Dr. Sathish Pai Ballambat


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy


    Dr Sathish Pai B  is a Professor and Unit Head of the Dept. of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy

    His academic responsibilities are

    Training undergraduate, interns, postgraduate and doctoral students.

    And also

    •     Patient care

    •     Academic & clinical Research

    •     Member of Board of Studies

    •     Approved PhD supervisor

    •     Member of Doctoral Advisory Committee for doctoral students.


Subject Semester / Year
Dermatology Venereology and Leprology
Dermatology Venereology and Leprology


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 1992
Diploma Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1989
MBBS J N Medical College, Belgaum 1985


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor and Unit Head 05/05/2019 till date
KMC, Manipal Professor and Head 05/05/2014 to 04/05/2019
KMC, Manipal Professor 18/04/2007 to 04/05/2014
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim Professor 03/2006 to 16/04/2007
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim Associate Professor in Dermatology 02/2005 to 02/2006
Belhoul Apollo Hospital, Dubai Consultant Dermatologist 04/2003 to 02/2005
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 12/2000 to 01/2003
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 01/1995 to 11/2000
KMC, Manipal Lecturer 03/1993 to 01/1995
KMC, Manipal Resident 01/1991 to 12/1992
KMC, Manipal Resident 01/1988 to 12/1989
KMC, Mangalore Resident 01/1988 to 12/1989

A multicentric, Randomized, Open Label Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Luticonazole Topical Cream (1%) with Miconazole Topical Cream (2%) in the Treatment of Tinea cruris/pedis/corporis(Funded by Ranbaxy)

Dr Sathish Pai B Dr Mohan

The efficacy of Luliconazole was compared with miconazole in a randomized study in the treatment of Tinea cruris and corporis. Luliconazole was found to be more effective in the treatment of dermatophyte infections. The relapse rate was less when compared to miconazole.

A randomized double blind clinical trial for evaluation and comparison of efficacy and in use tolerance of 3 anti-acne test products(Funded by Apex Labs)

Dr Sathish Pai B Dr Sudhir Nayak

A randomized double blind study was conducted in patients with mild to moderate acne vulgaris. Three difeerent acne test products were used. Patients were evaluated before the study and at monthly intervals for 3 months.

Clinical study protocol of Methotrexate Tablet USP 2.5mg under fasting conditions

Safety and efficacy of bioactive formulation for reducing under eye dark circles and eye puffiness

ALK20-SPI2 Phase III Clinical Trial on Acne Vulgaris

Cost Effectiveness Analysis of various treatment regimens among Psoriasis Patients using Markov Model


Exploring scientific evidence for Siddha interventions used in the management of Psoriasis: pre-clinical (safety and efficacy profiles) evaluation of two popular Siddha formulations


Clinical and patient-reported outcomes in patients receiving Siddha standard of care and allopathic standard of care for psoriasis: A prospective cohort study


Skin disease classification based on rash images using machine learning and deep learning techniques



Area of Interest

Clinical dermatology, Dermatosurgery, Photobiology, Lasers

Area of Expertise

Clinical dermatology, Dermatosurgery, Photobiology, Lasers

Area of Research

Clinical dermatology, Dermatosurgery, Photobiology, Lasers

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Passed MD with A Grade in the year 1992
  • Passed DVD with First class and distinction
  • Best Poster display on the topic UVA transmission properties of sunglasses used by patients undergoing Photochemotherapy at National Conference, Patna, 1992
  • Prof K Siddappa Gold Medal Award for bathing suit delivery of 8 MOP for PUVA therapy at National Conference, Manipal 1993
  • Fellow of Academy of General Education, Manipal, India, 1992
  • Young Dermatologist award, Nominated from India to attend the 56th Annual meeting of American Academy of Dermatology in Orlando, Florida in the year 1998. The American Academy sponsored a free registration program and a course on vitiligoal.
  • Dr Bishnupriya Debi award 1998 for best Paper published in IJDVL (Antigen mapping in hereditary epidermolysis bullosa)
  • Commonwealth fellowship for the year 2000 to work in the field of Photodermatology under the guidance of Dr James Ferguson, Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, Ninewells hospital and Medical school, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK from March 2000 to September 2000.
  • Registration and travelling fellowship to attend the world congress of Dermatology in Paris 2002
  • Clinical co-ordinator for MBBS students at SMIMS, Sikkim
  • Internship co-ordinator at SMIMS Sikkim
  • DNB co-ordinator  for obtaining DNB accreditation in medicine, surgery and OBG at SMIMS, Sikkim
  • Instrumental in initiating the process of  New York Board accreditation of SMIMS, Sikkim
  • Took active part during the MCI inspection of SMIMS, Sikkim
  • Head of department of Dermatology at SMIMS, Sikkim
  • The ACS(I) Secretaries (2002-04)
  • The ACS(I) Central Council – Karnataka Member
  • Travelling fellowship to attend the International congress of Dermatology at Prague 2009
  • Dr JN Shetty Oration Award during the Karnataka State conference at Shimoga, 2013
  • Innovation Award -consolation prize during the innovation day held at MIT Manipal 2013 for the innovation on a simple instrument designed to obtain consistent facial digital images in dermatology
  • Best images (pseudo-onchronosis) in Indian Journal of Dermatology, venereology and leprology for the year 2013
  • Head of the Dept of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal from 2014- 2019
  • Best Department  award for the year 2016 conferred by State Branch of Dermatology  during  CUTICON KN  conference 2016 from 11-13 Nov  2016 by his leadership
  •  Best Community Dermatology award for the year 2016 conferred by State Branch of Dermatology  during  CUTICON KN  conference 2016 from 11-13 Nov  2016.
  • Elected as President, IADVL Karnataka (State branch of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists) for the year 2018 – 2019
  •  External postgraduate examiner for National Board and other universities across States


