Biography

Raksha Jain, M.D., is an Associate Professor in UT Southwestern Medical Center's Department of Internal Medicine and is a Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care. She is also the Medical Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program.

She has earned awards from the National Institutes of Health, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for her work on hormonal influences of lung disease in cystic fibrosis.

Dr. Jain obtained her bachelor of science degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in molecular biology and received her medical degree at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center. She completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern and moved to Washington University in St. Louis for her fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

She oversees multicenter clinical trials related to cystic fibrosis and conducts her own clinical and molecular scientific research. Her research interests include new treatments for cystic fibrosis and gender disparities in airway diseases.

Dr. Jain is board certified in pulmonology, critical care medicine, and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Education

Medical School
UT Health Science Center at Houston (2001)
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2004), Internal Medicine
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Washington University School of Medicine (2009), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
Graduate School
Washington University School of Medicine (2010), Clinical Investigation
Other Post Graduate Training
Washington University School of Medicine (2010)
Other Post Graduate Training
Washington University School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate School
Washington University School of Medicine (2010)

Research Interest

  • Gender disparities in lung diseases
  • Sex hormone influence on host immunity
  • Treatment advances for Cystic Fibrosis

Publications

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AcrAB-TolC Inhibition by Peptide-conjugated Phosphorodiamidate Morpholino Oligomers Restores Antibiotic Activity in vitro and in vivo.
Sturge CR, Felder-Scott CF, Pifer R, Pybus C, Jain R, Geller B, Greenberg D, ACS Infect Dis 2019 May
Impact of high- versus low-risk genotype on sinonasal radiographic disease in cystic fibrosis.
Halderman AA, Lee S, London NR, Day A, Jain R, Moore JA, Lin SY Laryngoscope 2018 Dec

Honors & Awards

  • CFF Foundation Harry Shwachman Clinical Research Award
    (2015-2018)
  • LEAD Capstone Dean's Recognition Award - U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
    (2015)
  • CREW award recipient
    (2010)
  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
    (2010)
  • American Thoracic Society Career Development Award
    (2009)
  • Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Award
    (2009)
  • University of Texas Houston Health Science Center Gold Headed Cane Award
    Humanism in Medicine (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society for Women's Health Research (2012)
  • Association for Clinical and Translational Science (2009)
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association