About Psychodermatology

Psychodermatology Association of India (PDAI) is a coalition of Dermatologists, Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychologists working in tandem to provide comprehensive care to persons suffering from diseases affecting the Skin and the Psyche.

Founding Members


Prof & Head Dept of Dermatology Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangaluru

Dr. Smitha Prabhu S

Hon Secretary
Coordinator SIG - female genital dermatitis
Convener KN IADVL academy,
Deputy Editor- CDR
Associate Professor, Dept of Dermatology, KMC. Manipal MAHE

Dr. Abdul Latheef EN

Vice Prsident
MBBS .DVD. MD. FRCP(Glasg). MSc Psychology Professor .Dept of Dermatology Govt Medical College. Kozhikode. Kerala. India

Dr. Ram Malkani

MD, DVD , DDV FRCP Senior Consultant Dermatology Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai

Dr. Koushik Lahiri

Prof and senior consultant Dermatologist Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata Hony. Medical Director WIZDERM Vice President, International Society of Dermatology Past President, Association of Cutaneous Surgeons(I) Editor Emeritus, Indian Journal of Dermatology

Dr. Shyam B. Verma

MBBS, DVD, FRCP (London), FAAD Consultant Dermatologist, Vadodara, India

Dr. Tarun Narang

M.D. MNAMS Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Dr. Sharmishtha Deshpande

Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry SKN medical college and general hospital, Pune

Dr. Sona Kakar

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry) Columbus Hospital Hyderabad


MBBS MD, Psychiatry Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry KMC, Manipal

Dr. Pranaya Bagade

M.D.(DVL), DNB (D&V), MSc (Psychology) Dermatologist, Psychologist & Hair Transplant Surgeon

Dr. Savitha Soman

MBBS MD, Psychiatry Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry KMC, Manipal

Dr. Shweta Rai

MPhil, PhD (Clinical Psychology) Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology KMC, Manipal
Hon. Members

Prof. Dr. Jacek C Szepietowski

President,European Society for Dermatology & Psychiatry Wroclaw, POLAND

Mohammad Jafferany

Clinical Professor, Psychodermatology Central Michigan University College of Medicine Executive Secretary, Association for Psychocutaneous Medicine of North America (APMNA)
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