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Dermatology BMH has a dedicated team of specialist headed by senior dermatologists to ensure the health of your skin.


The Dermatology Department at BMH provides comprehensive treatment for clinical and cosmetic problems related to skin, hair and nails. We strive to erase cosmetic flaws and clinical complications and gift you healthy glowing skin. Specialized cosmetological procedures including Micro‐Dermabrasion, chemical peeling for mild and moderate acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, sun‐ damaged skin and Radio Frequency surgical procedures like removal of skin tags, warts, freckles, birthmarks, moles (naevi) are routinely performed by experts at the department.

The other services provided by the department include removal or management of warts, freckles, rashes, moles, blackheads, corns and calluses. The competent team of doctors also treat Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Skin biopsies are conducted in cases of skin tumours. Well-equipped procedure room at the department makes it possible for the patients to undergo all dermatological procedures.

Panel of Doctors

Panel of Doctors
Prof. Sugathan P. MD, FRCP ( Senior Consultant )

Prof. Sugathan is a veteran Dermatology with more than 50 years of experience in India and Middle East. He is renowned for his profound knowledge and expertise in comprehensive management of various skin diseases. He has many research papers and publications to his credit. He is also member of various professional bodies.

  • MBBS for Trivandrum Medical College from 1955 - 1960
  • MD (Dermatology, Venereology) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences from 1966 - 1969.
  • Tutor in Dermatology and Venereology at Calicut, Trivandrum and Kottayam Medical Colleges from December 1963 to May 1969.
  • Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at Kottayam Medical College from May 1969 to June 1974
  • Associate Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at Calicut Medical College from June 1974 to December 1981.
  • Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at Calicut Medical College from December 1981 to December 1982.
  • Consultant in Dermatology and Venereology at Riyadh National Hospital, Riyadh from December 1982 to February 1988.
  • Professor and Head of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at Calicut Medical College from February 1988 to June 1992.
  • Senior Consultant, Dermatologist at Baby Memorial Hospital from July 1992 to till date.
  • Member of Indian Medical Association
  • Member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists
  • Past Secretary of the above for the years 1971 to 1972 (Kerala State Branch) .
  • Past President (Kerala State Branch) for the year 1977
  • Member ­ Editorial board; Indian Journal of Dermatology; Venereology and Leprology 1981 to1982 and from 1989 onwards.
  • Member ­ International Society of Dermatology, Tropical, Geographic & Ecologic (New York) from 1973 onwards
  • Awarded the Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow) in September,2007.
  • Fellow: International Medical Sciences Academy from July,2009
  • Member: Asian Dermatological Association from November, 2009
  • Pemphigus ­ A review of21 cases with notes on treatment methods. Indian J. Derm Vener; 31: 230­244, 1965
  • Penicillin Resistant Gonorrhoea in Trivandrum. Ibid; 32: 25­27, 1966
  • Occurrence of herpes tester & chicken pox in the same patient. Ibid; 32: 132­134, 1966
  • Immunologic patterns of soluble proteins of cutaneous scales in squamous dermatoses. Ibid; 35: 215­218, 1969
  • Mudichood: A New Dermatological entity In Essays on Tropical Dermatology Vol. II, Marshall, J (Ed) Pp 183­188, 1972, Amsterdam, Excerpta Medica Monograph.
  • Folliculitis Cruris Pustulosa et Atrophicans. Indian J. Derm Vener; 39: 35­40,1973.
  • Serum proteins in Folliculitis et Atrophicans. Ibid; 39: 238­239, 1973.
  • Dermatitis Papulosa Alba. Int. J. Dermatol (New York) 13: 56­62, 1974.
  • Mudichood on the Pinnae: Brit J.Dermatol; 95: 197.1976
  • Acne Vulgaris ­ The boils of lust. Indian J. Dermatol Venereol Lepr. 45: 148­153, 1979.
  • Neurodermatitis ­ The window to the soul. Ibid; 45: 233­237, 1979.
  • 1000 cases of Piedra ­ Presented at the 4th World Congress of International Society of Tropical Dermatology at New Orleans, USA, 1979.
  • Thiacetazone induced hypertrichosis. Indian J. Dermatol Venereol Lepr. 48: 161­163, 1982.
  • Ointment bases. Ibid; 48: 179­184, 1982.
  • Abnormal outaneous response to Mosquito bites in Cancer patients; Ind. J. DermatoI.Venereol & Leprol. 48: 333 ­ 343,1982
  • Bulleetus. Int. J.Dermatol (New York) 26: 51,1987
  • Secondary Syphilis and Sweet's Syndrome Br. J.Dermatol 116:879­884,1987
  • Scleromyxedema Ind. J.DermatoI.Venereol & Leprol 56: 389 ­ 390. 1990
  • Suppression of lactation by Selenium disulphide, Int. J.Dermatol (New York); 29: 232­233,1990
  • The first report of Psoriasis and Leprosy occurring together lnt. J. Dermatol 2; 531­ 532,1990
  • Unusual side effect of Castellani's paint, Ind, J, Derrnatol. Venereol Leprol 56: 317­ 318,1990.
  • Nova: A new Soap for Dermatologists; Ibid 57: 94­95, 1991
  • A new Camouflage for Vitiligo; Ibid. 57:45­46,1991
  • Epidermal nevus syndrome with unusual ocular manifestations; Ibid. 57: 293­ 295,1991
  • Palpable dryness: A useful clinical sign in Ichthyosis Vulgaris; Ibid 57:314,1991
  • A new Treatment for Becker's nevus; Ibid. 58:105­107,1992.
  • Sea Urchin Granuloma Ibid. 63: 256 ­ 257,1997
  • Effect of Dialysis on Psoriasis ­ A Clinical Study Ibid. 64: 146 ­ 149, 1998
  • Heparin in Psoriais Ibid: 64: 273 ­ 274, 1998
  • The Blue neck Syndrome: Nematode larvae in skin scrapings Ibid: 66(4)182­184, 2000
  • Hand­Foot­and­Mouth Disease in Calicut. Indian J Pediatr 2005;72: 17 ­ 21
  • Red Baby Syndrome: A new Disease due to Parvovirus B­19 observed in Kerala
  • Indian.J.Pediatr.2009;76(3):309­312
  • Toilet Seat Contact Dermatitis in Children; Litvinov, lV (1), Sugathan, P (3) Cohen BA. M.D.(3). Accepted for Publication in Peadiatrics.
  • Galenicals in the Treatment of Crudsted Scabies; Indian Journal of Dermatology (In press)
  • Mudi chood in an unusual location; Indian Journal of Dermatology(ln Press)
  • DCPA; International Journal of Dermatology ( In Press)
OP Days and Timings
Mon 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tue 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wed 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thu 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fri 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sat 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dr. Meera Bhagyanathan MD,DVD ( Senior Consultant )

