Introduction of Department of Dermatology
Dermatology department is a fully equipped, aesthetically designed, state of the art department of PAF Hospital Islamabad. It is the first department of the hospital and PAF to be recognised for post-graduate training (FCPS, MCPS) in Dermatology in 2013. It is comprised of 3 OPDs, operating area, Laser area, highly advanced Phototherapy unit and a 20 bed Dermatology ward. We are the tertiary care centre looking after patients referred from over 10 PAF Bases across the country. Our monthly OPD is over 2000 patients and we perform over 400 major and minor skin procedures/month comprising of Laser surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic mucosal, scalp and nail surgeries, microdermabrasion, phototherapy, iontophoresis, intralesional injections with dermojet, cryotherapy, electrocautery, mesotherapy, PRP, derma roller and dermal fillers.
There are 9 Residents in dermatology (3 FCPS, 6 MCPS). Department is also fully equipped with teaching facilities like department’s own multimedia, computers for the students, library and a microscope. They also have access to range of subscribed International Dermatology Journals. We have scheduled regular lectures, tutorials, journal clubs, case presentations and ward rounds for the post-graduate students. Students are also trained and supervised for conducting research writing articles.