Professor, UG Teacher and PG Teacher


Subject Semester / Year
Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy Fourth Semester
Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy Sixth Semester
Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy Seventh Semester
Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy Eight Semester
Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy Ninth Semester


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy KMC Mangalore, Mangalore University 1993
MBBS Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy KMC Manipal, Mangalore University 1989


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Mangalore Professor June 2017 - till date
KMC Mangalore Professor and Head June 2017 -29/06/2024
KMC Mangalore Additional Professor 2012 - 2017
KMC Mangalore Associate Professor 2000-2012
KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor 1995-2000
KMC Mangalore Lecturer 1993-1994


Area of Interest

HIV, Dermatosurgery, Infective dermatology, Paediatric dermatology

Area of Expertise

HIV, Dermatosurgery, Infective dermatology, Paediatric dermatology

Area of Research

HIV, Cutaneous infections

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of Karavali dermatology society
  • Treasurer  KDS 2000
  • President KDS 2009
  • Life member IADVL 1993
  • Life member cosmetology society of India 2010
  • Life member IMA 2011

1. Dilip Kumar N R, Maria Kuruvila, Gatha M. Upadya, Pramod Kumar, Murali Nirupama.Novel dermoscopic findings in mudi-chood disease – a case report. International J Dermatol July 2017;56:776-778.

2. Hima Gopinath, Gatha M Upadya. Pigmented fungiform papillae in mother and daughter. Ind. J. Dermatol. Venereol. Leprol July-August 2017; 83:510-11.

3. Gatha M Upadya, Srinidhi Govindarajan. Novel Treatment for Hard-to-Heal Chronic Plantar Ulcers in Hansen’s Disease. Journal of clinical and diagnostic research Mar 2019; Vol-13(3): WD01-WD03.

4. G Pavithra, Gatha M Upadya, M S Rukmini. A randomized controlled trial of topical benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel with a low glycemic load diet versus topical benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel with a normal diet in acne (grades 1‑3) Ind. J. Dermatol. Venereol. Leprol  September-October 2019; 85:486-490.

Recurrent herpes gestations, A case report.

2008-01-01 Pandya Nitin

Variant vohwinkel’s syndrome.

2006-01-01 Mubasir A

Metabolic syndrome in androgenic alopecia

Hima Gopinath

Ind. J. Dermatol. Venereol. Leprol July-August 2016; 82:404-408

Variant of Vohwinkel’s Syndrome

Mubashir A

Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol Nov-Dec 2006; 72:449-451

Is Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease a manifestation of SLE?

Gatha M Upadya Deepak Vohra Maria Kuruvila

Int J Dermatol 2006; 45:457-459

Cutaneous changes in chronic alcoholics

Ind J Dermatol, Venereol, Leprol. March- April 2004; 70:79-81

Proteus Syndrome with gingival hyperplasia

Deepak Vohra

International. J. Dermatol.Oct 2003; vol42 (no10):826-828

Metabolic syndrome in androgenic alopecia.

2001-01-01 Dr Hima Gopinath

Clinico microbiological study of deep folliculitis.

2007-01-01 Dr Manu Chopra

Hand Eczema, topical steroids v/s phototherapy.

2005-01-01 Dr Ashok Kumar

A study of dermoscopic patterns in common papulosquamous diseases

Dilip kumar

Comparitive study between low glycemic load diet and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and normal diet

Pavithra G

Metabolic syndrome in Androgenic Alopecia

Hima Gopinath

Cutaneous manifestations of primary gastrointestinal malignancy

Shikha Sangal

Clinico microbiological study of deep folliculitis

Manu Chopra