16 years of experience
Dr Pradnya Shastri's Clinic
ABOUT THE EXPERT
MBBS, DDVL (Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy)
Speaks English, Hindi, Marathi
Registration number: MMC 2005021260
Dr. Pradnya Manwatkar is a practicing Dermatologist and Cosmetic Dermatologist based in Mumbai and has an experience of 16 years in this field. Dr. Pradnya practices at her private clinic since 2009 - Matra in Mahim, Mumbai. She completed MBBS from MGM College, Aurangabad in 2005 and Diploma in Dermatology (DDVL) from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune in 2008. She had the privilege of learning from various stalwarts in dermatology like Dr. M B Gharpuray and Dr. V R Sardesai. She honed her cosmetic dermatology skills with a year-long practical experience and training in Nanavati Research Center. To further her experience she worked as a senior registrar under the able guidance of Dr. Uday Khopkar in the KEM hospital, Parel. She provides a variety of medical and cosmetic treatments including state of the art Microneedle RF for Acne Scar, Hair transplant, Psoriasis and IPL for laser hair removal. Her firm belief is that skin treatments should be holistic. Keeping that in mind, she not only offers dermatology treatments and plastic surgery but diet consulting as well, through a dietician. To add to this, her belief that all skin issues need active counseling and bit more than just medication has led her to host multiple sessions on psychosomatic issues for her patients in collaboration with psychologists in her clinic, personally attending the sessions and educating people about issues like fairness creams and their side effects, hair loss, acne scars, pigmentation treatments etc. She completed her training hours as a psychotherapist 3 years ago and now regularly counsels patients who come to her in order to achieve better treatment outcomes. The awareness of the Brain - Skin Link is what she intends on creating. She frequently engages in continuing medical education, attending workshops and conferences and is a life member of the Indian Association of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology (IADVL), Cosmetic Dermatologists Society of India (CDSI) and the Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India. Outside of academics, she is an actor and has done a lot of TV commercials, plays and 2 films in Marathi, where she played the lead role. Her last film was the Hindi film Jagga Jasoos. She loves to write and will be publishing her first novel by the end of the year 2020. She also loves to indulge in painting and dancing.