Vijay Zawar

Prof. Vijay Zawar, MD; DNB; DVD; FAAD – India

Consultant Dermatologist at Nashik, Maharashtra since March 1995 onwards.
Visiting Professor, Dept of Dermatology, Godavari Foundation Medical College 2011 onwards.

Primary medical qualifications: MB;BS-January 1987.
Postgraduate medical qualifications:
1.MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy) -December 1992
2.DNB/Diplomate of National Board (Derm & Ven)-April 1992
3.DVD (Diploma in Venereology & Dermatology)-June 1990.
Recognitions scholarships and Awards
· National Merit Scholarship for the performance at undergraduate level.
· Brihad Bhartiya Scholarship for consistent performance during postgraduate studies.
· First Rank at the DVD exam, University of Poona, May 1990.
· Awarded Fellowship by Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists for a short training at AIIMS, New Delhi 1995 with a travel scholarship.
· Best Paper Award for oral presentation Mumbai in state dermatologists meet 2002.
· Scholarship by European Nail Society, April 2005
· Scholarship by American Academy of Dermatologists to attend a meet at San Antonio, TX, USA between 1-5th February 2008.
· Scholarship to attend International Congress of Dermatology Prague May 2009
· First prize for practicing dermatologists quiz at Maharashtra a state meeting, 2008&2009
· Awarded Dr D J Patil award for the best presentation at state conference Dec 20009
· Winner of the Archives of Dermatology quiz, March 2010 and Nov 2010.
· Dr B M Ambady oration at Dermacon 2011 in Feb held at Gurgaon.
· Fellowship ISD, June-July 2013, Laser Medicine and Dermatosurgery
Research Projects
-Clinico-mycological study of the infection by Pityrosporum Orbiculare”(1992, published in Med J West Maharashtra).
-Association of Hepatitis B in children presenting with Gianotti-crosti Syndrome in India(2000, Published in Dermatology)
-Nail changes during chemotherapy of cancers in Indian patients(2006): This was one year project after having selected on a fellowship of European Nail Society with a scholarship, which finished August 2006. This work was presented at European Academy of Dermatologists and Venereologists at Rhodes, Greece on 4th Oct, 2006 as a part of invited talk.
More than 80 articles in the international and local journals. Most of which are indexed on medline.
Chapters in the Text Books
· Viral Exanthems: In the Indian textbook of pediatric dermatology, first Edition: 2009: Jaypee publishers: Chapter 6: pages 129-163.
· Pityriasis rosea: International textbook of pediatric dermatology
Teaching Experience
-Total experience as a faculty in dermatology more than 13 yrs.
-Served as Associate Prof, Dept. of Dermatology, Nashik medical College, India
-Visiting Professor, Dept of Dermatology, Godavari Foundation Medical College
Overseas Experience
Visited various dermatology departments on short observership including:
– St John’s institute of dermatology- London (2004)
-Southwestern Medical Centre, University of Texas-USA(2008): –
University of California at San Francisco general hospital, USA: UCSF (2009)
-Univ of Berlin, Germany: (2009)
Active academic participation in various regional, state and national and international conferences in last few years and presented several papers on various subjects of clinical importance including invited talks, free oral presentations and posters.
Invited Talks
1) “Punch grafting complications and needling in vitiligo” at Durban, SA at the South African Society of Dermatologic Surgery in July 2010.
2) “Pregnancy dermatoses”-State Gyn & Obst conference, Nashik, Feb 2010.
3) “Cultural Dermatology”-National Conference, Dermacon 2010, Lucknow India.
4) “Atypical manifestations of pityriasis versicolor in clinical practice” at the international congress of dermatology, which was held at Prague, Czech Republic in May 2009.
5) “Sports Dermatology” – National Conference, Dermacon 2009 at Bangalore, India.
6) “Atypical clinical presentations of Lichen Planus”, at the grand rounds of Mayo clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA on 21st Feb, 2008.
7) “Lichen Planus-varied clinical manifestations and related syndromes”, on 27.4.2008 at Jaslok Hospital, Bombay as a part of lecture series for postgraduate students in dermatology in the university of Mumbai.
8) “Newer Viral Exanthems”- National conference, Dermacon 2007 at Chennai
9) European Academy of Dermatologists & Venereologists on, “Nail changes during onco-chemotherapy in Indian patients”, which was held at Rhodes, Greece in Oct,2006.
10) “Management of post-herpetic neuralgia” Ahmednagar Dermatologists Association 2004
Member of Editor Board
-International Journal of Trichology, Chennai, India (2009 onwards)
-Journal of Dermatological Case Reports, Poland, Europe (2008 onwards)
-Associate Editor, Journal of Medical Case Reports, London, UK (2009 onwards)
-Indian Dermatology Online Journal (2010-2011)
-Indian J Dermatol (2011 onwards)
-Global Journal of Dermatology & Venereology (2013)
Reviewed manuscripts submitted to British Journal of Dermatology, British Medical Journal, Journal of Pediatric infectious diseases, Clinical & experimental Dermatology and Indian Journal of Dermatology, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology, International Journal of Medicine, Mycoses, International Journal of Medicine, Journal of Medical Case reports, Dermatologic Therapy and Journal of European Academy of Dermatologists and Venereologists
Affilations, Memberships, ets
1. Member of International Society of Dermatologists
2. Fellow of American Academy of Dermatologists
3. Member of European Nail Society (Euro Acad of Dermatologists and Venereologists)
4. Member of Indian Academy of Dermatology
5. Member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists
6. Member of Indian Medical Association, Nashik branch
7. Member of Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India.



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