Our Team

Sebastian Criton, MD

Renowned clinician, academician and founding chair of department of Dermatology at Amala institute of medical sciences, Thrissur . With his immense experience in Dermatology, he has inspired and trained several dermatologists across the country. His areas of special focus are pediatric dermatology and clinical research.

Clinical focus

  • Medical dermatology
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Clinical research
  • Medical education
    • Academic appointments

      • Professor of Dermatology, venerology and leprosy, Amala institute of medical sciences, Thrissur
      • Associate Professor , Amala institute of medical sciences, Thrissur (2005 -2010)
      • Assistant Professor , Government medical college Thrissur (1994 - 2005)

      Academic contributions

      • Contributed chapters in IADVL Textbook of Dermatology, IAP textbook of Pediatrics, API Textbook of medicine
      • Editor of Kerala journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
      • Previous editor of Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology

      Administrative appointments

      • National vice president Indian society for Pediatric Dermatology
      • National vice president Indian society for Pediatric Dermatology
      • Past president – IADVL, Kerala chapter
      • Past secretary – IADVL, Kerala chapter
      • Secretary, IMA, Thrissur

      Boards and Administrative committees

      • Member, Board of studies for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, Keral university og health sciences (KUHS)
      • Chairperson, PG Dermatology exams, KUHS
      • Member, Research committee, Amala Institute of medical sciences
      • PG co-ordinator, Amala Institute of medical sciences

      Member

      • Indian association of dermatologists, venereologists and leprologists (IADVL)
      • Indian society for Pediatric Dermatology (ISPD)
      • Indian association of Leprology (IAL)
      • Indian medical association (IMA)

      Honors & Awards

      • Teacher par excellence’ 2013 award by IADVL
      • Fellowship of Asia Academy of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology
      • Dr. Pisharody memorial oration

      Professional education

      • Graduation (MBBS) : Government medical college, Calicut, Kerala
      • Post graduation(MD) : Government medical college, Kottayam, Kerala

      Research

      Clinical research

      Research work on

      • study of cutaneous vasculitis - to predict systemic involvement based on clinical, histopathological and immunoflourescence studies.
      • Prevalence, characteristics and severity of non- alcoholic fatty liver disease in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis
      • Relationship between serum 25- hydroxyl vitamin D and metabolic syndrome in psoriatic patients.
      • A study on quality of life of patients with acne, before and after treatment with modified fixed low dose isotretinoin regimen
      • A study on relationship between severity of acne and body mass index of patients with acne
      • A study of carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) in psoriasis, psoriasis with metabolic syndrome and coronary artery disease(CAD)
      • Comparative analysis of pores and sebum in females aged twenty – twenty two years with and without having acne
      • A 10 year retrospective analysis of clinicopathological correlation of mastocytosis cases
      • A 10 year retrospective analysis of clinicopathological correlation of cutaneous vasculitis cases
      • Study of clinicoepidemiology of diaper dermatitis and effect of hindmilk on healing of diaper dermatitis
      • Dermatological profile of the patients with psychogenic excoriations
      • Study of assessment of the helminth load in psoriasis patients
      • MMR therapy in genital warts
      • Treatment of keloids with intralesional therapy and CO2 laser

