Farhan Rasool

Dr. Farhan Rasool Consultant Dermatology

Years of Experience : 15

Nationality : India

Languages Known : English, Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Kashmiri

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Dr. Farhan Rasool is a Consultant Dermatologist who pursued his M.D from Tehran Medical School, Iran. Following this, he completed his Post Graduate Degree in Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Leprosy from the Skin Institute & School of Dermatology, New Delhi, India. In addition, he also holds Diplomate in Dermatology from Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, UK. Further qualifications he has gained include the Member of National Academy New Delhi (MNAMS), European Union of Medical Specialists and European Board of Dermatovenerology Diploma, Member Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, United Kingdom. MRCPS (Glasgow). In 2012, Dr. Farhan has also pursued a Medical Research Course from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). He holds the license to practice medicine from Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, Medical Council of India, and Jammu and Kashmir State Medical Council. Dr. Farhan began his career by practicing in several renowned hospitals in India, where he held various career positions including Resident, Specialist Registrar and Consultant Dermatology and Cosmetology. In 2016, he shifted to UAE, where his professional track-record took an upward turn as he emerged as a Specialist Dermatologist serving Universal Hospital, Abu Dhabi and later as Head of Department and Specialist Dermatology at NMC Royal Hospital, Abu Dhabi. With an experience of over 15 years, Dr. Farhan is highly skilled in general dermatology, aesthetic dermatology, and surgical and procedural dermatology. To his credit, he has contributed several articles and papers to various research publications.

Research & Publications

  • Clinico epidemiological and Patch Test Profile of Patients Attending the Contact Dermatitis Clinic of a Tertiary Care Hospital in North India: A 7-Year Retrospective Study. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2019 Nov 1;10(6):669-675.
  • Association of Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and serum 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D levels in vitiligo – A case-control study. Indian Dermatol Online J 2019; 10:131-8.
  • Footwear Contact Dermatitis: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Study of 108 Outpatients from Delhi, India. Skinmed. 2018 Apr 1;16(2):90-97.
  • Common Contact Allergens in Patients with Palmoplantar and Scalp Psoriasis and Impact of their Avoidance on Dermatology Life Quality Index: A Hospital-Based Study. Indian J Dermatol. 2018 Mar-Apr;63(2):160-164.
  • Contact dermatitis caused by tulips: identification of contact sensitizers in tulip workers of Kashmir Valley in North India. Contact Dermatitis. 2018 Jan;78(1):64-69.
  • Pattern of Skin Diseases and Occupational Dermatoses in Veterinarians and Veterinary Workers of Kashmir. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2017 Nov-Dec;8(6):449-453.
  • Identification of Contact Allergens in Food Handlers of Kashmir Valley in North India. Dermatitis. 28(3):226-227.
  • Patch testing – Revisited. Our Dermatol Online. 2017;8(2):224-228.
  • Occupational Dermatoses among Cottage Industry Workers of Kashmir Valley in North India. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2017 May-Jun;8(3):181-185.
  • Skin conditions in veterinarians and veterinary workers: A worksite-based study. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2016 May-Jun;82(3):317-8.
  • Palmoplantar Keratoderma as a Variant of Lichen Planus. Skinmed. 2016 Feb 1;14(1):56-60.
  • Patch testing in children: An experience from Kashmir. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2016 Mar-Apr;82(2):186-8.
  • Contact dermatitis in saffron workers: clinical profile and identification of contact sensitizers in a saffron-cultivating area of Kashmir Valley of North India. Dermatitis. 2015 May-Jun;26(3):136-41.
  • Footwear dermatitis: historical background, epidemiology, clinical connotation-Part II. Skinmed. 2014 Nov-Dec;12(6):360-4.
  • Comparison of dermatoses seen in community health camps and a tertiary care center in Kashmir. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2014 May-Jun;80(3):214-20.
  • Preliminary experience of patch testing at Srinagar, Kashmir. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2013 Nov-Dec;79(6):813-6.
  • Basal cell carcinoma, oculo-cutaneous albinism, and actinic keratosis in a native Indian. Indian J Dermatol 2013; 58:377-9.
  • Lichen planuspigmentosus. Skinmed. 2013 Mar-Apr;11(2):96-103.
  • Footwear dermatitis: pathogenesis--part I. Skinmed. 2012 Sep-Oct;10(5):291-7.
  • Exclusive plaque psoriasis of the lips: efficacy of combination therapy of topical tacrolimus, calcipotriol, and betamethasone dipropionate. Skinmed. 2012 May-Jun;10(3):183-4.
  • Origin and evolution of syphilis: drifting myth. Skinmed. 2012 Jan-Feb;10(1):8-12.
  • Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau: evolution of treatment options. Int J Dermatol. 2011 Oct;50(10):1195-211.
  • The incidence of concha bullosa and the correlation with nasal septal deviation-ENT. 2008;4(2):87-91.
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials of hemodialyzed patients with end stage renal disease. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngology. 2008 Apr;265(4):393-6

Education & Training

  • MBBS
  • DNB (Dermatology), MD (Dermatology)
  • European Board of Dermatovenerology, Diplomate in Dermatology


  • Member National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS), India
  • Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DOH)
  • Medical Council of India
  • Jammu and Kashmir State Medical Council