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 close to 10200. 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 10200 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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| # Editorial Board
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Saumya Panda, Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata, India
Rajeev Sharma, Bishen Skin Centre, Aligarh, India
Kolalapudi Seetharam, Hanuma Skin Center, Doctors Plaza, Kothapeta, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Lt Col Biju Vasudevan, Base Hospital Barrackpore, India
Vishal Gupta, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS (EX-OFFICIO)
Kiran Godse, President, IADVL, Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, India
Feroz K, Honorary General Secretary, IADVL; Skin Care Clinic, Fort Road, Kannur, India
Aparajita Ghosh, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India
Brijesh Nair, INHS Sanjivani, Kochi, India
Chander Grover, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Delhi, India
Davinder Prasad, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
Deepika Pandhi, University College of Medical Sciences & GTBH, Delhi, India
Dipankar De, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Geeti Khullar, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
Maninder Singh Setia, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai, India
Jasleen Kaur Sandhu, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
N Asokan, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Rahul Mahajan, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Rashmi Sarkar, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India
Sanjay Singh, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Sasi Kiran Attili, Visakha Institute of Skin & Allergy, Visakhapatnam, India
Shital Amin Poojary, K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
V Ramesh, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
Aditi Jha, AIIMS, Delhi, India
Anupam Das, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India
Atiya Yaseen, Government Medical College, Srinagar, India
Deepashree Daulatabad, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India
Deepika Yadav, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Neetu Bhari, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Neha Taneja, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Resham Vasani, K J Somaiyya Medical College, Sion, Mumbai, India
Riti Bhatia, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Sarita S, Govt Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, Indian
Shekhar Neema, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Sudip Kumar Ghosh, R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
Abir Saraswat, Indushree Skin clinic, Lucknow, India
A.L Shyam Prasad, Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, India
Anuradha Kakkanatt Babu, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India
G Nandakumar, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Indrashis Podder, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata, India
Joseph Sundharam, Sundharam's Clinic, New Delhi, India
Kanika Sahni, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Madhulika Mhatre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Radhakrishna Bhat, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India
Rajiv Joshi, P D Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India
Sahana Srinivas, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Samipa Mukherjee, Cloudnine Hospitals, Bengaluru, India
Saritha Mohanan, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Pandicherry, India
Sherina Laskar, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, India
SM Simi, Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Thiruvananthapuam, Kerala, India
Somodyuti Chandra, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Soumya Jagadeesan, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
Feroze Kaliyadan, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Piyush Kumar, Katihar Medical College, Bihar, India
Suneil Gandhi, Reviva Skin Clinic, Surat, India
V Sreenivas, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
M Ramam, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Uday Khopkar, Global Hospital, Mumbai, India
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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
Aditya Gupta, University of Toronto, Canada
Ameet Valia, Mumbai Port Trust Hospital, Mumbai, India
A S Kumar, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Binod K Khaitan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata, India
Deepak Parikh, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, India
D M Thappa, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, India
Gudula Kirtschig, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hywel Williams, University of Nottingham, UK
Joyce Lee, National Skin Centre, Singapore
Koushik Lahiri, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, India
Col Manas Chatterjee, Command Hospital (EC), Kolkata, India
Peush Sahni, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Sandipan Dhar, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, India
Shyam Verma, Nirvan and '\In Skin' Clinics, Vadodara, India
Uday Khopkar, KEM Hospital, Mumbai
Varalakshmi Vissa, Colorado State University, USA
VK Sharma, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
IADVL NATIONAL EXECUTIVE 2019
Immediate Past President
P Narasimha Rao
Rashmikant M Shah
Honorary General Secretary
Honorary Joint Secretaries
Anuradha Kakkanatt Babu
| # History of IJDVL
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 the Dermatology Society, India 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, Dr. D. M. Thappa and Dr. M. Ramam have been the Chief Editors of the IJDVL.