Department of Dermatology and Venereology was founded in 1954 in Mangkubumen, initiated by Prof. Dr. M. Sardjito as the president of the State Universiteit Gadjah Mada. Two years later, clinical activities were officially started after the first specialist graduated from the Faculty of Medicine Jakarta, dr. RM Rahardjo Nitiseputro, came in 1956. He was subsequently appointed as the Head of Dermatology and Venereology. In 1957, clinical specialization training was opened in 1957 withthe first assistant dr. Soeliantoro Soelaiman. In 1960 all activities were moved to the hospital clinic Pudyowalujo Mangkuwilayan. Furthermore, in 1974 the Dermatology and Venereology moved to the Dr. Sardjito hospital along with several other clinics. With 21 educational staff, comprising of one professor, 19 PhDs, 11 consultants, Department of Dermatology and Venereology has been actively participating in teaching the undergraduate program in medicine, clinical rotation for medical students residency training, and also master-PhD supervision. Our department has hosted several international and national seminars/conferences.
Department Dermatology and Venereology has been gaining interest through the delivery of excellent studies, healthcare, and educational services based on Tri Dharma of Higher Education in the field of Education, Research, and Society Service. Basic as well as clinical research are conducted in our laboratory. We are testing drugs, cosmeceutical, medical devices, and medical policy research.Our collaboration network is expanding to include government and non-government institutions at national and international level.We collaborate with several international institutions, such as Melbourne University, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, Malmo University Sweden,Marburg University and Ludwig Maximilian University Germany, Kobe University in Japan, and companies such as Unilever, Lion Japan, and Mandom corporation.
Based on our research findings, we apply the results for the sake of patient care. Tissue and cell transplant are now being used in wound treatment and various diseases. Phototherapy has been routinely used for chronic skin diseases such as psoriasis and vitiligo.We also routinely perform patch test for identifying causative allergen in contact dermatitis and drug allergies. The Division in Pediatric Dermatology and Genodermatosis has been conducting molecular genetic studies in many hereditary skin disorders, while the Division in Sexually Transmitted Infection has also been involved in nationwide HIV-AIDS control in addition to research activities. Our research activities in Dermatology and Venereology Department are preparing the Department to become an outstanding centre for training and research in dermatologic surgery.
The improvement of staff, students, and service facilities reveals a very promising development and advancement of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, which will hopefully support the commitment for excellent education and medical services based on research. Our vision is to become an innovative and excellent institution in regional and international levels and to give the best medical service to the community.
Areas of Excellence and Research
- Cell and tissue transplant in wound healing
- Initiating stem cell research for aging skin
- Pediatric and genodermatology focusing in molecular genetic
- Patch test and allergen identification in allergy and immunology
- Referral centre for Severe Cutaneous Drug Reactions
- Occupational and Environmental Dermatology
|1954||Dermatology and Venereology Department established|
|1980||Postgraduate specialist training in Dermatology and Venereology started|
|1985||Phototherapy for chronic skin diseases applied|
|2005||Research laboratory established|
|2010||Gama chamber as a standard chamber in patch test produced|
|2011||Autologous tissue transplant and PRP for wound healing and scar treatment implemented|
|2012||Allergens identification using Thin Layer Chromatography and chemical analyses using Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry applied|