MBBS, MD Consultant - Dermatology

Biography

Dr. Nidhi Singh completed her MD, Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy from one of the best institutes, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry. She received the prestigious gold medals in Dermatology, “Roubavathi David Gold Medal” for the Year 2008 and “Indian Association of Dermatology and Venerology Medal” for the year 2008. She also received the “Fulford Derma Foundation scholarship” in the field of dermatology for the year 2007. She gathered experience across various centres working in both north and south India. Her special interests include skin infections and allergies, pigmentary disorders, hair disorders, pediatric dermatology and dermatological diseases in females.

Professional Experience

  • Consultant- Dermatologist

    18-6-15 onwards; Global Health City, Chennai, India

  • Assistant Professor

    Dermatology & STD: 21-11-13 to 17-6-15; Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India

  • Senior resident

    Dermatology & STD: 25-08-2012 to 20-11-13; JIPMER, Puducherry, India

  • Assistant professor

    Dermatology & STD: 16-1-2010 to 24-08-2012; Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SVMCH&RC), No. 13-A, Pondy-Villupuram road, Ariyur, Puducherry- 605102, Phone- 0413-2644476

  • Senior resident

    Dermatology & STD: 29-4-2008 to 25-8-2008, Era’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital (ELMCH), Sarfarazganj, Hardoi Road, Lucknow-226003, Phone- 0522-2408122, 23; 3 months, 28 days

  • Junior resident

    Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy:25-4-2005 to 31-3-2008, JIPMER, Puducherry, India

  • Internship

    01-01-2004 to 03-01-2005, JIPMER, Puducherry, India

Memberships

  • Life member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)- PON/374/1/354/166457/2012-13/CL
  • Life member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)- LM/PON/7245
  • Life member of Indian Society for Pediatric Dermatology (ISPD)- ISPDLM-493
  • Life member of The Hair Research Society of India (THRSI)

Achievements

  • “Roubavathi David Gold Medal” for outstanding performance in MD Dermatology Leprosy and Venerology Examination of Pondicherry Univerisity for Year 2008.
  • “Indian Association of Dermatology and Venerology Medal” for scoring first rank in the University examination in MD Dermatology and STD for the year 2008.
  • “Fulford Derma Foundation scholarship” in the field of dermatology for the year 2007
  • Associate editor of Pigment International, official publication of Pigmentary Disorders Society (PDS), India for the years 2015-16.
  • Assistant editor of Pigment International, official publication of Pigmentary Disorders Society (PDS) for the year 2014.
  • Successfully completed “Certificate course in STI & HIV/AIDS”, intensive professional program through distance education by Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi (Course Development and coordination supported by AusAID grant to the University of Sydney and Public Health Foundation of India) with an overall grade A, during July to December 2014.
  • 1st Prize ‘Dermatology quiz for postgraduates’ at the annual conference of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (Pondicherry branch) on 31-3-08.
  • “Erythrokeratoderma variabilis responding to low dose isotretinoin.” presented and awarded second prize at annual conference of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (Pondicherry branch) on 25-3-07.
  • Best student of Final MBBS for the year 2003 of JIPMER, Pondicherry.
  • Smt. Nishamani Parija Endowment prize in the subject of Surgery for the year 2003.
  • Dr. Uvathy Memorial Endowment prize in the subject of Obstetrics & Gynaecology for the year 2003.
  • Dr. Vijay Kumar Endowment prize in the subject of Pathology for the year 2001.
  • Certificate of Honour in the subject of Paediatrics for the year 2003.
  • Certificate of Honour in the subject of E.N.T for the year 2002.
  • Certificate of Honour in the subject of Pharmacology for the year 2001.
  • Certificate of Honour in the subject of Forensic Medicine for the year 2001.
  • Certificate of Honour in the subjects of Physiology and Biochemistry for the year 1999- 2000.

