Sharad P. Paul

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Sharad P. Paul
Sharad P Paul.jpg
Born1966
Alma materUniversity of Madras
University of Glasgow
University of Queensland
OccupationSkin cancer specialist
Family physician
Years active1996–present
Websitewww.drsharadpaul.com

Sharad P. Paul is a New Zealand based skin cancer specialist, social entrepreneur and author.[1][2][3][4] Currently, he is an adjunct Professor at the Auckland University of Technology and senior lecturer at the School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Australia.[5] He is also senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Surgery at the University of Auckland. He has authored both fiction including novels and poetry as well as non-fiction including medical books, journals and articles.[6][7]

Early life and education[edit]

Paul was born in England, and grew up in India.[8] His parents moved to India when he was a child, and he has lived in New Zealand since 1991. He graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Madras in 1988. He holds a M Phil in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Glasgow in 2002.

Career[edit]

Paul began his academic career as a senior lecturer at University of Auckland in 1996 and joined as a senior lecturer at the School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Australia in 2006. In 2016, Paul joined as adjunct Professor at Auckland University of Technology.[9] In 1996, he founded his own medical practice, the Skin Surgery Clinic, in Auckland.

Paul founded Baci Group which included a skin care company, Baci Lounge, a bookstore and Baci Foundation, a charity.[10][11]

Paul speaks at medical, literary, arts and ideas conferences such as 2013 THiNK, Auckland Writers Festival, Chatham House,[12] London, JLF London, Dalkey Book Festival and TED conferences,[13][14] has published numerous articles and academic publications.[15] He is a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners and Skin Cancer College of Australasia, and has served on the National Commission of UNESCO.[16]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2018- Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame from the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern[17][18]
  • 2016- Distinguished Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners[19]
  • 2015- Ko Awatea International Excellence Award for Leading (Health) Improvement on a Global Scale[20]
  • 2012- Finalist - New Zealander of the Year Award
  • 2012- Chair's Award - New Zealand Medical Association's highest award[21]
  • 2008- Time Magazine “Open Heart Surgeon”[22]
  • 2003-Health Innovation Award

Publications[edit]

  • Paul, Sharad P (2017). The Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1501155413.
  • Paul, Sharad P (2015). To Kill A Snow Dragonfly. Fourth Estate. ISBN 978-9350291399.
  • Paul, Sharad P (2013). The Kite Flyers. Fourth Estate. ISBN 978-9350296172.
  • Paul, Sharad. P (2013). Skin: A Biography. Harper. ISBN 978-9350294031.
  • Paul, Sharad P (2007). Cool Cut. Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-0330451475.
  • Paul, Sharad P (2014). Dermocracy: For Brown Skin, by Brown Skin, The Definitive Asian SkincareGuide. Collins. ISBN 978-9351363415.
  • Paul, Sharad P (2018). Biodynamic Excisional Skin Tension Lines for Cutaneous Surgery. Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3319714950.[23]
  • A New Skin Tensiometer Device: Computational Analyses To Understand Biodynamic Excisional Skin Tension Lines[24]
  • Review of human hair optical properties in possible relation to melanoma development[25]
  • Simulation of UV power absorbed by follicular stem cells during sun exposure and possible implications for melanoma development[26][27]
  • Are Incisional and Excisional Skin Tension Lines Biomechanically Different? Understanding the Interplay between Elastin and Collagen during Surgical Procedures[28]
  • Using a Thermal Imaging Camera to Locate Perforators on the Lower Limb[29]

Philanthropy[edit]

