• President Elect, IADVL WB(2022-23)
  • Director, International Society of Dermatology(2021-2025)
  • Chairperson, IADVL Taskforce against Quackery, ITAQ(2022-23)
  • President, Association of Cutaneous Surgeons(I)(2013-2015)
  • Editor, Indian Journal of Dermatology (2012-2017)
  • Chairperson, ACSI Academy of Dermatosurgery(2017-2019)

Academic Fellowships and memberships after postgraduation:

  • Fellow of Fellow of Royal College of Medicines(FRCP), Glasgow 2017
  • Fellow of Fellow of Royal College of Medicines(FRCP), London 2016
  • Fellow of Fellow of Royal College of Medicines(FRCP), Edinburgh 2014
  • Member of Royal College of Medicines and Surgeons(MRCPS), Glasgow 2013
  • Fellow of IADVL Academy of Dermatology , 2011
  • Foundation Fellow of Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology(FFAADV) 2009
  • Member of Scientific/ Medical Advisory Board, National Vitiligo Foundation, Cincinnati, USA 2007
  • Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD) 2002
Dr. Koushik Lahiri Academic Fellowships and memberships after postgraduation
Awards by Dr. Koushik Lahiri


  1. American Academy of Dermatology Member making a difference Awaed 2018
  2. Dr. P. N. Behl oration at World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology 2017
  3. International League of Dermatological Societies(ILDS) Certificate of appreciation award 2015
  4. DR. B M AMBADY Oration at DERMACON 2013( 41st National Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists)
  5. Special Award for oration from BBC World Service (1991)
  6. Best Paper Award in 1st National conference of IACS (1997)
  7. Felicitation from IMA Manipur Branch (2003)
  8. Dermatology Excellence Award (2004)
12th World Congress of Dermatology - Dr. Koushik Lahiri
Dr. Koushik Lahiri Receives Awards
Dr. Koushik Lahiri Receives Special Award
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Life member of

  • Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists(IADVL)
  • International Society of Dermatology (ISD)
  • European Academy of Dermatovenereology(EADV)
  • Indian Society for paediatric Dermatology (ISPD)
  • Indian Association for the study of STD and AIDS (IASSTD)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Cosmetic dermatology Society of India(CSI)
  • Nail Society of India(NSI)
  • Pigmentary Disorders Society(PDS)

Organisational Experience :

  • Vice President : International Society of Dermatology (2017-2021)
  • Director: International Society of Dermatology (2013-2017)
  • President: Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India (2013-2015)
  • Honorary General Secretary of National IADVL(2006-2008)
  • Vice Chairperson, Scientific Committee, DERMACON 2017
  • Foundation Board member, Asian Acdemy of Dermatology and Venerology
  • Joint General Secretary (2002-2003)
  • Joint Organizing secretary of the National conference (DERMACON 2003)
  • Chairperson Scientific Committee, CUTICON WB 2011
  • Executive Council member since December 1996
  • Hon. Treasurer IADVL, WB for two terms 1999,2000
  • Hon. State Secretary for two terms 2001,2002-3
  • Conducted several workshops on Dermatosurgery (Kolkata, VIZAG and Dhaka)
  • Editor, IADVL, WB Newsletter
  • Organizing Secretary : CUTICON WB 2004
  • Editorial board member of IADVL Text Book of Dermatology.
Dr. Koushik Lahiri Life member of
Dr. Koushik Lahri Organisational Experience

Organizational Achievements

  • Suggested conference names, such as DERMAZONE, DERMACON and CUTICON -all three have now been recognized and accepted at the National level as the official names of Dermatology conferences in India
  • Founding-Coordinator IADVL Special Interest Group(SIG) on Pigmentary disorder
  • Founder of several interactive e groups for Indian Dermatologists like iadvl, acad_iadvl, ec_iadvl, cc_iadvl, states_iadvl,wcd2007_iadvl.
  • Chairperson ACSI Academy(2017-)

Editorial Experience :

  • Editor Emeritus(2018-)
  • Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Dermatology, 2012-2017
  • Editor Elect 2011
  • Executive Editor-2006-2010
  • Associate Editor-2003-2005
  • Assistant Editor-2000-2002
  • Member of the IJD Editorial board-1997-1999
  • Honorary Membership of Editorial Board/Advisory
    • Egyptian Dermatology Online Journal (EDOJ)
    • Indian Clinical Updates, Dermatology
    • Iranian Journal of Dermatology
    • Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic surgery
    • Royal Society of Medicine-Current Medical Opinions Series (CMOS) in Cosmetology and Current Medical Practice (CMP) in Dermatology.
  • Founding Co-ordinating editor of Indian Dermatology Online Journal(IDOJ)
  • Reviewer
    • Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology(IJDVL)
    • International Journal of Dermatology(IJD)
    • British Journal of Dermatology,(BJD)
    • Dermatology online Journal (DOJ),USA
  • Developed the first website of Indian Journal of Dermatology in 2000 and the official website of IADVL in 2006

