Association of Academic Physiatrists honors JainMar. 3, 2016, 10:16 AM
Nitin Jain, M.D., MSPH, received the 2016 Young Academician Award at the recent annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
Jain is director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research and co-director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He has published 49 peer-reviewed manuscripts, of which he first-authored 26 and is a senior author on seven.
“This award is an important recognition by our national peers of the outstanding quality of Dr. Jain’s work,” said Walter Frontera, M.D., MPH, chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Jain’s research focuses on clinical trials, the epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders, orthopaedic procedures, rotator cuff disorders and spinal cord injuries. He is a mentor to medical students, residents and junior faculty at VUMC and at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.
Jain received his medical degree from Maharaja Sayajirao Univesity in India. He did his residency at Harvard Medical School. He completed fellowships in sports medicine research at Duke University, epidemiology and outcomes at Harvard and shoulder and elbow at Harvard.