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Dr. Ravichandran

Dr. Ravichandran

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MBBS, Diploma in Dermatology, MD - Dermatology


37 Years Experience Overall  (36 years as specialist)

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Dr. G. Ravichandran had his formal medical schooling (M.B.B.S., 1974- 80) in Madras Medical College, one of the reputed institutes of the country. He then pursued his interest in the field of dermatology as a diploma holder (1982-84) and completed his Master degree (1987-89) in the same intitute under the legendary guidance of Prof. A.S.Thambaiah and Prof. Patrick Yesudian along with eminent team of dermatologists. He had his special training in Dermatosurgery under the mentorship of Prof.P.N.Behl in the Skin institute, New Delhi in 1985. Inspired by the surgical techniques of Vitiligo he channelized his efforts in vitiligo surgery and has performed more than 2000 surgeries till now. He has tried many newer melanocyte transplant techniques and formulated his own theurapeutic approach with good success rate. He has many awards and honors for his academic and surgical excellence.

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a dermatologist doctor?

A: A dermatologist is a physician or a doctor who specializes in problems of skin, hair, nail, and mucous membranes. He/she is also trained to offer support for various cosmetic issues. They help patients rejuvenate the appearance of various body parts such as skin, hair, and nails. They treat more than 3,000 skin conditions. These include acne, psoriasis, and skin cancer.

Q: When should one consult a dermatologist?

A: You should consult a dermatologist immediately if you have developed any abnormal symptoms which are affecting your skin, hair, nails, or mucous membranes. If you have any cosmetic concerns, a dermatologist will be able to help you. Further, for major ailments such as skin cancer, examination is also done by dermatologists.

Q: Should one consult a dermatologist for laser treatment of skin problems?

A: Yes, you can consult a dermatologist for laser treatment of skin problems. A dermatologist is professionally trained to carry out skin grafts and laser treatments. For laser treatment, they use a special light beam to treat various skin complaints. Such skin complains can include tumours, warts, moles, tattoos, birthmarks, scars, wrinkles, and unwanted hair.

Q: What are the common services provided by a dermatologist?

A: Below is a list of some common conditions dermatologist treat. • Vitiligo • Acne • Dermatitis and eczema • Fungal infections • Hair disorders • Nail problems • Psoriasis • Skin cancer Dermatologists use various surgical procedures such as: • Biopsies • Chemical peels • Cosmetic injections • Cryotherapy • Hair removal and restoration • Laser surgery

Q: What is the difference between a cosmetologist & a dermatologist?

A: Dermatologists and cosmetologists both primarily focus on the outward appearance of individuals. Dermatologists are trained physicians and they treat illness and disease. On the other hand, cosmetologists offer services to improve aesthetics. Dermatologists are doctors and specialize in treating skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. But cosmetologists are not doctors. Cosmetologists specialize in various beauty services including haircutting and hairstyling.


Aesthetic Dermatology
Sun Spots, Age Spots, And Other Pigmented Lesions
Peel, Polishing, Lasers


Awards and Recognitions

Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India - 2000
Reviewer for Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and leprosy(IJDVL), IADVL SIG on therapeutic guidelines, Dovapress - 2005
Co-author – Dermatology chapter – Davidson Text Book of Medicine - 2009


MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1981
Diploma in Dermatology - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1984
MD - Dermatology - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1989


Indian Association of Dermatologists
Indian Medical Association (IMA)


1989 - 1995 Worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Stanley Medical College
1995 - 2000 External Examiner Fellowship in Dermatosurgery at Rajiv Gandhi Medical University
2000 - 2007 Visiting Faculty in Department of Dermatology at Annamalai University


34635 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1981
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