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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy
GMC Handwara

The department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, under the guidance of Principal GMC Handwara, is committed to provide quality healthcare, community service and academic research. We aim to provide professional services in the field of dermatology not only to the people of Handwara but also to the whole of District Kupwara and also to the people of adjoining areas of North Kashmir.

Mission:

  • To provide patients access to:
    1.Professional dermatological consultation.
    2.In -patient dermatological services.
    3.Dermato-surgical procedures.
  • To spread awareness about healthcare involving Skin diseases, Sexually transmitted diseases and Leprosy at hospital and community level.
  • To conduct both hospital and community based academic research.
  • Providing comprehensive teaching and training to under-graduate students.

Vision :

  • To develop a department with state of art facilities involving:
    1.Well-equipped Dermato-surgery theatre.
    2.Lasers for laser hair removal, pigmentary disorders, ablation and vascular disorders.
    3.Phototherapy units for vitiligo, psoriasis and other keratinisation disorders.
    4.Feasibility for diagnostic procedures like skin biopsy for HPE and DIF, patch tests and slit-skin smear for leprosy and leishmaniasis
    5.Separate special clinics for leprosy, contact dermatitis, connective tissue disorders, malignancies and others.
  • Develop “Gene therapy” for eye diseases.
  • To conduct advanced clinical research in the field of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy and publish research papers in national and international journals.
  • To start post graduate programme in Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology at GMC Handwara.

1. Dr Samia Aleem

  • MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology and leprosy)
  • Assistant Professor
    I/C HOD
  • saimaaleem123@gmail.com

Education:

  • Post-graduation: MD (Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy,) Post-graduate department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Govt Medical College Srinagar.
  • Under-graduation: MBBS Govt Medical College Srinagar.

Work Experience:

  • Senior residency: Post-graduate department of Dermatology, Venereology and leprosy, SKIMS Medical College Srinagar.
  • Medical Officer, Directorate of Health services Kashmir, J&K.

Publications:

  • Pattern of dermatological manifestations among patients of rheumatic disorders at a tertiary care centre from Kashmir valley in North India. Sameem F, Aleem S, Majeed S, Aslam A, Fatima S, Manzoor S. Int J Res Dermatol 2023; 9(3):103-110.
  • Pattern Of Dermatosis in Geraritic Patients Attending A Secondary Health Care Centre In A Rural Area. Sidiq S, Aleem S. JPNR 2023; 14: 215-225.
  • Melasma: Update on Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation Assessment, and Scoring. Majid I, Aleem S. J Skin Stem Cell 2021; 8: e120283.
  • Unconventional Uses of Laser Hair Removal: A Review. Aleem S, Majid S. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2019;12: 8-16.
  • Alopecia areata severity index (AASI): A reliable scoring system to assess the severity of alopecia areata on face and scalp-a pilot study. Majid I, Sameem F, Sultan J, Aleem S. J Cosmet Dermatol 2021:00:1-6.
  • Dermatology Inpatient consultations: A One Year experience from a Tertiary Care Centre in Northern India. Aleem S, Sameem F, Manzoor S. International journal of Contemporary Medical Research 2018;5(3):11-14.
  • Change in incidence of dermatological disorders after major floods in Kashmir valley. Sameem F, Aleem S, Manzoor. International journal of Contemporary Medical Research 2018; 5:1-3
  • Thyroid profile in premature canities: A study of 216 patients. Manzoor S, Aleem S, Qayoom S, Sameem F, Rather SR, Bukhari SS. International journal of Contemporary Medical Research 2016;3:690-692.
  • Correlation of mean platelet volume levels with severity of chronic urticaria. Aleem S, Masood Q, Hassan I. Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery 2015 ;19: 9-14.
  • Correlation of C-Reactive Protein levels with severity of chronic urticaria. Aleem S, Masood Q, Hassan I. Indian J Dermatol 2014; 59.
  • Biologics in Dermatology: A Brief Review. Hassan I. Aleem S, Sheikh G, Rather PA. BJMP 2013;6: 629.
  • Lichen planus pigmentosum a 3year old Kashmiri boy: Rare presentation. Hassan I, Rather PA, Sheikh G, Aleem S. Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. 2013; 17:21-23.
  • Perniosis. Hassan I, Sheikh G, Aleem S. KMJ 2012; 6: 958-59.

Books and book chapters:

  • Handbook of pruritus
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in dermatology
  • Skin grafting. In IADVL textbook of dermatology, edition 5 th , p3189-3198.

Presentation:

  • “Pattern of dermatosis in geriatric population in a rural area” A paper presentation in 3rd CUTICON J&K 2022.
  • “Fungal infections with a twist in the tail” – A poster presentation in 1 st CUTICON J&K 2017.
  • “Change in incidence of dermatological disorders after major floods in Kashmir valley”- A paper presentation in 1 st CUTICON J&K 2017.
  • “Corelation of mean platelet volume and CRP levels with severity of Chronic urticaria”- A paper presentation in Skin Allergy Meeting, Skin Allergy Research Society, Navi Mumbai 2014

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