Dr. Dharshini Sathishkumar is a Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Christian Medical College, a tertiary care teaching hospital in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, South India. She completed her postgraduation from the same center and did a one-year clinical fellowship at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, United Kingdom. She has participated in national and international conferences, CMEs, and workshops. Dr. Sathishkumar has researched psoriasis, and considering her background training in Pediatric Dermatology, her focus of interest is childhood psoriasis. She has participated in the special interest group psoriasis under the National Dermatology Society (IADVL). She has also participated in psoriatic arthritis workshops explaining the skin involvement conducted by the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) society. She is a postgraduate teacher guiding PG thesis and the course coordinator for the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship program. She is currently heading one of the Dermatology Units in the institution and has also organized various CMEs.
Areas of Interest
Childhood psoriasis, comorbidities in psoriasis, biologics, small molecules in psoriasis, biomarkers, and pustular psoriasis
Involvement with Other Organization(s)
She is a member of the IADVL, Indian Society of Pediatric Dermatology, and an overseas member of AAD, SPD, ISPD, and GRAPPA. She is a Tamil Nadu Medical Council and GMC, United Kingdom member. She has many publications in national and international journals and is also a peer reviewer of various national and international journals. She is also the content editor of IJDVL (Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy), the official journal of the National Dermatology Society – IADVL.