Dr.Shwetha B Rao


A M.D. in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, I am currently working as a Specialist Dermatologist at NMC multispecialty hospital, Ruwi, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman since November 2017. I have previously worked as a Consultant Dermatologist at Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Whitefield, Bangalore for 14 months. I have also worked as a Resident in Dermatology for 3 years in Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore.

I am skilled in handling Clinical Dermatology Cases as well as Cosmetology (Lasers, Chemical Peeling, Platelet Rich Plasma, Vitiligo Surgery etc.). I am a 2nd rank holder in Post-Graduation (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy) studies under Rajiv Gandhi University for the year 2016-2017.

  • Father Muller Medical College, RGUHS 2nd rank Mangalore.
  • M.B.B.S & Internship, K.S Hegde Medical Academy , Manga-  lore. Class XII Christ Junior College , Bangalore.St. Francis  High.
  • Class X School in Koramangala, Bangalore.
  • Skills: Medical management and chemical peels for pigmentary  disorders, experienced in handling lasers.
    (IPL , Nd Yag lasers , Erbium Yag laser)
  • Experienced at doing Vitiligo surgery including non−cultured keratinocyte melanocyte transfer.
  • Surgery for minor excisions and skin grafting. Experienced  in handling and preparation of Platelet Rich Plasma. Scar  rejuvenation, skin rejuvenation.
  • Diagnosis, management and sexually transmitted disorders.
  • Agement of Dermatological emergencies like erythroderma,  drug rash, and vesciculobullous disorders.

Dr. Shwetha B.RAO is a Dermatologist Specialises in:

-Medical Dermatology
-Medical Cosmetology
-Chemical Peels
-Lasers in Dermatology (IPL, Nd Yag lasers,Erbium Yag laser )
-Platelet Rich Plasma
-Intralesional Injections
-Scar Treatment
-Vitilgo Surgery
-Minor Surgical Dermatology

Dr Shwetha

Professionalism. Excellence. Experience.

Academic Projects

  • Dissertation – Sensitivity and Resistance pattern of Propionibacterium acnes in acne vulgaris: an in vitro
  • Research paper on trans-epidermal water loss in eczematous conditions
  • Pilot study on trans-epidermal water loss in diaper dermatitis


  • Medical management and chemical peels for pigmentary disorders
  • Experienced in handling lasers (IPL , Nd Yag lasers , Erbium Yag laser )
  • Experienced at doing vitiligo surgery including non-cultured keratinocyte melanocyte transfer
  • One month of internship in plastic surgery – for minor excisions and skin grafting
  • Experienced in handling and preparation of Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Scar rejuvenation , skin rejuvenation
  • Diagnosis, management and long term follow up and assessment of leprosy and sexually transmitted disorders
  • Diagnosis, evaluation and management of Dermatological emergencies like erythroderma, drug rash, and vesciculobullous disorders.
  • TEACHING EXPERIENCE: for 3 years in teaching Junior Post Graduate residents , MBBS interns as well as MBBS students


  • Rao SB, Bhat R. Sensitivity and resistance pattern of Propionibacterium acnes towards oral antibiotics and topical agents in acne vulgaris: an in vitro study (submitted to Clinical and Experimental Dermatology).
  • Rao SB, Bhat R. A study on trans epidermal water loss in eczematous skin condition published in Indian Journal of applied Research
  • Ali NM, Bhat R, Rao SB. Concurrent presentation of erythrodermic lichen planus and squamous cell carcinoma: Coincidence or malignant transformation? Indian J Dermatol 2015; 60:457-60.
  • Bhat R, Rao SB. A case report on “Hypo-pigmented lesions over face and extremities with deformity in a 4
    year old child” published in the book puzzling cases in pediatric dermatology by D.M Thappa.

Awards & Achievements

  • State Rank Holder –2nd rank, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences, Post-Graduation ( M.DDermatology, Venereology & Leprosy)
  • Best outgoing – Dept. of dermatology , Father Muller Medical College , Mangalore
  • Best thesis award – Sensitivity and resistance pattern of P. Acnes in acne vulgaris – in Mangalore Zone presented by Karavali Dermatology society
  • Gold medalist in the subject of Surgery in final year M.B.B.S.
  • Best Outgoing student – St Francis High school, Koramangala , Bangalore

Other Activities

  • Part of the organizing team of National conference DERMACON-2015 held in Mangalore in February-2015
  • Part of the organizing team of activities and conferences held by Karavali Dermatology society
  • Part of organizing team of workshops and conferences held by Dept. of Dermatology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore

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