Nevus Outreach, Inc., The association for Large Nevi and related disorders.

2016 Conference Speaker: Tor Shwayder

Tor Shwayder is a speaker at the 2016 Nevus Conference


Dr Shwayder was born in a log cabin in Detroit, MI, and in his youth had to walk uphill to school in the blinding snow both ways, summer and winter!

He graduated with honors from Harvard University, then attended the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his pediatric residency there. After practicing pediatrics in Ann Arbor, MI, for about a year, he went to the University of Rochester (Strong Memorial Hospital) to complete a residency in dermatology. Dr. Shwayder was recruited to found the pediatric dermatology department at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where he has practiced for almost thirty years. His specialties include congenital nevi and other birthmarks, ichthyoses, epidermolysis bullosa, and many other conditions that involve being in a small exam room with screaming kids and worried parents all at the same time. He personally cares for 10 patients in the Nevus Outreach registry.

Outside medicine, Dr Shwayder performs his violin with local semi-pro orchestras and chamber music groups. He is a licensed pilot with instrument, retractable gear, and complex engine ratings. He has been happily married for 38 years, with three grown children and one incredibly beautiful and intelligent grandson.

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