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Dr Priyanka, MD is a renowned dermatologist with years of hands-on experience and a vast portfolio of clinical research.


She completed her MD in Dermatology, Venerology, and Leprosy from the prestigious Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.


Additionally, she holds a Diplomate of National Board (DNB) and a specialty certificate (MRCPUK) from the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom. Dr Priyanka's expertise and accolades from renowned institutes in India and the UK make her a trusted name in the field of dermatology.


Dr. Priyanka is a distinguished dermatologist based in Bangalore, renowned for her exceptional expertise in diagnostics and treatment. With a comprehensive educational background encompassing MBBS, MD DVL, DNB Dermatology, and MRCP SCE Dermatology from the UK's Royal College of Physicians, she has consistently pushed the boundaries of dermatology. Her remarkable journey includes roles as a Senior Resident, Consultant Dermatologist, and Founder and Chief Dermatologist at prominent medical institutions and clinics. Dr. Priyanka's contributions extend beyond clinical practice, evident through her numerous accolades, including the Global Education Award and the Prof. H. C. Mohanti Award, as well as a prolific publication record in leading international journals and a chapter in a prestigious dermatology book. Her commitment to excellence, research, and education continues to shape the field, making her a true luminary in dermatology.


2010 – 2015: MBBS (Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences)

2017 – 2020: MD DVL (Bangalore Medical College and Research Centre)

2021: DNB (Dermatology)

2022: MRCP SCE Dermatology [certified by the Royal College of Physicians, UK]


2020 - 2021: Senior Resident, Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya

2021 - 2023: Consultant dermatologist at Oliva skin and Hair Clinics

2023 - Present: Founder  and chief dermatologist at Riva Skin Hair and Aesthetic Clinic


  1. Global Education Award 2023 - By International Society of Dermatologists presented at World Congress of Dermatology 2023, Singapore 

  2. President appreciation award Cuticon KN 2021

  3. Prof. H. C. Mohanti award for best research paper in 48th National Conference Dermacon 2020, Pune, India

  4. Best thesis award Cuticon Karnataka 2020

  5. 2nd runner up in National level ACSI – Dr Reddy’s dermatosurgery quiz at ACSICON Gurgaon, Delhi.(2019)

  6. 1st place in poster presentation in Dermatopathology CME 2018 – KMC in association with SIG- dermatopathology,IADVL (KN), Manipal

  7. 3rd place in award paper presentation in Cuticon Karnataka 2019 (IADVL Kn)


  1. 2021 - present: Editor in chief of Yuvaderma e-bulletin Karnataka

  2. Assistant editor of IADVL textbook of Dermatology, 5th edition 

  3. Content creator and social media coordinator of IADVL, Karnataka state branch. ( NOV 2020 – 2021)

  4. Faculty talk at e-Cuticon KN 2020 on “How social media presence is as important as your clinical skills”

  5. Panelist in discussion on pigmentary disorders at Cuticon 2021

  6. Invited speaker at Dermazone South 2022, Vizag





Dr. Priyanka has published several research articles in various dermatological fields, including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, acne, and photoprotection.


Her research also includes the use of lasers and other technologies for skin rejuvenation and the treatment of pigmentation disorders.


Additionally, she has published articles on the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells in dermatology. Overall, her research contributes to the advancement of dermatological treatments and technologies.

International Publications

  1. Karagaiah P, Valle Y, Sigova J, Zerbinati N, Vojvodic P, Parsad D, Schwartz RA, Grabbe S, Goldust M, Lotti T. "Emerging drugs for the treatment of vitiligo." Expert opinion on emerging drugs. 2020 Jan 2;25(1):7-24.

  2. Karagaiah P, Schwartz RA, Lotti T, Wollina U, Grabbe S, Goldust M. "Biologic and targeted therapeutics in vitiligo." Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2022 Jan 13.

  3. Karagaiah P, Budamakuntla L. "A case control study on the role of interleukin 17 in the pathogenesis of vitiligo." Pigment Int 2022;9:197-203.

  4. Kassir M, Karagaiah P, Sonthalia S, Katsambas A, Galadari H, Gupta M, Lotti T, Wollina U, Abdelmaksoud A, Grabbe S, Goldust M. "Selective RAR agonists for acne vulgaris: A narrative review." Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2020 Jun;19(6):1278-83.

  5. Buch J, Karagaiah P, Raviprakash P, Patil A, Kroumpouzos G, Kassir M, Goldust M. "Noninvasive diagnostic techniques of port wine stain." Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2021 Mar 31.

  6. Shukla R, Karagaiah P, Patil A, Farnbach K, Ortega-Loayza AG, Tzellos T, Szepietowski JC, Giulini M, Schepler H, Grabbe S, Goldust M. "Surgical Treatment in Hidradenitis Suppurativa." Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2022 Jan;11(9):2311.

  7. Naidu H, Karagaiah P, Patil A, Yamauchi P, Kircik L, Grabbe S, Goldust M. "New Biologics and Oral Drugs in Treatment of Moderate to Severe Psoriasis." Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD. 2022 Aug 1;21(8):826-31.

  8. Mueller SM, Mohr G, Navarini AA, Gantenbein L, Goldust M, Karagaiah P, Schwendimann R. "Critical incidence reporting in dermatology: a cross-sectional study of 94 cases in a tertiary referral center." Journal of Dermatological Treatment. 2020 Oct 23:1-2.

  9. Agarwal P, Garg V, Karagaiah P, Szepietowski JC, Grabbe S, Goldust M. "Chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus." Toxins. 2021 Jul 28;13(8):527.

  10. Agarwal P, Lunge SB, Shetty NS, Karagaiah P, Daveluy S, Ortega-Loayza AG, Tzellos T, Szepietowski JC, Zouboulis CC, Grabbe S, Goldust M. "Itch in Hidradenitis Suppurativa/Acne Inversa: A Systematic Review." Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2022 Jan;11(13):3813.

  11. Lunge SB, Shetty NS, Sardesai VR, Karagaiah P, Yamauchi PS, Weinberg JM, Kircik L, Giulini M, Goldust M. "Therapeutic Application of Machine learning in Psoriasis: A Prisma Systemic Review." Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

  12. Farabi B, Seminario‐Vidal L, Jamgochian M, Akay BN, Atak MF, Rao BK, Karagaiah P, Grabbe S, Goldust M. "Updated review on prognostic factors in mycosis fungoides and new skin lymphoma trials." Journal of cosmetic dermatology. 2022 Jul;21(7):2742-8.

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