      Publications

      1. Profile of cutaneous leishmanisis in central Kerala - Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.
      2. Lip leishmaniasis - Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.
      3. Kids syndrome - Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.
      4. Proteins syndrome - Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.
      5. Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma - Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.
      6. Bowenoid papulosis turning malignant - Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.
      7. Cutaneous features of HIV patients in Kerala- Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.
      8. Topic epidermal necrolysis – a retrospective study – International Journal of Dermatology,
      9. Viral infections – IADVL Text book of dermatology (Chapter)
      10. Viral infections – API Text book of Medicine (Chapter)
      11. Topical steroids – Perspectives in Dermatology
      12. Chronic urticaria - Perspectives in Dermatology
      13. Retinoid side effects- Perspectives in Dermatology
      14. Management of atopic dermatitis- Perspectives in Dermatology
      15. Dermatosis caused by physical agents – API text book of Medicine
      16. Genetically determined photodermatitis – Perspectives in Dermatology
      17. Bullous pemphigoid associated with carcinoma lung. Sandhya Acharya , Abel Francis, Anitta Shojan, S. Criton, Shobha Subramaniam , Kerala J of Dermatol, Venereol and Leprol 2007, 4: 30-32.
      18. Juvenile acanthosis nigricans – a prospective study. Rashmi Mery P, Criton S, Sandhya A, Abel Francis, Anitta S. Indian J of Pediatric Dermatology 2009; 12: 2-5.
      19. Attitude of adolescents towards acne – Anitta S, Criton S, Sandhya A, Abel Francis, Rashmi Mary P. Indian J of Pediatric Dermatology. 2009 ; 12: 9-12.
      20. Wiscott Aldrich syndrome – Sandhya A, Kalyani P, Abel Francis, Criton S, Parvathi. Indian J of Pediatric Dermatology. 2009; 12: 34-36.
      21. Oral Antifungals - Perspective in Dermatology 2011 Vol. 10
      22. Xeroderma pigmentosum – Perspective in Dermatology 2011 Vol. 9
      23. Subcutaneous panniculitis- like T- cell lymphoma - a case report. Abel Francis, Sandhya Acharya, Anitta Shojan, Rashmi Mary Philip, S.Criton. Indian Journal of Dermatology- 2010; 55 (3), p290-292.
      24. Self inflicted and simulated skin disease in children – diverse clinical presentations – Abel Francis, Criton S, Sandhya A, Anitta S, Rashmi Mary P, Seneviwickrama KLPD. Indian J of Pediatric Dermatology. 2009; 12: 41-44.
      25. Noonan’s syndrome associated with lymphangioma circumscriptum and bluish white nails. Abel Francis, Sandhya Acharya, Anitta Shojan, S.Criton, Kerala J of Dermatol, Venereol and Leprol 2007, 4: 58-60.
      26. Evaluation of pH of Bathing Soaps and Shampoos for Skin and Hair Care. Indian J Dermatol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 59(5): 442–444.
      27. Mechanism of adverse drug reaction . Perspective in clinical dermatology ‘Drug reaction’ Vol. 11. 2012 p4-13.
      28. Micropigmentation in vitiligo of lateral lower lip. Dr. Abel Francis, Dr. S Criton, Dr. Anitta Shojan, Dr. Rashmi Philip . Journal of Cutaneous and aesthetic surgery. (Letter to editor) – October-December 2013, 6(4):236-237.
      29. Pigmentary disorders . Perspective in clinical dermatology . 2014
      30. Chapter in API Textbook of Pediatrics
      31. Chapter in API text book of Medicine - Dermatosis caused by physical agents
      32. A case of Erysipeloid with lesions along the lymphatics – case report. Journal of academy of clinical microbiology. Kundoli V Suseela, Criton , Santhosh Patil, Geethu Acquired generalized idiopathic anhydrosis - Indian Journal of Dermatology Accepted for publication
      33. Bacterial infections . Perspective in clinical dermatology . – Accepted for publication
      34. Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome . Anitta Shojan, Sandhya Acharya, Abel Francis, S.Criton. Indian Journal of Dermatology. 2012 ; Vol. 12: p.34.
      35. Churg Strauss syndrome – A case report . Anitta Shojan, Sandhya Acharya, Abel Francis, S.Criton. Kerala J of Dermatol, Venereol and Leprol 2007, 4: 61-63.
      36. Psychological management of Dermatological Disorders. Dr. Milu Anto, Dr. S Criton Kerala Journal of Dermatology Venereology and leprology Vol-7 No.1 2011 pg 29-33.
      37. “An uncanny presentation of Hailey disease” by Dr. Shwetha V Rajiv, Dr. S Criton, in KJDVL 2014, Vol 9, No.1.
      38. Kundoli V Suseela, Criton , Santhosh Patil, Geethu . A case of Erysipeloid with lesions along the lymphatics – case report. Journal of academy of clinical microbiology. Journal of the Academy of Clinical Microbiologist Jan – June 2015; Vol 17; issue 1: 45-47.
      39. Livea Lalji TL , Milu Maria Anto, Anita Shojan, and Sebastian Criton VJ. Self-Efficacy, Perceived Social Support And Quality Of Life Of Females With Acne And Eczema. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 2015; 6(1) : 1328.
      40. An unsual presentation of varicella; Geethu G, Criton S. J Turk Acad Dermatol 2015; 9 (4): 1594c2
      41. Stem cells .Geethu. G, Criton S. Kerala Journal Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy. 2015, Vol 10, No.1.
      42. Old friends hypothesis . Anjali Ullas, Criton S . Kerala Journal Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy. 2015, Vol 10, No.1.