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Avinash Patwardhan, MD

Department of Global and Community Health

Avinash Patwardhan

Avinash Patwardhan, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Global & Community Health, teaches Health Behavior Theories. He holds a MD in general practice, a Post-graduate diploma in Obstetrics & Gynecology and a Masters in Health Promotion. For last 16 years, he has worked in health outcomes and programs evaluation research. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and is on the editorial board of a journal. He has also worked for the World Health Organization. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Stress, is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance USA- ERYT500), and is a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists. He has made numerous invited conference presentations including on the topics of "Ayurveda" and "Yoga". Additionally, Avinash is a published 'story writer' and a poet, plays Flute (Indian classical music) and Tabla (Indian drums), and knows Sanskrit among six languages. Mathematics, physics and history are his main hobbies. 


  • MS, Health Promotion, University of Kentucky, 1998
  • DGO Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai, India, 1981
  • MD General Practice, University of Pune, 1978