Asok Ganguly graduated from Calcutta University in 1981. He stood first in the MD (Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology) examination and worked in Hull Royal Infirmary in the UK for some time in 1993. Currently, he is a Professor and Head of the Department of Dermatology in Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan and Vivekananda Institute of Medical Science, a postgraduate teaching hospital in Kolkata. Ganguly is a postgraduate examiner of different universities, and has been associate editor and reviewer of Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. He is a familiar face at many regional, national and international conferences. He delivers lectures and chairs sessions. He has written chapters in books, published more than 50 articles in indexed journals. His subjects of interest include clinical dermatology, leprology and dermatopathology.