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Sanjay Virendra Desai, M.D.

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  • Director, Osler Medical Training Program
  • Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Gujarati


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-3467
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Sanjay Desai is the Director of the Osler Medical Residency and Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the Myron L. Weisfeldt Professor of Medicine holds appointments in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, General Internal Medicine and the Carey School of Business. He chaired the Executive Committee of the iCOMPARE study group whose outcomes on-duty hours in graduate medical education were recently published in a series of articles in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is also PI for an AMA Reimagining Residency grant establishing a multi-institutional laboratory measuring how to optimize clinical skill and well-being in graduate medical education. Sanjay serves on national committees for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. 

Sanjay grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science in bioengineering and a bachelor of economics from the Wharton School of Business in healthcare management. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his medical residency and subspecialty fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where is also served as a Chief Resident. During his training, he spent two years as a consultant for McKinsey & Company working in a variety of industries both in the US and in South East Asia. Sanjay lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and twin boys. more


  • Director, Osler Medical Training Program
  • Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine
  • Myron L. Weisfeldt Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Harvard Medical School (1998)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)


  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005)
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2007)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (2010)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2003)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Desai’s research focuses on graduate medical education.

Clinical Trials

Individualized Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education

Contact for Research Inquiries

1830 E. Monument Street
Room 9029
Baltimore, MD 21205 map

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