference RMU 2020

Moderator & Organizer of 2nd Faculty research Conference RMU 2020

Volunteer Work

1. Active member of COVID task force RMU, collected more than 300 PPEs and masks through donations for front line workers

2. Active part of RMU flood relief program