Hamilton dermatologist, Dr. Vignjevic was raised in the east end of Hamilton where he attended Glendale High School. From 1987 to 1989 he completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at McMaster University. As both a high school and university student, he conducted medical research at the Intestinal Diseases Research Unit (IDRU – McMaster University) with scholarship funding from the Canadian Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis. In 1989, he started medical school at the University of Toronto. While in medical school, he worked in the physiotherapy department at the Henderson General Hospital in Hamilton and conducted research in Skin Cancer (Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma) at the Hamilton Regional Cancer Clinic (Juravinski Cancer Centre).
Dr. Vignjevic and his family currently reside in the Hamilton area. He is an avid traveler and has travelled all over the world. He enjoys photography – especially of plants and landscapes. The screensavers on the computers in his office are composed from his photographs. He enjoys studying botany and visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens. He is a keen walker and an internet enthusiast, updating his website regularly.
He has supported the Canadian Cancer Society with the proceeds from his lectures at the McMaster Mini-Medical School course. Also, his office has an annual “Dress Down Day for Breast Cancer” to raise funds for breast cancer research. He has also donated his time as a speaker at fundraising events for skin cancer and treatment of burn victims.