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Dr Biswas obtained his primary medical qualification from the University of Calcutta, India in 1994. He undertook Pathology training at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India and subsequently trained in Histopathology in the U.K. under the West Midlands rotational training scheme. During this period he also held an Honorary Clinical Lecturer post at the Keele University Medical School and received Clinical Dermatology training at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent. He trained in Dermatopathology, initially at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital and subsequently at Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA. He was a trainee representative at the Dermatopathology joint subcommittee of the Royal College of Pathologists and British Association of Dermatologists and is a member of the International Society of Dermatopathology. He joined the Dermatopathology team at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh in 2010.

Dr Biswas is particularly keen on teaching and clinicopathological correlation issues involving all aspects of Dermatopathology. His main areas of research interests include inflammatory skin disorders and cutaneous adnexal neoplasms.



1. Biswas A, Byrne JPH. Violaceous papules in a neuropathic patient. Clin Exp Dermatol (article in press).

2. Biswas A, Hamid B, Coupland SE, Franks A, Leonard N. Multiple periocular adult onset xanthogranulomas in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Eur J Dermatol. Available online early: 2009 Nov 17.

3. Halpern J, Biswas A, Cadwgan A, Tan B B. Disseminated cutaneous Mycobacterium Chelonae infection in an immunocompetent host. Clin Exp Dermatol Available online early: 2009 July 3.

4. Rajaratnam R, Smith AG, Biswas A, Stephens M. The value of skin biopsy in inflammatory dermatoses. Am J Dermatopathol.2009; 31:350-3.

5. Biswas A, Gey van Pittius D Cutaneous CD30+ pseudolymphoma: report of a case highlighting the importance of attention to basic cytomorphological details and clinico-pathological correlation.Diagnostic Histopathology2009;15: 220-223

6. Biswas A, Gey van Pittius D. Rhabdomyomatous mesenchymal hamartoma with lentiginous melanocytic hyperplasia: an inductive phenomenon or component of the hamartoma?Am J Dermatopathol.2008; 30:488-491.

7. Slater DN, Biswas A, Cerio R, Cook M, Fallowfield M, Furness P, Kavanagh G, Walsh M. Tissue pathways for non-neoplastic and inflammatory dermatoses and non-neoplastic lesions. Available at the RCPath website:  www.rcpath.org/resources/pdf/g075inflammatoryandnonneoplasticfinal.pdf

8. Biswas A, Chittari K, Gey van Pittius D, Stephens M, Tan BB. Palisaded neutrophilic and granulomatous dermatitis in a child with type I diabetes mellitus and coeliac disease. Br J Dermatol.2008;159:488-489.

9. Leonard N, Biswas A, Hickey S, Bell H. Eosinophilic spongiosis in a case of lichen sclerosus: a marker for superimposed bullous pemphigoid?  Histopathology.2008; 52:885-857.

10. Biswas A, van Pittius DG, Stephens M, Smith AG. Recurrent primary cutaneous lymphoma with florid pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia masquerading as squamous cell carcinoma. Histopathology.2008; 52:755-758.

11. Biswas A, Cooper J, Latifaj B. Metastatic calcinosis cutis presenting as bilateral vulval cysts. Br J Dermatol. 2007; 157:622-624.

13. Coulson C, George A, Biswas A, Phelan C, De R. Pseudotumour of the temporal bone: an unusual cause of otorrhoea and facial palsy. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2007; 265: 713-715. Erratum in: Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2007; 265:733.