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Sanjay Virendra Desai, MD

Director, Osler Medical Training Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
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410-955-3467

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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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

Dr. Sanjay Desai is an assistant professor of medicine with appointments in pulmonary and critical care medicine and general internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business.

His areas of clinical expertise are critical care medicine and pulmonary disease. He is an active clinician and investigator, serving as attending physician in the hospital’s medical intensive care unit. Dr. Desai is the director of the Osler Medical Training Program and vice chair of education for the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Desai received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in bioengineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and performed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Desai joined the Johns Hopkins faculty on a part-time basis in 2007 and became a full-time assistant professor in 2011.

He was director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Washington Hospital Center from 2007 to 2010.

Dr. Desai serves as co-chair of the American College of Physicians Maryland Council of Early Career Physicians and president of the Osler Society of North Carolina. He was chosen to participate in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Leadership Development Program in 2013. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians.

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

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (2010)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease (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
    Hospital Main Entrance - 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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