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Sarina Sahetya, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Aspiration Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine more

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Dr. Sahetya is a specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of acute respiratory failure, including the acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia, and obstructive lung diseases, and in the other life-threatening conditions in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. She is also an expert in the management of general pulmonary patients. She provides teaching to medical students, residents, and fellows at Johns Hopkins in the Medical ICU and Pulmonary clinics.

Dr. Sahetya received her B.A from Vanderbilt University and earned her M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. During fellowship, she obtained a Masters of Health Sciences (M.H.S.) in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joined as Johns Hopkins faculty in 2018. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; University of Louisville School of Medicine (2011)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2014)


  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2014)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine) (2018)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Sahetya has a Masters in Clinical Investigation and her primary focus is ventilator-induced lung injury in the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She has studied the effect of positive-end expiratory pressure and tidal volume on airway pressures during mechanical ventilation and is currently evaluating the optimal ways to personalize these settings for individual patients. She is also interested in how critical care physicians practice goal-concordant care for critically ill patients. She is particularly interested in end-of-life communication between clinicians and families.

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