Dr. Sandhya Acharya

Specialist Dermatologist


Dr. Sandhya Acharya is a highly accomplished dermatologist with over 30 years of clinical experience. She is licensed by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Dr. Acharya graduated from the prestigious Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India in 1986. She pursued further specialization in dermatology and earned her Diploma in Dermatology (DVD) in 1989. Subsequently, she earned her Master’s Degree in Dermatology (MD) in 1990.

During her professional tenure, she has held various positions in prestigious and renowned medical institutions, including teaching faculty roles within university hospitals. Her impressive work experience encompasses a range of roles such as:

Specialist Dermatologist at Mediclinic Al Sufouh, Dubai
Professor of Dermatology at the Amala Institute of Medical Sciences in Thrissur, Kerala
Consultant Dermatologist at Nirmala Hospital and GG Hospital in Trivandrum, Kerala
Assistant Professor at Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, Karnataka.

She has an impressive skillset in managing a diverse range of dermatological cases, with a particular focus on pediatric dermatology and phototherapy. In 2009, she founded a specialized clinic for pediatric dermatology at the Amala Institute of Medical Science in Thrissur, Kerala, India. She received training in phototherapy from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India, and has supervised the Phototherapy unit at the Amala Institute of Medical Science in Thrissur, Kerala.

She is proficient in various cosmetic dermatological procedures, including microdermabrasion, microneedling, chemical peeling, cryotherapy, electrocautery, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and several non-surgical cosmetic dermatological procedures.

Dr. Sandhya is a highly skilled dermatologist who is passionate about blending medical expertise with aesthetic artistry. She approaches patient care holistically, combining her precision in medicine with an understanding of each patient’s unique cosmetic goals. Dr. Sandhya consistently strives to provide cutting-edge, safe, and patient-centric dermatological solutions to the diverse community of Dubai. Her expertise in diagnosing and treating various skin conditions is widely recognized, and she is known for offering personalized care and tailored treatment solutions.

Dr. Sandhya is a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Indian Association of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology (IADVL). She is highly committed to her academic pursuits and regularly attends national and international conferences and workshops to keep up to date with the latest developments in her field. Dr. Sandhya has presented numerous papers and posters at various conferences and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

She is dedicated to continuous learning and professional development, which allows her to provide her patients with the latest and most effective treatments in the field of dermatology. Her compassionate approach and commitment to patient care has earned her the trust and respect of both her peers and patients.



Languages Spoken



Pediatric Dermatology
Contact Dermatitis
Skin infections
Immune-related skin disorders
Hair and Scalp Conditions
Corn and Callus
Nail Disorders


Skin Biopsy
Cryotherapy of warts, skin tags, and actinic keratoses
Excision of cysts, moles, skin tumours
Electrosurgery of warts, skin tags
Chemical Peels
Patch Testing