The department of dermatology was established in 2012 under Prof S. Dwivedi, the illustrious dean of Hamdard institute of medical sciences and research. The department has actively participated in academic activities in the college.
Prof. Ramesh V, former head of Department of Dermatology at HIMSR was invited by WHO India as an expert independent evaluator. As a member of the National Kala-azar Eradication Programme he had been taken as a clinical expert for the Independent Evaluation. He was allotted two districts in eastern UP (Gazipur and Ballia). He visited the villages in that area and submitted the report after taking into account the deficiencies seen there. The eradication of the disease is to happen by the end of next year.