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Department Dermatology
Languages English, Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil
Location ATLAS Hospital, Al Ghoubra, Oman
Articles Leprosy – Debunking the Myth

Namaste! I am Dr. Vijay George Thaliyath and I work at ATLAS as a dermatologist.

I know exactly when I wanted to be a doctor. I had the opportunity to work for a mission in India for a few years which performed a free medical service for people affected by leprosy. This disease can have devastating effects, if left untreated, causing patients to have a bloated face and deformed fingers and limbs. For some of the people at the mission, the disease had thoroughly ravaged parts of their arms and legs. Seeing the daily suffering of all these patients was quite emotional especially knowing this is a completely curable disease. I knew I wanted to help make a difference and I decided to pursue dermatology as a full time profession.

In one of Rudyard Kipling's poems there is a dialogue between a stone and a street lamp. The stone blocks the wayside and hurts people's feet while the lamp emits a little light during the night to protect the people. The stone says that I am here for thousands of years doing my work and laughs at the light saying that you are temporary and will vanish very soon. But the light replies that it is not the time that matters, but how many people are benefited from my little life.

I hope that I too can, in my own way, help serve the public of Oman.
A little more about me
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – Pune University

Diploma in Venereology and Dermatology (DVD) – Manipal University
Diploma of National Board (DNB) in Dermatology – Vellore University