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Janaki Deepak, MBBS

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



110 S. Paca Street, 2nd Floor

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-8141

Education and Training

Resident, General Surgery, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India   1993-1993

Resident, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, 1998-1998

Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India 1994-1998

Residency, Internal Medicine, Harbor Hospital Center, 2003-2006

Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center 2007-2010


I graduated from Seth GS Medical college, Mumbai India with honors. I then went on to complete my radiology residency from King Edward Memorial Hospital Mumbai India and was practicing as a radiologist. On my arrival in the US, I then went on to do my internal medicine residency at Medstar Harbor Hospital and my fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at University of  Maryland School of Medicine. I am board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. I have won teaching awards at my residency and also received the Lockard Conley award for teaching and mentoring from the American College of Physicians. I am actively involved with student, resident and fellow education. I have been serving as a small group leader for both ICM 1 and ICM II since 2008. In addition I am the codirector of the Pulmonary Unit for the second year medical students. I also run the pulmonary physiology course for the graduate students. I am the site director for University of Maryland for the summer and winter education blocks for the pulmonary and critical care fellows in the Baltimore, DC area.

Research/Clinical Keywords

From a clinical standpoint my focus on interest is in assessment of smoking related health and prevention of smoking related lung disease including COPD. I am in the process of setting up a smoking risk assessment and treatment clinic. In addition I am also interested in assessing patients for lung cancer screening and in follow up of lung nodules.

Highlighted Publications

Nevins W Todd, Jean Jeudy, Sachin Lavania, Teri J Franks, Jeffrey R Galvin, Janaki Deepak, Edward J Britt, Sergei P Atamas. Centrilobular emphysema combined with pulmonary fibrosis results in improved survival. Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair 2011, 4:6

DeLisle S, Kim B, Deepak J, Siddiqui T, Gundlapalli A, Samore M, D'Avolio L: PLoS One. 2013 Aug 13; 8(8). Using the electronic medical record to identify community-acquired pneumonia: toward a replicable automated strategy.

J Wang, X Tian, R Han, X Zhang, X Wang, H Shen, L Xue, Y Liu, X Yan, J Shen, K Mannoor, J Deepak, J M Donahue, S A Stass, L Xing and F Jiang: Oncogene advance online publication 11 March 2013; : Downregulation of miR-486-5p contributes to tumor progression and metastasis by targeting protumorigenic ARHGAP5 in lung cancer

Janaki  Deepak, Xinyi Ng, Josephine Feliciano, Li Mao, Amy J. Davidoff.Annals ATS. First published online 11 Mar 2015 DOI10.1513/AnnalsATS.201406-230OC: Pulmonologist Involvement, Stage-Specific Treatment, and Survival in Adults with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and COPD

Research Interests

My areas of research interests are Lung cancer, and COPD. I am the director of the VA lung mass clinic. I have looked at the outcomes of COPD patients with early and late stage lung cancer and role of the pulmonologist in improving stage specific treatment and in overall survival.  I am in the process of evaluating the outcomes of veterans who are seen in a dedicated lung mass clinic, in regards to time to diagnosis and treatment and overall survival. We are in the process of examining patient and system factors that delay care and help mitigate these. I am also interested in lung cancer screening and in helping further define the high risk populations for lung cancer by evaluating the genetic profiles in addition to the clinical characteristics. I am currently working with DR Mann in an NCI cooperative project of looking at genetic profiles of patients with lung nodules found on their screening CT for lung cancer. This will help differentiate those who are at higher risk for developing lung cancer.


Awards and Affiliations

American College of Physicians

American Thoracic Society

American College of Chest Physicians