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Amit Kumar Pahwa, M.D.

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

Languages: English, Hindi


Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Research Interests

High Value Care; Undergraduate Medical Education


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Nelson/Harvey Building, Suite 215
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Phone: 410-502-2128 | Fax: 410-502-5815


Dr. Amit K. Pahwa is an assistant 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, and HVPAA educational excellence award. 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
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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

View all on PubMed

Pahwa AK, Sperati CJ. “Urinary fractional excretion indices in the evaluation of acute kidney injury.” J Hosp Med. 2016 Jan;11(1):77-80. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2501. Epub 2015 Dec 22. No abstract available.

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 (Article)

Iscoe, M., Lord, R., Schulz, J., Lee, D., Cayea, D. and Pahwa, A. (2017), Teaching medical students about cost-effectiveness. Clin Teach. doi:10.1111/tct.12613 (Article)

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.

Steele C, Cayea D, Berk J, Riddell R, Kumra T, McGuire, Pahwa AK. Novel first-year curriculum in high value care. Clin Teach. 2019; 16(5):513-518

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

Professional Activities

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

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