Head of Department Dr. Suganthi a/p Thevarajah
Phone 03-26155555 ext 1130/1131
Fax 03-26985927
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INTRODUCTION

Departments of Dermatology in Malaysia had its humble beginnings in history with concern over infectious skin diseases; hence it started with Seamen's clinic in Penang for Venereal diseases and the Leprosarium in Sungai Buloh. General practitioners, physicians and surgeons managed the other skin diseases.

The Hospital Kuala Lumpur Department of Dermatology was founded in 1969 by the first head of department, Dr Lee Kwok Ching, in Kuala Lumpur. Similar establishments were then extended to Johor Baru, Ipoh and Penang Hospital by 1972. Presently, every state in Malaysia has a Department of Dermatology.

Subspeciality development within dermatology services began in 1989 in the field of Phototherapy, Infectious diseases including sexually ransmitted diseases, Dermatosurgery, Contact dermatitis and Pediatric dermatology. By 1989, the treatment of leprosy was decentralised and incorporated into the various Departments of Dermatology in Malaysia. In October 1995, the sexually transmitted disease clinic, also known as the social hygiene clinic (established in 1930) came under the care of the Department of Dermatology, Kuala Lumpur Hospital which then came to be known as Department of Dermatology and Genitourinary Medicine. Henceforth the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) services in Malaysia came officially under the Department of Dermatology in every state.

VISION

To become a centre of excellence in clinical dermatology, research and training for the region.

OBJECTIVES

1. To provide comprehensive care of all Skin Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Hansen's disease in order to reduce the incidence and prevalence of physical, social and cosmetic morbidity, while improving health status and increasing productivity.

2. To improve patient involvement and participation in the management of their diseases through health education and counseling.

3. To train, upgrade the knowledge and expertise of students, paramedics, medical officers and specialists in Skin, STI and Hansen's disease.

4. To provide a customer-focused and one-stop centre for the care of patients with skin disorders.

CLIENT CHARTER

We will provide efficient services which are patient-focused, prompt, courteous and caring.

We strive to achieve:

- Waiting time for registration ≤ 10 mins

- Waiting time to be seen by doctor ≤ 30 mins (from appointment time)

- Waiting time for appointment ≤ 2 weeks for new non-urgent cases

- We will deliver these services in a comfortable and client-friendly environment for both our internal and external clients.

- We will practice corporate culture values which are caring, teamwork and professionalism in all our work processes.

  

 The Department of Dermatology provides various services, which include outpatient and inpatient consultation, daycare treatment and counselling

a)    Outpatient Specialist Dermatology Clinic

                               i)        General Dermatology Clinic

                             ii)        Special Care Clinic

                            iii)        Pediatric Dermatology Clinic

                            iv)        Hansen's clinic

                             v)        Allergy clinic

                            vi)        Genitourinary Medicine Clinic

                           vii)        Dermato-Oncology Clinic

                         viii)        Special counseling services to patient with:

·         Psoriasis

·         Atopic eczema

·         Sexually transmitted infections and HIV

·         Hansen's disease and

·         Contact Dermatitis

                            ix)        Individual & Group Counselling - Psoriasis, Hansen's disease, Atopic Eczema

                              x)        Patient information leaflets


b)    Daycare Dermatology Services

a.    Contact & Occupational Dermatoses

b.    Photodermatology (UVB, PUVA & Topical PUVA)

c.     Dermatosurgery (Cryotherapy, Cautery, Biopsy etc)

d.    Laser (Pigment, CO2 and Vascular) Surgery 

c)    Inpatient Care in Dermatology Ward

The Dermatology Ward consists of male and female wards. First , second and third class wards are available. The patients who require admission are mainly skin disease cases but multidisciplinary care is practiced to ensure optimum care for patients.

d)    Genitourinary Medicine


The Genitourinary clinic is a separate clinic situated at the 6th floor SCACC, beside the Dermatology Clinic. This enables patients to seek treatment in a more acceptable environment and offers more privacy. It is run by an experienced senior medical officer, and all relevant investigations can be done in the same place. Consultation with a dermatologist is within reach for problematic cases.

DAY

AM

PM

 MONDAY

CME - Book Club
Grand Ward Round
Paediatric Clinic
GUM Clinic (STD)

Patch Test
Dermatosurgery
Laser Surgery
Cryotherapy
Phototherapy
Skin Dressing

General Dermatology Clinic
GUM Clinic (STD)

Phototherapy

 TUESDAY

General Dermatology Clinic
Dermato-Oncology Clinic(monthly)
GUM Clinic (STD)
Laser Surgery
Phototherapy
Skin Dressing 

Grand Ward round
GUM Clinic (STD)

Cryotherapy

Intralesional Triamnicolone Injection
Iontophoresis
Phototherapy

WEDNESDAY




Hospital Clinical Medical Education
General Dermatology Clinic
Contact Clinic & Allergy Clinic
GUM Clinic (STD)
Allergy Clinic

Patch test
Phototherapy
Skin Dressing

Histopathology Meeting
Tumor Clinic (periodically)
GUM Clinic (STD)
Paramedic / Allied Health CME
Iontophoresis
Phototherapy

THURSDAY




Grand Ward Round
Special Care Clinic
GUM Clinic (STD)
Hansen's Clinic
Dermatosurgery
Laser Surgery
Phototherapy
Skin Dressing

Counselling(individual & group)
GUM Clinic (STD)
Intralesional Triamnicolone Injection
Electrosurgery
Phototherapy
Cryotherapy

FRIDAY




General Dermatology Clinic
GUM Clinic (STD)

Contact Allergy Clinic

Patch Test
Skin Dressing

General Dermatology Clinic
GUM Clinic (STD)

Phototherapy

RESEARCH/TRAINING

Research is conducted continuously in the department of dermatology and the findings are presented in seminars, conferences and published in various journals.

Training

Continuous Professional Development for all doctors and paramedics include:-

  1. Continuous Medical Education
  2. Journal Club
  3. Seminars
  4. Workshops
  5. Update sessions
  6. Conferences
  7. Post Basic Dermatology care

 

Structured training programmes are being held for medical students and Advance Master of Dermatology candidates who will be assessed at the end of their training.

Training is also provided for medical officers on rotation from the Department of General Medicine,HKL, post graduate students in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pathology and Dental.

In addition courses and workshops are conducted for paramedics and student nurses to improve their skill on the management of dermatology cases.

Other Activities

We are actively involved in organizing events for patients’ support group such as:

  1. Psoriasis Association of Malaysia
  2. Atopic Eczema Club
  3. Hidradenitis Suppurativa Support Group

 

 

 

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