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Sanjay Virendra Desai, MD

Director, Osler Medical Training Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
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Titles

  • Director, Osler Medical Training Program
  • Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Expertise

Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Biography

Sanjay Desai is the Director of their Osler Medical Training Program and a specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is an active clinician and investigator, serving as attending physician in the hospital’s medical intensive care unit, and as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Business. Dr. Desai is also the Vice Chair for Education, in which he oversees all educational programs in the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine.

His research focuses on graduate medical education and on clinical outcomes in survivors of critical illness. He currently chairs the Executive Committee of a large, multi-center, randomized study of duty hour regulations in graduate medical education. He has appointments in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, General Internal Medicine and the Carey School of Business. Dr. Desai serves on multiple national committees including in the American College of Physicians and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.

Prior to this role, Dr. Desai was Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the Washington Hospital Center and Chair of the hospital’s Critical Care Committee. He also served as an Associate Director for the Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center Internal Medicine and the Pulmonary and Critical Care training programs. Sanjay has been recognized for his skills as an educator with numerous teaching and leadership awards, has published widely on medical education and critical care, and has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Desai grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science in bioengineering and a bachelor of economics in healthcare management. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1998, and completed his medical residency and subspecialty fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where is also served as a Chief Resident from 2004-2005. During his training, he spent two years as a consultant for McKinsey & Company working in a variety of industries both in the US and in South East Asia. Dr. Desai lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and twin boys.

 

 

Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships

Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine

American College of Physicians

American Thoracic Society

American College of Chest Physicians

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Society of General Internal Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Harvard Medical School (Boston MA ) (1998)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (2003)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (2007)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (2005)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (2004)

    Certifications

    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2013)
    • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
    • Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Desai’s research focuses on graduate medical education and on clinical outcomes in survivors of critical illness. He is currently helping lead the development of a large, multi-center, randomized trial of the 2011 duty hour regulations.

    Selected Publications

    1. Block L, Jarlenski M, Wu AW, Feldman L, Conigliaro J, Swann J, Desai SV.” Inpatient safety outcomes following the 2011 residency work-hour reform.” J Hosp Med. 2014 Jun;9(6):347-52. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2171. Epub 2014 Feb 22.
    2. Fan E, Dowdy DW, Colantuoni E, Mendez-Tellez PA, Sevransky JE, Shanholtz C, Himmelfarb CR, Desai SV, Ciesla N, Herridge MS, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. “Physical complications in acute lung injury survivors: a two-year longitudinal prospective study.” Crit Care Med. 2014 Apr;42(4):849-59. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000040.
    3. Block L, Habicht R, Oluyadi FO, Wu AW, Desai SV, Niessen T, Silva KN, Oliver N, Feldman L. “Variability in hand hygiene practices among internal medicine interns.” Am J Infect Control. 2013 Nov;41(11):1107-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.03.303.
    4. Block L, Hutzler L, Habicht R, Wu AW, Desai SV, Novello Silva K, Niessen T, Oliver N, Feldman L. “Do internal medicine interns practice etiquette-based communication? A critical look at the inpatient encounter.” J Hosp Med. 2013 Nov;8(11):631-4. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2092. Epub 2013 Oct 12.
    5. Block L, Habicht R, Wu AW, Desai SV, Wang K, Silva KN, Niessen T, Oliver N, Feldman L. “In the wake of the 2003 and 2011 duty hours regulations, how do internal medicine interns spend their time?” J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug;28(8):1042-7. doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2376-6.

    Clinical Trials

    Individualized Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Leadership Development Program (1 year), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2013

    Award of Excellence for Research Abstract, APDIM, 2012

    Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2012

    Nurses Choice Physician Collaboration Award, Washington Hospital Center, 2010

    Faculty Teaching Award, Washington Hospital Center, 2009

    Faculty Teaching Award, Washington Hospital Center, 2008

    Nurses Choice Physician Collaboration Award, Washington Hospital Center, 2008

    Leadership Development Program Recipient, American College of Chest Physicians, 2008

    Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2003

    Professional Activities

    Co-chair, ACP MD Council for Early Career Physicians, 2013 - present

    President, Osler Society of North Carolina, 2011 - present

    Chair, Internship Selection Committee, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2011 - present

    Chair, Collaborative Practice Committee, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2011 - present

    Chair, Case Manager’s Committee, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2011 - 2012

    Co-director, Regional Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows Seminar Series (Washington Hospital Center, National Institutes of Health, Georgetown University, George Washington University, University of Maryland, Uniformed Health Services, and JHUSOM), 2010 - 2011

    Chair, Washington Hospital Center Critical Care Committee, 2010

    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, 2009 - 2010

    Chair, Washington Hospital Center Medical Critical Care Practice Committee, 2008 - 2010

    Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, 2007 - 2010

    Co-Chairperson, Collaborative Practice Committee, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2004 - 2005

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-3467
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    Department/Division

    • Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    • Medicine - General Internal Medicine

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