Jag Bhawan, MD



Professor of Dermatology and Pathology

Head of the Dermatopathology Section

Vice-Chair, Department of Dermatology

Boston University School of Medicine


Administrative Office:

Boston University School of Medicine, Dept of Dermatology

609 Albany Street, J-309 Boston, MA 02118

Office: 617.638.5570 Fax: 617.638.5575


1963 Pre-Medical Kirorimal College, University of Delhi, India
1968 MBBS Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India
1972 MD Doctor of Medicine in Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
1973-1975 Residency & Fellowship St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA (Residency in Pathology, Fellowship in Dermatopathology)
1981-1983 Residency Dermatology, Boston University/Tufts University, Boston, MA

Clinical Specialties and Research Interests

  • Wound Healing
  • Disorder of Pigmentation
  • Photoaging
  • Cutaneous neves in health and Disease


2009: Member of The Chester S. Keefer, MD Society, BUSM
2008: Founders award, American Society of Dermatopathology
2006: Walter Nickel award for Excellence in teaching of Dermatopathology, American Society of Dermatopathology
2001-2: President, American Society of Dermatopathology
1998: Teacher of the Year award from the dermatology residents of the combined Boston-Tufts Universities Dermatology program.

Selected Publications

  1. Bhawan J, Wolff SM, Ucci AA, Bhan AK, Malignant lymphoma and malignant angioendotheliomatosis:  one disease.  Cancer 1985; 55:570-576.
  2. Kanik AB, Yaar M, Bhawan J. p75 nerve growth factor receptor staining helps identify desmoplastic and neurotropic melanoma.  J Cutan Pathol 1996; 23 (3):205-210.
  3. Bhawan J. Short-and long-term histologic effects of topical tretinoin on photodamaged skin.  Int J Dermatol 1998; 37 (4): 286-292.
  4. 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 Dermatopahtol.  2009; 8:794-798.
  5. Novak P, Marya NB, Whren K, Bhawan J. Dermal Sheet Preparations in the Evaluation of dermal innervation in Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy.  J Cutan Pathol.  2009; 36: 296-301.
  6. Gomaa AHA, Yaar, Bhawan J. Cutaneous immunoreactivity of D2-40 antibody beyond the lymphatics. Am J Dermatopathol. 2007; 29:18-21.
  7. Bhawan J.  Squamous cell carcinoma in situ in skin: what  does it mean?  J Cutan Pathol. 2007; 34:953-5.