Nikhil Jiwrajka
Nikhil Jiwrajka

University of Pennsylvania



Nikhil Jiwrajka, MD, is a Rheumatology fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and in the laboratory of Dr. Montserrat Anguera, where his work focuses on understanding how female sex, and specifically and specifically how having two X chromosomes, may contribute to disease development and fibrosis in systemic sclerosis.

He earned his BS in chemistry from New York University and his MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. At Johns Hopkins, he developed an interest in rheumatology and in understanding the mechanisms contributing to the multisystem manifestations of rheumatic disease. These interests led him to spend a year conducting research at the National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Wynn, where he studied immune mechanisms contributing to pulmonary fibrosis.

Dr. Jiwrajka then continued his medical training in internal medicine and rheumatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he further developed his interest in the fibrotic manifestations of rheumatic disease, especially systemic sclerosis-related and myositis-related interstitial lung disease.