Dr Ritva Vyas obtained her medical degree (MBChB) from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2002. She undertook specialty training in Dermatology with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). She was the recipient of the Turnbull-Hodge Award and Trans-Tasman exchange scholarship in 2010.
She completed a dermatology Fellowship in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom gaining experience in the management of contact dermatitis and utilizing biologics in psoriasis. She was then appointed as a cutaneous oncology fellow at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, United States. She was involved in multidisciplinary pigmented lesion and melanoma clinics at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. She was an integral part of the multidisciplinary cutaneous oncology conference, which provided recommendations on the care of patients with all stages of melanoma, advanced basal and squamous cell cancers, merkel cell cancer, cutaneous lymphomas, and other rare skin cancers.
Her research interests include skin cancer epidemiology and melanoma. She has presented at international conferences and contributed to several publications in journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and JAMA Dermatology. She moved with her family to Melbourne in 2015. In July 2016 she became a Fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists.