Uday Khopkar

Dr. Uday Khopkar is a Consultant Dermatologist, Dermatopathologist, Professor and Head of Dermatology at the GS Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai, India. After doing post-graduation in Dermatology at the Topiwala National Medical College and Nair Hospital, Mumbai, he did Fellowships in Dermatopathology in 1992 and 1994-95 with A. Bernard Ackerman in USA. He started the first countrywide dermatopathology referral system in India and currently gives opinion on about 6000 skin biopsy specimens per year. His other contributions to Indian Dermatology are giving a face-lift to the national journal, viz. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology during his 6 year tenure as the Chief Editor of IJDVL, getting it indexed, and authoring popular texts for medical undergraduates and postgraduates in India. Dr. Khopkar has wide research interests covering dermatopathology, dermoscopy, clinical trials, clinical trichology and management of autoimmune skin diseases.

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Skin Biopsy - Perspectives is a comprehensive compilation of articles that relate to the technique and applications of skin biopsy in diagnosing skin diseases. While there have been numerous treatises to date on the interpretation or description of skin biopsy findings in various skin diseases, books dedicated entirely to perfecting the technique of skin biopsy have been few and far between. This book is an attempt to bridge this gap. Though the emphasis of this book is on use of this technique in skin diseases in humans, a few articles on skin biopsy in animals have been included to acquaint the reader to the interrelationship of various scientific disciplines. All aspects of the procedure of skin biopsy have been adequately dealt with so as to improve biopsy outcomes for patients, which is the ultimate goal of this work.

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