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Amit Kumar Pahwa, M.D.

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Director, Internal Medicine Sub-internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Languages: English, Hindi

Expertise: Hospitalist, Internal Medicine


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Nelson/Harvey Building, Suite 215
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-2128
Fax: 410-502-5815


Dr. Amit K. Pahwa is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include internal medicine and hospital medicine. 

Dr. Pahwa serves as the director of the internal medicine sub-internship rotation at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is also course director of “Topics in Interdisciplinary Medicine: High-Value Health Care” at the School of Medicine.

He earned his M.D. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and he completed his residency at Indiana University Health.

Dr. Pahwa has been recognized by the Institute for Excellence in Education with a Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Grant. more


  • Director, Internal Medicine Sub-internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Director Topics in Interdisciplinary Medicine High Value Healthcare
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Core Clerkship
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics



  • MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham - REGISTRAR (2006)


  • Indiana University School of Medicine / Medicine and Pediatrics (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2011)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2010)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Pahwa AK, Sperati CJ. "Urinary fractional excretion indices in the evaluation of acute kidney injury." J Hosp Med. 2016 Jan;11(1):77-80. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2501. Epub 2015 Dec 22. No abstract available.

Abt NB, Sampah ME, Boonyasai RT, Pahwa AK. "Primary colonic adenocarcinoma diagnosed with cutaneous shave biopsy." BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jul 6;2015. pii: bcr2015210046. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-210046.

Vila-Carriles WH, Kovacs GG, Jovov B, Zhou ZH, Pahwa AK, Colby G, Esimai O, Gillespie GY, Mapstone TB, Markert JM, Fuller CM, Bubien JK, Benos DJ. "Surface expression of ASIC2 inhibits the amiloride-sensitive current and migration of glioma cells." J Biol Chem. 2006 Jul 14;281(28):19220-32. Epub 2006 May 16.

Shiflett AM, Bishop JR, Pahwa A, Hajduk SL. "Human high density lipoproteins are platforms for the assembly of multi-component innate immune complexes." J Biol Chem. 2005 Sep 23;280(38):32578-85. Epub 2005 Jul 26.

Sundaram N, Pahwa AK, Ard MD, Lin N, Perkins E, Bowles AP Jr. "Selenium causes growth inhibition and apoptosis in human brain tumor cell lines." J Neurooncol. 2000;46(2):125-33.

Pahwa A, Cayea D, Bertram A, et al. Student perceptions of high-value care education in internal medicine clerkship. J Hosp Med. 2017; 12(2):102-103 (Article)

Iscoe, M., Lord, R., Schulz, J., Lee, D., Cayea, D. and Pahwa, A. (2017), Teaching medical students about cost-effectiveness. Clin Teach. doi:10.1111/tct.12613 (Article)

Activities & Honors


  • Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Grant Winner, Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education, 2014

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