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.