Dr. Meera Bhagyanathan is a senior consultant Dermatologist with Experience of over 36 years in various skin diseases. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in leprosy and sexually transmitted diseases. She is also a member of various dermatologic associations in the country.

  • MBBS from Government Medical College, Calicut from 1969 to 1974.
  • Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology from College of Physicians and Surgeons, Bombay from 1978 to 1980.
  • MD in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology from Government Medical College, Calicut from 1984 to 1986.
  • Worked as assistant Surgeon in various Government Rural Health services from October 1980 to June 1994.
  • Worked as Civil Surgeon at Government Leprosy Hospital, Calicut from June 1994 to March 1996.
  • Worked as Civil Surgeon, HOD and In charge, Leprosy Prevention Unit at Government General Hospital, Calicut from March 1996 to September 2004.
  • Worked as Senior Consultant at MIMS, Calicut from June 2005 to July 2011.
  • Now working as Senior Consultant at Baby Memorial Hospital from July 2011 till date.
  • Membership in Indian Medical Association
  • Membership in Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists
  • Membership in Indian Association for the study of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS.
  • Membership in Indian Association of Leprologists.
  • Membership in Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India
  • Membership in Cosmetic Dermatology Society
  • Fellow in International Medical Sciences Academy from 2011.
  • Full length research paper – Three Physical Markers of Insulin Resistance (body mass index, waist circumference and acanthosis nigricans): A cross sectional study among children in South India Medical Practice in review; Vol.2 (4) pp. 37 – 43, June 2011.
  • Accepted for publication – Acanthosis Nigricans: A screening test for Insulin Resistance and thereby for type 2 diabetes Mellitus; Indian Journal of Dermatology.
OP Days and Timings
Mon 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Abhay Mani Martin MD, DVD, DNB ( Senior Consultant )

Dr. Abhay M. Martin has more than 12 years of experience as a consultant in Dermatology and is well-trained in different aspects of skin diseases, including skin allergies and drug reactions. His knowledge and expertise has been translated into various research papers and books. He has special interest in Acne, Psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. He has the expertise to perform highly advanced treatment procedures. He is also assistant director of Quality Management System at BMH.

