Dr. T. Salim


Clinical Head & Senior Consultant in Clinical, Surgical & Aesthetic Dermatology

Dr. T. Salim is a highly esteemed Consultant in Clinical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Dermatology, boasting a rich background in pigment cell research, lasers, and aesthetic dermatology. With an impressive career spanning 25 years, Dr. Salim currently serves as the Clinical Head & Senior Consultant at Cutis Institute in Calicut. Additionally, he holds the esteemed position of Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Dermatology at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. Since 2012, he has also been an International Travelling Mentor of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, further solidifying his global impact in the field.

Dr. Salim’s influence extends beyond national borders as he actively contributes to the international dermatological community. He is recognized as a National President of the Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India and holds a board membership in the Dermatologic and Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL).

Dr. Salim’s expertise is not limited to clinical practice; he has a strong foundation in academia and research. Formerly an Assistant Professor at Calicut Medical College in Dermatology, he has received extensive training in lasers, aesthetic dermatology, and dermatosurgery from prestigious institutions across Asia and Europe.

One of Dr. Salim’s notable contributions to the field is his pioneering work in cultured and non-cultured melanocyte transplantation for leucoderma, starting as early as 2002. His innovations have earned him invitations to speak at numerous international conferences and forums, including the International Society of Dermatosurgery, World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology, European Society of Cosmetic Dermatology, and more.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Dr. Salim has received numerous awards, including the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery ITMP Outstanding Achievement Award for international teaching in 2020, the Bhavani Kumar Award in Dermatosurgery from IADVL in 2009, and the BKH Award for Young Dermatologist in 2007, among others. He was also honored with the Inspiring Dermatologists of India Award by Economic Times in 2022.

Dr. T. Salim’s dedication to advancing dermatological knowledge, his innovative research, and his commitment to education and mentorship have solidified his status as a leader in the field of dermatology, both nationally and internationally.