Dr. Tushina Jain joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in July, 2018. She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN in 2011, where she graduated magna cum laude. She completed a double major in neuroscience, with honors, and medicine, health, and society. She received her MD from the New York University School of Medicine in 2015. She completed residency in internal medicine at George Washington University in Washington, DC in 2018.
During residency, she participated in various research projects with a focus on preventive medicine and the use of technology in cardiovascular prevention through smartphone applications. She also joined a large research initiative taking place at the National Institutes of Health utilizing psoriasis as a model to study sub-clinical inflammatory atherogenesis. She participated in quality improvement initiatives including a project to increase use of the HEART pathway and shared decision-making with patients to reduce acute coronary syndrome rule-out admissions, and she pioneered a project to increase patient-physician communication for hospitalized patients on resident teams via daily plan of care updates. She is currently interested in inpatient hospital medicine, and future interests include pursuing a career in cardiology. She values delivering empathetic and holistic care to patients, which includes consideration of social and psychological factors that can be contributing to patients’ health. She hopes to build upon this foundation in a future cardiology career and to continue working in an academic setting where she can integrate her passion for direct patient care with teaching and clinical investigation.