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J Joseph Thas

Dermatology Care Through Integrative Medicine

Dr. J Joseph Thas, BSc, MBBS, MSc, PhD, DSc, Tirunelveli

Dr. J Joseph Thas    obtained his BSc.Chemistry from St Xaviers College, Tirunelveli, MBBS from Govt Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli, MSc Pharmacology from Madras Medical College, Chennai, PhD by independent research from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, and DSc from Medicina Alternativa, Sri Lanka.

He registered to both the Medical Council of India to practice Modern Medicine (Allopathy) as well as Tamil Nadu Siddha Medical Council to practice Indian Traditional Medicine (Siddha) after a Diploma course in Siddha Medicine.

Has been Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology in The Post Graduate Studies and Research Centre, Government Siddha Medical College, Tirunelveli, India for 33 years from 1974.

Won the National Award for Research in Indian Medicine Four times Shri Hari Om Ashram Trust Gold Medals for the years 1978, 1979, and 1980 (2) from Gujarat Ayurveda  University, Jamanagar, India.

Discovered a plant based oral antidote for cobra bite in 1984. Nominated twice as Member of Scientific Advisory Committee for  Central   Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.

Nominated Expert Member to the First Governing Body of National Institute of Siddha, Chennai under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.

Nominated thrice as the Member of Pharmacopeia Committees of Siddha,   Ayurveda and Unani systems of medicine under  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.

Life member of Indian Medical Association.

As president of the “Friends of Siddha Medicine” organization, he has organized 5 National Conferences on Siddha Medicine for All Ages in which more than 650 research papers were presented by scholars and researchers.

Has published more than 150 research articles  in national and international journals, and newspapers.

Invited  contributor to Clinics in Dermatology, the official publication of International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, , New York and Kosmetic Medizine,   Germany.

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