Piyush Kumar graduated from the University of Calcutta with a gold medal. He finished his post-graduate studies in Dermatology at the Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, in 2011, and was judged the best outgoing university medical graduate in Dermatology. He received various scholarships during and after his post-graduation studies to attend and present papers at international conferences. His interest in academics led him to pursue teaching in a medical collegeas a career and he is currently working as an associate professor. He has published more than 100 papers in indexed national and international journals and works as a reviewer for various national and international specialty journals. He has contributed many chapters to various books and is currently editing three books. His areas of interest are clinical dermatology, dermatopathology, nail disorders, and genital dermatoses.