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Sonye Karen Danoff, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Autoimmune Diseases, Autoimmune Lung Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Myositis, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

Rheumatoid arthritis; Interstitial lung disease; Clinical and translational research in pulmonary fibrosis

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-4176
1830 E. Monument Street
1830 Building 5th Floor Pulmonary
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Fax: 410-614-1652

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864
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Phone: 443-997-1552 | Fax: 443-267-0090

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-3467
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Danoff is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Co-Director of the Hopkins Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic. She is a specialist in diseases causing fibrosis or scarring in the lung, particularly those associated with autoimmune diseases including myositis. more


  • Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis Program
  • Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Myositis Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1993)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (1996)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2000)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease (1999)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Danoff’s research focus is on factors that increase an individual’s risk of interstitial lung disease (ILD). These include genetic factors as in familial interstitial lung disease, as well as race, gender and autoantibody status in autoimmune myositis-associated ILD. In addition to understanding these risks, Dr. Danoff’s research focuses on optimizing treatment for patients with ILD by evaluating traditional outcome measures such as lung function and imaging as well as patient reported outcomes. Dr. Danoff is working in collaboration with Dr. Mathai in the pulmonary hypertension group to evaluate patients with both ILD and PH in order to better understand the impact on patient outcome and to develop better tailored therapies.

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1830 E. Monument Street
5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

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