Dr. Rakesh Bharti – India                                              

Executive Profile: A senior, experienced and internationally renowned consultant dermatologist known for his in-depth knowledge and advanced dermatology skills. A pioneer in the fields of AIDS and Leprosy not only in the region but at an international level as well. Rich experience of administration, counseling and teaching/educating patients, colleagues and general public. Loves to meet challenges of newer modalities for diagnosing and treatments related to his field.
Professional Experience
Bharti derma Care and Research Center (BDC Research center)                                           2001 to present
Adress: 27-D Sant Avenue, The Mall, Amritsar, Punjab, India – 143001, 
Mobile: +91- 9814044213,
Email: rakesh.bharti1@gmail.com
Designation: Founder and Consultant
Key Responsibilities:
-Consultation for Dermatological ailments
HIV/AIDS counseling and consultation
Leprosy consultation 
Various Dermatology and Cosmetology  office procedures
Sexual Health Clinic
Free consultation to senior citizens, HIV orphans and Widows
AIDS Awareness Group, Amritsar (AAG)                                                                                       1992 – Present
Designation: Founding Director
Key Responsibilities:
Successful project management and completion of “Healthy Highway Project of truckers in Amritsar”, a project undertaken by Health and Development Initiative-India (HDDI), member of the Stop TB partnership hosted by World Health Organization (WHO).
The work of the group was presented at many national and international conferences of HIV and AIDS. The most recent of presentations was at ASHM, Cairns, Australia (22-24 Oct, 2003) and was in International dermatology conference, Paris in June 2002.
Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Punjab                                                 1976 – 2001
Latest Designation: Deputy Medical Commissioner, Punjab Health Systems Corporation
Key Responsibilities:
Project commissioner for the project under World Bank to strengthen the secondary health care. Responsibilities included both administrative and planning
Academic Credentials
HIV Specialist
AAHIVM (American Academy of HIV Medicine)                                                                            2007
MD in dermatology, venereology and leprology
Medical College, Amritsar, India                                                                                                          1989
Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, Punjab                                                                   1975
Graduate in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
DAV College Jalandhar, Punjab University, Chandigarh                                                                 1970
-More than 30 publications to credit at various places including national and international journals. Few key publications which were based on rare trials of new therapies and original are: Role of Topiramate in dermatology-International online journal of dermatology, Pefloxacin in Leprosy, Mesalazine and Sulfasalazine in Psoriasis
-Around 650 families of HIV victims under my care at present.
-Have attended and presented papers in various national and international conferences ever since 1991
Presented papers on HIV/ AIDS prevention and treatment in various international conferences held at various international locations like Bangkok, Sydney, Poland and latest in Vienna-July 2010
Referee for IJDVL for STD and HIV related topics
Conducted 3 VC’s on HIV update covering at least seven cities of India

Latest Work
-Author of chapter on pemphigus erythematosus in E-medicine- an online book of dermatology
-Co author of a chapter – Fugo Blade in dermatology is published the book “Ocular Applications of the Fugo Blade”, edited by Hampton Roy, MD, Richard Fugo, MD, PhD, and Daljit Singh, MS, DSc. (Publisher Lippincott,Williams &Wilkins,Philadelphia,2010)
Publication in Dermacon 2010 “Do they want to survive or they want to live quality life-new challenges of HIV survivor’s
Trial of local application of Topiramate with collaboration of Novadermix an Israel based Pharma (Latest ongoing work is on acne scar removal)
Creating awareness amongst truckers, Students, medicos etc of HIV and AIDS under various separate heads at various different conferences
Active online involvement through AAG Blog and helpline on Arogya.com

International AIDS Society (IAS), Indian Association of Leprosy (IAL), IADVL – Ex-secretary Punjab, Himachal and Chandigarh, Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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