Publications

  • Revathy G, Usha R, Chandrashekar L, Singh N, Natarajan N, Thappa DM, Rajappa M. Effect of systemic methotrexate on lipid pentad index in psoriasis and its association with disease severity. Clin Chim Acta. 2017 Mar 16;469:10-12. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2017.03.016. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Singh N, Chandrashekar L, Kumar N, Kar R, Sylvia MT, Thappa DM. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus of elbows: A distinct entity? Indian Dermatol Online J. 2016;7:20-3.
  • Gupta D, Singh N, Goyal A, Toi PCh, Thappa DM. Squamous cell carcinoma in-situ and basal cell carcinoma arising from seborrheic keratosis in the same patient. Indian J Dermatol. 2016;61:126
  • Gupta D, Singh N, Thappa DM. Is timolol an effective treatment for pyogenic granuloma? Int J Dermatol. 2016;55:592-5.
  • Mathews I, Thappa DM, Singh N, Gochhait D. Lichen planus pigmentosus: A short review. Pigment Int. 2016;3:5-10
  • Munichandrappa P, Singh N, Thappa DM. Pachydermoperiostosis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2016;82:57-8.
  • Singh N, Chandrashekar L, Shakthi P, Thappa DM, Badhe BA, Sylvia MT. Reactive eccrine syringofibroadenomatosis presenting as bilateral plantar hyperkeratosis. Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:403-5.
  • Singh N, Goyal A, Thappa DM, Rajesh NG. Congenital triangular alopecia: Is it always confined to fronto-temporal region? Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2016;82:112.
  • Balasubramanian P, Chandrashekar L, Thappa DM, Jaisankar TJ, Malathi M, Ganesh RN, Singh N A retrospective audit of skin biopsies done in a tertiary care center in India. Int J Dermatol. 2015;54:939-43
  • Singh N, Chandrashekar L, Kar R, Sylvia MT, Thappa DM. Neurotized congenital melanocytic nevus resembling a pigmented neurofibroma. Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:46-50.
  • SinghN, Chandrashekar L, Behera B, Thappa DM, Kar R. Asymptomatic Black Papule Over Abdomen. Indian J Dermatol 2014; 59: 627
  • Singh N, Chandrashekar L, Konda D, Thappa DM, Srinivas BH, Dhodapkar R. Vesiculobullous viral exanthem due to chikungunya in an infant. Indian Dermatol Online J 2014;5, Suppl S2:119-20.
  • Singh N, Chandrashekar L, Kumar N, Kar R, Thappa DM. Classic porokeratosis of Mibelli. Indian Dermatol Online J 2014;5, Suppl S2:130-1.
  • Singh N, Kumari R, Thappa DM, Kar R, Kulandaisamy S. Classic form of nevus lipomatosis cutaneous superficialis of vulva. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2014;80:473-5.
  • Singh N, Kumari R, Gupta D, Thappa DM, Ganesh RN. Type 1 lepra reaction in histoid leprosy. Int J Dermatol. 2015;54:564-7.
  • Singh N, Thappa DM. Pigmentary demarcation lines. Pigment Int 2014;1:13-6
  • Singh N, Kumari R, Thappa DM. Elephantiasis tropica. Int J Adv Med Res 2014;1:26-7
  • Singh N, Chandrashekar L, Thappa DM, Kar R. Nevus depigmentosus and nevus of Ito: pigmentary twin spotting. Int J Dermatol. 2014;53:1005-7.
  • Singh N, Chandrashekar L, Thappa DM, Kar R. Solitary papule over scalp. Dermatol Online J. 2014;20:22334.
  • Singh N, Kumar N, Chandrashekar L, Thappa DM, Kar R, Srinivas BH. Umbilicated nodule over eyebrow. Dermatol Online J. 2013;19:19622.
  • Ghodake NB, Singh N, Thappa DM. Plica neuropathica (polonica): clinical and dermoscopic features. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2013;79:269.
  • Singh N, Noorunissa N. Linear psoriasis- a rare presentation. Indian Dermatol Online Journal. 2012; 3:71-73.
  • Singh N, Thappa DM. Erythrokeratoderma variabilis responding to low dose isotretinoin. Pediatric Dermatol. 2010;27:111-3.
  • Kumari R, Singh N, Thappa DM. Hypertrophic lichen planus as a presenting feature of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Indian J Dermatol 2009; 54:S8-10
  • Singh N, Thappa DM. Circinate pustular psoriasis localized to glans penis mimicking ‘circinate balanitis’ and responsive to dapsone. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2008; 74: 388-389.
  • Thappa DM, Singh N, Kaimal S. Homosexuality in India. Ind J Sex Trans Dis. 2008; 29: 59-62
  • Singh N, Kaimal S, Thappa DM. Sexual behaviour of clinic attendees in a tertiary care hospital in Pondicherry. Ind J Sex Trans Dis. 2008; 29: 18-22.
  • Singh N, Thappa DM, Jaisankar TJ, Habeebullah S. Pattern of non-venereal dermatoses of female external genitalia. Dermatology Online Journal. 2008; 14: 1-16.
  • Singh N, Thappa DM, Jaisankar TJ, Habeebullah S. A clinical study of vulval lichen sclerosus at a tertiary care hospital in south India. Ind J Sex Trans Dis. 2007; 28 (2): 87-90.
  • Thappa DM, Singh N, Kaimal S. Prostitution in India and its role in the spread of HIV infection. Ind J Sex Trans Dis. 2007; 28: 70-75.
  • Singh N, Kumari R, Thappa DM. Vulval lymphangiectasia secondary to tubercular lymphadenitis. Indian J Sex Transm Dis. 2007; 28: 38- 39.
  • Thappa DM, Singh N. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) today. Indian J Sex Transm Dis. 2006; 27: 41- 49
  • Pise GA, Singh N, Thappa DM. Piebaldism. Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology. 2006; 9: 36.
  • Kumari R, Singh N, Thappa DM. Bloom’s syndrome. Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology. 2006; 9: 37.
  • Singh N, Kumari R, Thappa DM. Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis (Bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma). Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology. 2005; 8: 28-29.
  • Singh N, Thappa DM. Indications and side effects of antihistamines and steroids in pediatric dermatoses. Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology. 2005; 8: 33-35.

