Director Professor
LHMC, New Delhi

About Prof (Dr) Rashmi Sarkar
Director Professor

President IADVL 2022

A teaching faculty of 23 years in premier medical institutes in the country, an academician, empowered and mentored large number of youngsters and practitioners in IADVL work, executor and grass root worker, globally recognized leader among peers.

  • At the National Level of IADVL, I have worked as IADVL Joint Secretary (2012) and then as National IADVL Secretary (2014-15).
  • At the State Level, I was Secretary (2012), Vice President (2012) and President IADVL Delhi State Branch (2018).

International Honours and Awards

  • Awarded ILDS scholarship to attend 21st World congress of Dermatology in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2007

  • Maria Duran Fellowship by International Society of Dermatology at Manila, Philippines in 2008

  • Career and Community Development Award, Women's Dermatologic Society to do Visiting Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at UCSF, California, USA in 2012

  • Member making a Difference Award by American Academy of Dermatology in 2014 and 2015

National Orations

  • Awarded Dr B. V. Sathyanarayanan Oration at Dermazone South in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh in 2015

  • Awarded Dr B. M. Ambady Memorial Oration at Dermacon International by IADVL in 2019

  • Awarded Dr Madhusudan Das Memorial Oration at Nalanda Medical College, Patna in 2019

  • Awarded IADVL Delhi State Branch Oration, New Delhi 2019

National Honours and Awards

National Awards

  • Inspiring Dermatologist Award by Economic Times in 2019

  • Dr K. C. Kandhari Memorial Award, IADVL Delhi State Branch 2020

  • Dr V. N. Sehgal Memorial Award for Excellence in Dermatology from IADVL 2020

  • ICMR Lala Ram Chand Kandhari Award for Dermatology and Venereology in 2020

List of Publications

Publications in Journals

International Indexed
National Indexed
Non indexed

Projects undertaken 17 (14 published in international journals, 3 in national Journal)

Chapters in Textbooks
Research Gate Score
Total Citations

Books Edited - 16 including Melasma-A Monograph

  • Sarkar R, Inamadar AC, Palit A(eds). Advances in Pediatric Dermatology 2: Neonatal Dermatology. Jaypee Brothers Publishers 2014; New Delhi; First Edition.

  • Lahiri K, Chatterjee M, Sarkar R. Pigmentary Disorders: A Comprehensive Compendium. Jaypee Brothers Publishers 2014; New Delhi;First Edition.

  • Sarkar R. Melasma: A Monograph. Jaypee Brothers Publishers 2015; New Delhi;First Edition.

  • Sarkar R. Moisturisers. Jaypee Brothers Publications 2016; New Delhi

  • Sarkar R. World Clinics in Dermatology: Fungal infections. Jaypee Brothers Publications 2017 July; New Delhi.

  • Sarkar R. World Clinics in Dermatology: Atopic dermatitis. Jaypee Brothers Publications 2018 January; New Delhi.

  • Sarkar R, Sinha S. The Sensitive Skin. Jaypee Brothers Publications 2019; New Delhi.

  • Sarkar R, Sinha S. World Clinics in Dermatology: Topical antifungals. Jaypee Brothers Publications 2019 July; New Delhi.

  • Sarkar R, Roberts WE(eds). Chemical peels: A global perspective. Jaypee Brothers Publications 2019;New Delhi.

  • Sarkar R, Das A, Narang I, Podder I. Case Based Reviews in Dermatology. Jaypee Brothers Publications 2019 (In Press), New Delhi.

  • Sarkar R, Podder I. Handbook of Urticaria. Kontentwo rx Publishers 2019; New Delhi, India.

  • As President of Indian Women's Dermatologic Association (IWDA), have made India the first country besides USA to join Women's Dermatologic Society's (WDS) Global Shelter Initiative which gives advise and talks on skin care, nutrition on a budget,social etiquettes and personal hygiene to women who are victims of gender violence across India and was launched with Shakti Shalini NGO in New Delhi on 31st March 2019 with WDS President, Dr Pearl Grimes (USA). Skin care products are also distributed at 3-4 visits each year. This has also covered shelter homes in Chandigarh, Amritsar, Guntur(AP) and Bengaluru.

  • Associated with Chhoti Chhoti Khushiyan NGO, New Delhi and has been doing various camps for the orphan kids of which the most recent was done on the eve of ILDS World Skin Health day on 6th March with Indian Women's Dermatologic Society at the orphanage located in Jangpura, New Delhi. Orphan kids were checked for skin problems and were given important health tips and provided free medications.

  • She has also organized skin awareness camps in orphanages in South Delhi in the past years along with students and women dermatologists.

IADVL Positions and Work done for IADVL

  • President IADVL (2022)

  • National IADVL Secretary (2014-15)

  • National Joint Secretary (2012)

  • President IADVL Delhi State Branch (DSB) (2018)

  • Vice President IADVL DSB (2012)

  • Secretary IADVL DSB (2011)

  • IADVL Delhi CC Member 4 years, EC Member 7 years

  • National IADVL Committees:

  • Chair: Residents’ Welfare Committee (2014-15), SOP Committee (2016-17), International Liaison Committee (2019)

  • Convener: International Liaison Committee (2017-18), IADVL Election Review Task Force (2017)

  • Member: Finance Committee (2014-16), Constitution Committee (2017-18), IADVL Academy Review Task Force (2017); Advisor, Ex officio Member IADVL Academy (2014-17), SIG Pigmentary Coordinator (2019-20)

  • IADVL Delhi won Best Branch Award as President (2018) and Secretary (2011)

National Positions

  • Founder and President, Pigmentary Disorders Society (PDS)

  • Founder and President, Indian Women's Dermatologic Association (IWDA)

International Leadership Positions

  • Vice President International Society of Dermatology (ISD)

  • Chair International Mentorship Committee ISD

  • Past Secretary, Asian Society Pigment Cell Research (ASPCR)

  • First Indian to be on International Board of Directors:

    • Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS)
    • Skin of Color Society (SOCS)
    • Asian Society Pediatric Dermatology (ASPD)
    • AAD International Affairs Committee Member
  • Chair, International Affairs Committee, WDS (2014 - 17)

  • Chair, International and National Committee, Skin of Colors Society (SOCS) (2017-20)

  • Member, Membership Committee, Mentorship Committee Guidelines Committee, International Peeling Society



My Vision for IADVL

Door-Derma Program

Taking academics to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities using wider E-learning teledermatology platforms besides the metros. To create powerful centres of excellence of telemedicine.

Dermacon within reach

Making Dermacon registration affordable to all.

Shiksha Derma Program

In 2014-15, we began talks on MCI and DNB Post MD Fellowships in Dermatosurgery, Dermatopathology, Pediatric Dermatology, To bring it to a natural conclusion.

Shuddh Derma

To have a strong mission against quacks; to work on a white paper on quackery in dermatology and to project the role of TRUE dermatologists as the TRUE experts by increasing media, social media, and public awareness as to who is right or wrong.

Shakti Derma

To bring highest quality patient care to IADVL’s forefront. IADVL will work with national agencies like NABH to work on accreditation to empower small derma clinics to offer standard services and create uniform training modules and IADVL Certified Staff Trainers for hospital and clinic staff.

Vishwa Derma

To empower and make IADVL a front runner in global dermatology.

Bhavishya Derma

To work on leadership program for future including teachers, youngsters, women, middle level & practitioners.