Dr. Natalie West, assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, is the new firm faculty leader for the Janeway Firm of the Osler Medical Residency. Dr. West has succeeded Dr. Kelly Dooley in mentoring the residents on the Janeway Firm. She has been a firm faculty member of the Janeway Firm since 2014 and has served as a Firm Faculty Clinical Coach since 2016, mentoring numerous Janeway interns and residents. She continues to serve on the Osler Intern Selection Committee and the Clinical Competency Committee.
Dr. West graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Finance in 1999. She then earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed an internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University where she served as the Hugh Jackson Morgan Chief Resident. She came to Johns Hopkins in 2008 to complete a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care where she also earned a Master’s in Health Sciences in Clinical Investigation from the Bloomberg School of Public Health as part of the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation. Her area of clinical and research expertise is cystic fibrosis, in which her research interest is in the niche of pulmonary exacerbations as well as women’s health in cystic fibrosis. During her time at Hopkins, she has served as Associate Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program and has proven to be an effective leader. We look forward to the future of the firm under her direction.