Dr Vijay Joshi, M.D., Ph.D completed his M.B.B.S from University of Pune, and M.D in Pathology from University of Mumbai. He then immigrated to Canada and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. He is Board certified in Anatomic Pathology and in Pediatric Pathology and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. His interest has been Pediatric Pathology, Pediatric Tumors, Pediatric AIDS and Perinatal Pathology. He has authored 150 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is the author of books on Pediatric Pathology and Placental Pathology and an Editor of a book on Pathology of AIDS.He was the Co-chair of the International Neuroblastoma Pathology Committee. He was the US Co-ordinator on Annual International CME Course in Surgical Pathology held in India from the beginning in 1996 to 2001, Past Vice -President of Health - related Projects of California based Foundation of Understanding and Enhancement and along with the President of the foundation , Ashok Patwardhan , PhD instrumental in getting a grant of $ 1.5 million from USAID to K.E.M. Hospital in Pune, India spread over for 5 yrs from 1996 - 2001. Currently he is a Part-time Consultant in Pediatric Pathology to Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT . He has co-authored with his wife Mrs Jayashree Joshi three Marathi books on Major ideas of Western Civilization. He is responsible for the original idea of AIPNA, and continues as its Advisor.