Dr. Bevinje Srinivas Kakkilaya, MD, is a consultant in internal medicine, with special interests in metabolic medicine, infectious diseases, community health and toxicology.

He passed M.B.,B.S. from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore  in 1987 -88 and then passed M.D. in General Medicine from Karnatak Medical College, Hubli in 1992, with commendable academic record securing distinction.

He has been actively associated with the efforts to control malaria in the city of Mangalore and currently, he is a co-investigator in the project titled Malaria Research Training in South India being conducted by the Kuvempu University Consortium, Shimoga, Karnataka, in collaboration with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, USA, and funded by the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health  (NIH), USA. His book, Malaria: Modern Day Management has been published by Macmillan Medical Communications in May 2012. His book, Flu Endu HedaruvirEke, (Why fear the Flu) in Kannada, has been printed twice in two years and has been awarded the Dr.  Chandrappa Gowda Prize for Best Medical Literature 2010 by the Karnataka Sangha, Shivamogga. Collection of his fortnightly columns in Kananda dailies, Vijaya Karnataka and Kananda Prabha, titled Arogya Ashaya, has been published in 2016 and has been awarded the Best Medical Writer Award by the Karnataka Science and Technology Academy and the Bisaleri Jayanna and Bisaleri Brothers Endowment Award for Best Medical Literature by Kananda Sahitya Parishat.

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Dr. Balasaraswathy, DVD., DNB, is a Consultant in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, with special interest in the interaction between diet and dermatological disorders.

She passed M.B.,B.S. from Karnatak Medical College, Hubli in 1992. She passed Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology (D.V.D.) with distinction from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore in 1996, followed by D.N.B. in Dermatolgy from P.S.G. Institute of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore in 2000. Her work on UV radiation in sun light has been well appreciated and published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy (IJDVL).[Balasaraswathy P, Sreenivas CR. UVA and UVB in sunlight. IJDVL. 2002;68:198-201. (Full Text Online)] She has also received training in dermatosurgical procedures at the Dept. of Dermatology at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Nanavathi Hospital, Mumbai and P.S.G. Institute of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore. She routinely performs chemical peeling, collagen induction therapy using dermaroller, laser hair removal and dermatosurgical procedures, including skin grafting for vitiligo.

She is a member of Association of Cutaneous surgeons of India (ACSI), Indian Association of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology (IADVL) and Cosmetology Society of India (CSI).

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We have developed a unique diet and lifestyle programme for the management of metabolic syndrome related disorders that is based on the state of science research on metabolism and its interactions with neuroendocrinal system, especially hormones like leptin, insulin, sex hormones, the adipocytokines and gut peptides. Developed and perfected over the past 7 years, the programme involves detailed evaluation of systemic and dermatological problems in relation to metabolic abnormalities followed by relevant counselling for dietary and lifestyle changes. Dr. Balasaraswathy’s work correlating skin manifestations with metabolic disorders is a pioneering one in this part of the country.