Amit Kumar Pahwa, M.D.

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  • Director, Internal Medicine Sub-internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Research Interests

High Value Care; Health System Science, Undergraduate Medical Education more


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Dr. Amit K. Pahwa is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Pahwa holds many educational leadership roles including, director of “Topics in Interdisciplinary Medicine: High-Value Health Care” director of the internal medicine sub-internship rotation at the Johns Hopkins Hospital the School of Medicine, and associate director of the Core Clerkship in Pediatrics. 

He earned his M.D. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and he completed his residency at Indiana University School of Medicine.

He is nationally known for his work in high-value care both in education and quality improvement. For his educational work, he has not only published several papers but received many awards for this work including, Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Grant, CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award, CDIM Louis N. Pangaro Educational Program Development Award, HVPAA educational excellence award, and JHU Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching. more


  • Director, Internal Medicine Sub-internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Director Topics in Interdisciplinary Medicine High Value Healthcare
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Core Clerkship
  • Director, Health System Science Core Theme
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Alabama at Birmingham (2006)


  • Medicine and Pediatrics; Indiana University School of Medicine (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2011)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2010)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Hindman DJ, Kochis SR, Apfel A, Prudent, J, Kumra, T, Golden WC, Jung J, Pahwa AK. Effect of a telephone medicine curriculum on medical students’ performance on a component of their fourth-year clinical skills exam. Acad Med

Pahwa A, Cayea D, Bertram A, et al. Student perceptions of high-value care education in internal medicine clerkship. J Hosp Med. 2017; 12(2):102-103

Iscoe, M., Lord, R., Schulz, J., Lee, D., Cayea, D. and Pahwa, A. (2017), Teaching medical students about cost-effectiveness. Clin Teach

Pahwa, A.K., Eaton, K., Apfel, A. et al. Effect of a high value care curriculum on standardized patient exam in the Core Clerkship in Internal Medicine. BMC Med Educ 20, 365 (2020)

Eamon Duffy MD, MBA, Timothy Niessen MD, MPH, Keisha Perrin RN, BSN, Ariella Apfel MPH, Amanda Bertram MS, Sara C. Keller MD, MPH, MSHP, Leonard S. Feldman MD, Amit K. Pahwa MD, Empowering nurses and residents to improve telemetry stewardship in the academic care setting. First published: 19 September 2020 J Eval Clin Pract. 2020; 1– 5.

Activities & Honors


  • Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Grant Winner, Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education, 2014
  • Early Career Medical Student Educator Award, Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine, 2017
  • Clinical Excellence Award Innovations in Clinical Care, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2017
  • Educational Excellence Award, High Value Practice Academic Alliance, 2017
  • Excellence in Teamwork in Quality Improvement, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2018
  • Louis Pangaro Educational Program Development Award, CDIM, 2019
  • Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, 2021


  • Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine
  • Council on Medical Student Educators in Pediatrics
  • Society of Hospital Medicine

Professional Activities

  • Physician Lead, Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee
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