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Kalia Named Interim Director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Nimisha Kalia-Satwah was recently named the interim director of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine following Edward Bernacki’s retirement in August of 2015.

Nimisha is an assistant professor who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After earning her medical degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, she completed her internal medicine residency at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut followed by a fellowship in occupational medicine here at Hopkins. While completing her fellowship, she earned a master’s of public health (MPH) from the Bloomberg School and a master’s of business administration (MBA) from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She then joined the faculty at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College before returning to Hopkins in 2015 as a consultant to Sibley Memorial Hospital. During her time at Sibley, she successfully reorganized Sibley’s Occupational Medicine Program, writing and implementing policies as well as training staff in workers’ compensation medical management.

Board certified in both internal medicine and occupational medicine, she has given scientific presentations and organized conferences both nationally and internationally. She served as the interim chair of Health, Safety and Environment for the Johns Hopkins Health System and University, overseeing the Johns Hopkins Occupational Injury Clinic, Employee Health and Wellness Center and Occupational Health Services operations.


Kelsey Bennett