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Jarushka Naidoo, M.B.B.Ch.

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology



Research Interests

Lung Cancer; Thoracic Malignancies; Immunotherapy; Toxicity


Dr. Naidoo is an Assistant Professor of Oncology and attending physician at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, and specializes in the field of lung cancer and immunotherapy. 

Dr. Naidoo obtained her medical degree from Trinity College in Dublin Ireland, and is originally from Durban in South Africa. She completed her internal medicine and medical oncology training in Ireland, followed by an advanced medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Naidoo is devoted to providing the best possible care for her patients with lung and thoracic cancers. She has a special research interest in clinical trials of combinations of immunotherapies for the treatment of lung cancer and other thoracic cancers, as well as the side effects of immunotherapies for cancer, why these happen, and how they can be best managed. She serves on US national guidelines (NCCN) for the management of immune-related toxicity, and runs an institutional multidisciplinary team for immune toxicity at Johns Hopkins. more


  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

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  • M.B.B.Ch., Trinity College (Ireland) (2006)

Additional Training

  • Full Medical Licensure, Maryland Board of Physicians (2015)
  • Specialist Registration (Medical Oncology), Medical Council of Ireland (2015)

Research & Publications

Contact for Research Inquiries

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins Bayview
301 Building Suite 4500
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Activities & Honors


  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology Conquer Cancer Foundation, 2015
  • Young Investigator Award, ARC Young Immuno-Oncology Young Investigator's Forum, 2015
  • Travel Award, European Society of Medical Oncology, 2014
  • Travel Award, European Society of Medical Oncology, 2014
  • Advanced Fellowship Scholarship, Irish Society of Medical Oncology/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2012
  • Academic Scholarship, Trinity College Dublin, 2003
  • Best of the Journal of Clinical Oncology: Most highly cited researcher, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2017
  • Best of AACR: Most highly cited researcher, American Association for Cancer Research, 2018


  • American Society of Medical Oncology (ASCO)
  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
  • Society for Immunotherapy in Cancer (SITC)
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