Dr. Balasaraswathy P.,
M.B.,B.S., D.V.D., D.N.B.

Consultant in Skin, S.T.D. and Leprosy

Address: Light House Poly Clinic,
Light House Condominium,
Light House Hill Road,
MANGALORE - 575001
Telephones 91-824-2441772 (Clinic)
91-824-2221800 (Res.)
Fax: 91-824-2217427
E mail: dr.balasaraswathy@gmail.com
Member Indian Association of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology (IADVL)
Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India (ACSI)



M. B.,B.S.: January 1992; Karnataka Medical College, Karnataka University, Hubli, Karnataka State, India

D.V.D.: July 1996, first class with distinction, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher education, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

D.N.B.: May 2000; P.S.G. Institute of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore.


  1. Kasturba Hospital, Manipal: One month training in skin grafting for vitiligo and other dermatosurgical techniques, PUVA therapy with UV A unit, under the guidance of Dr. C.R. Srinivas, then Prof. and Head, Dept. of Dermatology and Dr. Shruthakirthi Shenoi, Asst. Prof. of Dermatology.
  2. Balabhai Nanavathi Hospital, Mumbai: Trained in dermatosurgical procedures like punch grafting for vitiligo and non-healing ulcers, simple excision, chemical peeling, cryotherapy, acne scar treatment and PUVA therapy under the guidance of Dr. Satish Savanth and Dr. Vinay Saraf, pioneers in dermatological and cosmetic surgery in India.
  3. Manipal Hospital, Bangalore: Trained in applications of laser in dermatology under the guidance of Dr. Kripashanker and Dr. Shanker Desai.


  • Consultant Dermatologist at Spandana Center for Metabolic Medicine and Light House Polyclinic, Mangalore, India
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Dermatology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte (May 2000 to March 2005)
  • Tutor: Dept. of Dermatology, P.S.G. Inst. of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore (Feb 1999 to Feb 2000)
  • Tutor: Dept. of Dermatology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte (Dec 1998 to Feb 1999)
  • Asst. Professor: Dept. of Dermatology, A.B. Shetty Memorial Inst. of Dental Scs, Mangalore (July 1996 to Dec 1998)
  • Tutor: Dept. Of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Dec 1, 1992 to Nov 30, 1993)


  1. Delivered a lecture on Sunlight In India at the Photodermatology Workshop held during the National Conference of IADVL at Mumbai, January 22, 2004
  2. Paper on UVA and UVB in Sunlight at the Award Paper Session at National Conference of IADVL at Bangalore, 2001


  1. Kakkilaya BS , Balasaraswathy P , Motha B. Leptospirosis and Ground Itch.  Tropical Doctor. 2001 October 31:252.
  2. Balasaraswathy P, Kakkilaya BS, Shetty KM, Parameshwaraiah S. A case of diabetes mellitus with xanthoma disseminatum. Ind J Dermatol. 2002;47(1)29-31 [Abstract Online]
  3. Balasaraswathy P, Udayakumar, Sreenivas CR, Shashidharan Nair. UVA and UVB in sunlight: Optimal utilization of UV rays in sunlight for phototherapy. IJDVL. 2002;68:198-201 [Full Text Online]
  4. Balasaraswathy P, Theerthanath. Cutaneous blastomycosis presenting as non-healing ulcer and responding to oral ketoconazole. Dermatology Online Journal 9(5):19 [Full Text Online]


  1. C.M.E. programme on photo therapy, contact dermatitis and dermato surgery at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
  2. The conference of the Karnataka and Tamilnadu Chapter of Indian Association of Dermatology / Venereology / Leprology held at Mangalore.
  3. The South Zone conference of I.A.D.V.L. held at Calicut.
  4. The 1st National conference of Association of dermatological surgeons of India held at Bangalore.
  5. C.M.E. programme on dermato pathology held at Bombay.
  6. 1st National conference on paediatric dermatology held at Wadia Hospital, Mumbai
  7. 3rd National Conference of A.D.S.I. held at Coimbatore in October 1998.
  8. South Zone Conference of I.A.D.V.L. held in November 1998 at Mysore.
  9. Workshop/Conference of ADSI at Goa, 2002
  10. National Conference of IADVL, Mumbai, Jan 2004
  11. National Conference of ADSI, Pune, Nov 2004
  12. Cosmoderm, Cosmetology Conference, Mumbai, February 2005
  13. Cosmoderm, Cosmetology Conference, Goa, August 2006
  14. South Zone Conference of I.A.D.V.L., September 2006 at Vishakhapatnam


  1. Life member of the Indian association of dermatology/venereology/ leprology (IADVL)
  2. Life member of Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India (A.C.S.I.)


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