Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar

MBBS, MD, GradCertEdStudy (Higher Ed)
Senior Lecturer and Education Co-Lead, Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Medical School -Westmead
Clinical Academic, Department of Infectious Diseases, Western Sydney Local Health District
Leader, Education Committee, Marie Bashir Institute

Telephone +61 2 9762 5379
Fax +61 2 9762 6287

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Biographical details

Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar is a physician working in HIV, STIs and sexual health. He is a Clinical Academic at the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, which provides high quality clinical services in sexual health and is an internationally renowned research and teaching centre within the University of Sydney. After completing his MD in Dermatology and Venereology (STDs) in India followed by further training in HIV & STIs research in London, Dr Sawleshwarkar migrated to Australia in 2006. He has extensive experience in clinical practice, education and research in diverse settings. Given the importance of HIV and other STIs to public health in Australia and worldwide, Dr Sawleshwarkar is passionate about developing educational and research partnerships for global health. As coordinator of the biomedical stream of Sydney Medical School’s Masters program in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health, he has helped internationalise the curriculum. Supported by grant funding from Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (formerly AusAID) and using innovative cross-disciplinary educational approaches, he has developed international collaborations in workforce development, and educational and research links with universities and public health institutions in Asia and Africa. This has created an international network of fellow professionals and facilitated the development of skilled individuals who are building institutional capacity in their own countries. Alumni from the Masters Program are currently working in nearly 50 countries, within Health Ministries, clinical services, HIV prevention programs, NGOs and laboratories. Dr Sawleshwarkar is a member of the University of Sydney’s South Asian Regional Advisory Expert Group and works closely with Sydney Medical School’s Office of Global Health.

Research interests

Dr Sawleshwarkar’s research interests include exploring the management of HIV and STIs in primary care, studies of HIV non-B subtypes, and of STIs and HIV in culturally and linguisticallly diverse populations. He has helped to develop the Australian Molecular Epidemiology Network-HIV (AMEN-HIV ), a national network of hospitals and reference laboratories that will gather data to study HIV subtype diversity in Australia. The multicentre study aims to involve phylogenetic analyses combined with key risk factor and clinical data gathered through routine testing procedures at participating sites Australia-wide.

He has worked with the team at the Family Medicine Research Centre who coordinate the BEACH database and investigated STI and HIV testing and management in general practice as part of the BEACH collaboration. He is also involved with Dr Rick Varma and team at Western Sydney LHD in a research study, which aims to understand HIV non-B subtype diversity by identifying non-B HIV-1 subtypes and circulating recombinant forms present in the Western Sydney region and evaluating risk factors and molecular characteristics of these subtypes. The study also will explore differences in resistance mutations between treatment-naïve HIV-1 infected patients with B and Non-B subtypes.

Teaching and supervision

HIV/STIs education; E-learning; Global health; Capacity building in HIV and STIs.

Selected grants

2012

  • Developing a partnership between Sydney Medical School and medical institutions in Ghana for capacity building in health education with focus on priority areas.; Amonoo-Kuofi H, Iddrisu B, Yakubu H, Foster K, Ahmed M, Sawleshwarkar S; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
  • Joint Cancer Research Symposium between the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), India and Sydney Medical School (SMS), University of Sydney; Jamkar A, Sawleshwarkar S, Bandaranayake D; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Mindel, A., Sawleshwarkar, S. (2013). Physical Barrier Methods: Acceptance, Use, and Effectiveness. In Lawrence R. Stanberry, Susan L. Rosenthal (Eds.), Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Prevention, and Control, (pp. 189-211). London, UK: Elsevier.

Journals

  • Santella, A., Pollack, A., Harrison, C., Sawleshwarkar, S., Britt, H., Hillman, R. (2014). Management rates of sexually transmissible infections by Australian general practitioners, 2000-2012. Sexual Health, 11(1), 52-57. [More Information]
  • Sawleshwarkar, S., Kakar, S., Jones, R., Lagios, K., Mindel, A., Hillman, R. (2013). Indian-born patients attending a sexual health clinic in Australia have differing characteristics to their Australian-born counterparts. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(12), 1327-1330. [More Information]
  • Sharma, K., Zodpey, S., Quazi, S., Gaidhane, A., Sawleshwarkar, S., Khaparde, S. (2013). Mapping and opportunities of human resource capacity building initiatives for HIV/AIDS in India. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 6(1), 30-41. [More Information]
  • Sawleshwarkar, S., Harrison, C., Britt, H., Mindel, A. (2011). Determinants of HIV testing. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 87(5), 426-432. [More Information]
  • Kakar, S., Sawleshwarkar, S., Russell, D., Hillman, R. (2011). Evaluation of sexual health medicine teaching at medical schools in Australia and New Zealand. Sexual Health, 8(1), 86-89. [More Information]
  • Sharma, K., Zodpey, S., Quasi, S., Gaidhane, A., Sawleshwarkar, S., Khaparde, S. (2011). National AIDS Control Organisation's human resource capacity building initiatives for better response to HIV/AIDS in India. The Australasian Medical Journal, 4(12), 638-644. [More Information]
  • Kakar, S., Biggs, K., Chung, C., Sawleshwarkar, S., Mindel, A., Lagios, K., Hillman, R. (2010). A retrospective case note review of sex worker attendees at sexual health clinics in the western suburbs of Sydney. Sexual Health, 7(1), 3-7. [More Information]
  • Sawleshwarkar, S., Harrison, C., Britt, H., Mindel, A. (2010). Chlamydia testing in general practice in Australia. Sexual Health, 7(4), 484-490. [More Information]
  • Mindel, A., Sawleshwarkar, S. (2008). Condoms for sexually transmissible infection prevention: politics versus science. Sexual Health, 5(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Stebbing, J., Sawleshwarkar, S., Michailids, C., Jones, R., Bower, M., Mandalia, S., Nelson, M., Gazzard, B. (2005). Assessment of the efficacy of total lymphocyte counts as predictors of AIDS defining infections in HIV-1 infected people. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 81(959), 586-588. [More Information]
  • Jones, R., Sawleshwarkar, S., Michailids, C., Jackson, A., Mandalia, S., Stebbing, J., Bower, M., Nelson, M., Gazzard, B., Moyle, G. (2005). Impact of antiretroviral choice on hypercholesterolaemia events: The role of the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor backbone. HIV Medicine, 6(6), 396-402. [More Information]
  • Waters, L., Stebbing, J., Jones, R., Michailids, C., Sawleshwarkar, S., Mandalia, S., Bower, M., Nelson, M., Gazzard, B. (2004). A comparison of the CD4 response to antiretroviral regimens in patients commencing therapy with low CD4 counts. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 54(2), 503-507.
  • Sawleshwarkar, S., salgaonkar, V., Oberai, C. (2004). Multicenter, Open-label, Non-comparative Study of a Combination of Polytar and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo in the Management of Dandruff. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, 70(1), 25-28.
  • Sawleshwarkar, S., salgaonkar, V., Oberai, C. (2003). Multicenter study to evaluate efficacy and irritation potential of benzoyl peroxide 4% cream in hydrophase base (Brevoxyl) in acne vulgaris. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, 69(1), 19-22.

