Jag Bhawan, MD

Dermatopathology Core PIJag

Jag Bhawan received his M.D. degree from Maulana Azad Medical College (1968) and a doctorate degree in Pathology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India (1972). He trained in Pathology and Dermatopathology at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA (1973-75) prior to joining the University of Massachusetts Medical School as the head of Dermatopathology and Assistant Professor of Pathology (1975). He was promoted to the rank of tenured professor in 1985. He also trained in Dermatology at the combined Boston University/Tufts Dermatology program (1980-83) before joining the faculty of Boston University in 1986. He has published over 200 original articles, written several book chapters and co-authored an interactive dermatopathology atlas on CD-ROM. Jag Bhawan serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Dermatopathology and is a trustee of the Dermatology Foundation. He has helped create two endowed professorships and two endowed international training fellowships in dermatopathology at Boston University School of Medicine. He also served as the Program director of the dermatopathology fellowship program from 1987 to 2010.

Institution: Boston University School of Medicine

Medical school: Maulana Azad Medical College/MD/1968; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi/PhD in Pathology/1972

Academic rank: Professor of Dermatology and Pathology; Head of the Dermatopathology Section; Vice-Chair, Department of Dermatology; Director, International Dermatopathology Training Program; Director, Skin Pathology Laboratory

Mailing address: 609 Albany St., J-309, Boston,MA 02118

Phone: 617.638.5570

Email: jbhawan@bu.edu

Summary of academic interest: I am interested in scleroderma, wound healing, disorders of pigmentation, photoaging, and cutaneous neves in health & disease.  Specialty areas include melanocytic lesions, squmaous epithelial neoplasms and pigmentary disorders.

Recent publications relevant to the SScores:

1. Bhawan J. The myofibroblast. Am J Dermatopathol 1981; 3:73-78.

2. Bhawan J, Gonzalez-Serva, Nehal K, Labadie R, Lufrano L, Thorne EG, Gilchrest BA. Effects of tretinoin on photodamaged skin: a histological study. Arch Dermatol 1991; 127:666-672.

3. Roten SV, Bhat S, Bhawan J. Elastic fibers in scar tissue. J Cutan Pathol 1996; 23:37-42.

4. Cowper SE, Su LD, Bhawan J, Robin HS, LeBoit PE. Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy. Am J Dermatopathol 2001; 23:383-393.

5. Bhawan J, Smolle J. Computerized video image analysis in dermatopathology. Advances in Dermatology. Vol. 9, pp 113-126. Mosby. 1994.

6. Mahalingam M, Kim E, Bhawan J. Morphea-like tattoo reaction. Am J Dermatopathol 2002; 24:392-395.

7. Ruenger TM, Quintanilla-Dieck MJ, Bhawan J. Role of Cathepsin K in the turnover of the dermal extracellular matrix during scar formation. J Invest Dermatol. 2007;127:293-7.

8. Quintanilla-Dieck MJ, Codriansky K, Keady M, Bhawan J, Rünger TM. Cathepsin K in melanoma invasion. J Invest Dermatol. 2008;128:2281-2288.

9. Bhawan J, Swick B, Stone M. Sclerotic bodies in nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: a new histopathologic finding. J Cutan Pathol 2009;36:548–552.

10. Quintanilla-Dieck M, Codriansky K, Keady M, Bhawan J, Ruenger T. Expression and regulation of cathepsin K in skin fibroblasts. Exp Dermatol. 2009; 18:596-602.

11. Quintanilla-Dieck M, Codriansky K, Gan S, Keady M, Bhawan J, Ruenger T. Intracellular degradation of elastin by cathepsin K in skin fibroblasts – a possible role in photoaging. Photochem. Photobiol. 2009; 85: 1356-1363.

12. Bhawan J, Grimes P, Pandya A, Keady M, Byers H, Guevara I, Colon L, Johnson L, Gottschalk R. A Histological Examination for Skin Atrophy After 6 Months of Treatment With Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.06% Hydroquinone 4%, and Tretinoin 6.06% Cream. Am J Dermatopathol. 2009; 8: 794-798.

13. Grimes P, Bhawan J, Guevara I, Colón L, Johnson L, Gottschalk R, Pandya A. Continuous Therapy Followed by a Maintenance Therapy Regimen with a Triple Combination Cream for Melasma. J Am Acad Deramtol, 2010; 62: 962-967.