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Janaki Deepak, MBBS

Academic Title:

Associate 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


Dr Deepak graduated from Seth GS Medical college, Mumbai India with honors, then went on to complete my radiology residency from King Edward Memorial Hospital Mumbai India and was practicing as a radiologist. On her arrival in the US, she completed internal medicine residency at Medstar Harbor Hospital and her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at University of  Maryland School of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. She has won teaching awards at her residency and also received the Lockard Conley award for teaching and mentoring from the American College of Physicians. She is also the recipient of the Joan Stine Award for Leadership in Tobacco Prevention and Control presented by the Maryland Department of Health and the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. She is also the receipient of the 2021-2022  Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator from the American College of Physicians.She is actively involved with student, resident and fellow education. She has been serving as a small group leader for both ICM 1 and ICM II since 2008. She has now transitioned to being a Practice of Medicine small groups leader. In addition she was the codirector of the Pulmonary Unit for the second year medical students. She runs the pulmonary physiology course for the graduate students. She served as 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 till 2021. She is the Assistant Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program. She has been inducted into the AOA honor society  through University of Maryland School of Medicine. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

From a clinical standpoint her focus on interest is in assessment of smoking related health and prevention of smoking related lung disease including lung cancer . She is the Director of the University of Maryland Tobacco Health Practice (UMMC THP) and the codirector of the Lung cancer screening program . In addition she has been the director of the Baltimore VA Lung Mass clinic and is now the director of the VA Lung cancer Screening Program.

Highlighted Publications

1.Cassady SJ, Lasso-Pirot A, Deepak J. Phenotypes of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Adults. Chest. 2020 Nov;158(5):2074-2081. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.05.553. Epub 2020 May 28. PMID: 32473946.
2.Li N, Holden VK, Deepak J, Todd NW, Jiang F. Autoantibodies against tumor-associated antigens in sputum as biomarkers for lung cancer. Transl Oncol. 2021 Feb;14(2):100991. doi: 10.1016/j.tranon.2020.100991. Epub 2020 Dec 14. PMID: 33333369; PMCID: PMC7736713.
3. Glick DR, Galvin JR, Deepak J. Complex obstructive lung disease - A diagnostic and management conundrum. Respir Med Case Rep. 2020 Nov 6;31:101283. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101283. PMID: 33209580; PMCID: PMC7658492.
4.Cassady SJ, Mills-Robertson K, Deepak J, Hossain R. Computed Tomography Angiography-Based Pulmonary Artery Volumetry as a Diagnostic Tool for Pulmonary Hypertension. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2020 Sep/Oct;44(5):681-686. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000001082. PMID: 32842064
5.Leng Q, Holden VK, Deepak J, Todd NW, Jiang F. Microbiota Biomarkers for Lung Cancer. Diagnostics (Basel). 2021 Feb 27;11(3):407. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics11030407. PMID: 33673596; PMCID: PMC7997424.

6.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

7.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.

8.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

9. 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


Additional Publication Citations

Lung Cancer Screening in Patients with COPD-A Case Report. Amirahmadi R M.D, Kumar AJ M.D, Cowan M M.D, Deepak J M.B.B.S., FACP. Medicina (Kaunas). 2019 Jul 11;55(7). pii: E364. doi: 10.3390/medicina55070364. PMID: 31336732


Lin, Y.; Holden, V.; Dhilipkannah , P.; Deepak, J.; Todd, N.W.; Jiang , F. A Non-Coding RNA Landscape of Bronchial Epitheliums of Lung Cancer Patients. Biomedicines 2020, 8, 88.


Gardner LD, Loffredo PhD CA, Langenberg P, George DMS, Deepak J, Harris CC, Amr S.Ann Epidemiol. 2018 Aug;28(8):543-548. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.04.012. Epub 2018 May 7. Associations between history of chronic lung disease and non-small cell lung carcinoma in Maryland: variations by sex and race.


Erickson P, Gardner LD, Loffredo CA, St George DM, Bowman ED, Deepak J, Mitchell K, Meaney CL, Langenberg P, Bernat DH, Amr S, Ryan BM.:Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Aug 31. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-18-0366. [Epub ahead of print] Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Relationship between Aspirin Use and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Risk and Survival.


 Impact of an Onsite Endobronchial Ultrasound Program on the Time to Treatment of Cancer in Veterans. Holden VK, Wappel S, Verceles AC, Deepak J Ann Lung Cancer. 2019;3(1):66-74. Epub 2019 Jun 14. PMID:31552396

4-part 10-minute novel web-based teaching video on nicotine, biologic basis of addition, management and counselling and pharmacologic treatment published in the BEST OF ATS Video Lecture Series. 