Professional Affiliations
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Dermatologist, Venereologist and Leprologist, Editorial board and in the therapeutic committee, 1993.
  • Life Member of Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India, Former secretary of the association in the year 1996-1998, 1995.
  • Life Member of Karavali Dermatology Society, Former President, 2001.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, 2009.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Leprosy, 1996
  • Cosmetic dermatology society of India, 1998.


Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Dubai Specialist Dermatologist 2003 - 2005



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Bathing suit delivery of 8-Methoxypsoralen for psoriasis: A double blind placebo controlled study.

Sathish Pai CR Srinivas

International Journal of Dermatology. 1994; 33: 576-578.

Dexamethasone pulse therapy in Progressive systemic sclerosis. International Journal of Dermatology.

Sathish Pai CR Srinivas Sabitha L SD Shenoi Balachandran C Sandhya

International Journal of Dermatology. 1995; 34: 726-728

Effificacy and safety of Erbium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet fractional resurfacing laser for treatment of facial acne scars.

Balakrishnan Nirmal Sathish B. Pai Handattu Sripathi Raghavendra Rao Smitha Prabhu Mohan H. Kudur Sudhir U. K Nayak

Indian J Dermatol, Venereol, and Leprol. 2013; 79(2): 193-

Guidelines for bath PUVA, bathing suit PUVA and soak PUVA.

Sathish Pai B Shetty S

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2015;81:559-67

Phototherapy in dermatology: care, concerns and best pratice amidst COVID 19 pandemic.

Smitha Prabhu Sathish Pai B Manasa KN

Iran J Dermatol 2020; 23: S2-8.

Treatment of stable vitiligo with autologous epidermal grafting and PUVA.

SD Shenoi CR Srinivas Sathish Pai

Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. 1997; 36: 802-803.

Clearance of Psoriasis following Agranulocytosis.

Sathish Pai Balasubramanium Shenoi SD Sandra A

International Journal of Dermatology. 2000; 38: 876-878.

Dermabrasion and cryotherapy in the treatment of verrucous Nevus.

Sathish Pai CR Srinivas SD Shenoi

Gulf Journal of Dermatology. 1997; 4: 39-40

Comparison of bathing suit and bath water PUVA therapy in Psoriasis.

Khare CR Srinivas Sathish Pai A Sandra

British Journal of Dermatol 1999; 141:151-156.

Sclerotherapy in mucocele- A novel therapeutic approach

Shetty VM Pai SB Rao R

J. Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.2018;652-653

Random, double blind placebo control study to assess the efficacy of bath PUVA & topical corticosteroid versus bath PUVA alone in the treatment of psoriasis


Efficacy and safety of Erbium – YAG fractional resurfacing laser for treatment of atrophic acne scars


Occupational dermatoses among construction workers- an observational study


Photopatch testing in patients with photodermatitis

2014 Dr Teena

Observation of efficacy of targeted phototherapy in localized vitiligo

2015 Dr Kumudhini S

Observational study on Efficacy and safety of Fractional of CO2 Laser in 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

Application of whatsapp based teledermatology in inpatients consultations during pandemic


An Observational Study On Assessment Of Improvement By Using Avari (Automated Vitiligo Area Repigmentation Index) On Pre And Post Treatment Digital Images Of Vitiligo