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Neil Raj Aggarwal, M.D.

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  • Associate Program Director, Academic (Career) Development, Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program


Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine more

Research Interests

Onset and resolution of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Genotyping; Acute lung injury more


Dr. Neil Aggarwal is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include critical care medicine and pulmonary medicine. 

Dr. Aggarwal serves as the associate program director of academic (career) development at the Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program

He earned his M.D. from Northwestern University. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins and performed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Aggarwal joined the Johns Hopkins faculty as an assistant professor of medicine in 2012.

Dr. Aggarwal’s research interests include onset and resolution of acute respiratory distress syndrome, genotyping and acute lung injury. more


  • Associate Program Director, Academic (Career) Development, Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2003)


  • Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2006)


  • Pulmonary Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (2012)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (2010)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Chatterjee S, Baer AN, Kontzialis M, Aggarwal NR, Gelber AC. “Searching for the Source: Bacteremia with pleocytosis.” Am J Med. 2015 Aug 21. pii: S0002-9343(15)00779-2. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.08.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Aggarwal NR, Snipelisky D, Young PM, Gersh BJ, Cooper LT, Chareonthaitawee P. “Advances in imaging for diagnosis and management of cardiac sarcoidosis.” Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jun 23. pii: jev142. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Aggarwal NR, Chareonthaitawee P. “123I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine guanidine-guided ventricular tachycardia ablation: will expanding the target improve the aim?” Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Jun;8(3):520-2. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.115.002905. No abstract available.

Ziadi MC, Ameriso JL, Diodato L, Villavicencio RL, Sallam L, Bligh M, Burrell S, Hancock Friesen C, Nadeem N, Lo C, Prado Diaz S, Refoyo Salicio E, Valbuena Lopez SC, Gemma D, Moreno Yanguela M, Lopez-Sendon JL, Torres M, Cuesta E, Guzman Martinez G, Aggarwal NR, Snipelisky D, Di Palo A, Niccoli Asabella A, Notaristefano A, Ferrari C, Altini C, Merenda N, Rubini G. “Clinical Case Session II: Monday 4 May 2015, 10:00-11:00Room: Venecia.” Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 May;16 Suppl 1:i29-i31. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jev047.

Aggarwal NR, Drozdova A, Wells Askew J 3rd, Kemp BJ, Chareonthaitawee P. “Feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of exercise treadmill nitrogen-13 ammonia PET myocardial perfusion imaging of obese patients.” J Nucl Cardiol. 2015 Mar 17.

Yao Q, Shin MK, Jun JC, Hernandez KL, Aggarwal NR, Mock JR, Gay J, Drager LF, Polotsky VY. Effect of chronic intermittent hypoxia on triglyceride uptake in different tissues. J Lipid Res. 2013 Apr;54(4):1058-65. doi: 10.1194/jlr.M034272. Epub 2013 Feb 5. PMID: 23386706 

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

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

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

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 

Files DC, D'Alessio FR, Johnston LF, Kesari P, Aggarwal NR, Garibaldi BT, Mock JR, Simmers JL, DeGorordo A, Murdoch J, Willis MS, Patterson C, Tankersley CG, Messi ML, Liu C, Delbono O, Furlow JD, Bodine SC, Cohn RD, King LS, Crow MT. A critical role for muscle ring finger-1 in acute lung injury-associated skeletal muscle wasting. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr 15;185(8):825-34. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201106-1150OC. Epub 2012 Feb 3. PMID: 22312013

Aggarwal NR, Araoz PA, Gibbons RJ, Miller TD. Atypical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy on PET-myocardial perfusion study. J Nucl Cardiol. 2011 Dec;18(6):1111-4. doi: 10.1007/s12350-011-9444-2. No abstract available. PMID: 21913052

Rentsendorj O, Damarla M, Aggarwal NR, Choi JY, Johnston L, D'Alessio FR, Crow MT, Pearse DB. Knockdown of lung phosphodiesterase 2A attenuates alveolar inflammation and protein leak in a two-hit mouse model of acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2011 Aug;301(2):L161-70. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00073.2011. Epub 2011 May 13. PMID: 21571906

Aggarwal NR, Knickelbine T, Tande A, Stoltzfus L, Lesser JR, Schwartz RS. Noncalcified plaque: relationship between results of multislice computed tomography, risk factors, and late clinical outcome. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Dec 1;78(7):1116-24. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23138. Epub 2011 Oct 5. PMID: 21542104

Drager LF, Li J, Shin MK, Reinke C, Aggarwal NR, Jun JC, Bevans-Fonti S, Sztalryd C, O'Byrne SM, Kroupa O, Olivecrona G, Blaner WS, Polotsky VY. Intermittent hypoxia inhibits clearance of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and inactivates adipose lipoprotein lipase in a mouse model of sleep apnoea. Eur Heart J. 2012 Mar;33(6):783-90. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehr097. Epub 2011 Apr 9. PMID: 21478490

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