About the founder

About the Founder


Dr Nilendu Sarma, MD,

Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology

Dr Nilendu Sarma (MD, FAAD), founder of DermDoc.in  is one of the best known dermatologist practicing in Kolkata.

He is a post graduate dermatology teacher in Government Medical College. At present, he is posted as Associate Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, Dr BC Roy Post Graduate Institute of Pediatric Science, Kolkata. This is one of the largest Government run multispecialty Pediatric Hospital in Eastern India.

He is an academician, and a researcher. His primary fields of interest are  pediatric dermatology (skin diseases of children), clinical genetics, arsenicosis, skin allergy, pigmentation, hair diseases and general dermatology.

His primary areas of practice are Salt Lake ( Trez Dermatology), Minto Park ( Belle Vue Clinic) and Sealdah (GD Hospital).


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Academic achievements:

He has received the most prestigious IADVL ORATION in 2017 from the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Venereologists (IADVL) for his significant work on arsenicosis.

Other awards-

INNOVATION AWARD for his contribution in dermatoscopy in India.

IJD- RANBAXY Award 2012 for original work published in Indian Journal of Dermatology,

Indubala Devi Memorial award in 2010 (for the best original research work published in Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology (IJDVL) on ‘Contact Dermatitis’,

CODFI-IAISD award 2009 (Awarded jointly by CODFI, i.e. contact and occupational dermatoses forum of India) and IADVL-WB state branch for best original research work published on contact dermatitis in Indian Journal of Dermatology),

K Siddappa Memorial Award in 2003, awarded byIADVL to a dermatologist below 35 years for original research work,

Best Presenter award in IADVL-WB state conference 2006,

Best Presenter award in IMA- WB state conference 2005 and he was the Winner in the ‘Debate’ in IADVL-WB state conference 2005


Invited lectures

He travels all over India and World to deliver invited lectures. He has delivered lectures in many international forums like World Congress of Dermatology (WCD), International Congress of Dermatology (ICD), Asia Pacific Environmental and Occupational Dermatology Symposium (APEODS), Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research (ASPCR).

He has been invited many times for lectures by the Indian Association of Dermatologist, Venereologist and Leprologist (IADVL) during the national (DERMACON) and state conferences (CUTICON) for many branches.


He is a devoted academician. He has published more than 50 research articles in various indexed journals of international repute. He has published in Journal of Clinical Immunology, Mutation Research, Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, BMC Public Health, Environmental Health Perspective, International Journal of  Cancer, Dermatology (Karger), International Journal of Dermatology, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology and many others.

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Book Authorship

He has written dermatology book (Publisher-Mac Milan Medical Communication, a division of Nature Publishing Group) titled Dermatology Jewels. [Read Review]

He has contributed chapters in numerous other dermatology books.

Editing and Review in Journals

Dr Nilendu Sarma has served many vital roles in the scientific journals. He was till reently the Deputy Editor of Indian Journal of Dermatology. He is the Ex-Editor of Asian Pigment Bulletin (Official Newsletter of ASPCR),

He is a reviewer of many national and international journals like British Journal of Dermatology, Clinical and experimental dermatology, Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Indian Journal of Dental research and Indian Dermatology Online Journal.


Organisational Activity

Dr Sarma is known for his finest capabilities in organising seminars and conferences. Among the important conferences that he organised are National Dermatoscopy Workshop at Kolkata on 4th January, 2015, ACSICON 2015, CUTICON-WB 2011.

He was the Scientific Secretary of CODFI South East Asia Contact Dermatitis Workshop 2007 on 22nd April, 2007 and Joint Scientific Secretary- National Conference on Association of Sexually Transmitted Disease and AIDS.



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