Dr. Venkataram Mysore

Dr. Venkataram mysoreMBBS. DVD. DNB. M.D. DipRCPath (LOND) FRCP(Glasgow)

Dr. Venkataram Mysore is one of the foremost dermatologists in India and the world. He is a unique combination of dermatologist, dermatopathologist and hair transplant surgeon, with over 30 years of experience in different countries.

Dr. Venkataram started his career in India, where he also served in the Indian Air Force. He then went abroad for further experience and established himself first in Muscat, then in Bahrain. He became a Diplomate member of the royal college of pathologists(London). However, it was his dream and commitment to establish a center of excellence in India, and he moved to Bangalore in 2003 when he started Venkat Charmalaya, which is one of the very few university recognised institutes in India for postdoctoral fellowship. The centre has trained scores of dermatologists from India and other countries.

Dr. Venkataram became an authority in dermatology in the country. He is a pioneer in the field of Hair Transplantation, having been trained in Korea, Orlando, Poland and other countries. Dr Venkataram Mysore has made important contributions to the field of academic dermatology (vitiligo, leprosy, evidence based guidelines) , online dermatological education, dermatopathology , dermatosurgery (hair transplantation, liposuction), community dermatology – and has received  several awards for the same.

Dr. Venkataram has a passion for teaching and writing. He is the author of a book on clinical dermatology, dermatology, cutaneous and aesthetic surgery and hair transplantation. He has also been Editor in Chief Journal of Cutaneous Surgeons and has over 90 publications, 4 books, and chapters in eleven books. He has been the president of three national associations Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists , Association of Cutaneous Surgeons and Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons. He has also conducted several workshops and congresses for dermatologists including the prestigious world congress of cosmetic dermatology

All these achievements have led to International recognition. He has received Honorary Fellowship from Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), international mentorship for American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), Hon Fellowship from International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) and for Asian Academy of Dermatovenereology (AAD). He is currently the President Elect of DASIL-Dermatologists and Aesthetic Surgeons International League. He was also awarded the prestigious Field Medal by the American Society of Dermatosurgery (ASD)- the first and only Indian to receive this honour. He was awarded the International appreciation from international league of dermatological societies, 2016.

Dr Venkat is concerned deeply about commercialization of health care and has a deep commitment for ethical practice-he has been instrumental in drafting guidelines of care for over 20 different diseases. Dr Venkat has been in the forefront for community health education and compassionate delivery of skin care to poorer sections. Shraddha, a daily service started by him for poor patients, has delivered care for over 15000 patients so far. He has truly embodied the motto

Compassionate and Responsible skin care- with expertise, experience and ethics

Details of work on Hair Restoration 

Hair transplantation training:

Jung Chul Kim Taegu, South Korea, 2002

Alex Ginzburg, Israel, 2003

Attended ISHRS meetings at

Chicago, 2003

Orlando, 2003

Sydney, 2005

Montreal, 2008

Alaska, 2011

Kuala Lumpur, 2014

Poland, 2017

Societies and Positions

Member, ISHRS, 2003

Fellow, ISHRS, 2014

Founder, Board Member, President, Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India, 2012

Member, Training Committee, Website Committee, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons


IADVL Glaxo Oration, 2007

AHRS Oration, Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons Of India, 2012

Prof. Satyanarayana Oration, IADVL Andhra Pradesh, 2013

Prof. Sakia Oration, IADVL, North-East, 2013

Prof. Shivakumar Oration Karnataka Branch, IADVL, 2014

PN Behl Oration Association of Cutaneous Surgeons(I), 2016

You can email him at DrVenkat@venkatcenter.com

For a full list of Dr. Venkat’s publications, click here.