Prior to joining Saint Barnabas Medical Center, he completed his Fellowship
in Neuroradiology at New York University Medical Center in 2011, where
he also conducted translational physics research at the Center for Biomedical
Imaging. His research at NYU focused on using novel MR diffusion sequences
to diagnose normal pressure hydrocephalus in the elderly, for which he
was honored by the American Society of Neuroradiology. In 2005, Dr. Pawar
received his M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine subsequently
completing his residency at UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School from 2006-2010.
Before commencing his residency, he completed of year of Internal Medicine
at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island. In the fall of 2012,
he was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor within the Rutgers Biomedical
& Health Sciences Division.
With respect to research, Dr. Pawar has been awarded the [Barnabas Health]
Harvey Nussbaum Research Grant (2013). He has published and presented
a substantial amount of research in both peer-reviewed literature and
national/international conferences; in addition, Dr. Pawar served as a
contributing author for the textbook, The Teaching Files: Brain &
Spine Imaging (Elsevier: Fatterpekar, Naidich & Som) published in 2011.
Presently, he serves on the editorial board for
Radiology Today magazine, as well as the
Wainscot Media Health Advisory Board whose publications include
Morris Essex Health & Life, Bergen Health & Life, etc. Dr. Pawar had formerly served as a Faculty Reviewer for
Oakstone Medical Publishing.
In November 2011, Dr. Pawar became a member of the New Jersey Institute
for Craniofacial Surgery, a comprehensive team dedicated to the treatment
of craniofacial deformities founded in 1951, working alongside Drs. John
Amato and Frank Ciminello.
Dr. Pawar places emphasis on teaching and medical education; he has earned
the Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award for
two consecutive years (2012, 2013).
Personal academic interests include characterization of brain tumors using
advanced MR imaging techniques and playing a role in the diagnosis/management
of certain ENT disorders (e.g. head & neck cancer).
In 2015, Dr. Pawar was appointed Director of the Medical Student Elective
Program (Dept. of Radiology) at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.