P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Amit Jain, 2010

Chief of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Johns Hopkins University

Amit Jain is an immigrant from India

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Johns Hopkins University

AMIT JAIN, MD is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, and the Chief of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Jain is an immigrant from India and moved to the United States when he was 11. He received B.S. in Bioengineering with High Honors at UC Berkeley. He went to Hopkins for medical school, where he received the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship. He remained at Hopkins for Orthopaedic Surgery residency, where he received the Miller-Coulson Award for Clinical Excellence and the Byank Award for Servant Leadership. He pursued fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the prestigious Emory Spine center before returning to Hopkins as faculty.

Dr. Jain’s surgical practice focuses on taking care of adults with degenerative spinal conditions and children with scoliosis. His research focuses on improving outcomes and value in spine surgery. He is a Core Faculty member in the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative and collaborates with faculty at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Carey Business School to study healthcare economics. He is also an Affiliate faculty member in the Lab for Computational Sensing and Robotics at the Whiting Engineering School and is developing next generation robotic devices for spinal surgery. His research has been funded through the National Institutes of Health, and has resulted in over 200 peer-reviewed publications, including in JBJS, Nature Communications, JAMA, and Harvard Business Review. He is passionate about mentoring students and trainees.

  • MD Medicine | Johns Hopkins University 2012
  • BS Bioengineering | University of California, Berkeley 2008
  • Thomas Whitecloud Award for Best Clinical Paper at IMAST, Washington DC (2016)
  • AOA Resident Leadership Forum (2016)
  • AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program (2015)
  • Best Clinical Paper, International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (2014)
  • Best Scientific Paper, National Medical Association- Orthopaedic Section (2012)
  • Russell A. Hibbs Award for Best Clinical Paper at Scoliosis Research Society (2011)
Work History
  • Johns Hopkins University, Chief of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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