Dr. Uttam Kumar completed his MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh , India in December 2005. After his MD, he did his three years Senior Residency from 2006 to 2009 from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. Both PGIMER and AIIMS are Premier Institutes of Medical Education and Research in India.
Dr. Uttam Kumar has over 11 years of medical experience, 5 years of which are in the UAE. He started his clinical practice in various medical centers and hospitals in his home country in 2006. In 2012, he moved to the UAE and continued his practice in large private hospitals in Dubai, then in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Uttam has authored several research works, chapters, and books in the field of Dermatology. He received a fellowship to attend the annual congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a member of the International Society of Dermatology, an international fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a fellow of Pediatric Dermatology – AIIMS, India. Dr. Uttam has been a recipient of many awards, including: Bishnupriya Devi Award for the best original article of the year published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology in 2012; International Travel support for Young Scientist by the Department of Science and Technology, government of India; IADVL-Neutrogena scholarship for AAD Conference in Miami, USA; Imrich Sarkany Non European Exceptional Case scholarship from the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology; and scholarship from the International Society of Dermatology. He has organized and has participated in several conferences and workshops.
His areas of interest include dermatosurgery, lasers, cosmetic dermatology, pediatric dermatology, psoriasis, urticaria and drug reactions, pigmentary disorders, hair disorders, and nail disorders.