Founder council members of

  • Asian Skin Foundation
  • Asian Society for Pigment cell research(ASPCR) and
  • Indian Academy of Cutaneous Surgeons (IACS)

Invited as a Faculty/ Panellist/Chairperson in various International conferences in India and abroad, Including

  1. World Congress of Dermatology(WCD 2019), Milan Italy
  2. British Medical Laser Association, London, UK,2019
  3. ISD Continental Congress, Taiwan 2018
  4. American Aacdemy of Dermatology, Summer Academy 2016
  5. Dubai Derma 2016
  6. World Congress of Dermatology(WCD 2015) in Vancouver, Canada
  7. International Summer Academy(ISA 2015) Munich
  8. International Congress of Dermatology, 2013, New Delhi
  9. SARAD Conference 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  10. 9th World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology 2013, Athens, Greece
  11. Keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual Congress of South African Society of Dermatologic surgery,2011
  12. 20th EADV at Lisbon, Portugal, 2011
  13. World Congress of Dermatology(WCD 2011) in Seoul, Korea
  14. World Congress of Dermatology(WCD 2007) in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  15. Iranian Congress of Dermatology 2010
  16. 19th RCD and 2nd AADV at Kotakinabalu, Malaysia,2010
  17. Research & Development Deptt. of Proctor & Gamble Co. Inc. Reading, UK, 2009
  18. 18th EADV at Berlin, Germany, 2009
  19. Research & Development Deptt. of Proctor & Gamble Co. Inc. Kobe, Japan,2008
  20. Asian Congress of Pigment cell research, ASPCR Singapore,2007
  21. Research & Development Deptt. of Proctor & Gamble Co. Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio (USA) 2007
  22. National Congress of Egyptian Society of Dermato-Venereology in Cairo(2006)
  23. Asian Dermatology Congresses in Kuala Lumpur(2005)
  24. Asian congress of Pigment cell research, ASPCR New Delhi(2005)
  25. International Congress of Cosmetology, Mumbai (2005)
  26. SARAD Conference, 2002, Dhaka, Banglades

Important services to Indian Journal of Dermatology :

  1. 2000(Sep-Nov)----Planned, designed and executed the website of Indian Journal of Dermatology
  2. 2001-As the Hony. Secretary of IADVL, WB took personal efforts to could include IJD in Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, R.R.Bowker and PUBLIST.
  3. 2001-Collected compiled and published the Book of Abstracts (1991-2000) under the editorship of Dr. B. Haldar.
  4. In 2002, as the Honorary Secretary of IADVL,WB decided to increase the size of the journal and executed it.
  5. 2005: Conceptualized and executed the prestigious project of Book of Selections to commemorate the golden jubilee celebration of the journal.
  6. 2009: Executed the first IJD symposium ‘Vitiligo surgery’ as the invited editor for April-June issue
  7. 2009: As the executive editor floated and executed the idea of uploading pdf files of back issues of IJD to the site.
  8. 2012-2017: Served as the Chief editor
  9. 2018- Editor emeritus

Chapter contribution :

  • Two chapters(Overview of Vitiligo Surgery and Autologous Minipunch grafting in vitiligo) in ACS(I) Textbook of Dermatosurgery
  • Three different Chapters in the Text book “Surgical Management of Vitiligo' from Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK (Eds. J-P Ortonne and Mats. J. Olsson)
  • Co-authored a chapter of 'Surgical Treatment of Vitiligo' as in the famous book 'Surgery of the Skin-Procedural Dermatology' by Robinson, Hanke and Siegel.(2nd Ed, Elsevier)
  • Two chapters(Overview of Vitiligo Surgery and Autologous Minipunch grafting in vitiligo) in Pigmentary Disorders, A comprehensive compendiu

Books :

  • Superficial Fungal Infections (2018)
  • A Treatise on Topical Corticosteroids in Dermatology Use, Misuse and Abuse(2017)
  • Textbook of Lasers in Dermatology:, a multi-authored first ever such book from India.(2016)
  • Pigmentary Disorders”, a multiauthored compendium, a never before project on the topic from India(2013)
  • Compiled, collected and edited the mega project (four volumes) ‘100 interesting cases in Dermatology’(2009)
  • His references have been quoted in several books which include Mark Lebwohl’s ‘Treatment of Skin Diseases’.
  • Has about 130 published articles in various National and international journals to his credit.

Professional Attachments :

  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals

Other Interests :

  • Regular writer on skin related topics in all the leading health journals. He has published four books in Bengali on Skin and its diseases.
  • He has books on travelogues, collection of short stories and poetries.
  • Other than skin-related topics he has penned a number of short stories, many travelogues and numerous poems in different journals, travel magazines and periodicals
  • He is a serious photo enthusiast as well. Several photos clicked by him have been selected by Google earth and celebrated Dermatlas, USA.