Ragunatha Shivanna, currently working as Associate Professor in the Dept. of Dermatology, Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Sri Siddhartha University, Tumkur, Karnataka, India, has completed his MBBS degree from Sri B.M. Patil Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka in 2001 and MD degree from JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, 2006. After completion of post graduation, he worked as assistant professor under Dr Arun C. Inamadar and Dr Aparna Palit, renowned academicians, nationally and internationally. Under their guidance and encouragement he has published 20 articles in indexed journals and contributed 18 chapters in various textbooks in the span of 5 years. Cutaneous manifestations of Chikungunya fever, Neonatal dermatological emergencies, clinical and therapeutic study of phrynoderma, cutaneous disorders in diabetic patients and role of finasteride in sexual dysfunction and prostatic cancer are few of his important publications.
He has worked as assistant editor for Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology (1st edition) and ACS (I) Textbook on Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. He is one of the editors of Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology (2nd edition).
He was a recipient of International League of Dermatological Society (ILDS) Scholarship (WCD, Buenos Aires, 2007), International Congress of Dermatology Scholarship (ICD, Prague, 2009), Imrich-Sarkany Non European Memorial Scholarship (EADV, Gothenburg, 2010) and Registration Fellowship (EADV, Krakow, 2013), and presented papers in these international conferences.
He also delivered lectures as resource person in workshop on research methodology for postgraduates and leprosy training for medical officers.
He has special experience and interest in pediatric skin problems, genetic skin disorders, hair problems, leprosy and skin changes in diabetes, thyroid diseases and collagen vascular disorders.
Anitha Bhakthavatsalam, currently working as Consultant Dermatologist and Cosmetologist at Clear Skin Clinic, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, has completed her MBBS degree from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka in 2001 and DDVL degree from JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, 2005.
She has done one year Cosmetic Dermatology Fellowship (FRGUHS) at Venkat Charmalaya, a well known dermatosurgery and cosmetic dermatology centre in India.
She has published 7 articles in indexed journals and contributed 7 chapters in various textbooks. Cutaneous disorders in diabetic patients, targeted phototherapy in vitiligo and role of finasteride in sexual dysfunction and prostatic cancer are few of her important publications. She has worked as assistant editor for ACS (I) Textbook on Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. She was a recipient of Imrich-Sarkany Non European Memorial Scholarship (EADV, Krakow, 2013). She also presented scientific papers in national and international conferences.
She has special experience and interest in pediatric skin problems, hair problems, vitiligo surgery, acne scar treatment and cosmetic procedures like botox, filler, facial rejuvenation, dermabrasion, laser hair removal and chemical peeling.