Dermdoc.in is a website dedicated to all my patients, readers, and common people who comes here by chance while searching information on dermatological problems. This site has been created to provide scientific and proper information on dermatological conditions, right skin care, do’s and don’ts, how to avoid common mistakes and achieve a healthy skin. Internet is the ocean of information and it is often difficult for common people to get the right information. Internet is flooded with information, many of which are just not correct, provided with vested interest or difficult to interpret by common people. Many people land up reading some information that scares them, others fall in trap and end up taking wrong steps. As a doctor, it is our responsibility to provide true information in an easy understandable manner.
As this is my personal blog, I have added option for some people who wishes to consult me personally. Earlier, I added section for comments by readers and tried to reply to them. Unfortunately, this site attracted more spam than real comments. I have thus deleted the comments sections.
Professor Dr Nilendu Sarma is the founder of the blog Dermdoc.in.
He is at present Head of the Dermatology Department at Malda Medical College.
He is Associate Editor, Dermatologic Therapy (USA), International Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology (IFAAD), Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Edinburg).
He was earlier Deputy Editor of Indian Journal of Dermatology (India).
He has written and edited two dermatology books titled SKIN-Clinical Dermatology (Jaypee Brothers) and Dermatology Jewels– An approach to Diagnosis (Mac Milan Medical Communications).
He has published about 60 articles in Pubmed Indexed journals and written numerous chapters in different dermatology books.
He is a post graduate medical teacher in West Bengal University of Health Science.
Despite being a teacher, at personal level, he has constantly updated himself and passed various national and international examinations. He has passed ‘Basic Course in Biomedical Research’ (conducted by NPTEL) in 2020 and Specialty Certificate Examination (conducted by Federation of Royal College of Physicians, UK and British Association of Dermatologists) in 2021.
He received ‘Oration’ by National association, IADVL in 2017, ‘IJD- RANBAXY Award’ 2012 for best original work published in Indian Journal of Dermatology, Indubala Devi Memorial award in 2010- by IADVL for the best original research work published in Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology (IJDVL) on ‘Contact Dermatitis’, CODFI-IAISD award 2009: by CODFI (contact and occupational dermatoses forum of India) for best original research work published on contact dermatitis in Indian Journal of Dermatology (IJD), K Siddappa Memorial Award in 2003 – by IADVL for original research work, ‘Salil Kumar Panja award for excellence in Dermatology’ by IADVL, WB state branch and many others.
On academic research, he has always played an active role. He conducted a ‘Pan India vitiligo survey.
In recent past, he was the National Convenor- Vitiligo India Mission (IADVL), National Coordinator of Special Interest Group on Pigmentary disorders (IADVL-SIG), Organising Secretary: ACSICON 2015 (Annual Conference of Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India) 2015, Kolkata.
Earlier, he was a member of Special Interest Group (IADVL SIG) on Pediatric Dermatology, Psoriasis, Leg ulcer and Genodermatoses and also a member of Academic Committee of IADVL.
He has been very active in organisational front also. Earlier, he was the eastern regional convener of Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India (ACSI), Organising Secretary of Psoriasis Workshop (IADVL-SIG-Psoriasis)-Kolkata (22nd July, 2012), Organizing Secretary of CUTICON WB 2011 (State conference of IADVL- WB), Scientific Secretary of CODFI South East Asia Contact Dermatitis Workshop (22nd April, 2007), Joint Scientific Secretary- National Conference on Association of Sexually Transmitted Disease and AIDS, Joint scientific secretary- CUTICON WB 2009 (State conference of IADVL-WB), and past secretary of NSD branch of Indian Medical Association (2004-6).