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   Department of Dermatology


Assistant Professor

Dr. Saadiya Siddiqui        


The Department of Dermatology was established in PGMI/LGH Lahore, during the year 2002.

Salient features of Department

Teaching Programme:

  • MD (Recognized by UHS )

  • FCPS (Recognized by CPSP )

  • MCPS (Recognized by CPSP)


  • FCPS:      5

  • MD:           2

  • MCPS:     7

Departmental Teaching:

  • Teaching Rounds & daily Consultant OPD.

  • Weekly Journal club and CPC in Ward.

  • Regular Participation in hospital CPC.

  • Monthly tests of PGRs.

Facilities available:

  • Electrocautery

  • Cryotherapy

  • Intralesional

  • Phototherapy

  • Library

  • Laser Hair Removal

  • CO2 Laser

  • Minor cutaneous surgical procedures.

  • Mole removal

OPD & Indoor Facility :

  • On average 250-300 Patients are checked daily , 6 days a week .

  • 23-bedded indoor ward.

Current Research Projects:

  • Comparison of efficacy of 1% Clindamycin gel with 5% Dapsone gel in mild to moderate acne vulgaris

  • Comparison of intralesional Traimcinolone acetonide Versus Platelet rich plasma in lopecia areata.

  • To determine the efficacy and safety of ablative CO2 laser in treatment of vitiligo.

  • Comparison of efficacy between topical ivermectin 1% and topical permethrin 5% for the treatment of scabies.

  • Comparison of efficacy of intralesional 5- fluorouracil alone, intralesional triamcinolone acetonide alone and intralesional triamcinolone acetonide with 5- fluorouracil in keloids.

  • Role of PRP in androgenetic alopecia in male patient.


Establishment of a separate Indoor Ward, Phototherapy unit , IPL treatment setup for Hair Removal, Histopathology /Lectures Class room, CO2 Laser therapy for Skin Growths, Library with sufficient supply of Text books during a period of 5 years.

Patient Care , Diagnostic Services:

  • Skin Biopsy & Histopathology.

  • Tissue Smear for LD body, Slit skin smears for leprosy.

  • Skin Scrapings Examination for Fungus & Mite.

  • Woods Lamp Examination.

Statistics (Education, Research, etc):

Published Research:

  • Role of autologous platelet rich plasma in limited alopecia areata in local population.
    Sohrab khan, Tahir Kamal , Anam Elahi, Vol 25, No. 2, Jpad 2016.

  • Dermatological manifestations of Patients of Chronic kidney disease on regular hemodialysis.
    Asma Nasir, Atif Shehzad, Vol 26, No. 1 , Jpad 2017.

  • Efficacy of platelet rich plasma in the treatment of Melasma; a pilot study .
    Farzana Faiz, Atif Shehzad, Rabia Farooq, Tahir Jameel. Vol 26, No 1, Jpad 2017

  • Comparison of efficacy of fixe low dose regimens (daily Vs alternate day) of oral isotretinoin in
     mild to moderated acne vulgaris,
    Saira Niazi, Atif shehzad, Vol 25, No. 4, Jpad 2015.

  • Disease Severity, Quality of life & psychiatric morbidity in patients with psoriasis with reference to
    socioedemographic lifestyle, and clinical variables: A prospective, cross sectional study.
    Abdul Rehman Khawaja, M Azam Bokhari, Atif Shehzad. Prim Care Companion CNS disord. 2015.

  • 6- Sunscreens: some practical issues.
    Editorial. Atif Shehzad. Vol 24, No. 1, jpad 2011.

  • 7- Orf in a patient of TEN during hospital stay: an unusual scenario. Case report,
    Saima Shahid, Atif Shehzad, Vol 21, No 2 , jpad 2012.

  • 8- Skin aging.
    Atif Shehzad. Editorial . Vol 21, No. 2, jpad 2011.

  • 9- Cutis laxa with skin involvement with systemic involvements.
    Atif Shehzad, Fareeha Amir, Kashif Qaseem, Vol 20, No 4 , jpad 2010.

Future Planning: 

  • PHOTOTHERAPY: for vitiligo,eczema ,psoriasis.etc

  • LASER: for patient of hirsutism

  • IONTOPHORESIS: for hyperhidrosis.

  • MYCOLOGY LAB: for culture and diagnosis of fungal infections.

  • TEACHING MICROSCOPY: for teaching purposes , histopathology and immunoflourescense.






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