In 2017, Paul created a mobile library classroom under his charitable foundation, the Baci Foundation, a free nonprofit initiative, which provides literacy and mentoring programmes to the disadvantaged children. He also funded literacy programmes in schools with his venture Baci Lounge which has served as a model of social entrepreneurship.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kannan, Ramya (2014-12-20). "Just skin deep". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  2. ^ martin.johnston@nzherald.co.nz @MartinJohnston6, Martin Johnston Senior journalist, NZ Herald (2016-06-04). "Doctor by day, writer by night, a thinker at heart". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  3. ^ jamie.morton@nzherald.co.nz @Jamienzherald, Jamie Morton Science Reporter, NZ Herald (2017-12-30). "Kiwis shouldn't top skin cancer death stats. An expert explains how to pick the best sunscreen". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  4. ^ P, Aswini K. "Gene therapy is not for creating flawless human beings: Dr. Sharad Paul". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  5. ^ May 2017, Alina Bradford-Live Science Contributor 20. "Sunburn: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment". livescience.com. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  6. ^ "New book says laziness can be inherited". wusa9.com. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  7. ^ Maxted, Anna. "How safe is your sun cream? The new science of tanning". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  8. ^ "Wellness Warrior: Dr. Sharad Paul – Salonpas®". Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  9. ^ May 2017, Alina Bradford-Live Science Contributor 20. "Sunburn: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment". livescience.com. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  10. ^ Sinha, Vipasha (2015-01-19). "Skin and other stories". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  11. ^ Tuesday; December 2015, 15; Competition, 1:12 pm Press Release: Baci Short Story. "Eight Year Old's Short Story Wins $5000 Library of Books | Scoop News". www.scoop.co.nz. Retrieved 2020-09-25.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ "Genes, Germs and Geography: The Future of Medicine". Chatham House. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  13. ^ "Dermocracy". The Hindu. 2014-12-03. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  14. ^ Correspondent, dna (2019-01-16). "ZEE JLF to map mankind's future with evolving science, tech & Artificial Intelligence". DNA India. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  15. ^ "Ep80 - Genetics & Personality: Dr. Sharad P. Paul". radiomd.com. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  16. ^ ORCID. "Dr Sharad P. Paul (0000-0001-9601-9109)". orcid.org. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  17. ^ "Dr Sharad Paul inducted into Kiwi-Indian Hall of Fame 2018". Indian Weekender. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  18. ^ "Hall of Fame Awards 2019: Time to celebrate achievers in the Kiwi-Indian community". Stuff. 2019-07-25. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  19. ^ "Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 College Awards that were presented on Saturday 30 August at the Annual Conference at Langham Hotel, Auckland". rnzcgp.org.nz.
  20. ^ "Sharad Paul - JLF Adelaide". jlflitfest.org. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  21. ^ "Learn to eat, eat to learn': The doctor taking on childhood obesity in Glen Innes". Newshub. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  22. ^ "The Genetics of Health: The Science Behind Laziness, Lifestyle and Longevity with Dr. Sharad P. Paul". Kea New Zealand. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  23. ^ "JAAD ONLINE: BOOK REVIEW".
  24. ^ "A New Skin Tensiometer Device: Computational Analyses To Understand Biodynamic Excisional Skin Tension Lines OPEN". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  25. ^ Huang, Xiyong; Protheroe, Michael D.; Al-Jumaily, Ahmed M.; Paul, Sharad P.; Chalmers, Andrew N. (2018). "Review of human hair optical properties in possible relation to melanoma development". Journal of Biomedical Optics. 23 (5): 1–9. doi:10.1117/1.JBO.23.5.050901. ISSN 1083-3668. PMID 29752798. S2CID 21671144.
  26. ^ Huang, Xiyong; Protheroe, Michael D.; Al-Jumaily, Ahmed M.; Chalmers, Andrew N.; Paul, Sharad P.; Fu, Xiang (2019-04-01). "Simulation of UV power absorbed by follicular stem cells during sun exposure and possible implications for melanoma development". Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision. 36 (4): 628–635. doi:10.1364/JOSAA.36.000628. ISSN 1520-8532. PMID 31044982.
  27. ^ Huang, Xiyong; Protheroe, Michael D.; Al-Jumaily, Ahmed M.; Chalmers, Andrew N.; Paul, Sharad P.; Fu, Xiang (2019-04-01). "Simulation of UV power absorbed by follicular stem cells during sun exposure and possible implications for melanoma development". JOSA A. 36 (4): 628–635. doi:10.1364/JOSAA.36.000628. ISSN 1520-8532. PMID 31044982.
  28. ^ Paul, SP (2018). "Biodynamic excisional skin tension lines for surgical excisions: untangling the science". Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 100 (4): 330–337. doi:10.1308/rcsann.2018.0038. ISSN 0035-8843. PMC 5958865. PMID 29543064.
  29. ^ Paul, Sharad P. (2017). "Using a Thermal Imaging Camera to Locate Perforators on the Lower Limb". Archives of Plastic Surgery. 44 (3): 243–247. doi:10.5999/aps.2017.44.3.243. ISSN 2234-6163. PMC 5447536. PMID 28573101.
  30. ^ "Doctor spreads love of words to children". Stuff. 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2020-09-25.