Dr. Rickson Pereira's Profile

Dr. Rickson Pereira MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy), DDV, FCPS is a Clinical & Cosmetic dermatologist; Trichologist, Laser specialist, Dermatosurgeon; and STI specialist.

He did his MBBS followed by MD in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy from Topiwala National Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai.

He has been the recipient of the “Lallubhai Mohanlal Jhaveri prize (Gold medalist)” for topping the DDV examination conducted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bombay.

He has been the prestigious winner of the National Quiz conducted by Indian Association of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy during their annual meet Dermacon.

He has been awarded the Dr. B. V. Satyanarayana award for his work on association between diabetes, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis.

He has presented various research papers and posters in state, national and international meets including the World Congress of Dermatology; & the second International Summer Academy for practical dermatology, Munich, Germany; for which he has been the recipient of awards and scholarships.

He was awarded, and has completed the IADVL fellowship in lasers in the Asian Institute of Dermatology, Bangalore.

He has published his research work and papers in national indexed journals.

He has been an investigator in clinical trials at local and national levels. He has conducted workshops and training programs dealing with safe sex and counselling of patients with sexually transmitted infections. He has worked as medical officer-in-charge of counselling and treatment of patients with STIs and HIV/AIDS in the Red Ribbon Express, an initiative by National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) & Mumbai District AIDS Control Society(MDACS).

He has been invited as faculty to conduct workshops and demonstrate procedures in dermatology conferences.

Awards/Honors & Scholarships :

  • Third prize for poster presentation “Unusual ulcerative lesions in a diabetic…” poster presentation at 4th international CME of dermatopathology at Delhi, November 2007
  • The Lallubhai Mohanlal Jhaveri prize (Gold medalist) for standing first in the DDV examination conducted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bombay, April 2008
  • Second prize in MD gold medal exam conducted by Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, June 2008
  • V.R. Mehta award for best poster presentation “Defining Palmoplantar Psoriasis” in Dermpathology CME 2008 held in Tata hospital, Mumbai, August 2008
  • Quiz winner at the Practicing Dermatologist session, organized by IADVL, Maharashtra State branch, September 2008, Lonavla
  • Dr. R. C. Shah – Dr. M.S. Trasi award (second prize) for best poster presentation “Mouldy Mystery” in Cuticon 2008, Pune, November 2008
  • Winner at the National level of National Quiz Program for Post Graduates conducted by IADVL and GSK at Dermacon 2009 in January 2009
  • Stood second in the MD exam conducted by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, May-June 2009
  • Best poster award for “Acroangiodermatitis of Mali: A rare vascular phenomenon” at Dermazone 2009, Ahmedabad
  • Dr. B. V. Satyanarayana award for best thesis in Dermacon 2010, Lucknow, January 2010
  • Mrs. Rukmini Savant award, for thesis presentation (second prize), Staff Society meeting, B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, January 2010
  • IADVL-WCD scholarship 2011 for young dermatologists for paper presentation (e-poster) - “A study of diabetes, lipid abnormalities and cardiovascular risk factors in patients of chronic plaque psoriasis”

Fellowships :

  • Awarded and completed IADVL fellowship 2009 in Lasers in the Asian Institute of Dermatology, Bangalore under Dr.Narasimha Rao
  • Continuing medical education and practical training in dermatology at the second Munich International Summer Academy of Practical Dermatology organized by the Department of Dermatology of the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany; July 2011

Publications :

  • “Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cladophialophora boppii” –Case report in IJDVL; Nov-Dec 2010
  • “Penicillamine-induced elastosis perforans serpiginosa with ‘lumpy-bumpy’ elastic fibers” - Case report in IJDVL; Jan-Feb 2011
  • “Acroangiodermatitis of Mali: A rare vascular phenomenon” – Case report in IJDVL; Sept-Oct 2010
  • “A study of prevalence of diabetes mellitus, lipid abnormalities and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis” –Original article in IJD; Sept-Oct 2011
  • Photofeature on sarcoidosis in Whats new in Dermatology, STDs and Leprosy, MSD Fulford, Dec 2009
  • “Dowling-Degos disease” – Case report in IJCP Casebook of Dermatology, Volume 1
  • “Variant of Vohwinkel’s syndrome successfully treated with acitretin” - Case report in IJCP Casebook of Dermatology, Volume 2
  • “Trigeminal trophic syndrome: A rare entity” – Net case in IJDVL; Oct 2011
  • “An unusual painful nodule – Extradigital glomus tumor” – Photo quiz IJD; 2012, Volume 57, Issue 3 [p. 249-250]
  • “Inadvertent provocative oral ondansetron use leading to Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in an HIV-infected patient” – E-case report in IJD; 2012, Volume 57, Issue 6 [p. 503]

His areas of expertise include the following :

  • Clinical dermatology including psoriasis, dermatitis, pemphigus and other inflammatory & autoimmune skin disorders
  • Acne including resistant acne
  • Hair disorders including alopecias
  • Pigmentation disorders
  • Nail disorders
  • Facial rejuvenation with laser, mesotherapy, micro-needling, microdermabrasion & chemical peels
  • Botulinum toxin treatment for relaxing facial lines, and advanced indications such as migraine and hyperhidrosis
  • Soft tissue augmentation including laugh line correction, lip and cheek augmentation
  • Laser therapy for skin disorders viz. hair reduction, tattoo removal, acne scars, rejuvenation and resurfacing.
  • Dermatosurgery including radiofrequency, cryosurgery, nail surgery, vitiligo surgery and hair transplant
  • Pediatric dermatology including management of childhood eczemas, viral infections such as molluscum, warts; bacterial skin infections etc.
  • Sexually transmitted infections including herpes, viral warts, genital candidiasis

Dr.Siddhi Chavan's Profile

Dr. Siddhi ChavanM.B.B.S.,D.V.D. is a consulting dermatologist and cosmetologist practising in Mumbai. She is co-managing Dr.Minal’sDermatherapie Centre, Mumbai.

Dr. Siddhi Chavan is a post graduate fromB.Y.L Nair hospital and T.N.medicalcollege. She has worked with kaya skin clinic and has been trained in botox and dermal fillers by allergen.

She specialises in :

  • Consultation pertaining to diseases of skin, hair and nail
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Trichology
  • Laser for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing
  • Laser Hair reduction
  • IPL for skin rejuvenation
  • Mesotherapy
  • Non-ablative Face Lift with radiofrequency
  • Botox
  • Dermal fillers
  • Micro-needling
  • Radiofrequency surgery for removal of skin tags, warts & moles
  • Chemical peeling
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Acne scar surgery
  • Nail surgery

Scientific Presentations:

  • “Periumbilicalpseudoxanthomaelasticum (acquired)” poster presentation at CUTICON 2007, Mumbai
  • “Interesting cases” presentation at Clinical meeting, T.N.M.C. and B.Y.L.Nair medical college, Mumbai, August 2008
  • “Erythrokeratodermavariabilis- rare presentation” poster presentation at CUTICON 2008, Pune
  • “Erythrokeratodermavariabilis- rare presentation” poster presentation at DERMACON 2009, Bangalore


  • Life member of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) – LM/M/5127
  • Life member of CosmeticDermatology Society of India – LF 1234