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Jarushka Naidoo, M.B.B.Ch.

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Assistant Professor of Oncology

Expertise: Cancer

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 medical oncology training in Ireland, followed by an awarded advanced medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Thoracic Oncology and Immunotherapy, prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins.

Through her daily clinical care and commitment to cutting-edge research, 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 and other anti-cancer therapies for the treatment of lung cancer and other thoracic cancers, laboratory-based research for understanding how the immune system is involved in the spread of cancer, and using this knowledge to bring new treatments that harness the immune system to patients, in the form of early phase clinical trials. Dr. Naidoo also has a particular interest in the side effects of immunotherapies for cancer, why these happen, and how they can be best managed. more


  • Assistant Professor of Oncology



  • 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


  • 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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