The Department of Cutaneous medicine is established in 1991 in both wings of Saidu Teaching Hospital and it just so happens that I was the Pioneer of this department being appointed as Consultant dermatologist in the same year.SaiduMedicalCollegecame into being in December 1998, and has the clinical studies to the student started within two years. The department has an active outpatients which are conducted daily and about 100 to 120 patients are seeing depending on seasonal variations. The department has 10 bedded ward for ill patients who are look after by a staff comprised of House Physician, Senior Medical officer, Junior Registrar and a Senior Professor who qualified from UK with extensive experience of about 25 years including experience in Royal Liver Pool Hospital and Leigh Infirmary UK and also having researched on etiology, and immune pathology by auto radiography.

The Department is involved in demonstration to the medical students about clinical dermatology and procedure like electro cautry, cryo therapy and chemical peeling techniques. The PUVA cabin has been asked for which will be available soon. Facilities for Biopsy and minor operations are available and carried out from time to time. This department has liaison with histopathology and academically interesting entities are discussed mutually. With inception of the new 1200 bedded hospital which will be completed very soon, this department will have all the facilities for investigative techniques.

Dr. Fazal Aleem Associate Professor/ Head of Department
Dr. Ihsanuddin Junior Registrar