Work Experience
  • 12 years as Consultant in Dermatology
  • Member, International society of dermatology
  • Member, Indian Association Of Dermatologists, Venereologists And Leprologists
  • Member, Hair Research Society of India
  • Fellow, International Medical Sciences Academy
  • Member, Academy of Dermatology, IADVL
  • Member, SIG Drug reactions
  • Member, Scientific committee of National conference of IADVL 2016 held at Coimbatore
  • Associate editor, International Journal of Trichology
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Trichology
  • Reviewer, Indian dermatology Online Journal
  • Reviewer, Indian journal of Dermatology

Acne, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Adverse Drug Reactions, Psychocutaneous Disesase.


Research Papers

  • Galenicals In The Treatment Of Crusted Scabies:  P Sugathan and Abhay Mani Martin Indian J Dermatol. 2010 Apr-Jun; 55(2): 195–197.
  • Mudi-chood: On the forearm Sugathan P, Martin AM. Mudi-chood: On the forearm. Indian J Dermatol 2011;56:228-9
  • Martin AM, Sugathan P. Erythematous, firm, papular eruptions involving the face, neck and chest. Quiz case : Indian Dermatol Online J 2010;1:484
  • 4. Martin AM, Sugathan P. Localised acquired trichorrhexis nodosa of the scalp hair induced by a specific comb and combing habit - A report of three cases. Int J Trichol 2011;3: 34-7

Chapters In Books

Written chapters in :

  • Handbook of Critical care in DermatologyEd. Arun C Inamdar, Aparna Palit
  • Adolescent Dermatology.”IAP Atlas of Paediatrics”. Section on adolescent dermatology”
  • Chapter on pathogenesis of acne in “Handbook of acne vulgaris”
OP Days and Timings
Mon 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am ­ 04:00 pm
Dr. Anisha K. Janardhanan MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy) (Junior Consultant)

Dr. Anisha is a dermatologist with more than 2 years of experience. She has expertise in Aesthetic dermatology and trained in various procedures including Lasers, Chemical Peeling, Skin Rejuvenation, Botox, Fillers and PRP. She secured first rank in MBBS under University of Kannur, 2006.

  • MBBS – Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram (2006)
  • MD (Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy ) – Government Medical College, Calicut (2014)
Work Experience
  • Consultant – Relief Hospital and Trauma Centre, Kondotty ( Jan 2016 – Dec 2016)
  • Consultant – Ramdas Clinic and Nursing Home, Perinthalmanna ( Jan 2016 – Dec 2016 )
  • Senior Resident – Government Medical College, Calicut ( Dec 2014 – Dec 2015)
  • Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms without skin rash.Sasidharanpillai S, Binitha MP, Manikath N, Janardhanan AK.Indian J Pharmacol. 2015 Nov-Dec;47(6):687-9.
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum in association with microscopic colitis, idiopathichypereosinophilic syndrome, selective IgE deficiency and diabetes mellitus.Riyaz N, Sasidharanpillai S, Rahima S, Bindu V, Shaan M, Raghavan NT, Mohan L,Janardhanan AK. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2015 Aug;40(6):629-32.
  • Childhood leprosy: a retrospective descriptive study from Government Medical College,Kozhikode, Kerala, India.Sasidharanpillai S, Binitha MP, Riyaz N, Ambooken B, Mariyath OK, George B,Janardhanan AK, Sherjeena PV. Lepr Rev. 2014 Jun;85(2):100-10.
  • Changing trends in leprosy among patients attending a tertiary care institution.Sasidharanpillai S, Reena Mariyath OK, Riyaz N, Binitha MP, George B, Janardhanan AK,Haridas N. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2014 Jul-Aug;80(4):338-40
  • Gold Medals for best performance in Community Medicine and General Surgery duringMBBS.
  • First Rank in M.B.B.S., University of Kannur, Kerala, India, 2006.
OP Days and Timings
Mon 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tue 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wed 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thu 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Fri 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sat 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Services & Facilities

Facilities & Services
  • Minor Operation Theatre
  • Dermaroller (Microneedling)
  • Ellmann Radiosurgery
  • Glycolic Acid Neostrata Peels
  • Microdermabrader
  • Dermatology Procedures
    • Molluscum Extraction
    • Corn Paring
    • Punch Grafting for Vitiligo.
    • Patch Testing for contact allergic dermatitis
    • Removal of warts
    • Comedo extraction for Acne
    • Skin Biopsy
  • Dermatology Procedures
    • Molluscum Extraction
    • Corn Paring
    • Punch Grafting for Vitiligo.
    • Patch Testing for contact allergic dermatitis
    • Removal of warts
    • Comedo extraction for Acne
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Intralesional injection
    • Milia extraction
  • Cosmetology Procedures
    • Chemical peels (for mild and moderate acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, sun damaged skin).
    • Micro-Dermabrasion
    • Radio frequency Surgery (for skin tags, warts, freckles, birthmarks, moles (naevi))
    • Microneedling (for Acne scars)
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