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Sanjay Jain, MD

  • Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • School of Medicine (Primary)
  • International Health (Joint)
    • Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

1550 Orleans Street
CRB-II, Room 109
Baltimore, Maryland 21287



MD, All India Insitute of Medical Sciences, 1999


I am a Pediatrician and a Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. My research interests include pathogenesis of TB disease, especially related to children - including central nervous system TB. I am also interested in developing novel, and optimizing current diagnostics for the diagnosis of TB in young children. This includes development of imaging technologies for evaluation of TB disease in animal models and human beings.

Honors and Awards

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award 2009

Named amongst the Maryland’s Innovator of the Year, The Daily Record 2008

Named amongst the Best and the Brightest 2007, Esquire Magazine Dec 2007

Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University 2005-07

Program Choice Award at the IDSA 2005

Bill and Melinda Gates' Foundation Education scholarship. Tuberculosis: Integrating Host and Pathogen Biology 2005

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Award at the IDSA 2005

IDSA Special citation for fellow-in-training 2005

Fellows Travel Award at the IDSA 2005

American Pediatric Society & Society for Pediatric Research. Young Investigator’s Travel Award 2005

Baurenschmidt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2003-04

  • tuberculosis, pediatrics, children, pathogenesis, imaging, central nervous system, mycobacteria
    1. Be NA, Bishai WR, Jain SK. Role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pknD in the Pathogenesis of Central Nervous System Tuberculosis. BMC Microbiol. 2012, 12:7. Highly accessed.

    2. Harper J, Skerry C, Davis SL, Tasneen R, Weir W, Kramnik I, Bishai WR, Pomper MG, Nuermberger EL, Jain SK. Mouse model of necrotic TB granulomas develops hypoxic lesions. J Infect Dis. 2012 Feb;205(4):595-602. Epub 2011 Dec 23.

    3. Be NA, Klinkenberg LG, Bishai WR, Karakousis PK, Jain SK. Strain-dependent CNS dissemination in guinea pigs after Mycobacterium tuberculosis aerosol challenge. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2011 Sep;91(5):386-9.

    4. Vidal C, Beggs D, Younes L, Jain SK, Jedynak B. Incorporating user input in template-based segmentation. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Images 2011.

    5. Dutta NK, Mehra S, Didier PJ, Roy CJ, Doyle LA, Alvarez X, Ratterree M, Be NA, Lamichhane G, Jain SK, Lacey MR, Lackner AA, Kaushal D. Genetic requirements for the survival of tubercle bacilli in primates. J Infect Dis. 2010 Jun 1;201(11):1743-52.