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# About IJDVL

The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists (IADVL) is the national association of Indian medical specialists who manage patients with skin disorders, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or leprosy. The current member strength of the association is more than 7800. The association works for the betterment of the specialty by holding academic meetings, printing a journal and publishing a textbook. The IADVL has several state branches, each with their own office bearers, which function independently within the constitution of the IADVL. 

Established in 1940, the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology (IJDVL, print ISSN 0378-6323, E-ISSN 0973-3922) is the official publication of the IADVL (Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists). It is a Bimonthly peer-reviewed journal that reaches all of over 7800 members of this organization as well as almost 200 medical colleges in India. The purpose of the IJDVL is to facilitate scientific dialogue amongst its members through the medium of publication of case reports, studies or letters as well as to deliver continuing medical education to its members and postgraduate students through reviews and other articles. While doing this the IJDVL is committed to include only adequately authenticated material that is of scientific value to the clinicians or postgraduates of this specialty in India.

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M. Ramam


Rajeev Sharma


K. A. Seetharam


Aditi Jha 

Aparna Palit 

Biju Vasudevan 

Chander Grover

Divya Seshadri

Kanika Sahni

Radhakrishna Bhat

Rahul Mahajan

Saritha Mohanan

Savita Yadav

Shashikumar BM

Sushruta Kathuria

Tarun Narang

Vishal Gupta


Deepak Parikh (Ex-Officio)

Rashmi Sarkar( Ex-Officio)

A.L. Shyam Prasad

A.S. Kumar

Deepika Pandhi

Dipankar De

Feroze Kaliyadan

Iffat Hassan

Joseph Sundharam

Murlidhar Rajagopalan

P. Narasimha Rao

R.Y. Prasad Hunasehally

Sanjay Singh

Sanjeev Handa

Siba Raychaudhuri 

Trilokraj Tejasvi

V. Ramesh


Ameet Valia

Binod K. Khaitan

D. M. Thappa 

Peush Sahni

Sandipan Dhar

Saumya Panda

Shyam Verma

Uday Khopkar

V K Sharma


V. Sreenivas


A. K. Bajaj



Deepak Parikh

Immediate Past President

Suresh Talwar

President (Elect)

Venkataram Mysore


Sanjeev Gupta
Rajesh Verma

Honorary General Secretary

Rashmi Sarkar

Honorary Treasurer

Somesh Gupta

Honorary Joint Secretaries

Narendra Gokhale
Krina Bharat Patel
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In 1935-36, a journal named Indian Journal of Venereal Diseases was published and edited by Dr. U. B. Narayan Rao. In 1940, its name was changed to Indian Journal of Venereal Diseases and Dermatology, and it was published quarterly. In 1947 the Indian Association of Dermatologists & Venereologists was formed and its first national conference was held in Mumbai on 27th December 1947, with Dr. R. V. Rajam as the President and Dr. Narayan Rao as the Secretary. On this occasion, the Indian Journal of Venereal Diseases and Dermatology was renamed as the Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology but continued to be run by Dr. Narayan Rao until 1955. On 31st March, 1955 the Journal became the official publication of the Association. It had three editors: Dr. G. Panja, Dermatology Section; Dr. R. V. Rajam, Venereology Section; and Dr. U. B. Narayan Rao, Managing Editor. After the death of Dr. Narayan Rao in 1960, Dr. T. K. Mehta took over as the Managing Editor.

In 1973, at a conference held in Udaipur, the Indian Association of Dermatologists & Venereologists merged with other dermatology associations to form the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists. The name of Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology was changed to Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. Since then Dr. S. C. Desai, Dr. Bhaktavizam, Dr. (Mrs.) Rachel Mathai, Dr. J. S. Pasricha, Dr. S. G. Deshpande, Dr. Gurmohan Singh, Dr. K. Pavithran, Dr. Uday Khopkar, and Dr. D. M. Thappa have been the Chief Editors of the IJDVL.


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