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Jatin Vyas, MD, Infectious Disease, Boston, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital

JatinMaheshVyasMDPhD

Infectious Disease Boston, MA

Associate Professor, Medicine-Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Program Director, Department of Medicine Residency Training Program

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  • Office

    Lab Office -- 55 Fruit Street
    Gray-Jackson, Room 504
    Boston, MA 02114
    Phone(617) 643-6444
    Fax(617) 643-6443
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Summary

  • Jatin (Jay) M. Vyas is an Associate Professor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. He attended Baylor College of Medicine in their Medical Scientist Training Program where Jay received his Ph.D. in 1994 and MD in 1996. He completed his Ph.D. with Dr. Robert R. Rich in the area of Microbiology and Immunology. Upon completion of his MD in 1996, Jay moved to Boston to complete his medical internship and residency in internal medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his fellowship in Infectious Diseases in the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital program. He then served as the chief resident in medicine for 18 months. Following a period of extended post-doctoral research training in the Harvard Department of Pathology and Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research with Dr. Hidde Ploegh, Dr. Vyas joined the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2007. Dr. Vyas is internationally recognized for his work in fungal immunology, investigating how our body responds to fungal pathogens. Invasive fungal infections are a leading killer of patients with compromised immune systems. His laboratory is supported by NIH grants, industry collaborations and private philanthropy. He has been selected as an Infectious Disease Society of America Fellow. He was also elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He has also been elected as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. In 2014, Jatin was named the tenth Program Director of the MGH Department of Medicine Residency Program, supervising 207 interns and residents. As an NIH-funded investigator with interests in basic science, Dr. Vyas provides a unique perspective to the medical housestaff. He mentors physician-scientists who aspire to impact clinical medicine through investigation.

Education & Training

  • Harvard Medical School and Whitehead Institute for Biomedical ResearchPost-Doctoral Fellowship, Laboratory of Hidde Ploegh, PhD, 2001 - 2007
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalFellowship, Infectious Disease, 1999 - 2003
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1996 - 1999
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineClass of 1996
  • Baylor College of MedicinePhD, Microbiology and Immunology, 1989 - 1994
  • Baylor College of MedicinePh.D., Microbiology and Immunology, 1989 - 1994
  • University of Texas at AustinB.A., Liberal Arts Honors Program, with Special Honors, 1985 - 1989

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2016 - 2018
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1998 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Chief Resident in Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital, 2000-2001
  • Krane Award for Outstanding Basic Science, Department of Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital, 2015
  • Partners in Excellence, Outstanding service by the PIBC Partners Healthcare, 2012
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Policy Recommendations for Optimizing the Infectious Diseases Physician-Scientist Workforce  
    Wendy Armstrong, Ebbing Lautenbach, Kyle J Popovich, C Buddy Creech, Roger Bedimo, Upinder Singh, Jatin M Vyas, The Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • The Great Opportunity: Cultivating Scientific Inquiry in Medical Residency  
    Marc N Wein, Michael K Mansour, Jatin M Vyas, Jayaraj Rajagopal, Mark C Fishman, Kathleen E Corey, Caroline L Sokol, Katrina A Armstrong, The Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition)  
    Klionsky DJ, an alphabetical list of 2466 additional authors, including Vyas, JM, Autophagy, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters

Lectures

  • Approach to Meningitis 
    Massachusetts General Hospital - 1/1/2016
  • Approach to CNS infections 
    1/1/2016
  • Fun with Fungi: A Research Career Inspired by the Bigelow Medical Service. 
    Massachusetts General Hospital - 1/1/2015
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Other

  • Antibiotic susceptibility testing in specific clinical situations. 
    Jatin M Vyas, MD, PhD Mary Jane Ferraro, PhD, MPH, UptoDate
    Boston, MA - 1/1/2003
  • Overview of antibacterial susceptibility testing. 
    Jatin M Vyas, MD, PhD Mary Jane Ferraro, PhD, MPH, UptoDate
    Boston, MA - 1/1/2003
  • The peptide binding specificity of the MHC class I-b molecule, H-2M3a. Thesis. 
    Vyas JM
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX - 1/1/1994
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Press Mentions

  • Addressing the Curiosity Decline in Medicine
    Addressing the Curiosity Decline in MedicineOctober 1st, 2019
  • Optimal Learning Environments Discussed at WCM-Q Grand Rounds
    Optimal Learning Environments Discussed at WCM-Q Grand RoundsApril 10th, 2019

Grant Support

  • Systems Analysis of Innate Immune Responses to Fungal-Derived CarbohydratesNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH2015–2017
  • The role of TLR9 on Aspergillus fumigatus phagosomesNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH2013–2017
  • Functional Role Of The Tetraspanin Cd82/Kai1 In Innate And Adaptive ImmunityNational Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases2011
  • Modulation Of Dendritic Cell Function By CytomegalovirusNational Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases2004–2008

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