2014

  • Santella, A., Pollack, A., Harrison, C., Sawleshwarkar, S., Britt, H., Hillman, R. (2014). Management rates of sexually transmissible infections by Australian general practitioners, 2000-2012. Sexual Health, 11(1), 52-57. [More Information]

2013

  • Sawleshwarkar, S., Kakar, S., Jones, R., Lagios, K., Mindel, A., Hillman, R. (2013). Indian-born patients attending a sexual health clinic in Australia have differing characteristics to their Australian-born counterparts. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(12), 1327-1330. [More Information]
  • Sharma, K., Zodpey, S., Quazi, S., Gaidhane, A., Sawleshwarkar, S., Khaparde, S. (2013). Mapping and opportunities of human resource capacity building initiatives for HIV/AIDS in India. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 6(1), 30-41. [More Information]
  • Mindel, A., Sawleshwarkar, S. (2013). Physical Barrier Methods: Acceptance, Use, and Effectiveness. In Lawrence R. Stanberry, Susan L. Rosenthal (Eds.), Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Prevention, and Control, (pp. 189-211). London, UK: Elsevier.

2011

  • Sawleshwarkar, S., Harrison, C., Britt, H., Mindel, A. (2011). Determinants of HIV testing. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 87(5), 426-432. [More Information]
  • Kakar, S., Sawleshwarkar, S., Russell, D., Hillman, R. (2011). Evaluation of sexual health medicine teaching at medical schools in Australia and New Zealand. Sexual Health, 8(1), 86-89. [More Information]
  • Sharma, K., Zodpey, S., Quasi, S., Gaidhane, A., Sawleshwarkar, S., Khaparde, S. (2011). National AIDS Control Organisation's human resource capacity building initiatives for better response to HIV/AIDS in India. The Australasian Medical Journal, 4(12), 638-644. [More Information]

2010

  • Kakar, S., Biggs, K., Chung, C., Sawleshwarkar, S., Mindel, A., Lagios, K., Hillman, R. (2010). A retrospective case note review of sex worker attendees at sexual health clinics in the western suburbs of Sydney. Sexual Health, 7(1), 3-7. [More Information]
  • Sawleshwarkar, S., Harrison, C., Britt, H., Mindel, A. (2010). Chlamydia testing in general practice in Australia. Sexual Health, 7(4), 484-490. [More Information]

2008

  • Mindel, A., Sawleshwarkar, S. (2008). Condoms for sexually transmissible infection prevention: politics versus science. Sexual Health, 5(1), 1-8. [More Information]

2005

  • Stebbing, J., Sawleshwarkar, S., Michailids, C., Jones, R., Bower, M., Mandalia, S., Nelson, M., Gazzard, B. (2005). Assessment of the efficacy of total lymphocyte counts as predictors of AIDS defining infections in HIV-1 infected people. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 81(959), 586-588. [More Information]
  • Jones, R., Sawleshwarkar, S., Michailids, C., Jackson, A., Mandalia, S., Stebbing, J., Bower, M., Nelson, M., Gazzard, B., Moyle, G. (2005). Impact of antiretroviral choice on hypercholesterolaemia events: The role of the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor backbone. HIV Medicine, 6(6), 396-402. [More Information]

2004

  • Waters, L., Stebbing, J., Jones, R., Michailids, C., Sawleshwarkar, S., Mandalia, S., Bower, M., Nelson, M., Gazzard, B. (2004). A comparison of the CD4 response to antiretroviral regimens in patients commencing therapy with low CD4 counts. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 54(2), 503-507.
  • Sawleshwarkar, S., salgaonkar, V., Oberai, C. (2004). Multicenter, Open-label, Non-comparative Study of a Combination of Polytar and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo in the Management of Dandruff. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, 70(1), 25-28.

2003

  • Sawleshwarkar, S., salgaonkar, V., Oberai, C. (2003). Multicenter study to evaluate efficacy and irritation potential of benzoyl peroxide 4% cream in hydrophase base (Brevoxyl) in acne vulgaris. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, 69(1), 19-22.

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