Department of Dermatology


The Department of Dermatology was established in PGMI/LGH Lahore, during the year 2002. Facilities available incluse electrocautery, cryotherapy, intralesional, phototherapy, library, laser hair removal, CO2 Laser, minor cutaneous surgical procedures, mole removal. In OPD & Indoor on average 250-300 Patients are checked daily, 6 days a week. Current Research Projects include 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 alopecia 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 Include Skin Biopsy & Histopathology, Smear for LD body, Slit skin smears for leprosy, Scrapings Examination for Fungus & Mite, Lamp Examination.

Courses Offered

  • MD
  • FCPS
  • MCPS

Research Publications

  • 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 pla sma 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
  • Sunscreens: some practical issues. Editorial. Atif Shehzad. Vol 24, No. 1, jpad 2011
  • Orf in a patient of TEN during hospital stay: an unusual scenario. Case report, Saima Shahid, Atif Shehzad, Vol 21, No 2 , jpad 2012
  • Skin aging. Atif Shehzad. Editorial . Vol 21, No. 2, jpad 2011
  • Cutis laxa with skin involvement with systemic involvements. Atif Shehzad, Fareeha Amir, Kashif Qaseem, Vol 20, No 4 , jpad 2010


Dr. Anila Asghar
Head of The Department


Dr. Khahkshan Tahir Chaudhry
Assistant Professor