Dermatology

1. Unit Description

The Division of Dermatology of the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) provides services to cater for patients suffering from skin disorders. This includes skin consultations and procedures given to ward inpatients and outpatients. The Division is also active in the area of Dermatology research and dedicates itself to impart Dermatology knowledge to the undergraduate and postgraduate students in the faculty.

2. Services

Type of services offered:

1.Inpatient Care

The Division of Dermatology provides inpatient care in Ward 11U, Menara Utama, UMMC for patients with conditions such as Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Drug hypersensitivity syndrome, Erythroderma, Blistering disorders and inflammatory dermatoses including eczema and psoriasis. We also accept referrals from both inter- and intradepartmental referrals for skin conditions.

2. General Dermatology Clinic

Clinic/ Patient Consultations :-
We provide outpatient services for patients who are referred from the government clinics, private general practitioners and other departments within the hospital. Our nursing staff also provide comprehensive counselling for patients with psoriasis and eczema. The General Dermatology Clinic is located at Medical Clinic 3 (Klinik Perubatan 3), Level 1, Menara Utama.

Every Tuesday and Friday 8.30 am – 12.30pm

3. Procedure Clinic

The Procedure Clinic is located at Medical Clinic 2 (Klinik Perubatan 2), Level 1, Menara Utama. Appointments are available for patients who are referred from the government clinics, private general practitioners and other departments within the hospital and from the General Dermatology Clinic. Our services during this clinic session include:

Every Thursday 2.00pm – 4.30pm

4. Patch Test Clinic

Patch test services using the European Standard series are available on a monthly basis for patients with possible allergic contact dermatitis. Patients require assessment in the General Dermatology Clinic by our clinicians prior to listing for this service.

Dermatology Room
Medical Clinic 1 (Klinik Perubatan 1), Level 1, Menara Utama, UMMC
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (appointments are made after consultation with Division of Dermatology doctors)

5. Phototherapy Clinic

Phototherapy clinic sessions are tailored to patient's specific needs depending on the severity of their skin condition. Examples (non-exhaustive list) of skin conditions that can be treated with phototherapy include eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Patients will need to be assessed in the General Dermatology Clinic by our clinicians prior to listing for this service.

6. Dermatological Surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery

We assess and manage a variety of skin lesions requiring surgical intervention including lumps and bumps, discolourations and skin cancers. Patients listed for surgery should be evaluated in the General Dermatology Clinic prior to booking of an appointment for the procedure. Services available on an appointment basis include:

Bilik Prosedur Khas, Level 1, Menara Utama, UMMC
Thursday 9.30 am – 12.30pm

3. Research

The Division of Dermatology is active in research in the field of Dermatology and we are open to participation in national and international trials. We also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students who are interested in pursuing projects related to our field. Our researchers have presented award-winning papers at national and international conferences, produced publications in various dermatological journals and are acting as current peer reviewers within the field.

Among the research articles published:-

4. Staff