Najlla Nassery

Najlla Nassery, MD MPH

Najlla Nassery, M.D., M.P.H.

Faculty Development
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Core Faculty, Center for Diagnostic Excellence, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
Core Faculty, Faculty Development Program in Curriculum Development, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Fellowship Training Co-Director, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
Fellowship Training Co-Director, American Heart Association

It is a very welcoming and collaborative environment.


I came to Johns Hopkins in 2010 from Massachusetts to start my General Internal Medicine fellowship and joined faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine in 2013.  I have been actively involved in medical education–working with medical residents and students in inpatient, outpatient, and didactic/classroom settings, and with the medical faculty through our Faculty Development Program.


As a generalist, I am engaged in diverse work and have also been involved in patient safety and healthcare quality research through the Armstrong Institute. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from across disciplines and with research trainees–it continues to be energizing work and adds meaning and perspective to my clinical practice.  It has been a privilege working with the resilient patients of Baltimore; they continue to inspire and challenge me, and the longitudinal relationships that I have developed have been invaluable. 

Outside of medicine, I enjoy staying active, and I go on an annual international trekking adventure. I am also a lover of books–all types including fiction, non-fiction, text, and audio, and I get through 2-3 books per month.


  • Degrees
    • M.D. / Tufts University School of Medicine 2007

    • M.P.H. / Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health 2012

  • Residencies
    • Intern/Resident, Internal Medicine / Boston University School of Medicine 2007-2010

  • Fellowships
    • Fellow (Clinical Investigator and Clinical Educator Tracks), General Internal Medicine / Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2010-2013

    • Diagnostic Fellow / Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, International 2017-2018

Scholarly Interests

Patient safety/healthcare quality (diagnostic performance), measure development, preventative healthcare, medical education.