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.