Prof. Dr. M. U. Kabir Chowdhury

Professor Dr. Md. Ubaidul Kabir Chowdhury passed the MBBS examination with credit from Dhaka Medical College in 1973 and started teaching in the same college in 1976. Later, he obtained a higher degree in skin and venereal diseases from the University of Vienna with excellent grades. He was awarded a Glasgow Royal College Fellowship Certificate and an Associate Fellow of the American College of Angiology. He is currently affiliated as an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and attends annually as an invited guest. He received postgraduate training including skin pathology from St. Thomas Hospital in London, laser from Harvard Medical School in America and skin surgery from AIIMS, Delhi. He is currently M. H. Samorita is serving as an advisor to hospitals and medical colleges. In 2003, he joined the University of Ottawa, Canada as a visiting professor as the first and only physician in Bangladesh. He is the author of many books including ‘Kabir’s Dermatology in Practice’ and ‘A Treatise on Topical Corticosteroids in Dermatology’.

Professor Dr. Kabir Chowdhury was born on December 30, 1951 at Bhatipara union in Derai upazila of Sunamganj district. His father was Golam Quadir Chowdhury and mother Rokeya Quadir Chowdhury. As a medical student in the Great War of Liberation, he organized the liberation war and provided treatment to the freedom fighters in Bhatipara union as well as arranged the funeral and burial of the martyred freedom fighters.

While working as an intern physician on August 15, 1975, he provided emergency medical services to the injured members of Bangabandhu’s family. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to medicine, Professor Dr. M. U. Kabir Chowdhury was awarded the Independence Award in 2020. He also received the ‘Mahatma Gandhi International Peace Prize’ in 2023 for his special contribution to the Liberation War and medical services from the All India Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Computer Science and Technology, India. He was the personal physician of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Above all, Prof. Dr. M. U. Kabir Chowdhury has made a mark in various social activities including medicine in his nearly 50 years of career. He is a life member of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.