Chapter in books

  • Singh N, Kumari R, Thappa DM. Vesiculobullous eruptions in an infant. In: Thappa DM, editor. Puzzling cases in Pediatric Dermatology, 1st edition. Mumbai: Tree Life Media;2015:p 40-44.
  • Singh N, Prabhakaran N, Thappa DM. Two babies with short hair since birth. In: Thappa DM, editor. Puzzling cases in Pediatric Dermatology, 1st edition. Mumbai: Tree Life Media;2015:p 45-49.
  • Kumari R, Singh N, Shakthi P. Child presenting with linear vesiculobullous eruption and seizures. In: Thappa DM, editor. Puzzling cases in Pediatric Dermatology, 1st edition. Mumbai: Tree Life Media;2015:p 71-76.
  • Kumari R, Singh N, Shakthi P. Child presenting with atrophic varioliform scars and hoarseness of voice . In: Thappa DM, editor. Puzzling cases in Pediatric Dermatology, 1st edition. Mumbai: Tree Life Media;2015:p 77-82.
  • Bahunutula RK, Singh N, Thappa DM. Dark pigmented hairy macules since birth. In: Thappa DM, editor. Puzzling cases in Pediatric Dermatology, 1st edition. Mumbai: Tree Life Media;2015:p 143-8.
  • Gupta D, Singh N, Bahunutula RK, Thappa DM. Target lesions with oral mucosal involvement in a child. In: Thappa DM, editor. Puzzling cases in Pediatric Dermatology, 1st edition. Mumbai: Tree Life Media;2015:p 154-58.
  • Thappa DM, Singh N, Kumari R. Viral STD’s In: Valia RG, Valia AR, editors. IADVL Textbook and Atlas of Dermatology. Bhalani publishing house, Mumbai; 2008: 1037-1064.
  • Chandrashekar L, Singh N. Dermoscopy in pediatric dermatology. In: Inamadar AC, Palit A, Ragunatha S, editors. Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology. 2nd ed. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers; 2014.p. 676-85.
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