Dr D. S. Krupa Shankar

Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Manipal hospital Bangalore from 16th January 2012.

The scientific validity of all research activities in the hospital is examined by this committee, before it is undertaken.

Professor, Academic coordinator, Coordinator of post graduate studies, and examiner in dermatology, Manipal hospital Bangalore

  • Ex-President Bangalore Dermatological society
  • Speciality Advisor to Manipal Cure and Care
  • President Indian medical association Bangalore south east
  • Former secretary CODFI
  • Editorial Board Member Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Author of book titled Scoring Systems in Dermatology 2009

Areas of interest contact dermatitis, photo dermatology, lasers in dermatology and dermatologic surgery

Pioneered CO2 laser surgery in south India and erbium YAG laser in vitiligo

Scientific committee chairman 1st national conference of the ACSICON, Bangalore 1996

Faculty member, scientific and organizing committee member in IADVL conferences over the last 2 decades at national and regional levels

Author of 35 articles in indexed journals and 107 lectures at national and international conferences

  • Fellow of the American academy of dermatology
  • Member of The International Society of Dermatology
  • Member of the European academy of dermatology and venereology
  • Member of the European academy of allergy and clinical immunology
  • Cited in the 5th edition of Rooks text book of dermatology
  • Guest lecturer to state university of New York's, buffalo general hospital
  • Actively involved in researching monoclonal antibody therapy of psoriasis and stem cell therapy in vitiligo
  • Founder member of BDS, CODFI, ACSICON, IMA Bangalore south east and best IMA secretary for Karnataka in 1995
  • Member of the Scientific Review Commitee Of Manipal Hospitals [referred to as "Commitee" hereon, to review all research projects with respect to clinical research protocols funded and non-funded and clinical applicability] from June 1st 2011


  • Golf
  • Fitness
  • Sanskrit studies
  • English literature
  • Marathon running
  • Long distance cycling

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