Dr Amrinder Jit Kanwar (born 29 June 1948) is an Indian dermatologist. He has been Senior Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology, PGI Chandigarh and currently practices in his hometown, New Delhi, India.
Early life and education
Kanwar is the son of Late Shri Inder Singh and Smt Shanti Devi. He attended school in New Delhi and graduated from AIIMS, New Delhi in MBBS (Dermatology) in 1969, where he also obtained his post graduate degree (M.D.) in Dermatology and Venereology in 1975. After his senior residency in AIIMS, went on a foreign assignment in Benghazi, Libya. He also served a year in St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London during a Commonwealth Medical Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology. He also spent time in the National Institute of Health, Washington USA in 2006 for a Fellowship in AIDS, and a month in Kurume, Japan in 2010 for special training in Pemphigus.
Kanwar's foreign assignment in Libya, ended in 1987 when he returned to join PGI Chandigarh.
He was awarded Dr B.C. Roy National award, one of the highest recognition given in the field of medicine, by the President of India, on 1 July at the Rastrapati Bhawan. The Indian Medical Council gave him the Lala Ram Chand Kandhari Award to him, in 2010 for his outstanding work in Vitiligo. He was also the first in India to report efficacy of Rituximab for treatment of Pemphigus He was selected as a fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS) in 2008 and as a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) London in 2011.
He has more than 592 publications to his credit, in national and international Textbooks and Journals. In 2011, he was credited as first in India to report efficacy and safety of Rituximab for treatment of Pemphigus. He is co-author of Textbook of Surgical Management of Vitiligo published by Blackwell
Awards and recognition
- Awarded Dr. B. C. Roy Award (2010) for Eminent Medical Teacher in the field of Dermatology
- Awarded with Dr RV Rajam Oration (2013-2014) Annual Meeting of National Academy of Medical Science)
- Received ICMR Lala Ram Chand Kandhari Award (2010) for his work on therapy and other aspects of vitiligo
- Dr Ambady Oration awarded by Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (1991)
- Past Vice President and life member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists
- On the editorial advisory board of the Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology
- On the editorial board of Pediatric Dermatology and ANNALS of Dermatology, South Korea
- Best Teacher Award by Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (2015)
- Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (2016)
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- Kanwar, A.j.; Tsuruta, D.; Vinay, K.; Koga, H.; Ishii, N.; Dainichi, T.; Hashimoto, T. (1 January 2013). "Efficacy and safety of rituximab treatment in Indian pemphigus patients". Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 27 (1): e17–e23. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3083.2011.04391.x. ISSN 1468-3083. PMID 22176540.
- Kanwar, Amrinder J.; Sawatkar, Gitesh U.; Vinay, Keshavamurthy; Hashimoto, Takashi (1 October 2012). "Childhood pemphigus vulgaris successfully treated with rituximab". Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. 78 (5): 632–634. doi:10.4103/0378-6323.100587. ISSN 0973-3922. PMID 22960821.
- Kanwar, A. J.; Tsuruta, D.; Vinay, K.; Koga, H.; Ishii, N.; Dainichi, T.; Hashimoto, T. (1 January 2013). "Efficacy and safety of rituximab treatment in Indian pemphigus patients". Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV. 27 (1): e17–23. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3083.2011.04391.x. ISSN 1468-3083. PMID 22176540.
- "Blackwell Book Co-Authored by Dr AJ Kanwar".
- Dr K K Aggarwal (19 July 2016), Dr A J Kanwar on receiving Dr BC Roy National Award, retrieved 29 July 2016
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- "Dr RV Rajam Oration" (PDF).
- "Dr AJ Kanwar Ambady Oration" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
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