Research Interests

Dr. Deepak's areas of research interests are Lung cancer, and COPD. She is  the director of the VA lung mass clinic. She has ooked 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.  She is in the process of evaluating racia and socioeconomic differences in the outcomes of veterans who are seen in a dedicated lung mass clinic, in regards to time to diagnosis and treatment and overall survival. She is  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. She is  currently working with DR Mann and Dr. Jiang  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. She is also working on evaluating lung cancer outcomes in the female veteran population. 

IN addition she is working on creating a lung nodule curriculum for the fellows which includes asynchrous learning through web based video presentations, in person didactics and includes a pre and post Qualtrics survey. 

She has also studied use of web based videos of Tobacco Health curriculum on pulmonary fellows and is working to expand this for the internal medicine residents. 

She is the local site PI in the Baltimore VAMC for the Lung Cancer Precision Oncology Program and the Veterans Affairs Lung Cancer Surgery Or Stereotactic Radiotherapy (VALOR) study.



Clinical Specialty Details

She has established a centralized Lung cancer screening in the Baltimore VAMC. We have been selected as a spoke site for the LPOP CSPL0021 grant and are n the process of mapping the Lung Cancer Precision Oncology Program

Her focus of interest is in tobacco health including E cigarette use. She has received grant funding from Maryland Department of Preventive Health Services for starting a comprehensive tobacco health assessment and treatment program (UMMC THP) which has evaluated about 219 patients for compreshensive tobacco health and has maintaned about a 50% quit/cut back rate even during teh COVID 19 pandemic. This practice identifies tobacco related illness, stratifies their nicotine addiction severity and gives appropriate treatment based on co-morbidities and other medication use.


She is  also extremely interested in the effect of electronic cigarettes on the lungs and the incidence of COPD and emphysema with electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) use, as well as whether the oil in ENDS also causes various pulmonary complications like acute lung injury, eosinophilic pneumonia, EVALI etc. She would like to study the smoking behavior in current ENDS users over a period to see if they convert to traditional tobacco use. She is working with Dr. Khannas tobacco team on the NCI EVALI grant to educate and increase awareness amonsgt providers from different specialities about Vaping related illness. 


She has expanded the Tobacco Health Services to the UMGCC Stroller Pavillion and her teams evaluates patients in the UMGCC Stroller Pavillion for tobacco health. 



Awards and Affiliations

American College of Physicians

American Thoracic Society

American College of Chest Physicians

Grants and Contracts


University of Maryland Medical Center Tobacco Health Assessment and Treatment practice - a comprehensive tobacco liberation program Grant Number: – PHPA-G627 / MDM0031044455


National Institutes of Health, Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, CCR, NCI NO2RC-57700 Resource collection and evaluation of human tissues and cells from donors with an epidemiology profile”


NIH Supplement to P30 – NOT-HL-19-724 Using the Electronic Health Record to Identify E-Cigarette and Vaping Associated Lung Injury, Health Care Utilization and Susceptability in a Large Healthcare System. PI of the Supplement (P30 PI is Dr Kevin Cullen) J Deepak (10%) 9/1/2020 – 8/31/2023


NCI P30 Administrative Supplement: University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center C3I Expansion Program-Tobacco Electronic Referrals to Quit (TERQ)

Goal: We will enhance tobacco cessation services for University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center patients with a cancer diagnosis using multiple strategies.

Role: PI of Supplement (P30 PI is Kevin Cullen) J Deepak 10%effort 9/1/2020-8/31/2020


Veterans Affairs Lung Cancer Surgery Or Stereotactic Radiotherapy (VALOR) study- CSP 2005- Local site PI at Baltimore VAMC



Professional Activity

She is actively engaged in the MAryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians(ACP). She has been an active member of the ACP Maryland council since 2009. 

She has been running the American College of Physicians (ACP) Maryland Chapter internal medicine doctor’s dilemma competition since 2011. This involves compiling and writing questions on different core internal medicine and subspecialties and conducting the actual competition.  

She has conducted several local and national workshops for the ACP MD chapter and for the national ACP. 

She also served on the Doctors Dilemma Writing board for the national ACP.

She is now the co chair of the HEalth and Public Policy committe of the Maryland ACP chapter and the Vice President of the chapter. 

Since 2018 she  was a  Section editor for Radiology American Thoracic Society (ATS) QUICK HITS and in 2019 she  became the Co-editor for ATS Quick hits.