Our Team

Abel Francis, MD

Dr. Abel Francis is the Associate Professor of dermatology. His areas of special interest are trichology and vitiligo surgery, and is instrumental in training a newer generation of dermatosurgeons.

Clinical focus

  • Trichology
  • Vitiligo surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • General Dermatosurgery

Academic appointments

  • Associate Professor, Dermatology, Amala institute of medical sciences, Thrissur

Member

  • Indian association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
  • Indian association of Trichology
  • Indian medical association (IMA)
  • CDSA
  • Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India (ACSI)

Professional education

  • Graduation (MBBS) : M S Ramaiah Medical college, Bangalore
  • Post graduation (MD) : J J M Medical college, Davangere

Research

Clinical research

Research work on

  • A study on trichoscopic findings in patients with alopecia areata
  • A comparison of the response to treatment of vitiligo patients with and without thyroid disease

Publications

  • Tattoo. Dr. Abel Francis. Kerala Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy. 2015. Vol.10. p.55
  • An unusual presentation of greying of hair’. Dr. Abel Francis, Dr. S Criton, Dr. Anitta Shojan, Dr. Rashmi Philip, Dr. Mohamed Nazeer. International Journal of Trichology. (Letter to editor) – Apr – Jun 2015, Vol 7, issue 2 page 85.
  • 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.
  • Xeroderma pigmentosum - Photofeature . Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology, Vol .13 (1), Jan - April 2012, p -34.
  • Incontinentia pigmenti - Photofeature . Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology, Vol. 12. Jan – Apr 2010.
  • Classification and clinical features – symposium on Psychocutaneous disorders. Kerala Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology Vol. 7 2011.
  • 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.
  • Lipoatrophia semicircularis - Photofeature . Kerala Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology Vol. 6 2010 p.32.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wiscott Aldrich syndrome – Sandhya A, Kalyani P, Abel Francis, Criton S, Parvathi. Indian J of Pediatric Dermatology. 2009; 12: 34-36.