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Rakhi Prakash Naik, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Associate Director for Hematology, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Bleeding Disorders, Hematology, Hemoglobinopathies, Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Thromboembolic Disease more


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Dr. Rakhi Naik is an Associate Professor of Medicine and is the Associate Director for Hematology for the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins University.  She holds an undergraduate degree in Biomedical & Electrical Engineering from Duke University, an M.D. with Honors in Research from Cornell University, and a Masters in Health Science (MHS) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Hematology Fellowship training at Johns Hopkins, where she also served as Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident). 

Dr. Naik specializes in the treatment of adult patients with wide-array of non-malignant hematologic diseases, including autoimmune cytopenias, coagulation disorders, hemoglobinopathies, and myeloid disorders.  Her primary research expertise is in sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.

Dr. Naik is an active member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Committee on Training and serves on the ASH Recruitment and Retention Workforce, which aims to increase trainee recruitment into non-malignant hematology. In her role as Associate Program Director for Hematology, she runs one of the only single-board hematology fellowship programs in the United States. more


  • Associate Director for Hematology, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
  • Clinical Director, Division of Hematology
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Weill Cornell Medicine (2006)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)


  • Oncology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Oncology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology) (2012)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2010)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Naik's research focuses on understanding the epidemiology and mechanisms of venous thromboembolism and chronic kidney disease in sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.  Her studies were the first to demonstrate the association between sickle cell trait and end-stage renal disease in Black Americans.  Her work has also been instrumental in documenting the high risk of venous thromboembolism in sickle cell disease.  By defining risk factors for these complications, her research aims to improve the lives of individuals with sickle hemoglobinopathies.

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