Dr. Varsha M. Shetty

Associate Professor

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy


    Dr Varsha M Shetty’s academic responsibilities include training undergraduate, postgraduate students, and interns.

    Besides teaching, she is also involved in,

    •     Providing in-patient as well as out-patient care

    •     Performing laser and various cosmetic procedures

    •     Academic & clinical Research

    •     Assists Head of the Department in various interdepartmental and intradepartmental activities

    Reviewer for Clinical Dermatology Review Journal  


Subject Semester / Year
Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy
Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
DNB Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy National Board of Examinations 2016
MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore 2015
MBBS Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore 2010


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 01/09/2021 till date
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 01/08/2017 to 31/08/2021
KMC, Manipal Senior Resident 06-07-2015 to 31-07-2017


Area of Interest

Clinical dermatology, LASER’s, Cosmetology, Dermatoscopy and Dermatopathology

Area of Expertise

Clinical Dermatology, Acne, Lasers, Cosmetology and Sclerotherapy

Area of Research

Clinical dermatology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

She is a life member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) and Karavali Dermatology Society (KDS).

Served as Secretary of Karavali Dermatology Society, 2019-20.


Dr. Varsha. M. Shetty has secured twelve gold medals during her MBBS at KIMS, Bangalore and stood second at state level in the undergraduate examination held under Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences. She has completed her MD in Dermatology from the prestigious Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and secured 10th rank at state level in the postgraduate examination held under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.

She has received scholarship to present a paper at MIDDERMACON 2018 at Nagercoil by the national IADVL. 

Utility of immunofluorescence in dermatology

2017 Shetty VM Subramaniam K Rao R

Indian Dermatol Online J. 2017;8(1):1-8. doi:10.4103/2229-5178.198774

Linear IgA bullous dermatosis presenting as chronic prurigo: unveiling of the diagnosis by serrated pattern analysis

2018 Shetty VM Pai SB Rao R

Int J Dermatol. 2018 Nov;57(11):e147-e149.

Sclerotherapy in Mucocele: A Novel Therapeutic Approach

2018 Shetty VM Rao R Pai B S

J Cutan Med Surg. 2018 Nov/Dec;22(6):652-653.

Fibrillar IgA staining - An uncommon finding in dermatitis herpetiformis

2021 Rao R Pai K Kurien G Shetty VM

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2021 [SEASON];87(4):574-576

Utility of immunofluorescence antigen mapping in hereditary epidermolysis bullosa

September 2021 Rao R Shetty VM

Indian J Dermatol 2021;66:360-5

Anterolateral leg alopecia: unknown entity or yet underreported?

2019 Shetty VM Pai SB Pai K Jenson JJ

Int J Dermatol. 2019 Sep;58(9):1088-1089.

Rubinstein–Taybi Syndrome in a Male Child: Unusual Manifestations of a Rare Disease

2019 Balikai D Shetty VM Rao R Pai B S

Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2019;20:151-3

Insect bite like rash induced by bendamustine - A common presentation with an uncommon cause

2020 Bhatia S Pai A Rao R Srinivas SP Shetty VM

Our Dermatol Online. 2020;11(e):e152.1-e152.5

Vulvar syringoma – A rare distribution of a common entity: Report of two cases

2020 Pai B S Pai K Shetty VM Jindal A Ramesh S

J Dermatol Dermatol Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 30];24:140-2.

The classic pellagra dermatitis

2020 Madhyastha SP Shetty GV Shetty VM

BMJ Case Rep 2020;13:e239741

Fractional carbon dioxide resurfacing laser in the treatment of atrophic acne scars

2016 Dr Ashok T

An observational study on the efficacy of diode laser on hair removal

2018 Dr Punya Suvarna

A study on knowledge, attitude and practice of sexually transmitted infections among students of non-medical background in Manipal, India

2018 Dr Meghana BV

A study on knowledge, attitude and practice regarding the post-exposure prophylaxis following needle stick injuries amongst interns

2018 Dr Sukriti Arora

A study of correlation between clinical and histopathological diagnosis in dermatological Diseases

2019 Akanksha Talvar