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Venkataramana K Sidhaye, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine


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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Microscopy/Confocal Imaging Core



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map


Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Research Interests

Airway epithelial biology; Lung epithelial biology; Airway epithelial permeability; Aquaporins in the lung

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine / MD (1998)


    • Northwestern University Medical School / Internal Medicine (2002)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2006)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (2007)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease (2006)
  • Research & Publications +

    CORE Facilities

    Microscopy/Confocal Imaging Core

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Lai N, Lade J, Leggett K, Yun X, Baksh S, Chau E, Crow MT, Sidhaye V, Wang J, Shimoda LA. The Aquaporin 1 C-terminal Tail is Required for Migration and Growth of Pulmonary Arterial Myocytes. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24328827
    2. Damarla M, Parniani AR, Johnston L, Maredia H, Serebreni L, Hamdan O, Sidhaye VK, Shimoda LA, Myers AC, Crow MT, Schmidt EP, Machamer CE, Gaestel M, Rane MJ, Kolb TM, Kim BS, Damico RL, Hassoun PM. MK2 Mediates Apoptosis During Lung Vascular Permeability by Regulating Movement of Cleaved Caspase 3. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24304496
    3. Aggarwal NR, D'Alessio FR, Eto Y, Chau E, Avalos C, Waickman AT, Garibaldi BT, Mock JR, Files DC, Sidhaye V, Polotsky VY, Powell J, Horton M, King LS. Macrophage A2A adenosinergic receptor modulates oxygen-induced augmentation of murine lung injury. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 May;48(5):635-46. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2012-0351OC. PMID: 23349051
    4. Garibaldi BT, D'Alessio FR, Mock JR, Files DC, Chau E, Eto Y, Drummond MB, Aggarwal NR, Sidhaye V, King LS. Regulatory T cells reduce acute lung injury fibroproliferation by decreasing fibrocyte recruitment. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 Jan;48(1):35-43. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2012-0198OC. Epub 2012 Sep 20. PMID: 23002097
    5. D'Alessio FR, Tsushima K, Aggarwal NR, Mock JR, Eto Y, Garibaldi BT, Files DC, Avalos CR, Rodriguez JV, Waickman AT, Reddy SP, Pearse DB, Sidhaye VK, Hassoun PM, Crow MT, King LS. Resolution of experimental lung injury by monocyte-derived inducible nitric oxide synthase. J Immunol. 2012 Sep 1;189(5):2234-45. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1102606. Epub 2012 Jul 27. PMID: 22844117
    6. Chau E, Galloway JF, Nelson A, Breysse PN, Wirtz D, Searson PC, Sidhaye VK. Effect of modifying quantum dot surface charge on airway epithelial cell uptake in vitro. Nanotoxicology. 2013 Sep;7(6):1143-51. doi: 10.3109/17435390.2012.711862. Epub 2012 Aug 20. PMID: 22783847
    7. Sidhaye VK, Chau E, Srivastava V, Sirimalle S, Balabhadrapatruni C, Aggarwal NR, D'Alessio FR, Robinson DN, King LS. A novel role for aquaporin-5 in enhancing microtubule organization and stability. PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e38717. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038717. Epub 2012 Jun 8. PMID: 22715407 [PubMed - in process]
    8. Leggett K, Maylor J, Undem C, Lai N, Lu W, Schweitzer K, King LS, Myers AC, Sylvester JT, Sidhaye V, Shimoda LA. Hypoxia-induced migration in pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells requires calcium-dependent upregulation of aquaporin 1. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2012 Aug 15;303(4):L343-53. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00130.2012. Epub 2012 Jun 8. PMID: 22683574
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